Handbook

206EC Master of Environmental Engineering

Year and Campus: 2017 - Parkville
CRICOS Code: 032293F
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Duration & Credit Points: 100 credit points taken over 12 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.

Coordinator

Associate Professor Graham Moore

grahamam@unimelb.edu.au

Contact

Melbourne School of Engineering

Currently enrolled students:

Future students:

Course Overview:

The Graduate Program in Environmental Engineering is designed to meet the theoretical and practical skills of people working in environmental control authorities in industry and elsewhere.

The program provides participants with a broad understanding of the practice of environmental engineering and provides experience in investigation. Participants are able to focus on skill development in the sectors relevant to them.

Themes covered include: water and wastewater, municipal solid wastes, cleaner production, environment management systems, water resources management, and energy resources management.

Learning Outcomes:

On the successful completion of the Master of Environmental Engineering students should have:

  • Gained advanced knowledge of the principles of environmental engineering underpinning sustainable development
  • Had the opportunity to develop research principles and methods in the field of environmental engineering
  • Cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice of environmental engineering
  • 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 in environmental engineering
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas concepts at an abstract level
  • Communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to engineering and non-engineering audiences
  • Technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse, theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship in the field of environmental engineering

Graduates of Master of Environmental Engineering will demonstrate the application of knowledge & skills in the fields of waste management, water resource management or energy studies:

  • With creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning
  • With high level personal autonomy and accountability
  • To plan and execute a substantial piece of scholarship
Course Structure & Available Subjects:

Students must complete 100 credit points in one of three themes. The course comprises four 12.5 point core subjects, two in each of semesters one and two. Students may choose ONE theme they wish to focus on, from:

  • Waste Management or
  • Energy or
  • Water Resources
Subject Options:

Core (50 points)

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Waste Management Focus

Selective Subjects: Choose 37.5 points.

Research subjects are subject to approval by the course coordinator.

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

Energy Focus

Selective Subjects: Choose 37.5 points.

Research subjects are subject to approval by the course coordinator.

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

Water Resources Focus

Selective Subjects: Choose 37.5 points.

Research subjects subject to approval by the course coordinator.

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

Suggested Approved Electives

Choose 12.5 points

Entry Requirements:

1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
either;
– a four year degree in an engineering discipline with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%) or equivalent, or
– an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%) or equivalent and at least two years of documented relevant professional or work experience.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.

2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
• prior academic performance; and where relevant
• the professional experience.

3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.

4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.

Additional notes for the Handbook
For more information on meeting the University's English language requirements, see: http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/info/international/english_and_foundation_programs

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Graduate Attributes:

The Melbourne School of Engineering closely maps subject level attributes and knowledge to align with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), whilst also aligning with Attributes of the University of Melbourne Graduate, Engineers Australia competencies and its own School attributes.

Notes:

The Master of Environmental Engineering is offered by the Department of Infrastructure Engineering. Features of this Department are:

  • Excellent study infrastructure including dedicated computer laboratories.
  • Active student society for social, international and cultural exchange.
  • Industry involvement in many subjects.
  • Students with insufficient academic background for this degree may choose to take the Master of Engineering or the Master of Environment.

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

Note 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.


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