Handbook

Master of Engineering (Structural)

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:

Structural engineers apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and evaluation of materials and systems used in building load-bearing structures like roads, buildings, rail lines, dams and offshore platforms. 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 that are associated with structural engineering. Great emphasis is also placed on the development of generic skills with management, communication, problem-solving and design and innovation in structural engineering.

Students in this specialisation learn from high quality researchers recognised internationally for their expertise in high-rise structures, and wind, waves, earthquake, impact and blast resistant technologies. Design seminars, field work and workshops provide students with opportunities to work with industry professionals in their final year. Career opportunities exist in a variety of roles related to the design of structures, their longevity, and their ability to withstand extremes such as earthquake, high winds, blast or fire.

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

Learning Outcomes:

To produce graduates who have acquired the educational and professional standards of Engineers Australia, with which the course is accredited, and are skilled in structural engineering principles with the ability to apply them to complex, open-ended engineering tasks and problems.

Structure & Available Subjects:

The Master of Engineering (Structural) consists of 300 points of study – 225 points core (compulsory), 12.5 points selective plus 62.5 points elective subjects as 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 – Students must complete all 300 points of subjects, including all core subjects, or have advanced standing or exemption.

Students must complete the following in the Master of Engineering (Structural):

  • 225 credit points of core subjects
  • 12.5 credit points of selective subjects
  • 62.5 credit points of structural engineering electives according to the lists 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 as listed below (including one selective)

Note: In 2013, ENGR30001 Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics was replaced with ENGR30002 Fluid Mechanics. Students who have completed ENGR30001 are not required to complete ENGR30002.

Students who completed CVEN30008 Risk Analysis or equivalent should consult with a course advisor to discuss their course structure.

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:

  • 75 points Core
  • 25 points Structural Engineering electives from the list below

Core (75 points)

Suggested third 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the third 100 points:

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

Core (25 points)

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Structural Engineering Selectives: 12.5 points. Students must choose one of the subjects 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

Structural Engineering Electives

Total 62.5 points

Students are strongly advised to include CVEN90016 Concrete Design and Technology and ENEN90014 Sustainable Buildings.

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

Links to further information: http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/study/degrees/master-engineering-structural/overview
Related Course(s): Master of Engineering

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