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C04277v2 Master of Engineering (Extension)

Award(s): Master of Engineering in (name of Engineering major) (ME)
UAC code: 940301 (No specified major)(Autumn session, Spring session), 940304 (Software Systems Engineering)(Autumn session, Spring session), 940307 (Structural Engineering)(Autumn session, Spring session), 940313 (Telecommunications Engineering)(Autumn session, Spring session), 940316 (Water Engineering)(Autumn session, Spring session), 940319 (Computer Control Engineering)(Autumn session, Spring session), 940322 (Energy Planning and Policy)(Autumn session, Spring session), 940325 (Cyber Security)(Autumn session, Spring session), 940331 (Manufacturing Engineering and Management)(Autumn session, Spring session), 940350 (Civil Engineering)(Autumn session, Spring session), 940359 (Geotechnical Engineering)(Autumn session, Spring session), 940365 (Operations Engineering)(Autumn session, Spring session), 940368 (Environmental Engineering)(Autumn session, Spring session), 940371 (Biomedical Engineering)(Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 081094G
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 96
Course EFTSL: 2
Location: City campus

Overview
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 provides an opportunity at master's level for professionally qualified engineers to extend in depth and breadth the knowledge and skills gained from their engineering undergraduate studies. Each program is designed to enhance technological knowledge pertaining to one or more fields of engineering. Students can complete one major in engineering and also choose a sub-major in another field of engineering, information technology or another discipline. The completion of subjects and an independent graduate project in at least one field of engineering is central to this requirement.

The subjects offered in this course follow an integrated approach to professional practice through compulsory professional engineering subjects, compulsory subjects relevant to the chosen major and sub-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).

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 broaden knowledge in another discipline through a sub-major, giving an added advantage to students who seek career options in multidisciplinary areas.

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. This course allows students to be desirable for employers in organisations that seek multidisciplinary teams.

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 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

Applicants are assessed individually for credit recognition, up to a maximum of 24 credit points, based on relevant postgraduate-level study. Applicants given maximum credit recognition complete the course in one-and-a-half years (full time) or three years (part time).

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a one-and-a-half-year, full-time or three-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 two-year, full-time or four-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 96 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. In order to be granted a sub-major, students are required to complete at least 24 credit points in the discipline area; this does not include the project component. Examples of sub-majors are: any of engineering majors, engineering management, Australian language and culture studies.

Course completion requirements

STM90883 Professional Engineering stream 18cp
CBK90967 Major choice (Engineering PG) 42cp
CBK90997 Advanced choice 24cp
CBK90743 Electives 12cp
Total 96cp

Course program

A typical program for the Civil Engineering major and Structural Engineering sub-major is shown 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
List of sub-majors
CBK90983 No specified sub-major choice   24cp
SMJ10053 Biomedical Engineering   24cp
SMJ10054 Civil Engineering   24cp
SMJ10055 Geotechnical Engineering   24cp
SMJ10056 Structural Engineering   24cp
SMJ10057 Energy Planning and Policy   24cp
SMJ10058 Computer Control Engineering   24cp
SMJ10059 Environmental Engineering   24cp
SMJ10061 Manufacturing Engineering and Management   24cp
SMJ10062 Operations   24cp
SMJ10063 Software Systems Engineering   24cp
SMJ10065 Telecommunications Engineering   24cp
SMJ10066 Water Engineering   24cp
SMJ10094 Cyber Security Engineering   24cp
Civil Engineering major, Structural Engineering sub-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
STM90872 Structural Engineering core 12cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
42003 Engineering Graduate Project   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90970 Civil Engineering choice 18cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM90872 Structural Engineering core 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90993 Structural Engineering choice 12cp  
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM90883 Professional Engineering stream 18cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90993 Structural Engineering choice 12cp  
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK90743 Electives 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 (C04271), the Master of Engineering (Extension) 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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