MC173 - Master of Engineering (System Support Engineering)

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Plan: MC173 - Master of Engineering (System Support Engineering)
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Objectives of the program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Master of Engineering (System Support Engineering)
Award abbreviation: MEng(SysSuppEng)
Total credit points: 144
Career: PGRD
Duration: 1.5 years full time (3 semesters); 3 years part time (6 semesters)
Location: Onshore
Owning school: Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering (115H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/aeromecheng
Partnered offering / Corporate client: University of South Australia
ASCED code: 039999
CRICOS code:

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Objectives of the program

The MEng (System Support Engineering) has been developed to equip you as defence industry engineers and managers to design and deliver complex, service-oriented support solutions for your customers.

 

Defence contractors will increasingly be required to offer a full spectrum of support, including ownership, sustainment and operation of assets. To adapt successfully in this environment, defence industry organisations will need to build the capability in staff, business systems and processes to deliver solutions that cross a number of organisational and discipline boundaries. This program will qualify you to work in this dynamic and challenging area.  

 

 


 

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Articulation and pathways

This program is offered by RMIT in collaboration with the University of South Australia.  You will enrol with RMIT for all courses.  The first four courses MANU2171, MANU2172, MANU2173 and MANU2174 will be delivered by the University of South Australia, together with students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate (System Support Engineering) of the University of South Australia.

If you enrol in the Graduate Certificate (System Support Engineering) program with the University of South Australia initially, you can articulate to this program by a block credit transfer arrangement between RMIT and the University of South Australia.  More information is available from the Program Director of this program.

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Entrance requirements

You must be a graduate of an engineering discipline or equivalent science or applied science degree from either an Australian university or a recognised overseas university.  Graduates from other disciplines will also be considered if you have at least 3 years of relevant experience.

If you do not have a formal first degree education background but have over 10 years of experience in the industry, you will be considered for special entry.  Application on this basis should be made directly to the Program Coordinator who will assess your application on a case-by-case basis, in accordance to prevailing RMIT policy supporting recognition of prior learning.

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External accreditation and industry links

External Accreditation

Engineers Australia is the national authority representing engineers in Australia.  International recognition is offered by countries such as the USA, United Kingdom, Hong Kong (SAR), New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and others that are co-signatories to international agreements on joint recognition.  Engineers Australia is responsible for the accreditation of undergraduate engineering programs.  Accreditation ensures academic institutions consistently meet national and international benchmarks.

The current policy of Engineers Australia is to admit engineering graduates based on their undergraduate program to membership at the relevant career grade, and allow reciprocal privileges by equivalent professional bodies overseas.  Engineers Australia does not have policy on accrediting postgraduate programs (such as this one) at the moment.  However, you can be admitted to membership of Engineers Australia either as:

  • A graduate from an accredited undergraduate program.  The career grade and discipline will depend on your undergraduate degree; or
  • An experienced engineering professional.  The career grade and discipline will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

More details for membership of Engineers Australia can be found at http://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/.

Engineers Australia will recognise the achievements of members who satisfy the relevant leadership and management competency standards in the form of a new post-nominal Engineering Executive (EngExec).  The status of Engineering Executive will be available to professional engineers, engineering technologists and engineering associates who can satisfy the competency requirements, and who are members of Engineers Australia.  If you are a member of Engineers Australia, you can apply for the EngExec status to Engineers Australia.

More details for application to Engineering Executive status can be found at http://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/shadomx/apps/fms/fmsdownload.cfm?file_uuid=311F008F-FCD0-EEFC-B831-DFFEA072FC0C&siteName=ieaust

Industry Links

Industry has played a key role in the development of the program. It has been sponsored by an industry consortium including BAE Systems, Saab Systems and ASC.

The industry partners will also be actively involved in the delivery of the program. You will also have access to advice and support from a range of defence industry professionals with expertise in the development and implementation of service support solutions.

In providing opportunities to explore and share the project work with fellow students, as well as academics, researchers and industry experts, the program (both coursework and research components) offers you a range of opportunities to link your study directly with the leading edge of industry practice.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

This program is a full fee course for Australian students.  You will be charged a tuition fee for each course you enrol according to the announced tuition fee structure at the time by RMIT.  There is no international enrolment to this program. Travel and accommodation costs associated with attendance at intensive block face-to-face workshops will need to be met by you or your sponsoring organisation.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you may access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the University Library.  Resources include comprehensive collections of books, periodicals and other course related materials, such as DVD's, magazines, slides, films etc.  You may also may use of computer laboratories with access to a wide range of desktop publishing software and access the expanding virtual collection of electronic resources and networks, including product data, e-books, electronic journals and newspapers, web based tutorials, online reference and document delivery services etc. all of which are accessible on and off campus 24 hours per day.

You can find more information on library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

The distance learning mode of the program will be supported by existing facilities on the RMIT learning hub. You will have access to the Blackboard learning system that is managed by the course coordinator.  From 2010, RMIT will have web-based interactive online collaborative tools installed on the Blackboard system to support virtual classroom, video conferencing and web cast sessions.  Through these functionalities, you can listen to lectures, interact with the lecturer, and work in small groups in much the same way as if you are collocated.

For courses that require special software for demonstration and assignment purposes, you will find the required software and facilities on the learning hub.

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