Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This course provides an opportunity at master's level for professionally qualified engineers to explore in depth specific engineering aspects by undertaking a substantial research study in a major field of engineering. As part of this course students undertake at least 48 credit points of coursework and a research project of 48 credit points (over a period of one year) under individual academic supervision. The subjects offered in this course follow an integrated approach to professional practice through compulsory professional engineering subjects, compulsory subjects relevant to the chosen major, an independent engineering graduate project in at least one field of engineering, and a set of electives (any engineering or IT subjects, some with prior approval). This course is designed to create pathways for eligible students into higher degree research (HDR) programs such as the Master of Engineering (by research) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Students who seek admission into HDR programs still need to go through the relevant assessment process.
Candidates complete coursework subjects and an independent engineering graduate project, totalling 96 credit points of study. The project component consists of a preparatory subject and a project (in the area of the major). Some postgraduate program majors may require students to complete a number of prescribed subjects with or without opportunity for electives. Subjects are selected from postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology. A major is granted if subjects and project worth at least 60 credit points are completed within a particular postgraduate program major.
- Biomedical engineering
- Civil engineering
- Computer control engineering
- Energy planning and policy
- Environmental engineering
- Geotechnical engineering
- Manufacturing engineering and management
- Software systems engineering
- Structural engineering
- Telecommunications engineering
- Water engineering
Standard entry requirements
- UTS recognised bachelor degree, or 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 degree be in engineering and relevant to the major being applied for, with no more than 25 per cent failed subjects. 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.
Students who are enrolled in the Master of Engineering or the Master of Engineering (Extension) may apply to transfer to this course if they are accepted by a research supervisor to undertake an independent graduate project (24-48 credit points).
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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.