Charles Darwin University

Master of Engineering

Charles Darwin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

The Master of Engineering will build on your previous knowledge and encourage you to develop a deeper and integrated understanding of the scientific and engineering principles of your engineering discipline. You will also be prompted to build leadership and research skills for the development of engineering or research projects.This course specifically offers hands-on, practical experience, which will help you in your future career as a professional engineer. Special emphasis is placed on the themes of sustainability, creativity, teamwork, design, research and leadership. This course was developed in consultation with and is supported by, industry leaders. You'll graduate with the foundation of engineering knowledge which directly aligns with international industry requirements.As a professional civil and structural engineer, you will continuously be challenging traditional civil and construction methods with creativity and innovation to help design and manage structures for the modern world. Key areas include structures, water resources, roads and traffic, bridges and marine structures.As a professional engineer in the electrical and electronics industry, you will be able to contribute significantly to the design, automation and control of devices which make modern life convenient. You will be involved in electronics, telecommunications, biomedical applications, power generation and distribution, including renewable energy. You will develop skills in communication methods, electronic control systems and power engineering, together with a background ofsustainable engineering principles.As a professional mechanical engineer, you will be able to make significant contributions to the design and development of machinery to improve transportation, and to provide affordable solutions for manufacturing and industrial production. Key areas include mechatronics, robotics, biomechanical applications, aeroplanes, cars, pumps and pipelines.

Structure

This course builds on your existing engineering background, developing specialist skills in your chosen area of engineering. The final year of study includes a major research thesis and a system design project.A feature of the program is twelve weeks of industrial work experience, ensuring that you are familiar with current engineering practice and begin to create your network of engineering contacts for future employment.This course is available externally by distance learning if you are not able to attend classes on campus on a regular basis. Access to the internet is required for distance learning, with access to high speed broadband highly recommended.A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 160 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated. Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirementsCore Units(5 units)50cpCompulsory Core units totalling 50 credit points as detailed below.ENG519 Sustainability (replaces ENG417 from 2021)PRT501 Professional Practice (0cp)PRT551 Project Management, Risk and ReliabilityPRT565 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (replaces PRT503 from 2021 - not equivalent)PRT650 System Design (20 credit points) (replaces PRT507 from 2021 - not equivalent)Students enrolled prior to 2021 should refer to the transition arrangements provided below.Specialist Elective(7 units)70cpUnit totalling 70 credit points selected from one of the sequences below.Civil and Structural EngineeringENG515 Water Resources Engineering (replaces ENG462 from 2021)ENG516 Road and Traffic Engineering (replaces ENG412 from 2021)ENG563 Advanced Structural Analysis (replaces ENG463 from 2021)ENG564 Geotechnical Engineering (replaces ENG464 from 2021)ENG566 Design of Concrete Structures (replaces ENG466 from 2021)ENG567 Design of Steel Structures (replaces ENG467 from 2021)ENG569 Structural Analysis (replaces ENG469 from 2021)Electrical and Electronics EngineeringENG524 Power Engineering (replaces ENG424 from 2021)ENG571 Analogue Devices (replaces ENG471 from 2021)ENG572 Digital Signal Processing (replaces ENG421 from 2021)ENG573 Communication Systems (replaces ENG473 from 2021)ENG574 Power Systems Analysis (replaces ENG474 from 2021)ENG576 Control Engineering (replaces ENG476 from 2021)ENG579 Biomedical Engineering (replaces ENG429 from 2021)Mechanical EngineeringENG534 Dynamics of Engineering Systems (replaces ENG432 from 2021)ENG576 Control Engineering (replaces ENG476 from 2021)ENG579 Biomedical Engineering (replaces ENG429 from 2021)ENG580 Applied Fluid Mechanics (replaces ENG480 from 2021)ENG581 Applied Heat and Mass Transfer (replaces ENG481 from 2021)ENG582 Engines and Turbomachinery (replaces ENG482 from 2021)ENG586 Machine Design (replaces ENG486 from 2021)Research(2 units)40cpPRT820 Master Thesis x 2 (20cp, repeatable) 160Total Credit PointsStudents who commenced in or after 2013The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Masters Degree by Coursework AQF Level 9 course award.Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information. Course Changes and Transitional Arrangements from 2021Students who commenced the Master of Engineering prior to 2021 will note there have been some changes. Core Unit ChangesCore units have increased from 40 credit points to 50 credit pointsThe following units have been removed or replaced as core units:ENG417 SustainabilityPRT503 Entrepreneurship for ProfessionalsPRT507 System Design Part AThe following units have been added as core units:ENG519 SustainabilityPRT565 Machine Learning and Artificial IntelligencePRT650 System Design (20 credit points)Specialisation ChangesSpecialist elective units have decreased from 80 credit points to 70 credit pointsCivil and Structural Engineering - PRT508 System Design Part B has been removed and 400-level units recoded to 500-level.Electrical and Electronics Engineering - ENG445 Process Control and Simulation has been removed and 400-level units recoded to 500-level.Mechanical Engineering - ENG445 Process Control and Simulation and ENG487 HVAC Systems have been removed and 400-level units recoded to 500-level.Chemical Engineering - this specialisation was discontinued at the end of 2019. Any student still enrolled should contact the course coordinator for assistance.Transition Arrangements - for students who commenced prior to 2021.Unit Code ChangesWith the exception of the discontinuing core units PRT503, PRT507 and the discontinuing specialist elective units PRT508, ENG445 and ENG487 students who have completed the pre-2021 ENG4xx unit should not also complete the 2021 ENG5xx unit identified in the table included below. Students who have not completed the pre-2021 ENG4xx unit will be required to complete the 2021 ENG5xx unit.System Design UnitsCivil and Structural EngineeringStudents who have not successfully completed {(PRT507 System Design Part A) AND (PRT508 System Design Part B)} will need to complete PRT650 System Design (20 cp)Students who have not successfully completed {((PRT507 System Design Part A) OR (PRT508 System Design Part B)) AND (PRT503 Entrepreneurship for Professionals)} will need to complete PRT650 System Design (20 cp)Students who have successfully completed {((PRT507 System Design Part A) OR (PRT508 System Design Part B)) AND (PRT503 Entrepreneurship for Professionals)} will need to complete a 10 cp elective unit at 500 level.Electrical and Electronics EngineeringStudents who have not successfully completed {(PRT507 System Design Part A) AND ((PRT503 Entrepreneurship for Professionals) OR (ENG445 Process Control))} will need to complete PRT650 System Design (20 cp).Students who have not successfully completed {PRT507 System Design Part A} and have successfully completed {(PRT503 Entrepreneurship for Professionals) AND (ENG445 Process Control)} will need to complete a 10 credit point elective unit at 500 level.Mechanical EngineeringStudents who have not successfully completed {(PRT507 System Design Part A) AND ((PRT503 Entrepreneurship for Professionals) OR (ENG487 HVAC))} will need to complete PRT650 System Design (20 cp).Students who have not successfully completed {PRT507 System Design Part A} and have successfully completed {(ENG487 HVAC)} will need to complete a 10 credit point elective unit at 500 level.Chemical Engineering StudentsStudents who have not successfully completed {(PRT507 System Design Part A) AND (PRT508 System Design Part B)} will need to complete PRT650 System Design (20 cp)Students who have not successfully completed {((PRT507 System Design Part A) OR (PRT508 System Design Part B)) AND (PRT503 Entrepreneurship for Professionals)} will need to complete PRT650 System Design (20 cp)Students who have successfully completed {((PRT507 System Design Part A) OR (PRT508 System Design Part B)) AND (PRT503 Entrepreneurship for Professionals)} will need to complete one 10 cp elective unit at 500 level. However, students how intend to seek IChemE recognition in the future must discuss their enrolment first with the course coordinator.Summary of Unit Code ChangesPre-2021 Unit Code 2021 Unit Code Core unit changesENG417 SustainabilityENG519 Sustainability See further information for mappingPRT503 Entrepreneurship for ProfessionalsPRT507 System Design Part ADiscontinued (no longer required)Discontinued (no longer required) ENG565 Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence PRT650 System Design (20 credit points)Civil and StructuralENG412 Road and Traffic EngineeringENG516 Road and Traffic EngineeringENG462 Water Resources EngineeringENG515 Water Resources EngineeringENG463 Advanced Structural AnalysisENG563 Advanced Structural AnalysisENG464 Geotechnical EngineeringENG564 Geotechnical EngineeringENG466 Design of Concrete StructuresENG566 Design of Concrete StructuresENG467 Design of Steel StructuresENG567 Design of Steel StructuresENG469 Structural AnalysisENG569 Structural AnalysisPRT508 System Design Part BDiscontinued (no longer required)Electrical and ElectronicsENG421 Digital Signal ProcessingENG572 Digital Signal ProcessingENG424 Power EngineeringENG524 Power EngineeringENG429 Biomedical EngineeringENG579 Biomedical EngineeringENG471 Analogue DevicesENG571 Analogue DevicesENG473 Communication SystemsENG573 Communication SystemsENG474 Power Systems AnalysisENG574 Power Systems AnalysisENG476 Control EngineeringENG576 Control EngineeringENG445 Process Control and SimulationDiscontinued - (no longer required)MechanicalENG429 Biomedical Engineering orENG445 Process Control and SimulationENG579 Biomedical EngineeringDiscontinuedENG432 Dynamics of Engineering SystemsENG534 Dynamics of Engineering SystemsENG476 Control EngineeringENG576 Control EngineeringENG480 Applied Fluid MechanicsENG580 Applied Fluid MechanicsENG481 Applied Heat and Mass TransferENG581 Applied Heat and Mass TransferENG482 Engines and TurbomachineryENG582 Engines and TurbomachineryENG486 Machine DesignENG586 Machine DesignENG487 HVACDiscontinued - (no longer required)Course Changes and Transitional Arrangements - 2020Specialisation: The Chemical Engineering specialisation is no longer be available for entry from 2020. Students who have commenced Chemical Engineering prior to 2020 should liaise with the course coordinator to ensure they are able to complete.Chemical Engineering (no longer available for entry from 2020)ENG441 Separation ProcessesENG442 Chemical Engineering ThermodynamicsENG443 Reactor DesignENG444 Hydrocarbon ProcessingENG445 Process Control and SimulationENG446 Bioprocess EngineeringENG481 Applied Heat and Mass Transfer (replaced by ENG581 Applied Heat and Mass Transfer from 2021)PRT508 System Design Part B (replaced by PRT650 (20cp) or a (10cp elective) from 2021 - all students should liaise with the course coordinator before enrolling in 2021)Course Changes and Transitional Arrangements - 2016PRT508 has moved from a core unit to a specialist elective in the Chemical and the Civil and Structural stream.Students who have completed PRT508 can use this as a specialist elective in the Electrical and Electronics or Mechanical stream.Students who have completed PRT502 and PRT542 should not complete PRT551.Students who have not completed PRT502 nor PRT542 should complete PRT551.Students who have completed PRT502 and not completed PRT542 should not complete PRT551.Students who have completed PRT542 and not completed PRT502 should not complete PRT551.Students who have not completed PMO401 may complete DEM511.Unit Title ChangesUnit CodePrevious TitleNew Title (2016)ENG466Concrete DesignDesign of Concrete StructuresENG467Steel DesignDesign of Steel StructuresENG417Environmental Awareness and SustainabilitySustainabilityENG473Wireless Communication SystemsCommunication SystemsENG476Control SystemsControl EngineeringUnit Code ChangesPrevious Unit CodeNew Unit Code (2016)Unit TitlePRT550PRT820Thesis Discontinued Units from 2016: Unit CodeUnit TitlePMO401Engineering in EmergenciesPRT502Project Management Tools and TechniquesPRT550Thesis 

Subjects

  • Engineering and IT

Standard entry requirements

Successful completion of a recognised Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering Science, Bachelor of Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Technology or equivalent international qualification in civil and structural, electrical and electronics, mechanical engineering or an approved equivalent discipline.Note: applicants may study only in the stream that matches the engineering area of their undergraduate degree.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Casuarina International: $34,680 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
CDU Online International: $34,680 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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