Master by coursework
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.
You 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 (Additive Manufacturing)
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
The actual award conferred depends on the specialisation completed.
Graduate Diploma of Engineering
Refer to 'Alternative exits' entry below for further requirements and details.
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 specialisation and develop a breadth of knowledge across engineering disciplines.
The Master of Advanced Engineering is available in the following specialisations:
- Additive manufacturing
- 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
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will be able to:
- 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
- identify and critically appraise current developments and advanced technologies, and apply knowledge of these to at least one specialist area
- 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
- determine, analyse and proficiently apply theoretical, experimental, and numerical simulation of phenomena to predict, design, control and optimise the performance of complex engineering systems
- apply systematic engineering synthesis, critical judgement, design processes, project management and innovative approaches to solve complex problems
- articulate justifications, critique and interpretations of theoretical propositions, methodologies, design conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
- conduct independent investigation and critical reflection as a means to maintain ethical accountability in professional decisions
- exhibit competent and effective team membership and leadership in a multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural environment.
Credit for prior studies
If you are admitted at Entry level 1 (96 points):
- a maximum of 25 per cent of course requirements may be credited for prior study.
If you are 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. Specialisation core units and Part E. Specialist engineering research and application.
Note: If you are eligible for credit for prior studies 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 into 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 specialisation.
Part D. Specialisation core units
In this part, you will identify, interpret and critically appraise current developments and advanced technologies to synthesise evidence-based design solutions within your specialisation.
Part E. Specialist engineering research and application
At Entry level 1 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 specialisation.
If you are admitted at Entry level 2 you will undertake a self-guided research review.
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. Specialisation core units (24 points) and Part E. Specialist engineering research and application (24 points).
The course progression mapcourse progression map (https://www.monash.edu/engineering/current-students/enrolment-and-re-enrolment/course-information/course-maps) provides guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.
If you are admitted at entry level 1 you complete 96 points, comprising all of Parts A, B, C, D and E.
If you are admitted at entry level 2 you complete 48 points, comprising Parts A (12 points), B (6 points), D (24 points) and E (6 points).
Part A. Common core units (12 points)
You must complete:
- ENG5001 Advanced engineering data analysis; and
- ENG5002 Engineering entrepreneurship or ENG5008 Work integrated learning*
- Entry level 1: You must have completed 48 points and obtained a minimum WAM of 70
- Entry level 2: You must have completed a minimum of 24 points.
- An internal application process and an interview with the host organisation. You must also have completed the Engineering WIL Employability Skills training.
Part B. Enhancement units (12 or 6 points)
If you are admitted at entry level 1 you must complete two enhancement units (12 points) from the list below.
If you are admitted at entry level 2 you must complete one enhancement unit (6 points) from the list below.
- ACF5903 Accounting for business
- BTF5910 Corporate sustainability regulation
- CHE5882 Biomass and biorefineries
- CHE5883 Nanostructured membranes for separation and energy production
- CIV5301 Advanced traffic engineering****
- CIV5302 Traffic engineering and management****
- CIV5305 Travel demand modelling****
- CIV5310 Infrastructure project and policy evaluation****
- CIV5312 Asset management I****
- CIV5313 Asset management****
- CIV5314 Planning urban transport systems****
- CIV5315 Applied transport economics****
- CIV5316 Fundamentals of urban public transport****
- CIV5881 Ground water hydraulics****
- 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****
- CIV5899 Infrastructure information management****
- ECE5886 Smart grids
- ECF5953 Economics
- ENG5006 Research practice*
- ENG5881Not offered in 2019 Minor project**
- MEC5881 Engineering systems performance analysis
- MEC5882 Instrumentation, sensing and monitoring
- MEC5887 Environmental and air pollution control**
- MEC5891 Design for additive manufacturing***
- MGF5600 Managing innovation
- MGF5011 Commercialisation
- MGF5020 Business ethics in a global environment or MGF5030Not offered in 2019 Corporate social responsibility
- MGF5991Not offered in 2019 Professional development - Career dynamics
- MGF5992Not offered in 2019 Professional development - Self and relationship
- MKX5955 Marketing and the international consumer
- MTE5883 Environmental durability and protection of metals and engineering materials
- MTE5885 Biomaterials and biomechanics
- MTE5886 Additive manufacturing of metallic materials
- MTE5887 Additive manufacturing of polymeric and functional materials
Part C. Technical elective units (24 points) and Part D. Specialisation core units (24 points)
You must complete requirements for one of the following specialisations:
Part E. Specialist engineering research and application (24 or 6 points)
If you are admitted at entry level 1 you must complete:
If you are admitted at entry level 2 you must complete:
You may exit this course early and apply to graduate with the following award, provided you have satisfied the requirements indicated for that award during your enrolment in this master's course:
- Graduate Diploma of Engineering after successful completion of 48 credit points of study with a minimum of 24 credit points at level 5.
Progression to further studies
Successful completion of this course may provide a pathway to a higher degree by research. You will need to demonstrate a strong academic record in your prior and/or current studies.
If you are considering a research degree you are advised to consult the course coordinator in regards to course progression.