Master of Engineering

Course rules

 

Graduate Certificate in Engineering

Graduate Diploma in Engineering

Master of Engineering


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

GCENGINE

Graduate Certificate in Engineering

GNENGINE

Graduate Diploma in Engineering

MAENGINE

Master of Engineering

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Certificate in Engineering
(b)
the Graduate Diploma in Engineering
(c)
the Master of Engineering
(2)
Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any of the courses in this sequence. Only the longest award completed will be conferred.

4 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants in the order in which complete applications are received, according to the following admissions criteria.
(2)
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Engineering requires:
(a)
a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Sydney with a credit average or equivalent qualification, or
(b)
a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Sydney, or equivalent, and 5 years' relevant work experience, subject to the satisfaction of the Dean or their delegate.
(3)
Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Engineering requires:
(a)
a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Sydney with a credit average or equivalent qualification; or
(b)
completion of the embedded graduate certificate with a minimum credit average, or
(c)
a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Sydney or equivalent, and 5 years' relevant work experience, subject to the satisfaction of the Dean or their delegate.
(4)
Admission to the Master of Engineering requires:
(a)
a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Sydney with a credit average or equivalent qualification; or
(b)
completion of the embedded graduate diploma or graduate certificate with a minimum credit average; or
(c)
a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Sydney or equivalent, and 5 years' relevant work experience, subject to the satisfaction of the Dean or their nominee.
(d)
If a candidate has received approval to transfer from the Master of Professional Engineering to the Master of Engineering, they may only receive credit for units that been completed under the prescribed unit tables for the Master of Engineering.
(5)
If a candidate does not have the equivalent qualification with a credit average, they may be admitted to the Master of Engineering, Graduate Diploma or the Graduate Certificate subject to the discretion of the Dean or their delegate.

5 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the courses are set out in the table of units of study: Graduate Certificate in Engineering/Graduate Diploma in Engineering/Master of Engineering.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Engineering a candidate must complete 24 credit points of units of study drawn from the lists of core and specialist units of study.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Engineering a candidate must complete 36 credit points of units of study from the prescribed tables.
(4)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Engineering a candidate must complete 72 credit points, including:
(a)
24 credit points of core units of study as listed in the Master of Engineering Units table;
(b)
At least 12 credit points of research units of study in the discipline of the candidate's major; and
(c)
At least 24 credit points of units of study in the discipline of the student's major as listed in the Master of Engineering unit of study table;
(d)
A maximum of 12 credit points of elective units of study, subject to the approval of the Head of School most associated with the discipline of the student's major;
(e)
If a reduction in the volume of learning of 24 credits is given, then the candidate must complete a minimum 12 credit points of core, a minimum of 24 credit points of specialist units and a minimum of 12 credit points of research units, with zero credit points of electives. If the candidate is eligible to undertake the extended capstone project or dissertation, they may be granted exemption of up to 12 credit points of specialist units.
(f)
Candidates must complete a major in one of the areas listed below.

6 Majors

Completion of a major is a requirement of the Master of Engineering. A major requires the completion of prescribed units of study listed in the table for that major. The majors available are:
(i)  Automation & Manufacturing Systems
(ii)  Biomedical Engineering
(iii)  Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
(iv)  Civil Engineering
(v)  Electrical Engineering
(vi)  Sustainability and Environmental Engineering
(vii)  Fluids Engineering
(viii)  Geomechanical Engineering
(ix)  Mechanical Engineering
(x)  Power Engineering
(xi)  Structural Engineering
(xii)  Telecommunications Engineering
(xiii)  Risk Management

7 Credit

A candidate who has received direct admission to the Master of Engineering and has a Bachelor of Engineering Honours with a distinction average from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification may be eligible to receive up to 24 credit points of advanced standing subject to the discretion of the Dean.

8 Course transfer

(1)
A candidate for the master or graduate diploma may elect to discontinue study and graduate with a shorter award from this embedded sequence, with the approval of the Dean, and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.
(2)
A candidate who has had a certificate or diploma in this sequence conferred may apply for transfer of 12 credit points to the Master of Engineering.

9 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2017 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2017 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2017 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.