Master of Professional Engineering (Specialisation) (P7A)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

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, Summer school
Online
Semester 1, Semester 2

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

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.

Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
The Master of Professional Engineering (Specialisation) is designed to inspire the next generation of innovative professional engineers. Whether you want to transition into a new specialisation, or update your qualification to meet Australian industry requirements, this postgraduate course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to reach your career goals in this evolving industry.

In this practical course, you will put theory into practice through a variety of ways. You will test your skills in hands-on laboratory classes, attend exciting field trips around the state, and hear from industry guest lecturers.

In your final year of study, you will undertake a research project within your chosen specialisation, where you will design, development, prototype test, and implement your designs with the support of your peers and individual supervisor. You’ll graduate with job-ready skills and the ability to improve society in areas such as electricity, construction, mechanics, and design.

Please note: The full duration of this course is 3 years, however you may be eligible for a 1-year block credit depending on your previous qualifications.

The Master of Professional Engineering is an entry-to-practice masters-level qualification offering specialisations, as follows:

Civil and Structural

Hobart Campus

Electronics and Communications

Hobart Campus

Mechanical engineering.

Hobart Campus

Renewable Energy and Electrical Power

Hobart Campus

Timber Design

Launceston Campus

This qualification is aimed at students who have completed a non‐Washington accord bachelor degree in civil or mechanical engineering, students who have completed a bachelor 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.

All Master programs are provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia. In line with Engineers Australia requirements, the University will apply for full accreditation when sufficient students have graduated from this course.

Designed in consultation with Engineers Australia, this course has been created to meet the needs of the modern engineer. Throughout your degree you will develop key knowledge and skills relevant to your chosen specialisation – allowing you to customise your learning for your career of choice.

Through research projects, laboratory sessions, professional work placement, and industry field trips, your opportunity to practice and apply your skills is limitless. Your first year of study will include building foundation knowledge in engineering statics, dynamics and circuits, as well as core skills in problem solving, data analysis, and mathematics.

If you have previous qualifications that make you eligible for a 1-year block credit, you will commence your study from year two. From here, you will complete units specific to your chosen specialisations: Civil and Structural, Electronics and Communications, Mechanical Engineering, Renewable Energy and Electrical Power, or Timber Design.

In your final year of study, alongside your specialisation, you will complete a comprehensive research project. This will include dedicated lectures on project management and self-management, and as well as key research methods. At the end of the course, you will deliver your thesis and have the opportunity to present your project and findings in a public forum.

  • 1 Formulate substantiated conclusions for an assortment of contemporary engineering problems through applying local and advanced engineering knowledge, and established and emerging methods of engineering analysis.
  • 2 Design engineering components, systems and/or processes to address an assemblage of technical, ethical, legislative and resourcing considerations.
  • 3 Successfully complete real-world engineering projects by applying the professional and personal attributes required of an accredited professional engineer.
  • 4 Disseminate original research conclusions emanating from a local engineering project for professional, academic and lay audiences.
  • Gain hands-on practical experience in our state-of-the-art laboratories.

    A major feature of your studies is the emphasis placed on laboratory and workshop work. Our dedicated labs and workshops provide you with a huge range of technology and testing environments for your specialist discipline. This delivers extensive first-hand experience with industry standard equipment for your engineering field of choice.

    These include:

    • Aerodynamics lab
    • Applied Mechanics lab
    • Communications Engineering lab
    • Concrete and Structural Testing lab
    • Control Systems Laboratory
    • Dynamics lab
    • Electronics lab
    • Geomechanics lab
    • Hydraulics lab
    • Mechanical workshop
    • Mechatronics lab
    • Power lab
    • Renewable Energy Lab
    • Stress Analysis lab
    • Thermodynamics lab
    • Timber Design lab

    Apply what you learn

    In addition to undertaking your 12-week placement, where you have the opportunity to run a real project with one of our industry leading partners, we will also arrange for excursions and bespoke visitation experiences based on your specialisation and future career goals to allow you to gain a further understanding as to how the skills you learn in the laboratory are applied in the field.

    Learn from guest lecturers

    Our close ties with industry mean we regularly call upon experts from the field to come and share their knowledge. This allows you to get to know a range of future employers and gain valuable knowledge through practical demonstrations and case studies.

    With our extensive 12-week work placement program, you will connect and build lasting relationships with some of Tasmania’s leading industry organisations. This is your opportunity to explore your skills outside the university environment and gain industry awareness of the challenges often within professional engineering practice.

    Through our strong relationships with local industry partners, your placement options include Hydro Tasmania (Australia's largest generator of renewable energy), GHD, Entura, Department of State Growth, COVA, and JMG.

    In most cases, students arrange this experience placement themselves via the connections and networks they form during their first years of study. At the discretion of the employer this experience can be paid at the appropriate award rate, and based on your performance, can lead to graduate positions at the completion of your degree.

    Career outcomes

    “There are only a few universities in Australia which provide a master’s degree in Structural Engineering. I liked all the subjects and the content of the University of Tasmania’s course.

    Their course is constantly evolving as per market needs and technological advances. And the University of Tasmania has a terrific reputation in the industry.”

    Kruti Patel - Master of Professional Engineering (Civil and Structural)

    Engineers are well paid, and find interesting and engaging career opportunities across government, private companies, industry and consulting firms. Employment outlook for Engineers is growing with skilled engineers in demand across a vast array of industries.

    According to the National Skills Commission projected employment growth November 2020 and projections to November 2025, the top careers projected to grow in the next five years include Engineering Professionals (13.7% growth), Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers (15.9% growth), and Civil Engineering Professionals (15.2% growth).

    Career Opportunities by Specialisation

    Civil and structural

    By graduating with a specialisation in Civil and Structural Engineering you will be entering a workforce that is in ever-increasing demand within Tasmania and throughout the world.

    Our close ties with industry and integrate work offerings mean you will be well placed to gain employment with Tasmania’s largest employers including: Department of State Growth, Local Councils, Hydro Tasmania, Entura, COVA, GHD, JMG, Gandy and Roberts, Aldanmark, JSA, Pitt & Sherry as well as other smaller consultancies and building companies such as VOS, Hansen Yuncken, Hutchinson Builders, and Fairbrother.

    Electronics and Communications

    As an Electronics and Communications Engineer, you will use your knowledge and skills to help bring the world closer together. Access to information infrastructure is critical in all modern city designs and its creation and implementation forms a crucial part of our modern way of life.

    Throughout this course you will learn modern communication technologies such as how to handle advanced wireless communications issues, as well as critical skills around communications in extreme environments through our partnership with the Australian Antarctic Division along with network planning, advanced control techniques, and comprehensive embedded system design. By undertaking this specialisation you will be able to support the design and development of contemporary living.

    Mechanical

    A specialisation in Mechanical Engineering ensures you have a broad skill base focused on design, fluid and thermal engineering, dynamics and automation.

    As the only university in the state, we work closely with the government and key employers across core industries. These include Advanced Manufacturing, Mining, Forestry and forest products, and Agriculture. In addition, our high concentration of multi-industrial activity within a geographically small location allows you to gain practical transferable exposure and experience to a broad range of industries and employers from large consultancies to government organisations and major firms to provide you with a strong employment track into a meaningful career.

    Renewable Energy and Electrical Power

    As a graduate of the Renewable Energy and Electrical Power specialisation, you’ll be equipped with a deep understanding of power system planning, energy economics and key features of the energy system regulatory environment providing you with critical skills to make a positive contribution to climate change while ensuring developing nations are able to meet the energy needs of their growing populations.

    We work closely with the state’s major energy provider, Hydro Tasmania and their energy consulting firm Entura to help provide clean renewable energy throughout Tasmania, Australia, the Indian subcontinent, South East Asia, and the South Pacific.

    Tasmania is the only state in Australia to produce 100% of its energy from renewable sources with renewable energy being one of Tasmania’s leading exports meaning you will not only be exposed to the societal benefits but also the fiscal benefits created through the production of renewable energy and electrical power.

    Timber Design

    By choosing this specialisation, you will develop specialist skills in timber engineering to equip you for a future with ever more demand for high quality timber buildings.

    Upon graduating, you’ll have sought-after skills in material technology (timber), timber engineering, BIM and project management, advanced manufacturing techniques, envelope and building performance and wood products processing. You will be eligible to apply for positions with major employers of structural engineers in Tasmania, Australia, and internationally.

    As the number one university in the world on climate action 2022, there isn’t a better place to learn about the future of sustainable timber design. By choosing our Timber Design specialisation, you can study Australia’s only postgraduate course in timber-based engineering. This specialisation is the first of its kind and will equip you with future-proof, specialist skills in timber engineering.

    The Master of Professional Engineering (Specialisation) is an externally accredited degree.

    Provisional accreditation has been granted for the following specialisations in this course by Engineers Australia:

    • Civil and Structural
    • Electronics ad Communications
    • Mechanical
    • Timber Design
    • Renewable Energy and Electrical Power

    In line with Engineers Australia requirements, the University will seek full accreditation once a sufficient number of students have graduated from these specialisations.  This is due to occur in 2023.

    Completion of a specialisation may meet the academic requirements for membership of Engineers Australia. There may be additional requirements for membership beyond the completion of the specialisation.

    For further membership requirements, please visit Engineers Australia website. 

    If you have any queries about the accreditation process, please contact us for further information.

    Note, this couse is fully accredited without conditions for students commencing in 2019 or earlier only (specialisation in Civil and Structural - including those studying under the N7E course code)

    Course structure

    Year 1 is common to all specialisations and is comprised of six 12.5% weighted core engineering science and mathematics units and two 12.5% elective engineering design unit.

    Year 2 is comprised of eight 12.5% weighted units specified in the schedules for each specialisation. Some specialisations offer a limited choice. A work placement unit is included amongst the eight Year 2 units, and must be completed in order to meet the Engineers Australia Professional Engineer Stage 1 competency standard.

    Year 3 is comprised of two 25% weighted core project units. Students will also select four 12.5% units from the schedule relevant to their chosen specialisation.

    The unit is primarily designed for students to develop basic to intermediate computer-based skills to solve engineering problems using mathematical and programming techniques. The emphasis is on developing solutions and algorithms by building well structured and efficient computer programs and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

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

    The main objective of this unit is to develop the student's ability to analyse objects at rest or moving at constant velocity, in a simple and logical manner by applying rigid body mechanics. Students will gain an appreciation of the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 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 leads to the development of problem solving…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 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
    LauncestonSemester 2

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

    The applicability of calculus and linear algebra is so broad that fluency in it is essential for a successful career in a variety of areas including science and engineering. This unit is devoted to the conceptual and logical development of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    This unit is a continuation of KMA152, with emphasis on the application of single-variable calculus and linear algebra to problems in mathematics, the physical and biological sciences, economics, and engineering. The units KMA152 and KMA154 also provide an excellent introduction…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Select two units from the following

    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
    LauncestonSemester 2

    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 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 multi-disciplinary contextto design and build a prototype. You will work in a team to analyse a problem in terms of its context, dilemma andobjective prior…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    In this unit knowledge and skills developed through the engineering course are applied in a team-based environment to the design and implementation of robotics and automation systems and electrical systems as used in industry. Students will complete a design project…

    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 professional practice of engineering (including ongoing learning, ethics and safety) and develops skills in technical writing, engineering drawings, engineering design process, and project management techniques. Students will apply this knowledge to work…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 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

    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

    Civil and Structural engineers plan, design, construct and maintain the world we live in, both above and below the ground. Projects include dams, bridges, pipelines, gas and water supply schemes, sewerage systems, roads, airports, and structures across all scales, including commercial and residential buildings. As cities grow, the role of civil and structural engineers becomes even more important as we balance development with sustainability, working to futureproof where we live, both functionally and for the environment.

    This unit of study aims to 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…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1 - other
    HobartSemester 2 - other

    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 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 1

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

    This unit is primarily concerned with extending concepts of single variable calculus into the domain of several variables. It also looks at the construction of periodic functions with Fourier series.The calculus section of this unit is focussed on dealing with…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    Choose one unit from the following

    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. This unit also…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    This unit combines two very important topics for civil engineers: asset management and road transportation engineering. Asset management addresses the important emerging field of infrastructure, and in this unit the key principles of asset management will be taught alongside principles…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    Choose four units from the following

    This unit provides an advanced level of understanding of designing reinforced concrete structures. It focuses on advanced principles such as time-dependent deformations, crack control and strut-and-tie method of design. The unit also explores in depth the use of commercial software…

    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.

    This unit introduces students to computational analysis using finite element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The unit covers background theory and numerical methods and explores the application of commercial software in solving practical problems with an emphasis on…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    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 for both surface and underground excavations. The syllabus consists of two components, i.e. fundamental rock…

    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

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    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 for both surface and underground excavations. The syllabus consists of two components, i.e. fundamental rock…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    In recent years, BIM has become the top priority for the construction industry as it is becoming a mandatory requirement for more and more projects. This unit is aimed at teaching the basic principles of BIM and the introduction of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    In this unit, you will learn about the processes for the design of engineered timber structures used in multistory and commercial buildings in compliance with the relevant Australian and International Standards. You will also learn about the design of timber…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Electronics and Communications engineers work with modern communication technologies, advanced wireless communications, communications in extreme environments, network planning, advanced control techniques, and comprehensive embedded system design. They will have a well-founded appreciation of the changes that are occurring and can be expected to occur through continuously evolving communication and smart technologies around the world, equipping them to be contributors to industry adoption in areas such as automation, Internet of Things (IoT), and Industry 4.0.

    This unit of study aims to 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…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1 - other
    HobartSemester 2 - other

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

    This unit provides students an understanding of the fundamental principles in the modelling and control of linear systems. The topics covered include: (1) an introduction to feedback control systems, (2) deriving mathematical models for a system in the frequency domain…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    This unit expands on the first year study of electronic circuits to add a deeper understanding of the properties and characteristics of analogue electronics. Students will gain an understanding of analogue electrical systems and an understanding of how such systems…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    This unit introduces the fundamental concepts of modern communication systems for engineering students specialised in electronics and communication engineering and other electrical engineering streams. Analog communication system concepts are briefly discussed to set the scene for digital communication techniques. Concepts…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The unit is directed at building on the fundamentals of electrical circuits acquired in the first year of the course to provide technical competence in digital electronics and introduce embedded system development. The unit introduces students to the properties and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    This unit studies and explores communication technology among multiple users. The layered network model will be discussed with emphasis on those widely applied such as wired and wireless networks in the real world. Both technical aspects of communication networks such…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    The unit introduces the theory and practice of signals and linear systems and shows how transform techniques and transfer functions can be used to solve problems in several engineering fields. This unit forms the basis for Control Theory required for…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    This unit is primarily concerned with extending concepts of single variable calculus into the domain of several variables. It also looks at the construction of periodic functions with Fourier series.The calculus section of this unit is focussed on dealing with…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    Choose 2 units from the following:

    Introduction to fundamentals of control designer concepts. Signal flow graphs will be covered with focus on cascade, parallel, controller canonical, observer canonical and phase variable forms. Frequency domain (PID) designs will be covered using a root locus to improve steady…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    This unit builds on the concepts and techniques of feedback control as well as data network control and management acquired in the 2nd year of the course. Topics include stability analysis through root locus, data network design, management and control,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit builds on the concepts and techniques of digital and analogue circuit design, and microcontroller-based development acquired in the 2nd year of the course. Topics include embedded system design utilising microcontrollers, FPGAs, DSPs and GPUs, advanced digital and analogue…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    Choose 2 units from the following:

    This unit builds on the concepts of data networks and digital electronics in the 2nd year of the course and adds numerous design techniques for communication equipment. Topics include mixed signal design, source encoding, small scale fading, data encoding, security…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit covers the fundamental concepts and techniques used when planning a mobile communication network. Cellular concepts used in modern communication systems and standards will be explored to provide a deeper understanding in wireless communication propagation effects. These include small-scale…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The unit extends the physics of electrical phenomena when wavelength is small relative to system physical dimensions. The unit introduces an analysis and design, as well as phenomena encountered when wavelength is short relative to the physical dimensions of an…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    Mechanical engineers are involved in mechanical design, manufacture, assembly, commissioning, maintenance, safety, management, and policy development within vast global sectors including energy, transportation, manufacturing, and automation. The largest and most complicated machines on the planet, from ships and aircraft to highly technical mechatronics and automation, need the skills and knowledge of a mechanical engineer.

    This unit of study aims to 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…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1 - other
    HobartSemester 2 - other

    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 1

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

    Students learn, through theory and laboratory experiments, to solve problems in dynamics and vibrations, using Newtonian kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    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 is primarily concerned with extending concepts of single variable calculus into the domain of several variables. It also looks at the construction of periodic functions with Fourier series.The calculus section of this unit is focussed on dealing with…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    Choose one unit from the following

    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. This unit also…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    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 provides students an understanding of the fundamental principles in the modelling and control of linear systems. The topics covered include: (1) an introduction to feedback control systems, (2) deriving mathematical models for a system in the frequency domain…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    Choose four units from the following

    This unit introduces students to computational analysis using finite element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The unit covers background theory and numerical methods and explores the application of commercial software in solving practical problems with an emphasis on…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    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

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    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

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    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

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    In recent years, BIM has become the top priority for the construction industry as it is becoming a mandatory requirement for more and more projects. This unit is aimed at teaching the basic principles of BIM and the introduction of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    Renewable Energy and Electrical Power engineers will transition electrical power networks worldwide to renewable sources, meeting the challenges and opportunities associated with the integration of renewable generation technologies into power systems. They will be conversant in technologies and trends in power transmission (including HVDC technologies) with a focus on key contemporary energy storage technologies and their importance in evolving energy systems, along with emerging issues and technologies associated with future transition of the power sector. They will plan power system within the constraints of energy economics and the energy system regulatory environment.

    This unit of study aims to 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…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1 - other
    HobartSemester 2 - other

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

    This unit introduces students to the operation principles and characteristics of electrical machines and transformers as well as the physics behind the operation of these machines. Students will gain a thorough understanding of transformers, DC motors, induction machines and synchronous…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    The aim of this unit is to provide students with expertise in the design and analysis of power electronic circuits for a variety of practical applications. The unit covers a wide range of power electronic switching devices and converter circuits…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    The aim of this unit is to provide students expertise in the analysis of power system dynamics and stability for practical applications. The unit covers an introduction to the concept of power system stability, representation of synchronous machines and AC…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    This unit introduces students to the basics of power system analysis, power generation and power transmission systems. Students will gain skills in analysing and modelling power systems, including calculating fault currents, performing stability analysis and solving load flow studies. The…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSummer school

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

    The aim of this unit is to instill confidence and understanding of those concepts of power system analysis that are likely to be encountered in the study and practice of electrical power engineering. The approach is to develop the thinking…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    This unit provides students with knowledge of renewable energy technologies, energy storage systems, power electronics interfaces and associated control, and renewable energy system design and implementation. Students will be able to practice their design skills in renewable energy systems through…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    This unit is primarily concerned with extending concepts of single variable calculus into the domain of several variables. It also looks at the construction of periodic functions with Fourier series.The calculus section of this unit is focussed on dealing with…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    This unit introduces students to the monitoring and assessment needs of emerging power systems including exploring climate resilient infrastructure and designing protection systems for power systems with a high penetration of distributed renewable generation. Students will be able to describe…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    In this unit students will investigate the operation of power systems which include converter-based generation, loads and storage. Students will develop the skills and knowledge to describe how voltage-source converter technologies operate in a power system, and to analyse HVDC…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    This unit provides students with the skills and knowledge required to model energy systems in an environment where generation, demand and energy storage in power systems are rapidly evolving. Students will develop energy balance models for individual power systems components,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    This unit introduces students to hydropower and key energy storage technologies which will shape future power systems, including pumped hydro storage and battery energy storage. Students will learn to accurately describe the key features and functionalities of these technologies, including…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    Timber Design engineers focus on all aspects of timber engineering from the design and erection of commercial and residential timber buildings to the processing and manufacture of their components, including engineered wood products. They are concerned not only with structural design and manufacturing, but with the building lifecycle, embodied energy, operational energy efficiency and building performance.

    This unit of study aims to 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…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1 - other
    HobartSemester 2 - other

    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

    In this unit, you will learn about the processes for the design of engineered timber structures used in multistory and commercial buildings in compliance with the relevant Australian and International Standards. You will also learn about the design of timber…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Engineered wood products overcome the size, structural and design constraints inherent in solid wood boards through a process of log breakdown and reassembly. This unit provides students wishing to produce and use these products with the principles and practice of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    In this unit, you will explain the impact of thermal capacity and performance of timber buildings on the health and wellbeing of occupants within regular timber structures/buildings. You will also discuss the impact of internal and external moisture challenges on…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit extends your knowledge learnt in ENG321 and focuses on the design of aspects of advanced timber structures such as timber-framed multi-storey residential or commercial buildings. Students will extend prior knowledge of design actions based on current Australian design…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    As a natural but biodegradable material, timber's durability and resistance to biological and other attack are related to its natural durability, any treatment applied to improve this durability and the exposure that results from inclusion in a structure. This unit…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    This unit explains the organic origins, growth and defects effects on timber performance as a structural material. You will also learn to describe engineered wood products in terms of the manufacturing process and specify timber structures for moisture content, shrinkage…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    In recent years, BIM has become the top priority for the construction industry as it is becoming a mandatory requirement for more and more projects. This unit is aimed at teaching the basic principles of BIM and the introduction of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    This unit describes prefabrication principles, fabrication basics, services integration strategies, site management strategies and BIM approaches in timber the fabrication sector. In this unit, you will design regular timber structures for constructibility and prefabrication and also coordinate and optimise timber…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    In this unit, you will explain the role of ventilation as a part of a passive thermal performance of a timber structure/building. You will also describe climate zones, set the regulated thermal performance in accordance with the standards and design…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    In this unit, you will learn about the processes for the design of advanced timber joints and connections to Australian and European Standards. You will also learn to conduct finite element analysis of timber structures and connections and their optimisation…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    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).

    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 an exemption for ENG700.

    Advanced standing for the first year of the MProfEng (Specialisation) may be granted for suitably qualified candidates. Granting of additional exemptions 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.

    Admission to most postgraduate coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies, meet any prerequisite subjects, and meet English language requirements to be eligible for an offer.

    English Language Requirements  

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    English Language Requirements are:  IELTS (Academic) 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0)

    Course Specific 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).

    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 an exemption for ENG700.

    Advanced standing for the first year of the MProfEng (Specialisation) may be granted for suitably qualified candidates. Granting of additional exemptions 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.

    Advanced standing for the first year of the MProfEng (Specialisation) may be granted for suitably qualified candidates. This is assessed individually but would normally include students with a Bachelor of Engineering.

    Articulation agreements with current Chinese university partners (SDUST, XUST, WESTA) are being explored to enable students in the existing "2+2" programmes (which articulate into the BE(Hons)) to instead opt for a "3+2" articulation into this MProfEng. Articulation for UTAS BE(Hons) students after three years via the BEngTech is also being explored.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Options for this course

    This is a full-fee course, which means you’ll need to pay the entire amount for your studies. Commonwealth supported places are not available in this postgraduate course. However, there are still support options available for eligible students to help you manage the cost of studying this course.

    You may be able to fund all or part of your tuition fees by accessing a FEE-HELP loan from the Australian Government. FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists domestic full-fee students to pay for University, which is repaid through the Australian Tax System once you earn above a repayment threshold. This means you’ll only have to start repaying the loan once you start earning above a specific amount.

    Our scholarships and prizes program also offers more than 400 scholarships across all areas of study. You can even apply for multiple scholarships in one easy application.

    An important note on Youth Allowance and Austudy

    The Department of Social Services has approved some accredited and professionally oriented Masters courses for student payments through Youth Allowance or Austudy. This means if you enrol in one of these courses, you may be eligible for student payments. However, please be aware that this is not the case for all Master courses. Please visit our Scholarships, Fees and Costs website for further information.

    Further information

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    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

    2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $ 115,707 AUD *.

    Course cost based on a rate of $37,250 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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