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C04309v4 Master of Professional Engineering

Award(s): Master of Professional Engineering in (name of Engineering major) (MProfE)
CRICOS code: 088084G
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 96
Course EFTSL: 2
Location: City campus

Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

This course provides an opportunity at master's level for recently graduated engineers who have completed either a three- or four-year Bachelor of Engineering or Technology. Students can enrol into the Master of Professional Engineering and continue in the field of specialisation. This course enables students to deepen knowledge and expertise in their field, and be ready to practise in engineering. Students can undertake a major and be recognised for this specialisation on their testamur.

The Master of Professional Engineering is designed to incorporate an integrated approach to professional engineering practice through using compulsory professional engineering subjects, compulsory subjects relevant to the major, an independent engineering graduate project component and compulsory engineering practice stream. This structure allows for efficiency and flexible delivery of courses and enables us to offer subjects in a sustainable manner across the disciplines.

Students who have completed a recognised Bachelor of Engineering that is accredited by Engineers Australia may consider applying for Master of Engineering (C04271).

This course allows students to choose a program of study that not only helps to deepen the body of knowledge acquired in their first degree, but also gives them an opportunity to be prepared to embark on a 12-week professional experience, or equivalent (as required by Engineers Australia). It also provides a unique opportunity to deepen their knowledge and gain practical skills by undertaking an independent engineering graduate project in a particular major.

Career options

Students who have a basic undergraduate engineering degree are able to enhance their ability and knowledge through master's-level courses in their respective majors, enabling them to gain and hold employment in their respective engineering fields.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.0 Needs contexts and systems
A.1 Identify, interpret and analyse stakeholder needs.
A.2 Establish priorities and goals
A.3 Identify constraints, uncertainties and risk of the system (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc.)
A.4 Apply principles of sustainability to create viable systems
A.5 Apply systems thinking to understand complex system behaviour including interactions between components and with other systems (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc.)
B.0 Problem solving and design
B.1 Identify and apply relevant problem solving methodologies
B.2 Design components, systems and/ or processes to meet required specification
B.3 Synthesise alternative/innovative solutions, concepts and procedures
B.4 Apply decision-making methodologies to evaluate solutions for efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability
B.5 Implement and test solutions
B.6 Demonstrate research skills
C.0 Abstraction and modelling
C.1 Apply abstraction, mathematics and/or discipline fundamentals to analysis, design and operation
C.2 Develop models using appropriate tools such as computer software, laboratory equipment and other devices
C.3 Evaluate model applicability, accuracy and limitations
D.0 Self management
D.1 Manage own time and processes effectively by prioritising competing demands to achieve personal goals (Manage self)
D.2 Reflect on personal and professional experiences to engage in independent development beyond formal education for lifelong learning
E.0 Communication and coordination
E.1 Communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the discipline, audience and purpose.
E.2 Work as an effective member or leader of diverse teams within a multi-level, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural setting
E.3 Identify and apply relevant project management methodologies
F.0 Professional practice within a global context
F.1 Be able to conduct critical self-review and performance evaluation against appropriate criteria as a primary means of tracking personal development needs and achievements
F.2 Appreciate ethical implications of professional practice
F.3 Understand cross-cultural issues (regions or workplaces)
F.4 Be aware of global perspectives (needs, rules/regulations, and specifications)

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

It is a requirement that the bachelor's degree be in engineering, engineering science or technology and relevant to the applicant's proposed major, with no more than 25 per cent of subjects failed.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Recognition of prior learning

Applicants who have already gained a UTS-recognised Bachelor of Engineering (four or five years) may be eligible for a maximum of 24 credit points of exemption on application. Applicants given maximum recognition of prior learning can complete the course in one-and-a-half years, full time or three years, part time.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a two-year, full-time or four-year, part-time basis.

The course is made up of subjects that provide students with flexibility. Classes are usually held in standard mode (weekly attendance) or block mode (attend classes only two or three times during the session per subject).

Course structure

Candidates complete coursework subjects, an independent engineering graduate project and engineering practice subjects, totalling 96 credit points of study. The project component consists of a preparatory subject and a project (in the area of the major).

As part of this course, students can select two elective subjects from postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology.

A major is granted if subjects and project worth at least 54 credit points are completed within a particular postgraduate program major.

Course completion requirements

STM91120 Professional Engineering stream 24cp
CBK91148 Major choice (Professional Engineering PG) 54cp
STM91122 Engineering Practice stream 6cp
CBK90743 Electives (Engineering) 12cp
Total 96cp

Course program

The programs below show a suggested sequence of subjects for each major for a full-time student commencing the course in Autumn session. They are intended as a guide only and do not take into account such factors as recognition of prior learning, changes in attendance mode and subject availability, or satisfactory academic progress. Students should consult the Timetable Planner to confirm the availability of subjects in the current academic year.

Note: 49143 Engineering Review 1 must be completed in the first session of enrolment in the course.

List of majors
MAJ03512 Biomedical Engineering   54cp
MAJ03513 Civil Engineering   54cp
MAJ03514 Mechanical Engineering   54cp
MAJ03530 Cyber Security Engineering   54cp
MAJ03533 Robotics major   54cp
MAJ03534 Electrical Energy Systems   54cp
Biomedical Engineering major
Year 1
Autumn session
49143 Engineering Review 1   6cp
42908 Engineering Project Preparation   6cp
48240 Design and Innovation Fundamentals   6cp
41035 Engineering Practice Preparation 1   3cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90982 Choice (Professional Engineering) 6cp  
Spring session
41028 Engineering Work Experience   0cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90955 Choice (Professional Engineering) 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM90869 Biomedical Engineering core 12cp  
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK90969 Biomedical Engineering choice 18cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
42013 Engineering Graduate Project 12cp (Part 1 of 2) (2x6cp)   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM90869 Biomedical Engineering core 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90743 Electives (Engineering) 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90955 Choice (Professional Engineering) 12cp  
Spring session
41055 Engineering Workplace Reflection   3cp
42014 Engineering Graduate Project 12cp (Part 2 of 2) (2x6cp)   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90743 Electives (Engineering) 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90969 Biomedical Engineering choice 18cp  
Civil Engineering major
Year 1
Autumn session
49143 Engineering Review 1   6cp
42908 Engineering Project Preparation   6cp
48240 Design and Innovation Fundamentals   6cp
41035 Engineering Practice Preparation 1   3cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90982 Choice (Professional Engineering) 6cp  
Spring session
41028 Engineering Work Experience   0cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90955 Choice (Professional Engineering) 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91788 Civil Engineering core 12cp  
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK90970 Civil Engineering choice 18cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
42013 Engineering Graduate Project 12cp (Part 1 of 2) (2x6cp)   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91788 Civil Engineering core 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90743 Electives (Engineering) 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90955 Choice (Professional Engineering) 12cp  
Spring session
41055 Engineering Workplace Reflection   3cp
42014 Engineering Graduate Project 12cp (Part 2 of 2) (2x6cp)   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90743 Electives (Engineering) 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90970 Civil Engineering choice 18cp  
Mechanical Engineering major
Year 1
Autumn session
49143 Engineering Review 1   6cp
42908 Engineering Project Preparation   6cp
48240 Design and Innovation Fundamentals   6cp
41035 Engineering Practice Preparation 1   3cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90982 Choice (Professional Engineering) 6cp  
Spring session
41028 Engineering Work Experience   0cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90955 Choice (Professional Engineering) 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM90877 Manufacturing Engineering and Management core 12cp  
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK90976 Manufacturing Engineering and Management choice 18cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
42013 Engineering Graduate Project 12cp (Part 1 of 2) (2x6cp)   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM90877 Manufacturing Engineering and Management core 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90743 Electives (Engineering) 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90955 Choice (Professional Engineering) 12cp  
Spring session
41055 Engineering Workplace Reflection   3cp
42014 Engineering Graduate Project 12cp (Part 2 of 2) (2x6cp)   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90743 Electives (Engineering) 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90976 Manufacturing Engineering and Management choice 18cp  
Cyber Security Engineering major
Year 1
Autumn session
49143 Engineering Review 1   6cp
42908 Engineering Project Preparation   6cp
48240 Design and Innovation Fundamentals   6cp
41035 Engineering Practice Preparation 1   3cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90982 Choice (Professional Engineering) 6cp  
Spring session
41028 Engineering Work Experience   0cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90955 Choice (Professional Engineering) 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91237 Cyber Security Engineering core 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91747 Cyber Security Engineering choice 18cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
42013 Engineering Graduate Project 12cp (Part 1 of 2) (2x6cp)   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91237 Cyber Security Engineering core 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90743 Electives (Engineering) 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90955 Choice (Professional Engineering) 12cp  
Spring session
41055 Engineering Workplace Reflection   3cp
42014 Engineering Graduate Project 12cp (Part 2 of 2) (2x6cp)   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90743 Electives (Engineering) 12cp  
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91747 Cyber Security Engineering choice 18cp  
Electrical Energy Systems major
Year 1
Autumn session
49143 Engineering Review 1   6cp
42908 Engineering Project Preparation   6cp
48240 Design and Innovation Fundamentals   6cp
41035 Engineering Practice Preparation 1   3cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90982 Choice (Professional Engineering) 6cp  
Spring session
41028 Engineering Work Experience   0cp
42090 Introduction to Sustainable Microgrids   6cp
42091 Advanced Energy Conversion Systems   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90955 Choice (Professional Engineering) 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90743 Electives (Engineering) 12cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
42013 Engineering Graduate Project 12cp (Part 1 of 2) (2x6cp)   6cp
42092 Advanced Power Electronics   6cp
42094 Electrical Power and Energy Systems Studio B   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90955 Choice (Professional Engineering) 12cp  
Spring session
41055 Engineering Workplace Reflection   3cp
42014 Engineering Graduate Project 12cp (Part 2 of 2) (2x6cp)   6cp
42093 Electrical Power and Energy Systems Studio A   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90743 Electives (Engineering) 12cp  

Professional recognition

The Master of Professional Engineering (Civil and Mechanical majors) is accredited by Engineers Australia at the Graduate Professional Engineer level, and is recognised internationally by signatories to the Washington Accord. The Biomedical and Cyber Security majors are provisionally accredited, pending full accreditation. UTS is currently seeking accreditation of the Electrical Energy Systems and Robotics majors.

Other information

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