Handbook

Master of Engineering (Electrical)

Year and Campus: 2017

Coordinator

Christina Lim

Email: chrislim@unimelb.edu.au

Contact

Melbourne School of Engineering

Currently enrolled students:

Future students:

Overview:

Electrical engineers play a key role in the design, implementation and management of systems that exploit electrical phenomena to meet practical needs. These include systems for automation, surveillance, energy conversion, power distribution, telecommunications and information processing, on both very large and very small scales. Graduates are sought after for their strong analytical skills and they find employment in a variety of industries in roles ranging from research-and-development to project management and finance.

Learning Outcomes:

To produce graduates skilled in fundamental electrical engineering principles and the application of these to solve complex open-ended problems. Within this specialisation, students acquire core skills in the areas of electronics, control, signal processing and communications, and they may choose to undertake advanced study in one or more of these areas, in addition to other topics such as power systems and lightwave systems.

Structure & Available Subjects:

The Master of Engineering (Electrical) consists of 300 points of study – 212.5 points core including a capstone project plus 87.5 points elective subjects (at least 50 points of which must be taken from Electrical Engineering Electives listed 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 – 212.5 points core (compulsory) plus 87.5 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 from the list below (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
Semester 2, Winter Term
12.5
  • 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 Approved Elective
  • Students who completed ELEN30013 Electronic System Implementation during their University of Melbourne undergraduate degree should replace this subject with an Approved Elective (12.5 points)

Core (87.5 points)

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

Suggested third 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the third 100 points:

  • 25 points Electrical Engineering Capstone Project
  • 50 points Electrical Engineering Electives (from the list below)
  • 25 points Approved Electives

OR

  • 50 points BMEN90030 BioDesign Innovation
  • 50 points Electrical Engineering Electives (from the list below)

Electrical Engineering Capstone Projects

Students must complete an Electrical Engineering Capstone Project (25 points):

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

OR

Students can choose to complete the following subject (50 points) as an alternative to the Electrical Engineering Capstone Project:

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Note 1: ELEN90070 Electrical Engineering Capstone Project A is only available for students who enrol in ELEN90070 prior to 2017.

Note 2: ELEN90081 Electrical Engineering Capstone Project Part 1 and ELEN90082 Electrical Engineering Capstone Project Part 2 must be taken in 2 consecutive semesters. Students commence ELEN90081 in Semester 2 and continue ELEN90082 in the consecutive semester (Semester 1 in the following year). Upon successful completion of this project, students will receive 25 points credit. Students wishing to undertake this subject should also complete the lecture component of the ELEN90082 in Semester 1 in the following year.

Electrical Engineering Electives

Total 50 points

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
12.50
Semester 2
12.50

Approved Electives

Total 37.5 points

An approved elective is any postgraduate level subject or third-year undergraduate subject. Please note:

  1. All students must meet any requisite prior to enrolling in a subject
  2. Students may need written permission from other faculties to enrol in some subjects; please check with the coordinator of the subject
  3. Students may take the following subject as an approved elective:
Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
January, Semester 1, Semester 2
25
Links to further information: http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/study/degrees/master-engineering-electrical/overview
Related Course(s): Master of Engineering

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