Master of Professional Engineering (Specialisation) (P7A)

Overview  2020

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

ATAR

No Guaranteed Entry ATAR

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.

:
See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 3 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
The Master of Professional Engineering is an entry-to-practice masters-level qualification offering with specialisations in:

*              civil and structural

*              mechanical

This qualification is aimed at students who have completed a bachelor''s degree in civil or mechanical engineering from a non‐Washington accord university, students who have completed a bachelor's degree in engineering (other than civil and/or mechanical) or students who hold a Bachelor of Science with sufficient numerical skills. The course contents and assessment schedule will enable students to achieve Engineers Australia (EA) Stage 1 Competencies whilst demonstrating the application of Level 9 Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) knowledge and skills.

Course Level Intended Learning Outcomes

1

Formulate substantiated conclusions for an assortment of contemporary engineering problems through applying established and emerging methods of engineering analysis.

2

Design engineering components, systems and/or processes with community members to address an assemblage of technical, ethical, legislative and resourcing considerations.

3

Manage an engineering project throughout the project management lifecycle by applying local engineering knowledge and professional judgement.

4

Disseminate original research conclusions emanating from a local engineering project for a professional and academic audience.

Course structure

Year 1

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

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

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

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

Select one from:

This unit aims to further develop engineering analysis and design knowledge and skills within a muliti-disciplinary context to design and build a prototype. You will work in a team to analyse a problem in terms context, dilemma and objective, develop…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit aims to further develop engineering analysis and design knowledge and skills within a muliti-disciplinary context to design and build a prototype. You will work in a team to analyse a problem in terms context, dilemma and objective, develop…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Select two from:

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

This unit introduces civil and mechanical engineering students to the engineering properties of materials and manufacturing processes.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Year 2

This unit will provide you with practical engineering experience in an environment outside the University and improve your awareness of the issues associated with professional practice. In so doing, it will ensure your perceptions of engineering during your studies develop…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

The unit aims to give students the skills to analyse structures as a foundation skill to the design, construction and supervision of structural and mechanical projects. Topics include analysis of internal forces, stresses and deflections in statically determinate and indeterminate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit develops students’ conceptual knowledge of fluid mechanics and their ability to solve complex problems in fluid mechanics. The governing equations in integral form are explored and applied to a range of practical problems including boundary layers, pipe flows,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit familiarises students with concrete theory, and the analysis and design of concrete structures. Students will be using Australian Standards in addition to Limit Sate Design to determine the loads and load combinations and then analyse and design concrete…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit builds on the basic concepts and fundamental principles of engineering geology and soil mechanics and focuses on geotechnical engineering design. It introduces the following topics to students: soil stress path, soil shear strength, critical state model, bearing capacity…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

Select one from:

This unit 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Asset management fundamentals addresses the important emerging field of infrastructure asset management. The course is a joint arrangement with the Centre for Pavement Engineering Education and UTAS. CPEE has worked with the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

The unit introduces civil and mechanical engineering students to the engineering properties of materials and manufacturing processes. It aims to develop a basic understanding of the properties of engineering materials, including metals, metal alloys and non‐metallic materials.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit introduces civil engineering students to transportation engineering and its role in modern society, including aspects of the following topics: transport modes and planning; economics of transport; traffic and highway engineering including vehicle characteristics, collection of traffic data, parametric…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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.

Select four from:

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit of explores the principles of uniform flow in open channels (Bernoulli equation; surface waves, the significance of Froude). These will be extended into a study of the principles of slowly varying and rapidly varying flow, the calculation of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces the students to composite structures and their design for strength and serviceability in accordance with Australian Standards and Eurocode. The units further explore the research of these structures and ways of their evaluation and optimisation. The syllabus…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

School of Engineering to advise…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces the principles and materials used in prestressed concrete design. The unit explores in details the design of prestressed concrete structures for serviceability and strength by covering essential topics such as the design of statically determinate and indeterminate…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 1

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

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

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

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

Select one from:

This unit aims to further develop engineering analysis and design knowledge and skills within a muliti-disciplinary context to design and build a prototype. You will work in a team to analyse a problem in terms context, dilemma and objective, develop…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit aims to further develop engineering analysis and design knowledge and skills within a muliti-disciplinary context to design and build a prototype. You will work in a team to analyse a problem in terms context, dilemma and objective, develop…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Select two from:

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

The main objective of this unit is to introduce students the fundamental thermodynamic laws and fluid mechanics physical law and develop in students the ability to apply these fundamental principles in thermal and fluid energy systems. It emphasizes understanding basic…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

Year 2

This unit will provide you with practical engineering experience in an environment outside the University and improve your awareness of the issues associated with professional practice. In so doing, it will ensure your perceptions of engineering during your studies develop…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

The unit aims to give students the skills to analyse structures as a foundation skill to the design, construction and supervision of structural and mechanical projects. Topics include analysis of internal forces, stresses and deflections in statically determinate and indeterminate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit develops students’ conceptual knowledge of fluid mechanics and their ability to solve complex problems in fluid mechanics. The governing equations in integral form are explored and applied to a range of practical problems including boundary layers, pipe flows,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

In this unit students' design and teamwork skills are developed to a professional engineering standard through a series of design projects dealing with different aspects of mechanical and mechatronic design with a specific focus on manufacture. An introduction is provided…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

In this unit students develop knowledge and skills for solving problems in mechanical engineering specifically in the field of dynamics and vibration, this building on the theory of Newtonian Mechanics applied to the analysis of rigid body kinematics and kinetics.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

The unit develop students' fundamental grasp of the concepts related to heat transfer. These phenomena are ubiquitous in mechanical engineering so a good understanding of them is essential for students to confidently progress to the higher stages of learning and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

Select one from:

Asset management fundamentals addresses the important emerging field of infrastructure asset management. The course is a joint arrangement with the Centre for Pavement Engineering Education and UTAS. CPEE has worked with the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

The unit introduces civil and mechanical engineering students to the engineering properties of materials and manufacturing processes. It aims to develop a basic understanding of the properties of engineering materials, including metals, metal alloys and non‐metallic materials.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit explores the dynamics of rigid bodies in three dimensions and also the vibration of systems. The dynamics part of the unit examines the kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies in three dimensions, dynamic balancing of rotating equipment and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit gives students an understanding of the fundamental principles involved in the modelling and control of linear systems. The topics to be covered will include: Introduction to control systems, mathematical models of systems, state variable models, feedback control system…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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.

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.

School of Engineering to advise…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this unit mechanical engineering students will design solutions to a real-world engineering problem using the engineering design process. Initial research conducted will be used to develop a set of project requirements and scope. A holistic design process will start…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this unit, students will explore a case study involving automation of an industrial process using Industry 4.0 technologies. Students will explore the economic benefits of using internet of things (IoT) devices for automation and process control as well as…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this unit students will explore a wide spectrum of current and emerging renewable energy power generating technologies with a particular focus on mechanical energy conversion from sources including hydropower, pumped storage, solar, wave, tidal, geothermal, wind and biofuels. Students…

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.

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 they enrol in. In 2020, this fee is $46.20 per unit (of 12.5 credit points). In 2020, the maximum charge for full time students is $308.

Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may not be eligible for student payments through Youth Allowance and Austudy. Visit the Department of Social Services website to find out more about eligibility for Centrelink support and the list of eligible courses

International students

2020 Total Course Fee (international students): $110,755 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $35,656 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

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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