University of Technology Sydney

C04278v5 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

Admission to this course is restricted to students enrolled in the Master of Engineering (C04271) or Master of Engineering (Extension) (C04277) and is made by internal course transfer.


Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Further study at UTS
Other information

Overview

This course provides an opportunity at master's level for professional engineers to explore specific aspects of engineering in depth by undertaking a substantial research study in their field of specialisation. Students undertake at least 48 credit points of coursework and a research project of 24, 36, or 48 credit points under the supervision of a member of academic staff.

The course follows an integrated approach to professional practice through professional engineering subjects, subjects relating to the chosen major, an independent research project in at least one field of engineering, and a set of electives.

This course is designed to create a pathway for eligible students into higher degree by research (HDR) programs such as the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Upon completion of this course, students seeking admission to an HDR program are required to follow the prescribed admission process.

Career options

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

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 (Advanced) 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 (Advanced) 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 (Advanced) 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 (Advanced) 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 (Advanced) 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.

Applicants are required to have: (i) completed 48 credit points in the Master of Engineering (C04271) or Master of Engineering (Extension) (C04277); and (ii) received approval from a member of academic staff to act as their research project supervisor.

Applicants should contact the Faculty to request a copy of the research project application form. The completed form (signed by the potential supervisor) should be attached to the application for internal course transfer.

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 or four-year, 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). 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 graduate project totalling 96 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.

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 and project totalling at least 60 credit points are completed within one of the designated majors.

Course completion requirements

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

Course program

The sample program below shows a suggested sequence of subjects for the Civil Engineering major with the 36 credit point research project 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, including 42908, must be undertaken in successive sessions, typically the final three sessions of the course.

List of majors
MAJ03490 Biomedical Engineering   36cp
MAJ03491 Civil Engineering   36cp
MAJ03495 Computer Control Engineering   36cp
MAJ03529 Cyber Security Engineering   36cp
MAJ03536 Electrical Energy Systems   36cp
MAJ03496 Environmental Engineering   36cp
MAJ03492 Geotechnical Engineering   36cp
MAJ03498 Manufacturing Engineering and Management   36cp
STM90916 No specified major stream   36cp
MAJ03499 Operations   36cp
MAJ03532 Robotics major   36cp
MAJ03500 Software Systems Engineering   36cp
MAJ03493 Structural Engineering   36cp
MAJ03502 Telecommunications and Electronics   36cp
MAJ03503 Water Engineering   36cp
Civil Engineering major
Year 1
Autumn session
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK90955 Choice (Professional Engineering) 12cp  
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 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK90970 Civil Engineering choice 18cp  
42908 Engineering Project Preparation   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
42006 Engineering Graduate Project 36cp (Part 1 of 2)   18cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90743 Electives (Engineering) 12cp  
Spring session
42007 Engineering Graduate Project 36cp (Part 2 of 2)   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 Master of Engineering (C04271), the Master of Engineering (Extension) (C04277) and the Master of Engineering (Advanced).

Further study at UTS

This course is designed to be a pathway for eligible students into higher degree by research programs in engineering.

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887) or +61 2 9514 1222
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