Master of Engineering

University of Canberra

Program Description

Master of Engineering

University of Canberra

Accreditation with Engineering Australia at Professional Engineer level is being pursued.

Fired up about network or software engineering?

Are you an engineering graduate wishing to gain advanced qualifications? Our Master’s degree will allow you to specialise in the areas of network or software engineering and provide you with the credentials for accreditation as a professional engineer with Engineers Australia. With a strong emphasis on real-world problem solving, your studies will include the undertaking of a major project allowing you to implement high-quality information systems and, combined with your 12 weeks of practical work experience, provide you with the ability to meet the intricate demands of the information and telecommunications industries.

Study a Master of Engineering at UC and you will:

  • gain an advanced understanding of the specialisation (either networking engineering or software engineering) including the principles to design, develop, operate and evaluate systems
  • demonstrate a conceptual and comprehensive understanding of mathematics, electronics, and signal processing
  • design, implement and evaluate software engineering/network engineering projects which address contemporary and complex issues
  • distinguish which engineering principles are appropriate to use in the solution of complex technological (software/networking) problems
  • creatively apply relevant theories and techniques of data communication networks or software engineering to the interpretation, analysis and solution of technological problems.

Work integrated learning

A minimum of 12 weeks of compulsory work experience placement is required by Engineers Australia and supports the Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths’ commitment to supporting work integrated learning. This will provide you with beneficial industry experience and ensure you’re armed with the right mix of skills and knowledge to take a super-confident leap into your future career.

Career opportunities

A range of career opportunities exist for Master of Engineering graduates, including as a:

  • software developer
  • senior electrical engineer
  • senior mechanical engineer
  • senior structural engineer
  • design engineer

Course specific information

Students need to have completed a 4-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent or a 3-year Bachelor degree accredited by Engineers Australia at a Technologist level or the equivalent or have completed the following University of Canberra degrees:

  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science with a Major in either Software Engineering or Network Engineering.

Course Requirements

Required - Must pass 33 credit points as follows

  • 6797 - Inf. Sc. Research Methodology PG - 3 cp, Level P
  • 9784 - Technology and Engineering Management PG - 3 cp, Level P
  • 10088 - Introduction to Network Engineering G - 3 cp, Level G
  • 10089 - Embedded Systems G - 3 cp, Level G
  • 10091 - Electronics Systems G - 3 cp, Level G
  • 10093 - Signals and Systems G - 3 cp, Level G
  • 10095 - Digital Signal Processing G - 3 cp, Level G
  • 10096 - Introduction to Computer Engineering G - 3 cp, Level G
  • 10097 - Professional Practice in Engineering G - 3 cp, Level G
  • 10098 - Engineering Project PG - 6 cp, Level P

Note:


A minimum of 12 weeks of professional experience must be completed. Students must enrol and complete Engineering Work Experience PG, 10136, for the purposes of recording and assessment.

Restricted Choice - Must pass 3 credit points from the following

  • 6699 - Discrete Mathematics G - 3 cp, Level G
  • 10090 - Engineering Mathematics G - 3 cp, Level G

Students may seek permission to replace the required and restricted-choice units by writing a report detailing previous experience or study. Permission is at the discretion of the Course Convener.

  • Award Options - Must select 1 of the following
    • Master of Engineering (Network Engineering) - Must pass 12 credit points from the following
      • 6692 - High-Speed Networks PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 7146 - Coding Theory PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 7900 - Information Sciences Internship PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 10099 - Network Architecture PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 10100 - Wireless Networks PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 10101 - Communication Theory PG - 3 cp, Level P
    • Master of Engineering (Software Engineering) - Must pass 12 credit points from the following
      • 6684 - Object-Oriented Software Design PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 6693 - Client-Server Computing PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 7108 - Graphics Visualisation Techniques PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 7191 - Game Programming Techniques PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 7197 - Soft Computing PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 7900 - Information Sciences Internship PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 8697 - Data Analytics and Business Intelligence PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 8890 - Computer Vision and Image Analysis PG - 3 cp, Level P
      • 8891 - Programming Natural User Interfaces PG - 3 cp, Level P

Admission Requirements

A 4 year Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent, or a 3-year bachelor degree accredited by Engineers Australia at Technologist level or equivalent. Or, graduates from the following University of Canberra degrees: Bachelor of Information Technology, 322AA; or Bachelor of Software Engineering, 560AA; or Bachelor of Science, 392AB with Major in Software Engineering or Network Engineering.

English Language Requirements

Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Knowledge:

Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of their specialisation (either networking engineering or software engineering) including the principles to design, develop, operate and evaluate systems, the associated services and applications assuring the appropriate security and quality mechanisms.
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Demonstrate a conceptual and comprehensive understanding of mathematics, electronics, and signal processing, which underpin the engineering specialisation - and to be able to synthesize the relevant concepts as they are employed within information and networking systems as applicable to their relevant specialisation in software or network engineering. Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Skills:

Through applied research and theory-based understanding, graduates will be able to develop a detailed specification from an initial brief, evaluate the various design options available to meet a given set of technical requirements, formulate a final design specification, and demonstrate how to implement and test the preferred option.
  • Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
  • Evaluate and adopt new technology.
Creatively apply relevant theories and techniques of data communication networks or software engineering to the interpretation, analysis and solution of technological problems in the merging software and telecommunication industry, such as those encountered in the Commonwealth Public Service, major telecommunications companies and national and international software and networking industry companies.
  • Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
  • Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.
Effectively communicate findings to specialist and non-specialist audiences in a manner that is clear, concise and demonstrates a clear message of an integrated and advanced understanding of the subject matter.
  • Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
  • Work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve a conflict.
Design, implement and evaluate software engineering/network engineering projects which address contemporary and complex issues. Display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload.
Application of Knowledge and Skills:

Contextualise the most recent practical and theoretical developments in Software Engineering or Network Engineering and justify their application in various contemporary and emerging professional fields.
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills.
Utilising the expert-level judgement, graduates will be able to distinguish which engineering principles are appropriate to use in the solution of complex technological (software/networking) problems.
  • Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
  • Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
  • Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures.
Demonstrate an understanding of the professional engineering environment including autonomous initiative, appropriate team working skills, management and leadership, professional communication, and engineering workplace ethics, responsibilities, safety and sustainability.
  • Communicate effectively;
  • Work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
  • Take pride in their professional and personal integrity;
  • Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives;
  • Think globally about issues in their profession.
Demonstrate the ability to transfer and enhance the knowledge and skills acquired during the course to new or complementary areas of engineering and technology through the establishment of continuing professional development plans and career goal planning, all of which are keys for lifelong learning.
  • Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
  • Be self-aware;
  • Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

Cost & Fees

The fees detailed are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.

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Last updated January 23, 2018
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