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C04278v2 Master of Engineering (Advanced)

Award(s): Master of Engineering (Advanced) in (name of Engineering major) (ME(Adv))
CRICOS code: 081093G
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 96
Course EFTSL: 2
Location: City campus

Notes

There is no direct admission to this course. Students who are enrolled in the Master of Engineering (C04271) or the Master of Engineering (Extension) (C04277) may apply to transfer to this course if they are accepted by a research supervisor to undertake an independent graduate project (24–48 credit points).


Overview
Career options
Admission requirements
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 explore in depth specific engineering aspects by undertaking a substantial research study in a major field of engineering. As part of this course students undertake at least 48 credit points of coursework and a research project of 48 credit points (over a period of one year) under individual academic supervision.

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, 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 is designed to create pathways for eligible students into higher degree by research (HDR) programs such as the Master of Engineering (Research) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Students who seek admission into HDR programs still need to go through the relevant assessment process.

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. Students who are currently employed are able to enhance their opportunity to solve engineering problems encountered in their profession and thus may receive commendation for their achievement. There may be opportunities in the research and development areas related to their specific engineering field. Completion of this course may also allow students to further their academic study as part of a higher degree by research program.

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.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a two-year, full-time basis and can also be completed in four years on a part-time basis.

The course is made up of subjects that provide students with flexibility. Classes are usually held in a standard mode (weekly attendance) or in block mode (attend classes only two or three times during the session per subject). Some subjects may be available in distance mode. The research project component is designed in consultation with the academic supervisor and may include attendance in classes, laboratory work or field work as part of a research or industrial project.

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).

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 and project worth at least 60 credit points are completed within a particular postgraduate program major.

Course completion requirements

CBK90955 Choice (Professional Engineering) 12cp
CBK90718 Major choice 36cp
CBK90717 Project + elective options 48cp
Total 96cp

Course program

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

List of majors
STM90916 No specified major stream   36cp
MAJ03490 Biomedical Engineering   36cp
MAJ03491 Civil Engineering   36cp
MAJ03492 Geotechnical Engineering   36cp
MAJ03493 Structural Engineering   36cp
MAJ03494 Energy Planning and Policy   36cp
MAJ03495 Computer Control Engineering   36cp
MAJ03496 Environmental Engineering   36cp
MAJ03498 Manufacturing Engineering and Management   36cp
MAJ03499 Operations   36cp
MAJ03500 Software Systems Engineering   36cp
MAJ03502 Telecommunications Engineering   36cp
MAJ03503 Water Engineering   36cp
MAJ03529 Cyber Security Engineering   36cp
Typical program, Civil Engineering major
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
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
CBK90955 Choice (Professional Engineering) 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM90870 Civil Engineering core 12cp  
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK90970 Civil Engineering choice 18cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
42006 Engineering Graduate Project 36cp (Part 1 of 2)   18cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90743 Electives 12cp  
Spring session
42007 Engineering Graduate Project 36cp (Part 2 of 2)   18cp
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 Master of Engineering (C04271), the Master of Engineering (Extension) (C04277) and the Master of Engineering (Advanced).

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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