Handbook

Master of Engineering (Civil with Business)

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 the opportunity to study the core elements of civil engineering in the context of the business of engineering practice. 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.

In addition, students study a series of subjects that are directed specifically to develop knowledge around the business context of engineering including marketing, financing, engineering contracts, economic analysis and strategic planning. 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.

Learning Outcomes:

On the successful completion of the Master of Engineering (Civil with Business) 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 in the context of the business world;
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 or practice related to business and civil engineering;
e) Communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions, professional and business decisions to 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 with Business) will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills in the fields of infrastructure engineering with specific emphasis on the financial and business contexts of engineering practice:

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 with Business) consists of 300 points of study.

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 287.5 credit points core (compulsory) subjects and 12.5 credit points of selective subjects. Students must complete all 300 points of subjects, or have advanced standing or exemption.

The core 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 preferred 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

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

Suggested second 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the second 100 points:

  • 100 points Core from the list below

Core (100 points)

Suggested third 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the third 100 points:

  • 87.5 points Core

Note:

  • CVEN90022 is only available to students who enrol in CVEN90022 prior to 2017.
  • 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.

  • Students can complete CVEN90047 IE Research 2 in a single semester in place of completing CVEN90064 IE Research Project 1 Part 1 and CVEN90065 IE Research Project 1 Part 2 over two semesters.


Core (87.5 points)

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
12.50
  • 12.5 points Civil Engineering Selectives

Students must choose one of the below subjects:

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

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