The Master of Spatial Engineering is fully accredited by Engineers Australia.
Surveyors Registration Board Victoria (SRBV)
Accreditation has been approved by the Surveyors Registration Board Victoria (SRBV) for the Master of Spatial Engineering (Land Systems).
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this course, graduates should be able to:
- Apply knowledge and practice in spatial engineering fields of mathematics of spatial information, spatial information systems and databases, spatial data infrastructures, advanced surveying and mapping, positioning and imaging;
- Apply knowledge and practice in specialised spatial engineering topics which might include land systems, computational systems, business systems or environmental systems;
- Analyse and design spatial engineering systems and products;
- Apply problem solving and trouble shooting skills that may be applied in professional practice;
- Demonstrate proficiency over established and emerging engineering methods and tools to solve practical engineering problems;
- Understand the basic principles underlying the management of physical, human and financial resources;
- Undertake a piece of original research either within an industrial setting or in a laboratory, involving the collection of spatial data, its objective analysis and interpretation;
- Communicate in writing and verbally to make a meaningful contribution to the changes facing society;
- Associate to sectors influenced by spatial engineering, such as smart cities, infrastructure engineering, environmental sustainability, and transportation systems;
- Demonstrate professional ethical behaviour and responsibilities towards their profession and the community, including having positive and responsible approaches to sustainable development, process and personal safety, management of spatial information and professional integrity.
Master of Spatial Engineering graduates are expected to have the following qualities and skills:
- an advanced understanding of the changing knowledge base in spatial engineering;
- an ability to evaluate and synthesise the research and professional literature in the spatial engineering discipline;
- advanced skills and techniques applicable to spatial engineering;
- well-developed problem-solving abilities, characterised by flexibility of approach;
- advanced competencies in engineering professional expertise and scholarship;
- a capacity to articulate their knowledge and understanding in oral and written forms of communications;
- an advanced understanding of the international context and sensitivities of spatial engineering;
- an appreciation of the design, conduct and reporting of original research;
- a capacity to manage competing demands on time, including self-directed project work;
- a profound respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of scholarship;
- an appreciation of the ways in which advanced knowledge equips the student to offer leadership in the specialist area;
- the capacity to value and participate in projects which require teamwork;
- an understanding of the significance and value of their knowledge to the wider community (including business and industry);
- a capacity to engage where appropriate with issues in contemporary society; and,
- advanced working skills in the application of computer systems and software and a receptiveness to the opportunities offered by new technologies.
University of Melbourne Graduate Attributes
- Academically excellent
- Knowledgeable across disciplines
- Attuned to cultural diversity
- Active global citizens
- Leaders in communities
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology Graduate Attributes
- Strong analytical skills
- Depth of understanding
- Practical ingenuity creativity
- Business and management
- Understanding of global issues
- Lifelong learners
- High ethical standards and professionalism
Engineers Australia Competencies
- Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.
- Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
- In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
- Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
- Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline
- Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering
- Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving
- Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
- Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
- Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
- Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
- Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
- Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
- Professional use and management of information.
- Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
- Effective team membership and team leadership.
Last updated: 26 February 2024