Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Year and Campus:||2012 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||300 credit points taken over 36 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.|
Professor Jamie Evans
Melbourne School of Engineering
Ground Floor, Old Engineering (Building 173)
Phone: 13MELB (13 6352)
+61 3 9035 5511
Phone: +618344 6944
The professional Master of Engineering is a three-year full time program (300 credit points) (may also be taken part-time), offered in eleven specialisations: Biomedical, Biomolecular, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Geomatics, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Software, and Structural. Students can enter the Master of Engineering via a number of pathways -
Advanced standing will be awarded for equivalent subjects taken in prior study to applicants on the following basis -
Upon completion of the Master of Engineering, it is possible for a student to be awarded Master of Engineering with Distinction where a student has achieved a high level of academic performance. Eligibility of the Distinction award is dependent on a calculated Distinction score.
The distinction score will only take into account all level 9 subjects in the relevant Master of Engineering stream undertaken at the University of Melbourne. This means that Study Abroad of Exchange subjects will not be considered. One 12.5 point subject with the lowest mark will be omitted in the calculation of the distinction score. All level 9 subjects with credit points of more than 12.5 points must be included in the calculations. Only marks from the first attempt at a subject will be used. The average mark will be weighted by the credit points of the subjects and a Master of Engineering with Distinction will be awarded if the score is 80 of above.
Engineering Practice Hurdle Requirement
Students enrolled in the masters will need to satisfy the requirements of the Engineering Practice hurdle prior to being awarded the degree.
Students will be introduced early in their degree to the on-line e-portfolio system as a way of documenting their attainment of graduate attributes which accord with university and professional accreditation standards. Students will keep a record of their stepwise attainment of these capabilities throughout their engineering studies at Melbourne. The artifacts recorded in the e-portfolio will include formal study elements, such as design reports, as well as reflections on extracurricular activities such as employment and volunteering activities. The final output for this hurdle will be to produce portfolios for two jobs that place emphasis on different attributes.
At the completion of the hurdle students should be able to -
Preparation and submission of two portfolios totalling 2000 words via the e-portfolio system in the final semester of their degree to the satisfaction of the course co-ordinator. Completion of the degree will not be approved until they meet this requirement.
This course has as its objectives that graduates should -
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
The Master of Engineering consists of 300 points of study, typically across six semesters. This includes:
See each specialisation for the core (compulsory) and elective subject requirements.
Specialisations within the Master of Engineering
1. The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant's ability to pursue successfully the course using the following criteria:
*Relevant tertiary mathematics prerequisites for Master of Engineering Streams
For the Master of Engineering (Geomatics) and Master of Engineering (Software) streams, any first year mathematics subjects that assume prior knowledge of VCE Mathematical Methods 3/4 or equivalent may be counted towards the required 25 points of mathematics. For all other streams, a more prescriptive requirement applies: the 25 points of mathematics must include both linear algebra and calculus at an appropriate level.
Note. The 2011 Handbook University of Melbourne subjects MAST10007 Linear Algebra (previously 620-156) and MAST10006 Calculus 2 (previously 620-155) are considered to be linear algebra and calculus at an appropriate level.
**Relevant tertiary science prerequisites for Master of Engineering Streams
In addition to the tertiary mathematics prerequisites, the following science prerequisites apply to specific streams.
Master of Engineering (ME) (Biomedical)
Master of Engineering (ME) (Biomolecular)
Master of Engineering (ME) (Chemical)
Master of Engineering (ME) (Civil)
Master of Engineering (ME) (Electrical)
Master of Engineering (ME) (Environmental)
Master of Engineering (ME) (Geomatics)
Master of Engineering (ME) (Mechanical)
Master of Engineering (ME) (Mechatronics)
Master of Engineering (ME) (Software)
Master of Engineering (ME) (Structural)
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Master of Engineering welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and degree policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the degree.
The Master of Engineering requires all students to enrol in subjects where they will require:
Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students.
There are additional inherent academic requirements for some subjects, and these requirements are listed within the description of the requirements for each of these subjects.
Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the relevant Subject Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Completion of the Master of Engineering can be used as the basis to apply for entry to research Masters or PhD programs.
Students who complete the Master of Engineering with a minimum overall mark of 75 (H2A) or above will meet the minimum entrance requirements in relation to minimum qualifications, academic achievement and evidence of research ability. Note that all Master of Engineering specialisations include a 25-or-more credit point research or design project, or both, and that the Master of Engineering is deemed to be a suitable research-preparation degree.
Students who complete the Master of Engineering will of necessity meet the University’s English language entry requirements for PhD admission. All other criteria for selection into the University’s PhD program will equally be satisfied.
Engineers Australia Elements of Competency
Engineering Faculty Graduate Attributes
University of Melbourne Graduate Attributes
Provisional accreditation has been sought from or already received from:
Engineers Australia (all specialisations)
EUR-ACE (all specialisations)
Australian Computer Society (software specialisation)
IChemE (chemical and biomolecular specialisations)
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (geomatics specialisation)
Master of Engineering graduates to have the following qualities and skills -
• An advanced understanding of the changing knowledge base in their specialist area of engineering
|Links to further information:||http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/ME/|
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