Master of Engineering Science

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Program Code 12000
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations
  • Newcastle (Callaghan)
UAC Code UAC Website
CRICOS Code 061628C
Contributing Schools and Faculties
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Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery On-campus and On-line
Program Enrolment Checklist
Additional Documents
Further Information

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The links provided under "Further Information" are to be read in addition to the approved program documentation, detailed below.

Description

The Master of Engineering Science Degree is a postgraduate coursework program suitable for science and engineering graduates. Students have the opportunity to create the kind of Masters program that best meets their requirements through the choice of the specialisations. These specialisations fall into three categories, covering Technical Courses, Management and an Engineering Project (which may be conducted in the work place or on campus). Technical courses are offered in the areas of Mineral Processing and Energy. Students who have completed a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Science or a Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Commercialisation (and meet the MEngSc entry requirements) are required to complete another specialisation to be awarded the Master of Engineering Science. Please note: Students are unable to combine Mineral Processing with the Energy specialisation.

Career Opportunities

This Masters program recognises the different career pathways that science and engineering professionals working in industry choose to take, usually either managerial or technical. The technical specialisations are especially relevant to the energy sector (e.g. Clean Coal Technology), and also to those who wish to work in the coal or mineral processing industries. Others interested in research and development, innovation and commercialisation sectors will also benefit.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

Admission Requirements

  1. Four year Bachelor of Engineering degree (or equivalent), from an internationally recognised University.
  2. Three year Bachelor of Science degree (or equivalent) with Honours and/or demonstration of relevant work experience (minimum of two years), in a discipline related to the proposed area of study.
  3. There are no accreditation requirements; consequently there is no need for pre-requisites to be established.

Assumed Knowledge

  1. Four year Bachelor of Engineering degree (or equivalent), from an internationally recognised University.
  2. Three year Bachelor of Science degree (or equivalent) with Honours and/or demonstration of relevant work experience (minimum of two years), in a discipline related to the proposed area of study.

Credit Transfer

Students who have been awarded a Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Commercialisation (GCIC) are eligible to receive 40 units of credit towards the Master of Engineering Science, upon successful enrolment.

Practical Experience

Students have the opportunity to obtain considerable practical experience in this program via the Engineering Project. This experience may be based on an engineering consultancy, design, or research project and can be conducted either in the work place or on the University campus. Technical courses will also expose students to practical demonstration of new technology in the laboratory.

Professional Accreditation

Currently, Engineers Australia does not offer accreditation for postgraduate study.

International Students

International students will be supported by current University and Faculty support mechanisms. There will be a requirement for a minimum 6.5 IELTS result (equivalent), given the need for students to work at a high level in the language of instruction. Students studying online will be supported by BlackBoard and will also be able to contact staff by email.

Special Needs

All reasonable steps will be taken to meet the University of Newcastle’s policies for Students with Special Needs. The Faculty accepts responsibility, in liaison with the student Support Unit, for providing reasonable accommodations to allow students with disabilities to complete the program.

Additional Information

Delivery of this program occurs in several ways. Technical courses are available by a combination of on campus day-time delivery and block-release intensive delivery. Management specialisations are available by (i) on-line and (ii) on campus day-time delivery. The Engineering Project is available on campus day-time delivery and in the work place, with employer support.

Please note: 1) Students are unable to combine Mineral Processing with the Energy specialisation. 2) Students who enter the Master of Engineering Science and who have already successfully completed GENG6005 will be required to undertake an additional 10 units of study. Please contact the Student Hub or Program Convenor for further information.

Recommended Studies

A degree in one of the following areas: Chemical, Mechanical or Civil Engineering, or Chemistry.

Requirements and Structure

The Master of Engineering Science program consists of courses chosen from two specialisations, each of 40 units.  Students must successfully complete a minimum of 80 units of study, consisting of two 40 unit specialisations.

Transition Arrangements

A program revision was implemented for 2012, and some courses were removed from the program and replaced with new courses. For course replacement information, students must make note of details contained under ‘Transitional Arrangements’ in Course Handbooks. Continuing students affected by the program revision or who are experiencing transition problems are advised to consult with the relevant Program Officer.

Students who have already successfully completed GSBS6503 must not take INFT6304. Students who have already successfully completed GEBU6020 must not take INFT6009.

Course Information

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
GENG6005 Innovation and Commercialisation
Core course for all specialisations, with the exception of the Engineering Project.
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units

Commercialisation - Band B Management

Compulsory Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
GENG6006 Research and Development, Managing Intellectual Property Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
GSBS6004 Organisational Behaviour and Design Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 10 units from Directed courses.
GSBS6002 Foundation of Business Analysis Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6012 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6200 Accounting and Financial Management Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
INFT6304 Project Planning and Management Trimester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units

Energy - Band A Technical

Compulsory Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
CHEE6008 Advanced Energy Systems Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan) 10 units
CHEE6200 Advanced Clean Coal Technologies Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan) 10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 10 units from Directed courses.
CHEE6410 Advanced Coal & Mineral Processing Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan) 10 units
GENG6006 Research and Development, Managing Intellectual Property Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MECH6200 Advanced Computer Aided Engineering Not currently offered 10 units
MECH6250 Bulk Materials Handling and Transportation Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan) 10 units

Engineering Project - Band C Project

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
GENG6000 Engineering Project A Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
GENG6001 Engineering Project B Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units

Management - Band B Management

Compulsory Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
INFT6009 Cloud Computing and Mobile Applications for the Enterprise
Not to count with GEBU6020
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 20 units from Directed courses.
ENVS6510 Environmental Legislation and Policy Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6525 Sustainability and Ecosystem Health Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
GSBS6004 Organisational Behaviour and Design Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6040 Human Resource Management Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6200 Accounting and Financial Management Trimester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Sydney Bathurst)
10 units
INFT6304 Project Planning and Management Trimester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units

Mineral Processing - Band A Technical

Compulsory Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
CHEE6007 Particle Processing II Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan) 10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 20 units from Directed courses.
CHEE6410 Advanced Coal & Mineral Processing Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan) 10 units
GENG6006 Research and Development, Managing Intellectual Property Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
MECH6200 Advanced Computer Aided Engineering Not currently offered 10 units
MECH6250 Bulk Materials Handling and Transportation Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan) 10 units