Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental)

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Overview

The Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental) is a flexible degree that will allow you to fast-track your career in engineering.

You can choose to diversify your engineering expertise with courses in advanced renewable energy systems, particle processing, low emission technologies, and dynamic process simulations and control. Or you could broaden your skills base in a complimentary area such as environmental sciences, environmental management, disaster risk reduction, business and management skills, entrepreneurship and innovation. You will also complete a year-long, advanced engineering project (design-based or theoretical – the choice is yours), which can potentially be linked to industry.

The flexible nature of the program puts you in control. Whether you want to specialise or diversify, move into a more senior role, lead teams or projects, develop sophisticated research and innovation skills for R&D roles - you can choose courses to support your personal career goals.

2-year or 1-year?
If you are a graduate of an Australian Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree, or equivalent, you can complete the MPE in just one year.

If you are an international student seeking professional recognition from Engineers Australia* and the Washington Accord, or if you wish to extend your engineering and professional expertise in an Australian context, the 2-year MPE is the ideal program. Your study program will be designed to build on your prior studies and develop the core technical competencies to ensure you qualify –these will be chosen from areas such as water engineering, hydrology, hydrobiological modelling, land surface process and management and engineering project management.

* Pending accreditation of this degree by Engineers Australia.

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Program Intake
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
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Number of Courses
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8-16

Program Code

40053

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Program Intake
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  • Semester 2
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Number of Courses
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Note: 1 course is equal to 10 units of study.

8-16
CRICOS

092855B

Program Code

40053

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Program Code 40053
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
Locations
  • Newcastle (Callaghan)
CRICOS Code 092855B
Contributing Schools and Faculties
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Program Award Rules and Schedules
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Description

The Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental) offers students the opportunity to broaden and/or deepen their technical competence in specialised disciplines (such as environmental remediation and technology to reduce impacts, environmental issues, safety and risk, and management) that are relevant to the practice of environmental engineering. It also offers a pathway for students with an engineering background to acquire the core skills in assessing and mitigating impacts of human activity on the receiving environment, with particular emphasis on water and land.

Admission Requirements

Direct Admission into the 1 Year MPE (Environmental) Program*:

  • Graduates from the University of Newcastle or another institution with a Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF 8) with Class 2 Division 2 or above in Environmental Engineering
  • Graduates from the University of Newcastle or another institution with a Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF 8) in Environmental Engineering with a Newcastle calculated GPA of 4.5 or above

Direct Admission into the 2 Year MPE (Environmental) Program*:

  • Graduates from the University of Newcastle or another institution with a Bachelor Degree (AQF 7) in Environmental Engineering AND a Newcastle calculated GPA of 4.5 or above

Direct Admission into the MPE Program:

  • Applicants currently undertaking or having completed the Master of Engineering Management program at the University of Newcastle may be admitted to the Master of Professional Engineering in the same discipline area as their undergraduate engineering degree.  The volume of learning required for the MPE will be assessed for individual applicants based on their background.

*Further Admission Requirements (if applicable)

Alternative Engineering Disciplines:

Applications for the Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental) from graduates from a different engineering discipline other than environmental engineering are welcomed, but will be assessed for eligibility on an individual basis by the Faculty.

GPA Equivalence for Non-University of Newcastle Applicants:

Applicants from external institutions will be required to provide transcripts of previous studies to allow assessment of GPA equivalence on the University of Newcastle scale.

Alternate Entry Path Incorporating Work Experience:

Applications from graduates with an appropriate Bachelor Degree (AQF 7) or Honours Degree (AQF 8 ) in engineering not meeting the above requirements, BUT with significant relevant work experience will be assessed for eligibility on an individual basis by the Faculty.

 

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Requirements and Structure

Two year program:

The MPE (Environmental) comprises 160 units, 110 of which are core courses and 50 of which are directed courses.

One year program:

Students completing a one year MPE (Environmental) must complete 80 units, 20 of which are core courses, and 60 of which are directed courses.

  • Core courses for 1 year program: CIVL6460A and CIVL6460B.

 

Course Information

Core Courses

Core Courses for 1 Year Students: 1 Year students complete the following core courses..

Code Name Availability Units
CIVL6460A MPE Thesis A Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6460B MPE Thesis B Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units

Core Courses for 2 Year Students: 2 Year students complete the following core courses..

Code Name Availability Units
CIVL4591 Environmental Engineering Project 1 Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
CIVL6330 Hydrology Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
CIVL6400 Water Engineering Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
CIVL6410 Hydrobiological Modelling Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
CIVL6431 Land Surface Process and Management Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
CIVL6460A MPE Thesis A Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6460B MPE Thesis B Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
CIVL6470 Contaminant Hydrogeology Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
ENGG3500 Managing Engineering Projects Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
ENGG6500 Engineering Complexity Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
SURV3650 Spatial Data Systems and Remote Sensing Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units

Directed/Specialisation Course List

Directed Courses/Specialisation Course List: 1 year students select 60 units (all at 6000 level) 2 year students select 50 units.

Code Name Availability Units
ARBE6312 Sustainable Development Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6331 Property and Facilities Management Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6406 Negotiation & Conflict Resolution Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6601 Theory and Practice of Disaster Management Trimester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ARBE6602 Post-disaster Project Management Trimester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
ARBE6603 Disaster Mitigation and Sustainable Re-development Trimester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
ARBE6604 Professional Practice in Disaster Management Trimester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
ARBE6605 Policy and Social Considerations in Disaster Management Trimester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
ARBE6606 Disaster Management Economics Trimester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
ARBE6607 Government Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ARBE6608 Private Sector Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE4475 Dynamic Process Simulations and Control Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
CHEE6100 Advanced Renewable Energy Systems Not currently offered 10 units
CHEE6420 Safety and Risk Management Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
CHEE6500 Advanced Low Emission Technologies Not currently offered 10 units
CHEE6600 Advanced Particle Processing Not currently offered 10 units
ENVS6510 Environmental Legislation and Policy Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6530 Environmental Management Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6545 Impact Assessment and Climate Change Policy Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6560 Contemporary Issues in Water Management Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
ERAR6003 Hydrogeology and Environmental Remediation Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
ERAR6005 Risk Characterisation for Human Health Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
ERAR6006 Ecological Risk Assessment Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
ERAR6008 Enviromics and Biostatistics Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
ERAR6009 Measurements, Sensors and Instrumentation for Environmental Contaminants Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
ERAR6010 Applied Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
GSBS6001 Managing Under Uncertainty Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6004 Organisational Behaviour and Design Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6012 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
10 units
GSBS6200 Accounting and Financial Management Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
10 units
GSBS6484 Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6304 Project Planning and Management Trimester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
LEGL6004 Law for Workplace Health & Safety Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
OHSE6070 Management for Occupational Health and Safety Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

Learning Outcomes

  • Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of engineering fundamentals and/or the underpinning natural and physical sciences as applicable to the engineering discipline
  • Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline
  • In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline
  • Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline
  • Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline
  • Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline
  • Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving
  • Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources
  • Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes
  • Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects
  • Ethical conduct and professional accountability
  • Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains
  • Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour
  • Professional use and management of information
  • Orderly management of self, and professional conduct
  • Effective team membership and team leadership
  • Demonstrated capacity for dealing with uncertain problems using self-direction

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University’s credit website and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Special Needs

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online

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 unless they can complete both their principal program and the Diploma in Languages within the duration of their CoE. For more information please contact the Student Advice team.

Assumed Knowledge

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Environmental) or equivalent Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) or equivalent

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