Master of Professional Engineering (Specialisation) (P7A)

Overview  2021

Entry Requirements

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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
Distance Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

Full Fee Paying places available

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 3 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Launceston
Semester 2
Due to the ongoing response to COVID-19, online study may replace some or all of your on-campus classes. We'll be sure to keep you informed of any changes.
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's 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 Masters 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.

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

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

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 two units from the following

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

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

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

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 two design projects…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

   
   

Year 3

Capstone Project Units

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

     

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
HobartFull Year Period

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
HobartWinter school (early)

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit 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 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 unit from

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 1

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 2

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

 
Year 3
Select four units 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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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
HobartFull Year Period

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
HobartWinter school (early)

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

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

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 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 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 1 unit from

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 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 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 2

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

    
  
Year 3
Select 4 units from

School of Engineering to advise…

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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
HobartFull Year Period

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
HobartWinter school (early)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    
    
Year 3

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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
HobartFull Year Period

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
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 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

   
Year 3

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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
HobartFull Year Period

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 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 modern communication systems fundamentals for engineering students specialised in electronics and communication engineering and other electrical engineering streams. It starts with an introduction to analog communication systems for the concepts of AM and FM communication, and phase…

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 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

    
     
Year 3
Select two units from

This unit concentrates on industrial process dynamics and control. The fundamentals of dynamic systems analysis and controller design studied in Control Systems 1 are built upon to include empirical modelling, and enhanced single loop control strategies. Specific topics that will…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

    
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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 builds on the concepts and techniques of signals and linear systems acquired in the 2nd year of the course and adds large scale network planning and design. Topics include communication network planning, cellular concepts, mobile radio propagation analysis…

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

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.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a 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

2021 Total Course Fee (international students): $ 107,009 AUD *.

Course cost based on a rate of $34,450 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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Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

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1300 363 864
International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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