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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: Industrial Control Systems Engineering;
· Major 2: Electrical Power 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, renewable energy technologies, 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 - 18 credit points

Required Unit

ENG100 Engineering Professional Practice - 0 points
MURDOCH: YU5-internal

Specified Electives - 18 credit points

Choose either the Engineering Masters Project unit group or the Engineering Design Project unit group.

Engineering Masters Project - 18 credit points

Required Unit - 12 credit points

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

Specified Elective Units - 6 credit points

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

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

ICT615 Information Technology Research Methods - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

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

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.
PEN634 Solar Thermal and Biomass Energy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-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

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

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

OR

Engineering Design Project - 18 credit points

Required Unit - 6 credit points

ENG610 Engineering Design Project - 6 points
MURDOCH: H-internal, S1-internal, S2-internal, SUM-internal, Y-internal

Specified Electives - 12 credit points

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

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

ICT615 Information Technology Research Methods - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

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

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.
PEN634 Solar Thermal and Biomass Energy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-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

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

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

Major - 18 credit points

MJ-ICS Industrial Control Systems Engineering - 18 credit points
ENG501 PLC Applications
ENG325 Instrumentation and Control I
ENG691 Hazard, Risk and Project Management
ENG670 Measurement and Uncertainty Analysis
ENG608 Communications, Measurement and Control
ENG609 SCADA and Industrial Control Systems

OR

MJ-EPE Electrical Power Engineering - 18 credit points
ENG558 Advanced Power Electronics
ENG556 Power System Modelling and Analysis
ENG682 Advanced Power System and Control
ENG557 Distributed Energy Resources and Demand Response
ENG670 Measurement and Uncertainty Analysis
ENG691 Hazard, Risk and Project Management

OR

MJ-WTD Water Treatment and Desalination - 18 credit points
ENG507 Environmental Water Chemistry
ENG510 Physicochemical Water Treatment Operations
ENG515 Biological Water Treatment Operations
ENG516 Water Engineering Intuition and Analysis
ENG601 Desalination Technology and Modelling
ENG602 Decentralised and Industrial Water Treatment

Minor - 12 credit points

MN-ICS Industrial Control Systems Engineering (For students taking the Electrical Power Engineering major only) - 12 credit points
ENG525 Instrumentation and Control I
ENG501 PLC Applications
ENG608 Communications, Measurement and Control
ENG608 SCADA and Industrial Control Systems
OR

MN-EPE Electrical Power Engineering (For students taking the Industrial Control Systems major only) - 12 credit points
ENG557 Distributed Energy Resources and Demand Response
ENG556 Power System Modelling and Analysis
ENG558 Advanced Power Electronics
ENG682 Advanced Power Systems Protection and Control
OR

MN-RET Renewable Energy Technologies (For students taking the Industrial Control Systems major or Electrical Power Engineering major only) - 12 credit points
PEN637 Applied Solar Photovoltaics
PEN639 Wind Energy and Hydroelectricity
PEN594 Energy Auditing and Management
PEN623 Renewable Energy Systems Design

OR

Specified Electives - 12 credit points

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

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

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

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

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

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