CV82 - Master of Engineering

Overview

Compulsory Residential School

Some units in this course require you to attend a compulsory Residential School or Work Integrated Learning. Please see Course Features in the Getting Started tab for further information.

Course Overview

This course has a strong emphasis on engineering practice and will provide you with an opportunity to develop further skills and knowledge in your current engineering discipline, while at the same time developing your employability skills such as communication and teamwork. This course enables you to be recognised as a graduate professional engineer in Australia and as such, you will have career opportunities in a wide range of areas including the infrastructure, resources and energy sectors.

During your study, you will have opportunities to develop professional skills such as teamwork and communication at the same time as you are applying and further developing the theoretical knowledge you gained in your undergraduate degree. The authentic engineering projects, some with industry mentors, will help to prepare you for engineering practice. You will commence your study with a unit that introduces you to Australian engineering practice and three project-based learning units that will provide you the opportunity to apply discipline knowledge and skills in an authentic project, in some cases with an industry mentor.

You will then select 24 credit points of units from topics including sustainability, mining, project management and rail. If you have no previous industry experience, as part of your elective study, you will undertake an internship in order to improve your understanding of engineering practice and obtain the 480 hours of approved engineering work experience required by Engineers Australia to be recognised as a professional engineer. Finally, you will complete a major research project through the units Engineering Research Project Planning and Engineering Research Project Implementation that will demonstrate your ability to work as a professional engineer.

For Australian students, this course is available in distance mode, giving you the flexibility to study even if working or living in a remote location.

Career Information

This course enables you to be recognised as a graduate professional engineer in Australia. As such, you will have career opportunities in a wide range of areas including the infrastructure, resources and energy sectors.

During your study, you will have opportunities to develop professional skills such as teamwork and communication at the same time as you are applying and further developing the theoretical knowledge you gained in your undergraduate degree. The authentic engineering projects, some with industry mentors, will help to prepare you for engineering practice.

Possessing a Masters qualification will further enhance your employability.

Course Details
Duration 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 96
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Postgraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) MEng
AQF Level Level 9: Masters Degree (Coursework)

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • ROK - 088196M
  • MEL - 088196M
  • PER - 088196M
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 3 - 2019

Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2019

Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2019

Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton

Term 3 - 2018

Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2018

Distance
Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2018

Distance
Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton

Term 3 - 2017

Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2017

Distance
Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2017

Distance
Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2016

Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2016

Distance
Rockhampton
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International Availability

Term 3 - 2019

Melbourne
Perth

Term 2 - 2019

Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2019

Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton

Term 3 - 2018

Melbourne
Perth

Term 2 - 2018

Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2018

Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton

Term 3 - 2017

Melbourne
Perth

Term 2 - 2017

Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2017

Melbourne
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2016

Melbourne
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2016

Rockhampton
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

A completed 3 year Bachelor of Engineering, or equivalent, with an aligned engineering major, from a recognised tertiary institution. Degrees completed without standard engineering majors (Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical) will be assessed for compatibility with the Masters course on a case by case basis by the School.

English Requirements:

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion within the last 5 years of:

• a secondary qualification (Year 11 or 12, or equivalent), or

• bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0 completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below.

• An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.5 overall with a minimum 6.0 for Reading and Writing and 6.0 for Speaking and Listening, or

• An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Please see English requirements https://www.cqu.edu.au/international-students

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

Students are advised to choose a major and stream which is consistent with their undergraduate studies.  If in any doubt students are advised to contact the course advisor.

It is recommended that full-time students enrol in 24 credit points per term, and part-time students enrol in 12 credit points per term.

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards CV86 - Graduate Certificate in Engineering CV87 - Graduate Diploma of Engineering
Exit Awards CV86 - Graduate Certificate in Engineering CV87 - Graduate Diploma of Engineering
Professional Accreditation


Learned Society Accreditiation Provisional accreditation by Engineers Australia being sought in 2017

Residential School Requirements

Compulsory Residential School for some units for students enrolled in distance mode.
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Practicum/Work Placement

ENEP20001 - Students acquire learning outcomes whilst they are working

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 440
2017 237
2016 42
Core Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Civil Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Identify, interpret and analyse stakeholder requirements in diverse, complex, multidisciplinary scenarios
  • 2. Design innovative solutions that satisfy stakeholder requirements
  • 3. Apply advanced technical knowledge and skills in the design process
  • 4. Lead diverse and complex teams
  • 5. Communicate effectively across a range of contexts
  • 6. Demonstrate critical self-review, self-management and lifelong learning
  • 7. Plan and execute a substantial research based project with autonomy.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice
2. KNOWLEDGE Have an understanding of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship
4. SKILLS Have 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
5. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level
6. SKILLS Have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
7. SKILLS Have technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use high level personal autonomy and accountability
Electrical Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Identify, interpret and analyse stakeholder requirements in diverse, complex, multidisciplinary scenarios
  • 2. Design innovative solutions that satisfy stakeholder requirements
  • 3. Apply advanced technical knowledge and skills in the design process
  • 4. Lead diverse and complex teams
  • 5. Communicate effectively across a range of contexts
  • 6. Demonstrate critical self-review, self-management and lifelong learning
  • 7. Plan and execute a substantial research based project with autonomy.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice
2. KNOWLEDGE Have an understanding of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship
4. SKILLS Have 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
5. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level
6. SKILLS Have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
7. SKILLS Have technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use high level personal autonomy and accountability
Mechanical Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Identify, interpret and analyse stakeholder requirements in diverse, complex, multidisciplinary scenarios
  • 2. Design innovative solutions that satisfy stakeholder requirements
  • 3. Apply advanced technical knowledge and skills in the design process
  • 4. Lead diverse and complex teams
  • 5. Communicate effectively across a range of contexts
  • 6. Demonstrate critical self-review, self-management and lifelong learning
  • 7. Plan and execute a substantial research based project with autonomy.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice
2. KNOWLEDGE Have an understanding of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship
4. SKILLS Have 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
5. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level
6. SKILLS Have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
7. SKILLS Have technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use high level personal autonomy and accountability
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Number of units: 1 Total credit points: 12

All students must complete the core units

All students in this course study a common introductory unit.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEG20001 Australian Engineering Practice

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Number of units: 7 Total credit points: 84


Students completing the civil major must complete one (1) of the following 36uc streams:

Structural Engineering stream:

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEC20002 Structural Design II
ENEC20003 Geotechnical Engineering Design
ENEC20001 Structural Design I

Municipal Engineering stream:

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEC20004 Advanced Transportation Engineering Design
ENEC20005 Advanced Water Engineering
ENEC20003 Geotechnical Engineering Design

You will then choose 24 credit units from the following list.

Note that if you do not have at least 480 hours of approved previous industry experience, you will be required to select ENEP20001 Internship Work Experience as one of your elective units. Please refer to the More Details section for further information.

Available units
Students may choose to do any of the following:
ENER20002 Mining Engineering Systems and Legislation
ENER20001 Introduction to Railway Engineering
ENEG20003 Sustainability Studio
PPMP20007 Project Management Concepts
PPMP20009 Leading Lean Projects
ENEP20001 Internship Work Experience
ENEC20002 Structural Design II
ENEC20005 Advanced Water Engineering
ENEC20004 Advanced Transportation Engineering Design
ENEC20001 Structural Design I

All students complete a major research project carrying over 2 terms.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENRP20001 Engineering Research Project Planning
ENRP20003 Engineering Research Project Implementation

In your last term of study, you will enrol into the following core unit. Note that this unit is zero-credits and hence is no cost to you. In this unit, you will provide evidence of how you have attained the professional engineering practice exposure required by Engineers Australia.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEP20002 Continuing Professional Development for Engineering Masters Students
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Number of units: 7 Total credit points: 84


Students completing the electrical major must complete one (1) of the following 36uc streams:

Electrical Power and Energy stream:


Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEE20001 Advanced Power System Analysis and Control
ENEE20002 Advanced Electrical Machines and Drives
ENEX20001 Embedded System Design

Instrumentation and Control stream:

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEX20001 Embedded System Design
ENEE20002 Advanced Electrical Machines and Drives
ENEE20004 Digital Control Systems

Electronics and Communications stream:

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEE20004 Digital Control Systems
ENEX20001 Embedded System Design
ENEE20003 Optical Fibre Communications

You will then choose 24 credit units from the following list.

Note that if you do not have at least 480 hours of approved  previous industry experience, you will be required to select ENEP20001 Internship Work Experience as one of your elective units. Please refer to the More Details section for further information.

Available units
Students may choose to do any of the following:
ENER20002 Mining Engineering Systems and Legislation
ENER20001 Introduction to Railway Engineering
ENEG20003 Sustainability Studio
PPMP20007 Project Management Concepts
PPMP20009 Leading Lean Projects
ENEP20001 Internship Work Experience
ENEE20001 Advanced Power System Analysis and Control
ENEE20004 Digital Control Systems
ENEE20002 Advanced Electrical Machines and Drives
ENEE20003 Optical Fibre Communications

All students complete a major research project carrying over 2 terms.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENRP20001 Engineering Research Project Planning
ENRP20003 Engineering Research Project Implementation

In your last term of study, you will enrol into the following core unit. Note that this unit is zero-credits and hence is no cost to you. In this unit, you will provide evidence of how you have attained the professional engineering practice exposure required by Engineers Australia.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEP20002 Continuing Professional Development for Engineering Masters Students
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Number of units: 7 Total credit points: 84


Students completing the mechanical major must complete the following compulsory units.

Note: Students who do not have the assumed prerequisite knowledge for these units may be required to study additional units that will not be counted towards this course of study. Please refer to the More Details section for further information.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEM20001 Advanced Modelling, Simulation and Control of Dynamic Systems
ENEM20002 Fluid Power Engineering and Control
ENEM20003 Thermofluids Engineering Applications

You will then choose 24 credit units of units from the following list.

Note that if you do not have at least 480 hours of approved previous industry experience, you will be required to select ENEP20001 Internship Work Experience as one of your elective units. Please refer to the More Details section for further information.

Available units
Students may choose to do any of the following:
ENER20002 Mining Engineering Systems and Legislation
ENER20001 Introduction to Railway Engineering
ENEG20003 Sustainability Studio
PPMP20007 Project Management Concepts
PPMP20009 Leading Lean Projects
ENEP20001 Internship Work Experience

All students complete a major research project carrying over 2 terms.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENRP20001 Engineering Research Project Planning
ENRP20003 Engineering Research Project Implementation

In your last term of study, you will enrol into the following core unit. Note that this unit is zero-credits and hence is no cost to you. In this unit, you will provide evidence of how you have attained the professional engineering practice exposure required by Engineers Australia.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENEP20002 Continuing Professional Development for Engineering Masters Students
More Details

Choice of Major

The purpose of this degree is to enable students to develop further skills and knowledge in their current Engineering discipline. There are strict pre-requisite requirements for each unit. Students may only be able to meet the pre-requisites for units in a major that is their current discipline.

Any students wishing to change to a different Engineering discipline should contact the Course Advice Team to discuss options: 13 CQUni (13 27 86) http://handbook.cqu.edu.au/eforms/index (‘Ask a Course Advisor’ e-form).

Work Experience/Internship

Students in this course are required to demonstrate completion of a minimum of 240 hours of Engineering work experience in engineering organisations, in order to meet accreditation requirements. There are a number of options whereby students can complete this requirement.

Option 1: Provide documentary evidence of previous completion of 240 hours of work experience or a comparable undergraduate internship. Evidence should include (as appropriate):

· Letters from Employers on official letterhead detailing duration of employment or work experience, hours of work completed, and duties performed

· JP Certified transcripts from previous study showing satisfactory completion of an internship, along with official unit/subject outlines detailing the learning outcomes, schedule, duration and hours completed in the internship.

For further information about this option, please contact: Head of Courses – Postgraduate Engineering Studies (SETAdmin@cqu.edu.au).

Option 2: Complete the unit ENEP20001 Internship Work Experience in Terms 1, 2 or 3 as one of the elective options in this course. A 12 week internship will be completed. This internship may be organised by CQUniversity using external Internship providers.

Students will have the option to do a full-time internship in Term 3 only (4 to 5 days per week for 12 weeks) OR

Students can choose to do a part-time internship in Terms 1, 2 & 3 (20 hours per week for 12 weeks).

All internship placements are unpaid. Students who choose to undertake a full-time internship must complete ENEP20001 as a standalone unit. Students who choose to undertake a part-time internship may study additional units in the same term.

Further information on this option can be found on the School of Engineering and Technology Internship Moodle website: https://moodle.cqu.edu.au/course/view.php?id=3912 .


Credit for Prior Learning

Credit will not be granted towards ENEP20001 Internship Work Experience unless an equivalent Engineering work experience unit has been successfully completed at this or other institution as part of an accredited higher education Engineering degree at AQF 7 (Bachelor level) or above.

Credit will only be granted where a student is able to demonstrate that tertiary studies, equivalent in content and depth to the CQU unit, have been successfully completed.