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Master of Engineering (ME)

  • M1193MASTER OF ENGINEERING

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Title Master of Engineering (ME)
Course Code M1193
Study Level Master's by Coursework (Graduate)
Organisational Unit Engineering and Energy
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Dr Martina Calais | Email: M.Calais@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 7628

Qualification Master of Engineering (ME)
Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description The Master of Engineering is intended for practising professionals who wish to update their existing qualifications and/or enhance their skills in one of the following three majors:
· Major 1: Instrumentation, Control and Industrial Computer Systems Engineering;
· Major 2: Electrical Power and Industrial Computers Systems Engineering; or
· Major 3: Water Treatment and Desalination
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Entry may be gained through any of three means:
1. Recognised Engineering Bachelor's degree (AQF Level 7) in the specific disciplinary area of the major,
2. Evidence of an appropriate level of industrial experience and possession of a Bachelor's degree (AQF Level 7) in a technical, non-engineering area as
judged adequate by the Academic Chair or their designate, or
3. Applicants without the necessary qualifications and/or background may be admitted with the caveat that they will be required to pass additional units as part of the course requirements, as judged by the Course Coordinator or their designate. This entry option may increase the required duration to complete the degree.

To gain entry by either means 2 or 3, the applicant should provide educational and industrial experience details by a Curriculum Vitae, tertiary education transcripts, and a personal statement of no more than 300 words detailing why this course has been selected and how any extra-curricular experience has prepared the applicant to complete the course.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0. or equivalent as detailed in MU Postgraduate English requirements
Special Requirements Some units in this course are offered in a flexible delivery mode, allowing candidates to complete some of their studies at home or at their workplace.
Special Requirements Apply for admission to and participation in the Water Treatment and Desalination Major as follows:
- Some attendance at on- and off-campus site visits and technology operation sessions will be a requirement.
- Water treatment engineering is a highly quantitative profession requiring a sound grounding in physics, chemistry, fluid mechanics,
and mathematics. The coursework assumes a prior understanding of the fundamentals of these disciplines to a level allowing entry into the specifics of water engineering without further general instruction in these disciplines. Consequently, students entering the course must have passed the following units at Murdoch or their equivalent elsewhere:
MAS221 Mathematical Modelling
ENG201 Fluid Mechanics
CHE144, Foundations of Chemistry
PEN152, Principles of Physics
For students with potentially equivalent alternative training, contact the Academic Chair for assessment of equivalency.
Course Learning Outcomes CLLO1- Knowledge and Skills
Graduates will acquire a body of specialist knowledge that includes
the understanding of recent developments, research directions and
contemporary engineering practice in the field of their chosen major.
CLLO2 - Application ability of relevant methods and tools
Graduates will gain the ability to apply established engineering
methods, techniques, tools and resources relevant to solving complex
engineering problems in the field of their chosen major.
CLLO3 - Application ability of systematic engineering synthesis and
design processes
Graduates will gain the ability to independently plan and execute a
substantial engineering project within the field of their specific major
involving independent research, critical analysis, development,
implementation, testing, commissioning and/or design elements.
CLLO4 - Management skills
Graduates will be able to apply systematic approaches to conduct and
manage engineering projects and will have gained experiences in
team membership and team leadership situations.
CLLO5 Communication skills
Graduates will be able to effectively transmit knowledge, skills and
ideas in oral and written forms to specialist and non-specialist
audiences.
Employment Prospects Graduates in majors 1 and 2 can find employment in the following areas of manufacturing, medical, mining, processing energy supply, communications,
electronics, computer systems and defence-related industries. Graduates in major 3 can find employment in municipal water supply and wastewater
management, governmental departments of water and natural resources, and private or public irrigation and water resource management entities,
mining, manufacturing and other industrial enterprises in which water is
extensively used.
Professional Recognition This course is designed to maintain and/or further the needs of Continuing Professional Education of Engineers in the areas of the specific major.
Professional Accreditation Provisional accreditation from Engineers Australia will be sought for this course in 2020.
Main research areas Control theory, control systems, robotics and automation, industrial electronics, process control and simulation, signal processing, Circuits and systems, power and energy systems engineering, Water and wastewater treatment processes.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 48 credit points

Core Units - 15 credit points

ENG670 Measurement and Uncertainty Analysis - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENG615 Engineering Masters Project - 12 points
MURDOCH: H-internal, S1-internal, SS4-internal, SUM-internal, WU3-internal, Y-internal

ENG521 Engineering Professional Practice Preparation - 0 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

ENG604 Engineering Professional Practice - 0 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal, SUM-internal

Major - 33 credit points

MC-SP-ICIC Instrumentation, Control and Industrial Computer Systems Engineering - 33 points
OR
MC-SP-EPIC Electrical Power and Industrial Computer Systems Engineering - 33 points
OR
MC-SP-WTD Water Treatment and Desalination - 33 points

Instrumentation, Control and Industrial Computer Systems Engineering

ENG691 Hazard, Risk and Project Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

ENG502 Computer Based Measurement and Control - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENG508 Instrumentation and Control II - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENG525 Instrumentation and Control I - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENG563 Processes, Simulation and Instrumentation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENG668 Control System Investigation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENG501 PLC Applications - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENG514 Industrial Signals and Systems - 3 points
MURDOCH: SUM-internal

ENG564 Instrumentation and Communication - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENG617 Industrial Computer Systems - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

Electrical Power and Industrial Computer Systems Engineering

ENG691 Hazard, Risk and Project Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

ENG502 Computer Based Measurement and Control - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENG501 PLC Applications - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENG514 Industrial Signals and Systems - 3 points
MURDOCH: SUM-internal

ENG564 Instrumentation and Communication - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENG617 Industrial Computer Systems - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

ENG557 Distributed Energy Resources and Demand Response - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENG556 Power System Modelling and Analysis - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENG558 Advanced Power Electronics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENG682 Advanced Power Systems Protection and Control - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

Water Treatment and Desalination

ENG507 Environmental Water Chemistry - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENG509 Water Regulation, Finance and Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENG524 Process Unit Operations - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

ENG510 Physicochemical Water Treatment Operations - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENG515 Biological Water Treatment Operations - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENG516 Water Engineering Intuition and Analysis - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENG517 Water Treatment Technology Practical - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ENG601 Desalination Technology and Modelling - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENG602 Decentralised and Industrial Water Treatment - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ENG603 Advanced Water Treatment Design - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

Specified Electives - 3 credit points

Select from the Specified Elective Unit List below.
Students must meet the unit-specific prerequisites, if any, for the elective selected.

ENG550 Design Project - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal, SUM-internal, Y-internal

ICT616 Data Resources Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

TLC501 Communication Skills for Postgraduate Study - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

Students taking the Water Treatment and Desalination major may not take this elective.

PEN590 Energy Systems - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

Students taking the Water Treatment and Desalination major may not take this elective.

PEN594 Energy Auditing and Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

PEN504 Greenhouse Gas Reporting and Life Cycle Assessment - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

MBS538 Organisational Behaviour and Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external

MBS673 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external

For students taking the Water Treatment and Desalination major only:

ENV536 Education for Sustainability - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

For students taking the Water Treatment and Desalination major only:

ENV554 Land and Water Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

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