Handbook

Master of Engineering (Civil)

Year and Campus: 2017

Coordinator

Assoc Prof Nelson Lam

Email: ntkl@unimelb.edu.au

Contact

Melbourne School of Engineering

Currently enrolled students:

Future students:

Overview:

Civil engineers design and create many different kinds of infrastructure to support our society. This specialisation offers considerable scope. It is the objective of this course that graduates have acquired a sound fundamental understanding of the scientific principles underlying a number of sub-disciplines including sustainability, environmental processes, structural engineering, geo-technical and hydraulic engineering, transport, and project management.

Great emphasis is also placed on the development of generic skills with management, communication, problem-solving and design and innovation in civil engineering. Interaction with industry professionals is available through guest lectures, field and project work. Career opportunities abound in government, construction, property, infrastructure, consulting, mining, land, water, and waste.

The Master of Engineering (Civil) has full accreditation with Engineers Australia and EUR-ACE®.

Learning Outcomes:

On the successful completion of the Master of Engineering (Civil) students should have:

a) Gained advanced knowledge of the principles of civil engineering underpinning the provision of infrastructure;
b) Had the opportunity to develop research principles and methods in the field of civil engineering;
c) Cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice of civil engineering;
d) Cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge of civil engineering;
e) Communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions, to professional engineering and non-engineering audiences;
f) Technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse, theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship in the field of civil engineering.

Graduates of the Master of Engineering (Civil) will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills in the fields of infrastructure engineering with specific opportunity to study some sub-disciplines (structural, geotechnical, water) of civil engineering in greater depth:

g) With creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning;
h) With high level personal autonomy and accountability;
i) To plan and execute a substantial piece of scholarship.

Structure & Available Subjects:

The Master of Engineering (Civil) consists of 300 points of study - 237.5 points core, 12.5 points selective and 50 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 - consisting of 237.5 points core (compulsory), 12.5 points selective and 50 points elective subjects from the lists 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 (including one selective)

Core (100 points)

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
  • Selective (choose one) - University of Melbourne pathway students are recommended to take ENGR90034
Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.5

Suggested second 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the second 100 points:

  • 87.5 points Core
  • 12.5 points Civil Engineering Elective from the list below

Core (87.5 points)

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
12.50
Semester 2
12.50

Suggested third 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the third 100 points:

  • 25 points Core
  • 12.5 points Civil Engineering Selectives
  • 25 points from the Research Component (core) listed below
  • 37.5 points from the Civil Engineering Electives listed below

Core (25 points)

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Civil Engineering Selectives (12.5 points)

Students must choose one of the subjects listed below:

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Research Component (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 and is the preferred way of completing the project.

Note: CVEN90022 IE Research Project 1 is only available for students who enrol in CVEN90022 prior to 2017.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.50
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.5
Semester 1, Semester 2
12.5
Semester 1, Semester 2
25

Civil Engineering Electives

Civil Engineering Electives (50 points)

Note: Students may also choose one Infrastructure Engineering elective subject not on the list below.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
12.5
Semester 1
12.50
January, Semester 1, Semester 2
25
Links to further information: http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/study/degrees/master-engineering-civil/overview
Notes:
  • ENGR30002 Fluid Mechanics replaced ENGR30001 Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics in 2013. Students who have completed ENGR30001 are not required to undertake ENGR30002; credit cannot be obtained for both subjects.
Related Course(s): Master of Engineering

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