Students who commenced their course before 2012 should consult the rules below.

  • Pre-2012 rules
    • 6. Engineering, Computing and Mathematics Rules
      • Engineering, Computing and Mathematics rules for postgraduate courses
        • Master of Engineering (60560) Only available to re-enrolling students.

          Note: This course is only available to re-enrolling students.

          Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

          1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

          (2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

          Academic Conduct Essentials module

          1.A(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

          (2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

          (3) A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in the rules for this course.

          (4) A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of (3) is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation'.

          Admission

          2. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

          (a) the degree of Bachelor of Engineering of this University completed with a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty;

          or

          (b) the Graduate Diploma in Engineering of this University in their approved field of study completed with a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty;

          or

          (c) the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours with a major in Physics with a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty.

          Course structure

          3.(1) The course comprises units to a total value of 96 points approved by the Faculty, including a dissertation on a topic within the student's field of study.

          (2) A student must complete either—

          (a) the Power Systems program (PG-EPWSE) as set out in (3);

          or

          (b) the Electrical and Electronic program (PG-EEENE) as set out in (4);

          (3) The Power Systems program comprises—

          (a) all units in Table a [Master of Engineering (Power Systems) core units]—18 points

          and

          (b) five units from Table b [Master of Engineering (Power Systems) options]—30 points1

          and

          (c) units to the value of 48 points approved by the Faculty.

          (4) The Electrical and Electronic program comprises—

          (a) all units in Table c [Master of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) core units]—18 points

          and

          (b) five units from Table d [Master of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) options]—30 points1

          and

          (c) units to the value of 48 points approved by the Faculty.

          1 Not all units are available each year.

          Credit

          4.(1) The Faculty may grant credit towards the course up to a maximum value of 48 points.

          (2) Within the overall credit limit set out in (1), the Faculty may grant credit—

          (a) up to a value of 48 points for—

          (i) completed units of study which in the view of the appropriate head of school are similar in content to those required; or

          (ii) units completed in the Graduate Diploma in Engineering of this University in an approved field of study with a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty;

          (b) up to a value of 12 points towards the units required under Rule 3(3)(b) for—

          (i) a course provided by a professional provider or private educational institution; or

          (ii) units completed at the same level as part of an incomplete course at another recognised tertiary institution, provided that the course has the same entry standard as the Master of Engineering.

          [Approved additions to University Policy]

          Satisfactory progress

          5.(1) A student will not make satisfactory progress in the course if they—

          (a) fail units to the value of more than 12 points in a calendar year;

          or

          (b) fail the same unit twice.

          [Approved exception to University Policy]

          Progress status

          6. Unless the Faculty determines otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances—

          (a) when a student, other than one described in (b), fails to make satisfactory progress under Rule 5 a progress status of 'Suspended' is assigned by the Faculty;

          (b) when a student who is enrolled for the first time in a postgraduate course at this University fails to make satisfactory progress under Rule 5, a progress status of 'On Probation' is assigned if the student has—

          (i) commenced mid-year; or

          (ii)A. not failed units to a value greater than 18 points in their first year; and

          B. not failed units to a value greater than six points in their second semester; and

          C. gained a weighted average of at least 30 per cent in the units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

          Examination of dissertation

          7. The dissertation is examined by a committee of three members chaired by the project supervisor.

          [Approved exception to University Policy]

          Award of degree with distinction

          8. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent in—

          (a) all units attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark; and

          (b) all relevant units undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark.

          Award of Graduate Certificate in Engineering, Graduate Certificate in Engineering in Power Systems, Graduate Diploma in Engineering or Graduate Diploma in Engineering in Power Systems

          9. A student who withdraws from the course before completing the course requirements, but after completing the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Engineering, the Graduate Certificate in Engineering in Power Systems, the Graduate Diploma in Engineering or the Graduate Diploma in Engineering in Power Systems, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the appropriate qualification.

          • Table a—Master of Engineering (Power Systems) core units
            Key to availability of units:
            S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = Summer teaching period;
            T1 = Trimester 1; T2 = Trimester 2; T3 = Trimester 3;
            NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period;
            N/A = not available in 2019; * = to be advised

            Note: The unit availability does not form part of the rules and may be subject to change.

            All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

            AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
            ELEC8347Dissertation ME (PS) Part 1
            ELEC8348Dissertation ME (PS) Part 2
            ELEC8349Dissertation ME (PS) Part 3
          • Table b—Master of Engineering (Power Systems) options
            Key to availability of units:
            S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = Summer teaching period;
            T1 = Trimester 1; T2 = Trimester 2; T3 = Trimester 3;
            NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period;
            N/A = not available in 2019; * = to be advised

            Note: The unit availability does not form part of the rules and may be subject to change.

            All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

            AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
            S1ELEC5504Power Electronics
            ELEC8341Energy Management System 1
            ELEC8343Numeric Protection, Communications and Transducers 1
            ELEC8345Power Systems Control 1
            ELEC8346Power Systems Modelling 1
            one unit from an appropriate program at master's level, on the recommendation of the Head of School

            1 This unit is no longer available. Students requiring this unit or its equivalent should contact an ECM Student Adviser.

          • Table c—Master of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) core units
            Key to availability of units:
            S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = Summer teaching period;
            T1 = Trimester 1; T2 = Trimester 2; T3 = Trimester 3;
            NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period;
            N/A = not available in 2019; * = to be advised

            Note: The unit availability does not form part of the rules and may be subject to change.

            All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

            AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
            ELEC8370Dissertation ME (EE) Part 1
            ELEC8371Dissertation ME (EE) Part 2
            ELEC8372Dissertation ME (EE) Part 3

          • Table d—Master of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) options
            Key to availability of units:
            S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = Summer teaching period;
            T1 = Trimester 1; T2 = Trimester 2; T3 = Trimester 3;
            NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period;
            N/A = not available in 2019; * = to be advised

            Note: The unit availability does not form part of the rules and may be subject to change.

            All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

            AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
            S1ELEC4401Circuits and Electronic Systems
            S1ELEC4404Signal Processing
            S1ELEC5504Power Electronics
            S2ELEC5501Advanced Communications
            S1ELEC5503Digital Microelectronics System Design
            ELEC5507Optical Engineering, Photonics and Biomedical Imaging Systems
            S1ELEC5508Semiconductor Nanoelectronics
            ELEC8326Micro-electromechanical Systems 1
            ELEC8341Energy Management System 1
            ELEC8343Numeric Protection, Communications and Transducers 1
            S1GENG4407Advanced Engineering Mathematics
            S2GENG5503Modern Control Systems
            S1, S2GENG5505Project Management and Engineering Practice
            S1, S2GENG5507Risk, Reliability and Safety
            MATH74234A3: Advanced Topics in Optimisation 1
            one unit from an appropriate program at master's level, on the recommendation of the Head of School

            1 This unit is no longer available. Students requiring this unit or its equivalent should contact an ECM Student Adviser.