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Spatial

Specialisation (formal)Year: 2019

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Overview

The spatial information profession provides fundamental assets to a nation’s information infrastructure: knowledge about where and when. Engineers in this field study the science and technologies of measurement, mapping and visualisation. For example, they work on satellite and photographic image processing, three dimensional computer visualisations and global positioning systems. Through the course, students gain practical skills and highly sought after technical knowledge to prepare them for careers in land and/or asset management for government, banks or property firms, or as surveyors in mining, construction and land agencies, among others.

Intended learning outcomes

To produce graduates who are skilled in the engineering principles of spatial information and have the ability to apply them to complex, open-ended tasks and problems.

Structure

300 credit points

The Spatial specialisation of the Master of Engineering consists of 300 points of study – 262.5 points core and 37.5 points elective subjects as detailed below.

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

Subject Options

Total 300 points – 262.5 points core (compulsory) and 37.5 points elective subjects from the list below. Students must complete all 300 points of subjects, including all core subjects, or have advanced standing or exemption.

The core and elective subjects are those listed below. The order of subjects below is one way of progressing through the course – students who meet subject requisites may tailor their individual study plan to take into account advanced standing and their study load. Students plan their study online and can seek further advice from Stop 1 on individual study plans.

Suggested first 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the first 100 points:

  • 100 points Core

Core (100 points)

Code Name Study period Credit Points
COMP20005 Engineering Computation
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
CVEN30008 Engineering Risk Analysis
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
GEOM20013 Applications of GIS
Semester 1
12.5
GEOM30009 Imaging the Environment
Semester 1
12.5
GEOM20015 Surveying and Mapping
Semester 2
12.5
GEOM30012 Integrated Spatial Systems
Semester 2
12.5
GEOM30013 Land Administration Systems
Semester 2
12.5
INFO20003 Database Systems
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Suggested second 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the second 100 points:

  • 75 points Core (including one selective)
  • 25 points Elective

Core (75 points)

Code Name Study period Credit Points
GEOM90038 Advanced Imaging
Semester 1
12.5
GEOM90008 Foundations of Spatial Information
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
GEOM90006 Spatial Analysis
Semester 2
12.5
GEOM90033 Satellite Positioning Systems
Semester 2
12.5
GEOM90040 Mathematics of Spatial Information
Semester 2
12.5

  • Selective (choose one) - University of Melbourne pathway students are recommended to take ENGR90034

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ENGR90021 Engineering Practice and Communication
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ENGR90034 Creating Innovative Engineering
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Suggested third 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the third 100 points:

  • 62.5 points Core (including one selective)
  • 25 points from the Research Component (core) listed below
  • 12.5 points Elective

Core (62.5 points Core as listed + 25 points Research Component: Total 87.5 points)

Code Name Study period Credit Points
GEOM90039 Advanced Surveying and Mapping
Summer Term
12.5
GEOM90015 Spatial Data Infrastructure
July
12.5
GEOM90018 Spatial Databases
Semester 1
12.5
CVEN90045 Engineering Project Implementation
Semester 2
12.5

  • Selective (choose one)

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MGMT90140 Management Competencies
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ENGM90014 The World of Engineering Management
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Research Component

Total 25 Points

Students must choose one of the below options:

Option 1: CVEN90064 IE Research Project 1 Part 1 and CVEN90065 IE Research Project 1 Part 2. CVEN90064 IE Research Project 1 Part 1 and CVEN90065 IE Research Project 1 Part 2 must be taken in 2 consecutive semesters. Students may commence in either Semester 1 or Semester 2 and continue their enrolment in the consecutive semester.

Option 2: CVEN90047 IE Research Project 2 is completed over one semester only.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
CVEN90064 IE Research Project 1 Part 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
CVEN90065 IE Research Project 1 Part 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
CVEN90047 IE Research Project 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
25

Electives

Total 37.5 points

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ABPL90041 Property Law (PG)
Semester 1
12.5
ABPL90366 Urban Informatics
September
12.5
CVEN90043 Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering
Semester 1
12.5
CVEN90048 Transport Systems
Semester 2
12.5
CVEN90061 Freight Systems
Semester 1
12.5
CVEN90062 Building Information Modeling
Semester 2
12.5
CVEN90068 Port Access and Navigation
Semester 1
September
12.5
ENGR90033 Internship
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
25
GEOM90005 Remote Sensing
Semester 2
12.5
GEOM90007 Spatial Visualisation
Semester 2
12.5
GEOM90016
GEOM90041 Cadastral Surveying Not available in 2019 12.5
GEOM90045 Residential Land Development
Semester 1
12.5

Approved Electives: Students may choose an elective subject that has a spatial flavour from any masters level program at the University.

Students planning to gain SRVB accreditation must take a package of electives consisting of ABPL90041 Property Law, GEOM90041 Cadastral Surveying, and GEOM90045 Residential Land Development. Contact Dr Mohsen Kalantari at mohsen.kalantari@unimelb.edu.au for further information.

Links

http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/study/degrees/master-engineering-spatial/overview

Last updated: 3 April 2019