Master of Professional Engineering (Specialisation) (N7E)

Overview  2017

ATAR

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
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

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

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. 

At this stage, Civil and Structural will be the first specialisation to be offered in 2016.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

Develop the ability to prepare and present engineering drawings using graphical drawing techniques and computer aided design (CAD). The unit comprises two separate components. The CAD component focuses on generic computer aided design and presentation skills in two and three…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The broad objectives of this unit are to develop an understanding of equilibrium of forces and moments, to develop a problem solving skill set, and to expose students to the profession of Structural Engineering.The course will build on student's understanding…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

KMA154 is a continuation of KMA152, with emphasis on the application of single-variable calculus to problems in the physical and biological sciences, economics and engineering.Topics include linear algebra and matrix algebra for the solution of systems of equations; techniques of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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.

Plus two units selected from:

Introduces fundamental concepts in circuit theory and electrical engineering. The unit aims to develop a systematic approach to circuit analysis and an understanding of electrical phenomena.Topics covered include DC circuit theory - Kirchhoff's laws and circuit reduction; superposition, Thevenin's and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will provide students with an overview of programming and its role in problem-solving and strategies for designing solutions to programming problems. The following fundamental programming concepts will be introduced: memory and variables, data types, declarations, expressions and statements,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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, and scientific and engineering computational algorithms and techniques. Programming is undertaken in C and topics include: references and pointers, memory…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

(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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

Columns and beam-columns. States of plane stress and strain, strain measurements. Miscellaneous problems of Mechanics of Materials: thick cylinders, combined stresses and yield criteria for metals, unsymmetrical bending, bending of curved elements (beams). Energy Methods: Real work, strain energy and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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. Stress concentrations. Introduction to finite element analysis. Torsion of various cross section…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

2017 Annual Tuition Fee (international students): $31,500 AUD*.

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

Scholarships

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

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