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C04272v2 Master of Environmental Engineering Management

Award(s): Master of Environmental Engineering Management (MEnvEM)
UAC code: 940335 (Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 081089D
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Admission requirements
Credit recognition
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

This course is designed to enable engineers and other technical specialists to take a leadership role in the field of environmental engineering and management. The course deals with the broad aspects of environmental management relevant to practising professionals in engineering science, planning, architecture, law, surveying, health and building. Engineers, scientists, town planners and other professionals working in this field have a compelling duty to ensure that the adverse effects of development on the total environment are minimised.

The duration of this course is one and a half years; however, applicants with a recognised bachelor's degree in engineering or the natural and physical sciences are eligible for credit recognition of up to four subjects and are thus able to complete the course in one year on a full-time basis.

The course combines a set of key subjects that contain information on the nature of environmental problems together with engineering techniques for their solution. This is supplemented by management and policy subjects to empower the engineer, or technical specialist, to lead multidisciplinary teams working in the field of environmental engineering and management.

The subjects offered in this course follow an integrated approach to professional practice through compulsory professional engineering subjects, compulsory subjects relevant to environmental engineering management major, an independent graduate project and a set of electives (any engineering or IT subject, some with prior approval).

Course aims

The course aims to develop an awareness and understanding of the human impact on the environment with respect to waste minimisation and water quality management, and the professional skills required to work as part of an integrated team responsible for environmental planning and management.

Career options

This course is of relevance to practising professionals in architecture, building, engineering science, health, law, planning and surveying. Career options include positions in government agencies or private corporations, or as consultants.

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 or the natural and physical sciences, with a minimum weighted average mark of 60 and 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.

Credit recognition

All applicants are assessed individually for credit recognition, up to a maximum of 24 credit points, based on relevant tertiary qualification(s). Applicants given maximum credit recognition 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 students with a UTS-recognised bachelor's degree in engineering or the natural and physical sciences. 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). Some subjects may be available in distance mode.

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 and is typically undertaken after completing one session's worth of coursework. Elective subjects are to be chosen from postgraduate subjects offered within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology; some subjects may require prior approval based on access conditions.

Course completion requirements

STM90883 Professional Engineering stream 18cp
STM91156 Core subjects (Environmental Engineering Management) 42cp
CBK90743 Electives 12cp
Total 72cp

Course program

A typical program is shown below.

Year 1
Autumn session
42908 Engineering Project Preparation   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90955 Choice (Professional Engineering) 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90982 Choice (Professional Engineering) 6cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91201 Options 30cp  
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90955 Choice (Professional Engineering) 12cp  
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91201 Options 30cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90743 Electives 12cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
42003 Engineering Graduate Project   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91201 Options 30cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90743 Electives 12cp  

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Engineering Management (C11237), the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Engineering Management (C06109) and the Master of Environmental Engineering Management.

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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