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4688

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Engineering.

Course code4688
Managing facultyEngineering
Abbreviated titleMAdvEng
CRICOS code082013E
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)

Note: Some of the enhancement units are offered at campuses other than Clayton.

Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/4688
Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9905 3404, email engineering.enquiries@monash.edu.au or visit http://www.eng.monash.edu.au

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

The Master of Advanced Engineering is designed for graduates with a four-year Bachelor of Engineering or equivalent who wish to extend their knowledge in their engineering specialisation and advance their skills in engineering leadership and complex problem solving. The course is available in the following specialisations:

  • chemical engineering
  • civil engineering (transport)
  • civil engineering (water)
  • electrical engineering
  • energy and sustainability (Malaysia only)
  • materials engineering
  • mechanical engineering

Students will study core units in their specialisation in order to acquire advanced understanding in their discipline along with an ability to apply this understanding to the solution of complex problems. Students will also study two core units in engineering leadership and engineering analysis to strengthen their abilities in critical reasoning, innovation and strategic thinking.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • understand and proficiently apply the relevant sciences and scientific methods in at least one specialist engineering practice area, to design solutions to complex problems
  • identify, interpret and critically appraise current developments and advanced technologies and apply knowledge of these to at least one specialist area
  • determine, analyse and proficiently apply theoretical and numerical analysis of phenomena to predict, design, control and optimise the performance of complex engineering systems
  • research, identify, conceptualise, investigate, and interpret knowledge from modern engineering tools and techniques to synthesise a coherent approach to the solution of a complex problem and/or the design of a complex project
  • develop and implement creative and innovative approaches to complex problem solving
  • engage in an internationalised world, exhibit cross-cultural competence and demonstrate ethical values.

Structure

This course consists of:

(a.) two core units

(b.) four discipline-core units from the chosen specialisation

(c.) two enhancement units

Requirements

Students must complete:

(a.) two core units (12 points):

  • ENG5001 Advanced engineering data analysis
  • ENG5002 Engineering entrepreneurship

(b.) four discipline-specific core units from one of the following specialisations (24 credit points):

Chemical engineering

The Master of Advanced Chemical Engineering allows you to engage in the areas of study including advanced reaction engineering, process design and optimization, conversion of bioresources into fuel, materials and specialty chemicals, and nanostructured membranes for sustainable separations and energy production with an emphasis on the latest developments in the field. In this course, you will develop specialised knowledge and skills that are important to Chemical Engineers in industry and research. This course provides graduates with enhanced opportunities for advancement in their careers.

Discipline core units:

  • CHE5881 Advanced reaction engineering
  • CHE5882 Biomass and biorefineries
  • CHE5883 Nanostructured membranes for separation and energy production
  • CHE5884 Process modeling and optimisation

Civil engineering (Transport)

The Master of Advanced Civil Engineering (Transport) program deals with the fundamental knowledge associated with transport engineering and management, traffic engineering, intelligent transport systems and transport planning. The program in is a response to the growing need for engineers with broad awareness of the characteristics and significance of transport, including its technological, economic and social impact. At the same time, the program outlines the state-of-the-art of transport engineering, as it may be applied to the solution of real problems in the planning, design, management and operation of transport facilities. The course is suitable for new graduates, professionals and managers who are keen to upgrade their existing design and management skills as well as to develop theoretical and applied knowledge in the area of transport engineering and management.

Discipline core units:

  • CIV5301 Traffic engineering fundamentals
  • CIV5302 Road traffic: Engineering and management
  • CIV5305 Transport modelling
  • CIV5314 Transport planning and policy

Civil engineering (Water)

The Master of Advanced Civil Engineering (Water) allows you to major in water resources engineering and management. This program deals with the fundamental knowledge associated with surface and ground water flow, stormwater management, water quality, flood forecasting and mitigation. The program is designed to equip you with advanced skills necessary for managing the challenges posed by changing climatic condition on water resource management. The course is suitable for new graduates, professionals and managers who are keen to upgrade their existing design and management skills as well as to develop theoretical and applied knowledge in the area of water resources engineering and management.

Discipline core units:

  • CIV5881 Ground water hydrology
  • CIV5882 Flood hydraulics and hydrology
  • CIV5883 Surface water hydrology
  • CIV5884 Water sensitive stormwater design

Electrical engineering

The Master of Advanced Electrical Engineering will give you a broad introduction to advanced techniques in signal processing, communications, digital systems and electronics. The units have been chosen around the common theme of embedded systems: special purpose computing systems designed for specific applications. They are found just about everywhere including in consumer electronics, transportation systems, medical equipment and sensor networks. The course will mix theory and practice and will contain a significant amount of hands-on learning in laboratories and team-based design projects.

Discipline core units:

Energy and sustainability engineering

Malaysia only (from semester 2,2015)

The Master of Advanced Engineering - Energy and Sustainability is designed for qualified engineers keen to deepen their knowledge in the energy and sustainability area. The course provides foundations in general engineering through engineering analysis and entrepreneurship units. Students can major in this program by examining energy and sustainability area from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Students can also choose elective units such as environment and air pollution control and smart grids to further enhance their knowledge in this area or undertake a minor research work to pursue a topic of interest related to this area.

Discipline core units:

  • MEC5885 Energy conservation and management*
  • MEC5886 Sustainable energy technologies*
  • ECE5885 Energy efficient lighting
  • CHE5885 Principles and practices for sustainable engineering

* Available from semester 1, 2016.

Materials engineering

The Master of Advanced Materials Engineering encompasses practical aspects of the key classes of materials such as metals, polymers, biomaterials, nanomaterials and energy-related materials. This program particularly focuses on the most up-to-date aspects of the field, along with the utilisation of materials and their electronic, chemical and mechanical properties as underpinned by the microstructures that are revealed by modern characterisation techniques. This program is designed to prepare students to appreciate and exploit the central role of materials in addressing the present technical, economic and environmental problems involved in the design and construction of engineering structures, processes and devices. This course is ideally suited for new graduates as well as professional engineers who are eager to advance their applied knowledge in the area of Materials Engineering.

Discipline core units:

  • MTE5881 Advanced materials characterisation and experimental methods
  • MTE5882 Advanced polymeric materials
  • MTE5883 Environmental durability and protection of metals and engineering materials
  • MTE5884 Materials for energy technologies

Mechanical engineering

Most modern engineering projects are multidisciplinary in nature and require a broad range of skills, proficiencies and perspectives to accomplish the task. The Master of Advanced Mechanical Engineering takes a systems approach to the design, monitoring and performance of complex mechanical engineering systems in the fields of renewable energy, aerospace, buildings, transportation, and biomedical devices. The systems approach also permeates the design of the course: four discipline-based core units are vertically integrated so that common problems are examined from different perspectives, culminating in a sustainable systems unit.

Discipline core units:

  • MEC5881 Engineering systems performance analysis
  • MEC5882 Instrumentation, sensing and monitoring
  • MEC5883 Mechanical systems design
  • MEC5884 Sustainable engineering systems

(c.) two enhancement units from the list below, subject to meeting any prerequisite requirements (12 credit points):

Note: Some units are offered at campuses other than Clayton.

  • BFF5901 Climate change and emissions trading
  • BTF5910 Sustainability regulation
  • CHE5882 Biomass and refineries
  • CHE5883 Nanostructured membranes for separation and energy production
  • CIV5881 Ground water hydrology
  • CIV5884 Water sensitive storm water design
  • ECE5886 Smart grids (Malaysia only)*
  • ECF5953 Economics
  • ENG5881 Minor project (Malaysia only)
  • FIT5010 Network protocols standards
  • FIT5011 Network design and performance
  • FIT5034 Quality of service and network management
  • FIT5037 Network security
  • FIT5046 Mobile and distributed computing systems
  • FIT5047 Intelligent systems
  • FIT5083 Network infrastructure
  • FIT5136 Software engineering
  • FIT5137 Database analysis and processing
  • MEC5881 Engineering systems performance analysis
  • MEC5882 Instrumentation, sensing and monitoring
  • MGF5600 Managing innovation
  • MGX5011 Pathways from science to wealth
  • MGX5991 Personal development - critical thinking & communications
  • MGX5992 Personal development - managing self and relationships
  • MKF5916 Foundations of marketing
  • MTE5882 Advanced polymeric materials
  • MTE5883 Environmental durability and protection of metals and engineering materials
  • MTE5884 Materials for energy technologies

*Available from semester 1, 2016.

Award(s)

Master of Advanced Chemical Engineering
Master of Advanced Civil Engineering (Transport)
Master of Advanced Civil Engineering (Water)
Master of Advanced Electrical Engineering
Master of Advanced Engineering (Energy and Sustainability)
Master of Advanced Materials Engineering
Master of Advanced Mechanical Engineering

The actual award conferred depends on the specialisation completed.