University of Technology Sydney

C04271v4 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 diagram
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

This course provides an opportunity at master's level for professional engineers to deepen the knowledge and skills gained in their undergraduate studies while expanding their managerial and professional engineering knowledge.

The course follows an integrated approach to professional practice through disciplinary and professional engineering subjects, subjects relating to the chosen major, an independent project, and a set of electives. Students who wish to undertake a more substantial research project have the opportunity to transfer to the Master of Engineering (Advanced) (C04278).

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 an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and gain practical skills by undertaking an independent project in the field of their major.

Career options

Students who hold an undergraduate engineering degree are able to enhance their knowledge and ability through postgraduate-level studies in their respective majors, enabling them to gain and hold employment in relevant engineering fields.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.1 Historically and Culturally Informed about Indigenous Knowledge Systems: FEIT graduates are culturally and historically well informed, able to co-design projects as respectful professionals when working in and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
B.1 Socially Responsible: Master of Engineering graduates are socially adaptable and responsible professionals, able to engage and influence a broad range of stakeholders to develop a shared understanding of values, needs, and priorities, to critically analyse and assess personal, organisational, social, ethical, economic and environmental needs and impacts of engineering systems.
C.1 Design Oriented: Master of Engineering graduates apply research, problem solving, design and decision-making methodologies to design components, systems, processes and solutions to meet specified requirements. They interpret and transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences. They also apply advanced and integrated understanding of complex design techniques and expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills in using appropriate methodologies to design engineering systems, components and solutions to meet stakeholder requirements.
D.1 Technically Proficient: Master of Engineering graduates exhibit advanced and integrated understanding of complex systems. They have expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills. They research and apply established theories, abstraction, synthesis, critical analysis and reflection on complex information, problems, and concepts in discipline fundamentals, to evaluate, implement and operate complex systems.
E.1 Collaborative and Communicative: Master of Engineering graduates are effective communicators. They interpret and transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences. They demonstrate autonomy as well as collaborate as an effective member or leader of diverse teams. They operate within cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural contexts in the workplace.
F.1 Reflective: Master of Engineering graduates take responsibility and accountability for their own lifelong learning. They critically review and reflect on their own and others' performance to improve themselves and provide constructive feedback to predict and improve their teams, and the broader community and society.

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 major is selected at the time of application to the course. Applicants who do not intend to undertake a specified major must complete a subject nomination form and attach it to their application.

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 (RPL), up to a maximum of 24 credit points, based on relevant tertiary qualification(s). Applicants given maximum RPL 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 project totalling 72 credit points. The project component consists of a preparatory subject and a project (in the area of the major) which must be undertaken in successive sessions, typically the final two sessions of the course.

Some 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 totalling 42 credit points (including the project component) are completed within one of the designated majors.

Course completion requirements

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

Course diagram

Course diagram: C04271

Course program

The sample program below shows a suggested sequence of subjects for the Civil Engineering major for a full-time student commencing the course in Autumn session. Students in other majors follow a similar sequence. The program is intended as a guide only and does not take into account such factors as recognition of prior learning, changes in attendance mode and subject availability, or satisfactory academic progress. Students should consult the Timetable Planner to confirm the availability of subjects in the current academic year.

Note: The project subjects, 42908 and 42003, must be undertaken in successive sessions, typically the final two sessions of the course.

List of majors
MAJ03476 Biomedical Engineering   42cp
MAJ03477 Civil Engineering   42cp
MAJ03481 Computer Control Engineering   42cp
MAJ03528 Cyber Security Engineering   42cp
MAJ03535 Electrical Energy Systems   42cp
MAJ03482 Environmental Engineering   42cp
MAJ03478 Geotechnical Engineering   42cp
MAJ03484 Manufacturing Engineering and Management   42cp
STM90868 No specified major stream   42cp
MAJ03485 Operations   42cp
MAJ03531 Robotics   42cp
MAJ03486 Software Systems Engineering   42cp
MAJ03479 Structural Engineering   42cp
MAJ03488 Telecommunications and Electronics   42cp
MAJ03489 Water Engineering   42cp
Civil Engineering major
Year 1
Autumn session
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
STM90883 Professional Engineering stream 18cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91788 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
CBK91788 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  
42908 Engineering Project Preparation   6cp
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

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
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