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All students in the Melbourne School of Engineering must complete two subjects from the approved lists below prior to confirmation. Students in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering must complete two additional subjects after confirmation, which may be chosen outside of the Departmental list with additional approval.

If a student does not have sufficient background in the subjects or their area of research, they may be required to take preliminary undergraduate subjects or complementary subjects such as ‘LING90002:Presenting Academic Discourse’ or ‘MAST90007:Statistics for Research Workers’. Preliminary undergraduate and complementary subjects will not count towards the postgraduate level coursework requirement for the Doctor of Philosophy - Engineering (DR-PHILENG).

Students in the following Departments may select subjects from the complete list below:

  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Computing and Information Systems
  • Infrastructure Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

Graduate/Postgraduate subjects NOT listed below may be selected in consultation with the student’s supervisor and require the endorsement from the subject coordinator and Head of Department or their nominee.

Students in Electrical and Electronic Engineering must select from the Electrical and Electronic Engineering list.

Subjects Available:

Biomedical Engineering

BMEN90004 ELEN90071 BMEN90021 BMEN90012 BMEN90029 BMEN90002 BMEN90022 BMEN90011 BMEN90027

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Code Name Study period Credit Points
BIEN90004 Biochemical & Pharmaceutical Engineering
Semester 2
12.5
BMEN90011 Tissue Engineering & Stem Cells
Semester 2
12.5
BMEN90012 Soft Matter Engineering
Semester 1
12.5
CHEN90007 Advanced Thermo & Reactor Engineering
Semester 2
12.5
CHEN90010 Minerals, Materials and Recycling
Semester 2
12.5
CHEN90011 Bioenvironmental Engineering
Semester 2
12.5
CHEN90012 Process Equipment Design
Semester 1
12.5
CHEN90018 Particle Mechanics and Processing
Semester 1
12.5
CHEN90019 Advanced Heat & Mass Transport Processes
Semester 1
12.5
CHEN90027 Carbon Capture and Storage
Semester 1
12.5
CHEN90031 Bioprocess Engineering
Semester 1
12.5
CHEN90032 Process Dynamics And Control
Semester 2
12.5
CHEN90034 Research Methods
Semester 1
12.5
CHEN90035 Advanced Topics in Chemical Engineering
Summer Term
12.5
CHEN90036 Recent Advances in Separation Processes
Semester 1
12.5
ENGR90024 Computational Fluid Dynamics
Semester 1
12.5
ENGR90029 Analysing Energy Systems
Semester 1
12.5
FOOD90029 Food Engineering
Semester 1
12.5

Computing and Information Systems Engineering

Code Name Study period Credit Points
BINF90002 Elements of Bioinformatics
Semester 1
12.5
COMP90007 Internet Technologies
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
COMP90014 Algorithms for Functional Genomics
Semester 2
12.5
COMP90015 Distributed Systems
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
COMP90016 Computational Genomics
Semester 1
12.5
COMP90017 Sensor Networks and Applications Not available in 2017 12.5
COMP90018 Mobile Computing Systems Programming
Semester 2
12.5
COMP90019 Distributed Computing Project
Semester 1
Semester 2
25
COMP90020 Distributed Algorithms
Semester 1
12.5
COMP90024 Cluster and Cloud Computing
Semester 1
12.5
COMP90025 Parallel and Multicore Computing
Semester 2
12.5
COMP90038 Algorithms and Complexity
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
COMP90041 Programming and Software Development
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
COMP90042 Web Search and Text Analysis
Semester 1
12.5
COMP90043 Cryptography and Security
Semester 2
12.5
COMP90044 Research Methods
Semester 2
12.5
COMP90045 Programming Language Implementation
Semester 1
12.5
COMP90046 Constraint Programming
Semester 2
12.5
COMP90048 Declarative Programming
Semester 2
12.5
COMP90049 Knowledge Technologies
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
COMP90050 Advanced Database Systems
Semester 1
12.5
COMP90051 Statistical Machine Learning
Semester 2
12.5
COMP90054 AI Planning for Autonomy
Semester 2
12.5
COMP90057 Advanced Theoretical Computer Science
Semester 2
12.5
GEOM90018 Spatial Databases
Semester 1
12.5
GEOM90042 Spatial Information Programming
Semester 1
12.5
INFO90001 eHealth & Biomedical Informatics Methods
Semester 2
12.5
INFO90002 Database Systems & Information Modelling
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ISYS90026 Fundamentals of Information Systems
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ISYS90031 Research Methods in Information Systems
Semester 1
12.5
ISYS90032 Emerging Technologies and Issues
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ISYS90034 B2B Electronic Commerce
Semester 2
12.5
ISYS90035 Knowledge Management Systems
Semester 1
12.5
ISYS90036 Enterprise Systems
Semester 1
12.5
ISYS90037 Managing IS Projects: People & Politics Not available in 2017 12.5
ISYS90038 IS Strategy and Governance
March
Semester 2
12.5
ISYS90040 Managing Change for IS Professionals
Semester 2
12.5
ISYS90043 Enterprise Applications & Architectures
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ISYS90045 Professional IS Consulting
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ISYS90048 Managing ICT Infrastructure
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ISYS90049 Business Analysis Modelling and Design
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ISYS90050 IT Project and Change Management
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ISYS90051 Impact of Digitisation
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ISYS90052 Managing Large Projects Not available in 2017 12.5
ISYS90055 Managing IT Outsourcing
Semester 2
12.5
ISYS90069 eHealth & Biomedical Informatics Systems
Semester 1
12.5
ISYS90076 IT Infrastructure for eHealth
Semester 1
12.5
ISYS90077 EHealth Applications and Solutions
Semester 1
12.5
ISYS90078 Health Data, Information and Knowledge
Semester 2
12.5
ISYS90085 Interaction Design and Usability
Semester 2
12.5
ISYS90086 Data Warehousing
Summer Term
12.5
ISYS90087 Service Management and Innovation
Semester 1
12.5
SKIL90004 Project Management in Science
Semester 1
12.5
SWEN90004 Modelling Complex Software Systems
Semester 1
12.5
SWEN90006 Software Testing and Reliability
Semester 2
12.5
SWEN90007 Software Design and Architecture
Semester 2
12.5
SWEN90009 Software Requirements Analysis
Semester 1
12.5
SWEN90010 High Integrity Systems Engineering
Semester 1
12.5
ISYS90070 Information Security Consulting Not available in 2017 12.5
ISYS90070 Information Security Consulting Not available in 2017 12.5

Infrastructure Engineering

Code Name Study period Credit Points
CVEN90016 Concrete Design and Technology
Semester 2
12.5
CVEN90017 Earthquake Resistant Design of Buildings
Semester 1
12.5
CVEN90018 Structural Dynamics and Modelling
Semester 2
12.5
CVEN90019 Sustainable Water Resources Systems
Semester 1
12.5
CVEN90024 High Rise Structures
Semester 1
12.5
CVEN90026 Extreme Loading of Structures
Semester 1
12.5
CVEN90027 Geotechnical Applications
Semester 2
12.5
CVEN90035 Structural Theory and Design 3
Semester 2
12.5
CVEN90043 Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering
Semester 1
12.5
CVEN90044 Engineering Site Characterisation
Semester 1
12.5
CVEN90048 Transport Systems
Semester 2
12.5
CVEN90050 Geotechnical Engineering
Semester 1
12.5
CVEN90061 Freight Systems
Semester 1
12.5
ENEN90005 Environmental Management ISO 14000
Semester 2
12.5
ENEN90006 Solid Wastes to Sustainable Resources
Semester 1
12.5
ENEN90011 Energy Efficiency Technology
Semester 2
12.5
ENEN90014 Sustainable Buildings
September
12.5
ENEN90027 Energy for Sustainable Development
Semester 1
12.5
ENEN90028 Monitoring Environmental Impacts
Semester 2
12.5
ENEN90029 Water and Waste Water Management
Semester 2
12.5
ENEN90030 Groundwater Hydrology
Semester 2
12.5
ENEN90031 Quantitative Environmental Modelling
Semester 1
12.5
ENEN90032 Environmental Analysis Tools
Semester 2
12.5
ENEN90033 Solar Energy
Semester 1
12.5
ENEN90034 Environmental Applied Hydrology
Semester 1
12.5
ENGM90006 Engineering Contracts and Procurement
Semester 2
12.5
ENGM90007 Project Management Practices
Semester 1
12.5
ENGR90026 Engineering Entrepreneurship
Semester 2
12.5
GEOM90005 Remote Sensing
Semester 2
12.5
GEOM90006 Spatial Analysis
Semester 2
12.5
GEOM90007 Spatial Visualisation
Semester 2
12.5
GEOM90008 Foundations of Spatial Information
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
GEOM90016 Advanced Topics in GIScience
Semester 1
12.5
GEOM90015 Spatial Data Infrastructure
July
12.5
GEOM90018 Spatial Databases
Semester 1
12.5
GEOM90033 Satellite Positioning Systems
Semester 2
12.5
GEOM90038 Advanced Imaging
Semester 1
12.5
GEOM90039 Advanced Surveying and Mapping
Summer Term
12.5
GEOM90040 Mathematics of Spatial Information
Semester 2
12.5
GEOM90041 Cadastral Surveying Not available in 2017 12.5
GEOM90042 Spatial Information Programming
Semester 1
12.5

Mechanical Engineering

Code Name Study period Credit Points
BMEN90022 Computational Biomechanics
Semester 2
12.5
ELEN90064 Advanced Control Systems
Semester 2
12.5
ENGM90015 Management and Leadership for Engineers
Semester 1
12.5
ENGR90019 Adv Topics in Fluid Mechanics Not available in 2017 12.5
ENGR90020 Adv Topics in Biomechanics Not available in 2017 12.5
ENGR90024 Computational Fluid Dynamics
Semester 1
12.5
ENGR90026 Engineering Entrepreneurship
Semester 2
12.5
MCEN90017 Advanced Motion Control
Semester 1
12.5
MCEN90018 Advanced Fluid Dynamics
Semester 1
12.5
MCEN90019 Advanced Thermodynamics
Semester 2
12.5
MCEN90020 Advanced Materials
Semester 2
12.5
MCEN90028 Robotics and Automation Systems
Semester 2
12.5
MCEN90029 Advanced Solid Mechanics
Semester 1
12.5
MCEN90031 Applied High Performance Computing
Semester 2
12.5
MCEN90032 Sensor Systems
Semester 2
12.5
MCEN90023 Quality and Reliability
Semester 1
12.5

Graduate School of Science

BioSciences

Code Name Study period Credit Points
SCIE90013 Communication for Research Scientists
Semester 1
12.5

School of Botany

Code Name Study period Credit Points
BIOL90001 Microscopy for Biological Sciences
Semester 1
12.5

School of Chemistry

Code Name Study period Credit Points
CHEM90009 Chemical Synthesis & Characterisation 1
Semester 1
12.5
CHEM90010 Advanced Chemical Applications 1
July
12.5
CHEM90017 Chemical Synthesis & Characterisation 2
Semester 1
12.5
CHEM90018 Advanced Chemical Applications 2
July
12.5

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Students are permitted to undertake the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Masters level Mathematics and Statistics subjects listed below:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MAST90011 Mathematical Biology Not available in 2017 12.5
MAST90012 Measure Theory
Semester 1
12.5
MAST90013 Network Optimisation
Semester 2
12.5
MAST90014 Optimisation for Industry
Semester 1
12.5
MAST90017 Representation Theory
Semester 2
12.5
MAST90019 Random Processes
Semester 2
12.5
MAST90020 Functional Analysis Not available in 2017 12.5
MAST90023 Algebraic Topology Not available in 2017 12.5
MAST90025 Commutative and Multilinear Algebra Not available in 2017 12.5
MAST90026 Computational Differential Equations Not available in 2017 12.5
MAST90027 The Practice of Statistics Not available in 2017 12.5
MAST90029 Differential Topology and Geometry
Semester 1
12.5
MAST90030 Advanced Discrete Mathematics
Semester 2
12.5
MAST90031 Enumerative Combinatorics
Semester 1
12.5
MAST90044 Thinking and Reasoning with Data
Semester 1
12.5
MAST90045 Systems Modelling and Simulation
Semester 1
12.5
MAST90050 Scheduling and Optimisation Not available in 2017 12.5
MAST90051 Mathematics of Risk Not available in 2017 12.5
MAST90053 Experimental Mathematics Not available in 2017 12.5
MAST90056 Riemann Surfaces and Complex Analysis
Semester 2
12.5
MAST90057 Elements of Probability
Semester 1
12.5
MAST90058 Elements of Statistics
Semester 2
12.5
MAST90059 Stochastic Calculus with Applications
Semester 1
12.5
MAST90060 Mathematical Statistical Mechanics
Semester 1
12.5
MAST90064 Advanced Methods: Differential Equations
Semester 1
12.5
MAST90065 Exactly Solvable Models
Semester 2
12.5
MAST90067 Advanced Methods: Transforms Not available in 2017 12.5
MAST90068 Groups, Categories & Homological Algebra Not available in 2017 12.5
MAST90069 Introduction to String Theory Not available in 2017 12.5
MAST90080 Advanced Modelling: Case Studies Not available in 2017 12.5
MAST90081 Advanced Probability
Semester 1
12.5
MAST90082 Mathematical Statistics
Semester 1
12.5
MAST90083 Computational Statistics and Data Mining
Semester 2
12.5
MAST90084 Statistical Modelling
Semester 1
12.5
MAST90085 Multivariate Statistical Techniques
Semester 2
12.5
MAST90101 Introduction to Statistical Computing
Semester 1
12.5

School of Physics

Code Name Study period Credit Points
PHYC90006 Quantum and Advanced Optics
Semester 2
12.5
PHYC90007 Quantum Mechanics
Semester 1
12.5

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering students may select subjects from the list below:

Subjects Available

Code Name Study period Credit Points
BMEN90004 Advanced Neural Information Processing
Semester 1
12.5
ELEN90018 Adv Topics in Engineering Mathematics
Semester 1
12.5
ELEN90026 Introduction to Optimisation
Semester 2
12.5
ELEN90027 Linear Systems Theory
Semester 1
12.5
ELEN90028 Nonlinear Systems Theory
Semester 1
12.5
ELEN90030 Information Theory Not available in 2017 12.5
ELEN90071 Auditory and Visual Processing
Semester 2
12.5
ELEN90076 Digital Image Processing
Semester 2
12.5
ELEN90077 Grid Integration of Renewables
August
12.5
ELEN90078 Distributed Systems and Game Theory
Semester 1
12.5
ELEN90079 Statistical Signal Processing
Semester 2
12.5
ELEN90080 Secure Cyberphysical Systems
Semester 1
12.5
ELEN90085 Advanced Topics in Optical Communication
Semester 2
12.5
ELEN90086 Advanced Topics in Nano-Optics
Semester 1
12.5
ELEN90087 Discrete and Network Optimisation
Semester 2
12.5

Graduate/Postgraduate subjects NOT listed above may be selected in consultation with the student’s supervisor and require the endorsement of the subject coordinator and Head of Department or their nominee.

Last updated: 19 October 2018