Master of Professional Engineering

 

Master of Professional Engineering

Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated)


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

MAPROFEN-02

Master of Professional Engineering

MAPROFEN-03

Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated)

 

2 Attendance pattern

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

3 Master's type

This master's degree is a professional master's course, as defined in the Coursework Rule 2014 and the Coursework Policy 2014.

4 Specialisations

(1)
The Master of Professional Engineering and Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) are available in the following specialisations:
(a)
Aerospace Engineering
(b)
Biomedical Engineering
(c)
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
(d)
Civil Engineering
(e)
Electrical Engineering
(f)
Fluids Engineering
(g)
Geomechanical Engineering
(h)
Mechanical Engineering
(i)
Power Engineering
(j)
Software Engineering
(k)
Structural Engineering
(l)
Telecommunications Engineering

5 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 candidature for the Master of Professional Engineering requires:
(a)
a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification, with a minimum credit average; or
(b)
a non-engineering bachelor's degree with a minimum credit average, with studies equivalent to 48 credit points in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, geology, computing or statistics, as related to the stream sought for admission.
And:
(c)
All candidates for admission must have prior learning equivalent to 48 credit points in total, which, in the estimation of the Dean, is comparable to the requirements for the first year of a Bachelor of Engineering at this University in the stream sought for admission.
(3)
Admission to candidature for the Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) requires:
(a)
a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification, with a minimum credit average and in a relevant discipline, which, is consistent with at least two years of the specialisation to which the student will be admitted.
(4)
In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the faculty, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in the tables of units of study:
(a)
Master of Professional Engineering
(b)
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated)
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Professional Engineering a candidate must complete 144 credit points, including core and elective units of study as listed in the table of units of study for each specialisation.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) a candidate must complete 96 credit points, including core and elective units of study as listed in the table of units of study for each specialisation.

7 Credit for previous study

Master of Professional Engineering
(1)
Candidates transferring from the Master of Engineering to the Master of Professional Engineering may transfer up to 24 credit points provided units are equivalent to units of study offered in the Master of Professional Engineering. Any additional credit is subject to the approval by the Dean.
(2)
A maximum of 72 credit points may be granted towards the Master of Professional Engineering from external postgraduate studies where no award has been, or will be made, provided the studies are acceptable to the Dean and are equivalent to units of study offered in the Master of Professional Engineering.
(3)
Candidates with a Bachelor of Engineering or equivalent in the relevant discipline and who have reached an acceptable level academic achievement in their prior degree may be eligible for a reduction of volume in learning of up to 48 credit points.
(4)
Candidates with a Bachelor of Applied Science or equivalent in a field suitable to the faculty, or a Bachelor of Engineering or equivalent in another field, may be eligible for a reduction of volume in learning of up to 24 credit points.
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated)
(5)
Candidates transferring from the Master of Engineering to the Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) may transfer up to 24 credit points provided units are equivalent to units of study offered in the Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated). Any additional credit is subject to the approval by the Dean.
(6)
A maximum of 24 credit points may be granted towards the Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) from external postgraduate studies where no award has been, or will be made, provided the studies are acceptable to the Dean and are equivalent to units of study offered in the Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated).

8 Progression

Candidates are required to meet the progression requirements as specified in the Coursework Rule 2014.

9 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2019 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2019 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January 2019 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.