About this course
|Award title||Master of Engineering|
|Year & campus||2018 — Parkville|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||300 credit points|
|Duration||36 months full-time or 72 months part-time|
The professional Master of Engineering is a three-year full time program consisting of 300 credit points (may also be taken part-time), offered in seventeen specialisations: Biomedical, Biomedical with Business, Biochemical, Chemical, Chemical with Business, Civil, Civil with Business, Electrical, Electrical with Business, Environmental, Mechanical, Mechanical with Business, Mechatronics, Software, Software with Business, Spatial and Structural. Students can enter the Master of Engineering via a number of pathways:
- Based on prior study of (suitable) Mathematics and (suitable) Science subjects at the first-year university level, plus a completed undergraduate degree;
- Based on the prior completion of a designated “Engineering Systems” major in the New Generation/Melbourne Model Bachelor of Biomedicine, Bachelor of Environments, Bachelor of Science;
- Based on prior completion of a designated sequence of Breadth subjects in the New Generation/Melbourne Model Bachelor of Commerce;
- Based on an undergraduate Bachelor of Engineering or equivalent.
Advanced standing will be awarded for equivalent subjects taken in prior study to applicants on the following basis:
Credit, Advanced Standing and Accelerated Entry Policy (MPF1293) https://policy.unimelb.edu.au/MPF1293
Upon completion of the Master of Engineering, it is possible for a student to be awarded Master of Engineering with Distinction provided a student has achieved a high level of academic performance. Eligibility of the Distinction award is dependent on a calculated distinction score.
The distinction score will only take into account level 9 subjects undertaken at the University of Melbourne. This means Study Abroad and Exchange subjects will not be considered. One 12.5 point subject with the lowest mark will be omitted in the calculation of the distinction score. All level 9 subjects with credit points of more than 12.5 points must be included in the calculations. Only marks from the first attempt at a subject will be used. The average mark will be weighted by the credit points of the subjects. A Master of Engineering with Distinction will be awarded if the score is 80 or above.
Engineering Practice Hurdle Requirement
Students enrolled in the masters will need to satisfy the requirements of the Engineering Practice hurdle prior to being awarded the degree.
Students will be introduced early in their degree to the online e-portfolio system as a way of documenting their attainment of graduate attributes which accord with University and professional accreditation standards. Students will keep a record of their stepwise attainment of these capabilities throughout their engineering studies at Melbourne. The artifacts recorded in the e-portfolio will include formal study elements, such as design reports, as well as reflections on extracurricular activities such as employment and volunteering activities. The final output for this hurdle will be to produce portfolios for two jobs that place emphasis on different attributes.
At the completion of the hurdle students should be able to:
- Analyse job advertisements and selection criteria to identify the graduate attributes an employer is seeking;
- Compare evidence of their attribute acquisition with those sought by employers;
- Plan the further development of their attributes to meet career goals;
- Prepare a portfolio of evidence of acquisition of attributes that meet a particular employers needs.
Preparation and submission of two portfolios totalling 2000 words, submitted via the e-portfolio system, in the final semester of the degree to the satisfaction of the course coordinator. Completion of the degree will not be approved until this requirement has been met.
Last updated: 2 October 2020