Master of Engineering (Professional)

Course summary for international students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Master of Engineering (Professional)
CampusOffered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud CampusNo
Length2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)

Tuition fee rateAvailable fee rates for 2017 can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees
CRICOS course code052600A
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org

Deakin course code S751
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Study the Master of Engineering (Professional) and you’ll develop technical skills, a positive approach to problem solving and the ability to work as part of a team, while focusing on practical experience and a supervised research or industry project that provides you with the advanced project management skills required to tackle complex, industry-focused problems head on.

Throughout the degree you will acquire advanced engineering skills and the forward-thinking, innovative and entrepreneurial skills employers are looking for, while strengthening and extending your understanding of engineering through the pursuit of specialised study in either Engineering Management, Mechanical Engineering Design, Electronics Engineering or Electrical and Renewable Energy Engineering – the choice is yours. You will have world-class facilities and equipment at your fingertips with access to the Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET) and the Geelong Technology Precinct (GTP) – home to the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM), Centre for Intelligent Systems Research (CISR), CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering and the Australian Future Fibre Research and Innovation Centre.

Deakin’s Master of Engineering (Professional) partners with industry to provide you with practical work experience opportunities, the capacity to apply your skills to real-world problems and the opportunity to form professional networks prior to graduation.

Engineering offers an exciting future for your working life, with a huge demand for engineering graduates in Australia and internationally. Skilled engineers are needed across all sectors, opening up excellent career opportunities around the world.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

Career opportunities

With strong demand for professional engineers continuing to increase, engineering graduates can be selective about the location and type of employer they want to work for. Employers are looking for graduates who are fully equipped with advanced engineering skills and capable of starting work projects immediately. Graduates of this course may find career opportunities in a wide range of industries associated with their study area producing job-ready graduates that industry is looking for.

Course Learning Outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (DGLOs)

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Minimum Standards

 

1. Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession.

  • Apply specialised, integrated and practical knowledge of engineering principles in the design and analysis of systems and/or processes.
  • Apply advanced and specialised knowledge of contextual factors that impact on engineering including;

- Innovation

- Sustainability

- Leadership

- Project management

  • Apply advanced and in-depth knowledge of current research directions and methodologies within an engineering specialisation.

 

  • Demonstrate specialised functioning engineering knowledge by integrating principles, procedures and practice in the design and analysis of systems and/or processes.
  • Autonomously apply specialised knowledge of various contextual factors to demonstrate the ability to innovate, sustain, lead and manage engineering projects.
  •  Demonstrate expert judgement within an engineering specialisation, adapt to emerging research directions and responsibly select and apply research methodologies in professional engineering practice.

2.  Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.

  • Communicate effectively and professionally in a range of contexts using oral, written, graphical and interpersonal communication to professional, non-professional audiences.

 

  • Engage, inform and motivate a range of professional and non-professional audience in discussion, negotiation and exchange of ideas, tasks, specifications and results, using professionally appropriate communication methods.

3. Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.

  • Locate, select, analyse, apply, evaluate, and disseminate both technical and non-technical information utilising a range of digital technologies and information sources.
  • Use specialised engineering tools and technologies to communicate ideas, concepts, and designs.
  • Autonomously locate and select information and resources, and use expert judgement to responsibly analyse, evaluate and disseminate information from a range of information sources using a range of digital technologies.
  • Consistently use specialised engineering tools and technologies to clearly communicate ideas, concepts and designs and provide objective feedback on other’s ideas.

4. Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.

  • Apply critical and analytical thinking and judgment to complete engineering projects through design-based learning activities.
  • Reflect critically on the theory and professional practice or scholarship of Engineering.
  • Use analytical and critical thinking, identify logical flaws and provide reasoning and evidence when independently designing and implementing engineering projects to completion.
  • Explain, evaluate, analyse and judge engineering knowledge and practice by reflecting, researching and interpreting information from a range of perspectives to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement and responsibility as an engineer.

5.  Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic
(real world and
ill-defined) problems.

  • Apply design-based methodologies and creative and innovative approaches to solve problems in the context of research-based or professional engineering projects.
  • Research, design, implement, analyse, synthesise and present creative and innovative solutions to complex engineering problems using an evidence-based approach to professional engineering practice.

6. Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.

  • Demonstrate self-management through professional and ethical conduct, and apply the principles of lifelong learning to new challenges.
  • Manage self, tasks and projects using initiative and professional judgement and engage in ethical professional conduct.
  • Use creativity and autonomy to plan and execute engineering projects.
  • Think on their feet, think retrospectively and reflect on challenges and outcomes for planning future projects

 

7. Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.

  • Work effectively in teams and demonstrate team leadership in a collaborative learning environment with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.

 

  • Working collaboratively as a team by contributing to the development and success of other team members.
  • Resolve any teamwork issues and assume various team roles (including a leadership role) to demonstrate responsibility and accountability as a team member
  • Apply professional judgement to provide constructive feedback and to communicate ideas, concepts, results and findings clearly by using evidence that substantiates claims.

8. Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.

  • Manage technical, economic, social and ethical aspects of global engineering problems and projects in sustainable and culturally sensitive ways.
  • Provide engineering solutions to global problems by being culturally aware and sensitive to the needs of the society.
  • Apply ethical engineering perspectives to state or object professional position in order to manage technical, economic, social problems.

 Approved by Faculty Board 14 July 2016

Course rules

To complete the Master of Engineering (Professional), students must attain 16 credit points. Most units (think of units as ‘subjects’) are equal to 1 credit point. So that means in order to gain 16 credit points, you’ll need to study 16 units (AKA ‘subjects’) over your entire degree. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.

The 16 credit points include 6 core units (totalling 8 credit points) (these are compulsory), 4 elective units (you can choose which ones to study) and 4 units from a major study. You will be required to complete at least one major study as part of this course.

Specialisations

Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

Course structure

Core

Six core units (8 credit points):

SEB711Managing and Developing Innovation

SEB725Engineering Entrepreneurship

SET721Engineering Sustainability

SEN700Research Methodology

SEN719Project Scoping and Planning (2cp)

SEN720Project Implementation and Evaluation (2cp)

plus

A four credit point specialism.

plus

four elective units at level 7 (across the University)

Electives

Select from a range of elective units offered across many courses. In some cases you may even be able to choose elective units from a completely different discipline area (subject to meeting unit requirements).


Equipment requirements

Students must have access to a suitable computer and a network connection.  Information about the hardware and software requirements may be obtained from the School of Engineering, telephone 03 9244 6699.

Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the postgraduate English language requirements.

Entry requirements - specific

  • 4-year bachelor degree in same discipline (engineering)

or

  • Membership of Engineers Australia, or equivalent professional body.

Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au

Alternate exits

Graduate Certificate of Engineering (S550)

Workload

You can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

Work experience

You will have an opportunity to complete an engineering internship of 100-120 hours (typically as a 4-6 week unpaid placement or as a 12 week unpaid placement) in an Engineering-related position.