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C04271v3 Master of Engineering

Award(s): Master of Engineering in (name of Engineering major) (ME)
CRICOS code: 081087F
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: City campus

Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

This course provides an opportunity at master's level for recently graduated engineers and technical specialists to deepen the knowledge and skills gained in their first degree while expanding their managerial and professional engineering knowledge.

The course is designed to allow students to gain in-depth knowledge and skills in the particular major that they undertook as part of their undergraduate engineering studies. The subjects offered follow an integrated approach to professional practice through compulsory disciplinary and professional engineering subjects, compulsory subjects relevant to the chosen major, an independent engineering graduate project in at least one field of engineering, and a set of electives (any engineering or IT subjects, some with prior approval). Students also have the option of not electing a major.

This course allows students to choose a program of study that deepens the body of knowledge acquired in their first degree as well as expands knowledge boundaries into policy and engineering management areas. It also provides a unique opportunity to deepen their knowledge and gain practical skills by undertaking an independent engineering graduate project in a particular major. Students also have the option of not electing a major.

Career options

Students who have a basic undergraduate engineering degree are able to enhance their ability and knowledge through master's-level courses in their respective majors, enabling them to gain and hold employment in their respective engineering fields.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.0 Needs contexts and systems
A.1 Identify, interpret and analyse stakeholder needs
A.2 Establish priorities and goals
A.3 Identify constraints, uncertainties and risk of the system (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc.)
A.4 Apply principles of sustainability to create viable systems
A.5 Apply systems thinking to understand complex system behaviour including interactions between components and with other systems (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc.)
B.0 Problem solving and design
B.1 Identify and apply relevant problem-solving methodologies
B.2 Design components, systems and/or processes to meet required specifications
B.3 Synthesise alternative/innovative solutions, concepts and procedures
B.4 Apply decision-making methodologies to evaluate solutions for efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability
B.5 Implement and test solutions
B.6 Demonstrate research skills
C.0 Abstraction and modelling
C.1 Apply abstraction, mathematics and/or discipline fundamentals to analysis, design and operation
C.2 Develop models using appropriate tools such as computer software, laboratory equipment and other devices
C.3 Evaluate model applicability, accuracy and limitations
D.0 Self management
D.1 Manage own time and processes effectively by prioritising competing demands to achieve personal goals (Manage self)
D.2 Reflect on personal and professional experiences to engage in independent development beyond formal education for lifelong learning
E.0 Communication and coordination
E.1 Communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the discipline, audience and purpose
E.2 Work as an effective member or leader of diverse teams within a multilevel, multidisciplinary and multicultural setting
E.3 Identify and apply relevant project management methodologies
F.0 Professional practice within a global context
F.1 Be able to conduct critical self-review and performance evaluation against appropriate criteria as a primary means of tracking personal development needs and achievements
F.2 Appreciate ethical implications of professional practice
F.3 Understand cross-cultural issues (regions or workplaces)
F.4 Be aware of global perspectives (needs, rules/regulations, and specifications)

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

It is a requirement that the bachelor's degree be in engineering and relevant to the applicant's proposed major, with no more than 25 per cent of subjects failed.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Recognition of prior learning

Applicants are assessed individually for recognition of prior learning, up to a maximum of 24 credit points, based on relevant tertiary qualification(s). Applicants given maximum recognition of prior learning complete the course in one year (full time) or two years (part time).

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a one-year, full-time or two-year, part-time basis for applicants with a UTS-recognised bachelor's degree in engineering. For applicants without recognised qualifications, it is offered on a one-and-a-half-year, full-time or three-year, part-time basis.

The course is made up of subjects that provide students with flexibility. Classes are usually held in standard mode (weekly attendance) or block mode (attend classes only two or three times during the session per subject).

Course structure

Candidates complete coursework subjects and an independent engineering graduate project, totalling 72 credit points of study. The project component consists of a preparatory subject and a project (in the area of the major) and is typically undertaken after completing one session's worth of coursework.

Some postgraduate program majors may require students to complete a number of prescribed subjects with or without opportunity for electives. Subjects are selected from postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology.

A major is granted if subjects worth 42 credit points (including the project component) are completed within a particular postgraduate program major.

Course completion requirements

STM90883 Professional Engineering stream 18cp
CBK90967 Major choice (Engineering PG) 42cp
CBK90743 Electives (Engineering) 12cp
Total 72cp

Course program

A typical program for the Civil Engineering major is provided below.

List of majors
MAJ03476 Biomedical Engineering   42cp
MAJ03477 Civil Engineering   42cp
MAJ03478 Geotechnical Engineering   42cp
MAJ03479 Structural Engineering   42cp
MAJ03480 Energy Planning and Policy   42cp
MAJ03481 Computer Control Engineering   42cp
MAJ03482 Environmental Engineering   42cp
MAJ03484 Manufacturing Engineering and Management   42cp
MAJ03486 Software Systems Engineering   42cp
MAJ03488 Telecommunications Engineering   42cp
MAJ03489 Water Engineering   42cp
MAJ03485 Operations   42cp
STM90868 No specified major stream   42cp
MAJ03528 Cyber Security Engineering   42cp
MAJ03531 Robotics   42cp
Civil Engineering major
Year 1
Autumn session
42908 Engineering Project Preparation   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM90883 Professional Engineering stream 18cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM90870 Civil Engineering core 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90970 Civil Engineering choice 18cp  
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM90883 Professional Engineering stream 18cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM90870 Civil Engineering core 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90970 Civil Engineering choice 18cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90743 Electives (Engineering) 12cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
42003 Engineering Graduate Project   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM90883 Professional Engineering stream 18cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90970 Civil Engineering choice 18cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90743 Electives (Engineering) 12cp  

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Engineering (C11236), the Graduate Diploma in Engineering (C06108), the Master of Engineering, the Master of Engineering (Extension) (C04277) and the Master of Engineering (Advanced) (C04278).

Other information

Students enrolled in UTS: Engineering degrees (undergraduate and postgraduate coursework) are advised to direct all their course-related inquiries to:

Building 10 Student Centre
Building 10, level 2, foyer (Jones St entrance)
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887) or +61 2 9514 1222
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