Master of Professional Engineering (Specialisation) (N7E)

Overview  2019

ATAR

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Duration

Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Full Fee Paying places available

ATAR

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Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

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Duration

Minimum 3 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
This new conversion course is primarily aimed at students with non-Washington accord Engineering degrees, or who have a Washington accord degree in a different engineering discipline, and who wish to practice as a professional engineer following graduation.

The learning outcomes of the Master of Professional Engineering (Specialisation) degree are:

  • to provide a sound basis in the physical sciences, mathematics and basic engineering science;
  • to provide specific theory and practice in the relevant engineering discipline;
  • to train students to an AQF level 9 graduate level
  • to deliver graduates equipped with Engineers Australia Stage 1 competencies to allow entry to engineering practice in the relevant engineering specialisation and form the foundation for ongoing learning towards Stage 2 Competency and Chartered Status
  • to produce well-rounded graduates who can develop their professional and managerial skills in their places of employment;
  • to provide students with experience and expertise in substantive research training as is required for AQF level 9 certification; and
  • to offer a pathway into AQF level 10 Doctoral research studies.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 12 weeks practical experience in an engineering environment outside the university where they are exposed to professional engineering practice. This is normally achieved through a summer placement during the course, but relevant prior experience may be counted.

Career outcomes

Professional Recognition

Accreditation (Stage 1 competencies) will be sought for the proposed Masters degree through Engineers Australia and related international recognition in all other countries that are co-signatories to the Washington Accord.  Provisional accreditation will be sought in 2016 with full accreditation after first graduations.

Course structure

The MProfEng (Specialisation) is a three year qualification but advanced standing for up to 1 year may be granted for suitably qualified candidates.  It is open to both science and engineering graduates who seek to obtain an AQF Level 9 qualification that satisfies the Engineers Australia requirement for admission as a graduate member at the professional engineering (Washington Accord) Stage 1 Level.

Civil and Structural Specialisation

Year 1

Provides fundamental tools of one variable calculus that are essential in the application of mathematics in science, engineering and economics. Review of basic functions. Algebraic and order properties of the real number system. Limits and continuity of functions of a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit aims to introduce students to the profession of engineering and covers professional skills including design, communication (written, oral, visual and technical), teamwork and project management. This unit will help students clarify an engineering career path and will build…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The main objective of this unit is to develop in students the ability to analyse engineering statics problems in a simple and logical manner through the application of several basic principles. It will consolidate the fundamental concepts of Newton’s Mechanics…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

KMA154 is a continuation of KMA152, with emphasis on the application of single-variable calculus to problems in the mathematical, physical, and biological sciences; economics; and engineering.Topics include: introductory linear and matrix algebra; solving systems of linear equations using Gaussian elimination…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will develop knowledge and skills for solving problems in engineering dynamics based on fundamental theory developed using Newtonian Mechanics with an introductory focus on particle kinematics and kinetics. This is undertaken by applying theory to solve…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Vital aspects of an engineer's skill encompasses design, innovation and project management. It is essential that an engineer can work within a framework of professional standards yet have the innovative skills to produce creative design solutions. This unit will introduce…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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This unit will provide students with an overview of programming and its role in problem solving and strategies for designing solutions to programming problems with reference to the Java programming language. Beginning with the fundamental characteristics of computers and how…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Develops a basic knowledge of chemistry and chemical principles necessary for the understanding of the physical and chemical properties of materials. Topics include an introduction to chemical theory, bonding and intermolecular forces, water chemistry, metals, alloys, silicates, glasses, cements, equilibria,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit extends the students' knowledge and experience of programming. It introduces dynamic data structures, foundational collection abstract data types, simple object-based design, and rudimentary algorithm analysis. Programming is undertaken in Java and C and topics include: specifying and implementing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit aims to continue the introduction of design, and will cover professional engineering skills of communication (written, oral, visual and technical), teamwork, project management, sustainability, ethics and creativity and innovation. This unit will further enhance design in the context…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit presents a fundamental introduction to electrical circuits, and is the first unit to cover this material for all engineers. It covers basic concepts used in the study of electricity and circuits, including the fundamental laws of electrical phenomena,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2

This unit extends concepts from single variable calculus into the domain of several variables. Particular attention is given to the 3 dimensional Cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical coordinate systems.Topics include the analysis of general surfaces, quadric surfaces and countour surfaces; parameterisation…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

(52 lectures and tutorials, 6 practical sessions)Structural mechanics (34 lectures/tutorials):* Introduction* Concepts of stress and strain* Behaviour of axially loaded members* Internal force analysis of bar structures* Properties of cross-sectional areas* Longitudinal stresses due to bending* Deflections of beamsIntroduction to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Shear strength and the stress history of soils. Stability of slopes; pressures exerted by soil masses; Retaining walls including cantilever, sheetpile, reinforced earth and diaphragm walls; Braced excavations; bearing capacity of foundations; settlement of foundations; piled foundations; an introduction to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Familiarises students with steel and timber materials technology, and the analysis and design of steel and timber structures. Students are introduced to the Australian Standards for Structural Design. There are design tasks and assignments, supported by weekly tutorial exercises, that…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Transport modes and planning; economics of transport; traffic and highway engineering including vehicle characteristics, collection of traffic data, parametric and non parametric tests applied to traffic engineering problems, headway distributions, gap and delay models, speed and flow relationships, roadway capacity…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Familiarises students with concrete materials technology, and the analysis and design of concrete structures. Students are confronted with a variety of creative structural design tasks in concrete for which codes of practice are employed to develop professional engineering solutions. There…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit augments the fundamentals of the elastic behaviour of solid bodies acquired in the first year of the course, particularly in KNE113 Statics and KNE216 Civil Engineering 1. It will also lay foundations of modern methods of analysis of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on basic principles of conservation of mass, momentum and energy. The unit introduces important concepts of forces acting on bodies immersed in fluid flow. The governing equations of fluid flow in integral form are used to analyse…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3

Engineering Project A and Engineering Project B will normally be taken consecutively in the final two semesters of the degree. Each student is required to undertake a substantial high level two-semester project within their engineering discipline, which may involve aspects…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Closed conduit flow -- velocity distribution and friction factors; pipe networks, surge towers, water hammer. Surface waves, shoaling, breaking, wind generation. Open channel flow -- estuarine bores, hydraulic jumps, critical flow, backwater analysis, flood and surge waves. Weirs, spillways, flood…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit covers fundamental concepts, principles, and methods of stress analysis, including elastic stress analysis of two- and three-dimensional bodies, Airy and Saint Venant stress function formulations and specific solutions in rectangular and polar coordinates, axisymmetric stresses in rotating bodies,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Engineering Project A and Engineering Project B will normally be taken consecutively in the final two semesters of the degree. Each student is required to undertake a substantial high level two-semester project within their engineering discipline, which may involve aspects…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit gives an introduction to rock mechanics and its application in controlling rock mass instability and reinforcing rock mass by design appropriate support system in mining and tunnelling. The syllabus consists of two components, i.e. mining geomechanics and ground…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Industrial Experience

Completion of 12 weeks of approved Industrial Experience is required for admission to BE degree. The Industrial Experience may be taken at any time during the Engineering Degree course if prerequisites are met, but is most commonly completed during the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartMooting Period 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Completion of 12 weeks of approved Industrial Experience is required for admission to BE degree. The Industrial Experience may be taken at any time during the Engineering Degree course if prerequisites are met, but is most commonly completed during the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSummer school
HobartMooting Period 1
HobartMooting Period 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

  • A Bachelor degree in a science based discipline with sufficient numerical skills to undertake the MProfEng (Specialisation) course; or
  • A Bachelor degree in Engineering (Non-Washington Accord) or
  • A Bachelor degree in Engineering majoring in a different specialisation than that to be undertaken under the MProfEng (Specialisaton).

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is NOT the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided.  For the MProfEng (Specialisation) an IELTS score of 6.0 or above (with no area below 6.0), or equivalent is required.

Candidates who are able to demonstrate a minimum of 12 weeks practical experience in an engineering environment outside a university where they have been exposed to professional engineering practice will be granted credit for KNE389 and KNE390.

Advanced standing for the first year of the MProfEng (Specialisation) may be granted for suitably qualified candidates.  Granting of additional credit in years 2 and 3 may be considered where applicable.

Students who have completed a Bachelor of Engineering from an Institution accredited under the Washington Accord cannot enroll in the MProfEng (Specialisation) for which they already hold the specialisation.

MProfEng (Specialisation) graduates will be eligible to apply for a Higher Degree Research program, including PhD, contingent on performance.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2018, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2018, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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