Master of Advanced Engineering
Postgraduate - Course
Commencement year - This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2017 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Engineering.
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
Course code E6001
Credit points 96
Abbreviated title MAdvEng
CRICOS code 088686D
Managing faculty Engineering
Admission and fees
Master's by coursework
Standard duration - 2 years FT, 4 years PT
Two years (96 points) full-time, or part-time equivalent, for entry level 1.
One year (48 points) full-time, or part-time equivalent, for entry level 2.
Students have a maximum of 6 years (4 years for entry level 2) to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.
Mode and location - On-campus (Clayton, Malaysia)
- Master of Advanced Chemical Engineering
- Master of Advanced Civil Engineering (Infrastructure Systems)
- Master of Advanced Civil Engineering (Transport)
- Master of Advanced Civil Engineering (Water)
- Master of Advanced Electrical Engineering
- Master of Advanced Engineering (Energy and Sustainability)
- Master of Advanced Materials Engineering
- Master of Advanced Mechanical Engineering
- Master of Advanced Medical Engineering
- Master of Advanced Renewable and Sustainable Energy Engineering
Award post-nominals (abbreviated award title).
The actual award conferred depends on the specialisation completed.
• The availability of specialisations varies by campus.
The Master of Advanced Engineering is designed for graduates who already have an undergraduate degree in engineering in a cognate discipline. The first year of the course is designed to develop skills in leadership, engineering design and data analysis. In the second year, you will complete core units to master your discipline and develop breadth of knowledge across engineering disciplines.
The Master of Advanced Engineering is available in the following specialisations:
• Chemical engineering
• Civil engineering (Infrastructure systems)
• Civil engineering (Water)
• Civil engineering (Transport)
• Energy and sustainability engineering*
• Electrical engineering
• Materials engineering
• Mechanical engineering
• Medical engineering
• Renewable and sustainable energy engineering
* Students at Malaysia can only complete the energy and sustainability engineering
specialisation. This specialisation is not available for study at Clayton.
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate Attributes
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will be able to:
1. understand, reflect critically upon, and proficiently apply the relevant sciences and scientific methods underpinning at least one specialist engineering practice area, to design and critically appraise solutions to complex problems
2. identify and critically appraise current developments and advanced technologies, and apply knowledge of these to at least one specialist area
3. engage in an internationalised world by reflecting on the social and environmental impact of at least one specialist engineering practice area, and contextualise complex design solutions to appropriately consider the impact on an international community
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4. determine, analyse and proficiently apply theoretical, experimental, and numerical simulation of phenomena to predict, design, control and optimise the performance of complex engineering systems
5. apply systematic engineering synthesis, critical judgement, design processes, project management and innovative approaches to solve complex problems
6. articulate justifications, critique and interpretations of theoretical propositions, methodologies, design conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
7. conduct independent investigation and critical reflection as a means to maintain ethical accountability in professional decisions
8. exhibit competent and effective team membership and leadership in a multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural environment.
Credit for prior studies
Students admitted at Entry level 1 (96 points):
• a maximum of 25 per cent of course requirements may be credited for prior study.
Students admitted at Entry level 2 (48 points):
• a maximum of 25 per cent of course requirements for previous graduate level studies may be credited for prior study.
The course comprises 96 points structured into five parts, Part A. Common core units, Part B. Enhancement units, Part C. Technical elective units, Part D. Discipline core units and Part E. Engineering project units. All students complete Part A, Part B and Part D. Depending upon prior qualifications you may receive credit for Part C and Part E.
• Students admitted at entry level 1 complete 96 points, comprising Part A, Part B, Part C, Part D and Part E.
• Students admitted at entry level 2 complete 48 points, comprising Part A, Part B and Part D.
Note: If you are eligible for credit for prior studies, but prefer to do a longer form of the course (Parts A-E), you may elect not to receive the credit.
Part A. Common core units
These units are designed to establish IT literacy and develop essential skills that translate theory to engineering practice.
Part B. Enhancement units
These units are designed to provide breadth; either outside of the chosen engineering specialisation and/or in disciplines allied with, and supportive of engineering (namely information technology and business).
Part C. Technical elective units
These units are designed to deepen your understanding of specific topics and advanced elements within your discipline.
Part D. Discipline core units
In this part you will identify, interpret and critically appraise current developments and advanced technologies, and apply knowledge within your discipline.
Part E. Engineering project units
In this part you will undertake two, year-long projects. The first is a research project, where you are invited to work closely with a faculty academic in their discipline, on a topic of your choice. The second is a design project developing a depth of design skills in your discipline.
The course comprises 96 points structured into five parts, Part A. Common core units (12 points), Part B. Enhancement units (12 points), Part C. Technical elective units (24 points), Part D. Discipline core units (24 points) and Part E. Engineering project units (24 points). All students complete Part A, Part B and Part D. Depending upon prior qualifications you may receive credit for Part C and Part E.
The course progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/maps/map-e6001.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.
Part A. Common core units (12 points)
• ENG5001 Advanced engineering data analysis
• ENG5002 Engineering entrepreneurship
Part B. Enhancement units (12 points)
Students complete two enhancement units from the list below:
• ACF5903 Accounting for business
• BFF5901 Climate change and emissions trading
• BTF5910 Sustainability regulation
• CHE5882 Biomass and biorefineries
• CHE5883 Nanostructured membranes for separation and energy
• CIV5301 Advanced traffic engineering
• CIV5302 Traffic engineering and management
• CIV5304 Intelligent transport systems
• CIV5305 Travel demand modelling
• CIV5306 Road safety engineering
• CIV5310 Infrastructure project and policy evaluation
• CIV5311 Infrastructure project management
• CIV5312 Asset management I
• CIV5313 Asset management II
• CIV5314 Planning urban transport systems
• CIV5315 Transport economics
• CIV5316 Fundamentals of urban public transport
• CIV5881 Ground water hydrology
• CIV5882 Flood hydraulics and hydrology
• CIV5883 Surface water hydrology
• CIV5884 Water sensitive stormwater design
• CIV5885 Infrastructure dynamics
• CIV5886 Infrastructure geomechanics
• CIV5887 Infrastructure rehabilitation and monitoring
• CIV5888 Advanced computational methods
• ECE5886 Smart grids
• ECF5953 Economics
• ENG5003 Advanced design project A*
• ENG5004 Advanced design project B*
• ENG5005 Engineering project A*
• ENG5006 Engineering project B*
• ENG5881 Minor project**
• MEC5881 Engineering systems performance analysis