MC180 - Master of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
Plan: MC180 - Master of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
Campus: City Campus
Program delivery and structureApproach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program transition plan
Approach to learning and assessment
The following learning and teaching approaches form the basis of your learning experiences:
- You will be offered a learner-centred curriculum that encourages more active engagement and participation than traditional lecture style delivery.
- You will engage in projects that require you to communicate outcomes to a range of audiences both verbally and in writing e.g. report results qualitatively, quantitatively, graphically, electronically.
- You will undertake learning activities and projects that require you to work in multi-disciplinary teams and critically engage with aspects of team development and conflict resolution.
- You will engage in learning activities and projects that require you to conceptualise, plan, design, construct and manage solutions to engineering problems.
- Learning activities will focus on practical application of technical skills and you will be assessed on technical competence both in practice and theory.
- You will undertake projects that require you to access a wide variety of knowledge repositories including professional journals, discussion lists and online sources of material.
- You will be required to solve complex, interconnected problems.
- You will be engaged in projects and tasks that require you to work in multidisciplinary teams on multidisciplinary problems.
- You will be given problems that require you to consider the business context and commercial positioning of designed devices or systems.
The assessment in all courses has been designed to give you opportunities to demonstrate the knowledge and skills you have obtained. You will find that the forms of assessment used will vary according to the specific learning objectives and aspects of capability development to be achieved in each course.
Over the duration of the program you will encounter the following forms of assessment:
- Examinations: an individual form of assessment where you have the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to explain fundamental principles and solve problems;
- Assignment and projects: which may be done individually or in groups. This method may also enable you to demonstrate your ability to work alone or as a member of a team;
- Reflective journals: where you pause to consider what you have learnt, along with the easy and hard issues associated with that learning;
- Assessed tutorials: a form of in-class test, which may be done individually or as a team;
- Laboratory reports: which provide an exercise in experimentation, report writing and critical analysis of data;
- Self-assessment and peer-assessment: for assessment activities such as seminars you will assess yourself or your own group; or assess the work of other groups. This is part of equipping you to become more independent in your own learning and assessing your own and others’ performance.
Most of the assessment you receive (the exception is exams) will enable your lecturer to provide you with feedback on your strong and weak points. This will enable you to improve your performance in the future.
RMIT University has an assessment policy at http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1.Top of page
Work integrated learning
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will:
- undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
- interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities;
- complete these activities in real work contexts or situations; and
- these interactions and the work context provide a distinctive source of feedback to you to assist your learning.
Any or all of these aspects of a WIL experience may be simulated.
In this program the Year 1 and Year 2 Research/Project courses provide experiences that meet the requirements of the RMIT Work Integrated Learning (WIL) policy.
- In Professional Engineering Project A and B (EEET2346 & EEET2347) you will work in a team on a project under the guidance of a professional engineer (usually an academic "mentor"). The project will require the team to work together to achieve a working product. You will be expected to take more than one role in the team at different times to expand your experience and capabilities.
- In Professional Engineering Advanced Project A and B (EEET2349 & EEET2350), or Research Project (EEET2312) you will work on a project that requires you to produce an individual research/project outcome (which may be part of a larger project). You will work under the guidance of a professional engineer who may be from industry or be an academic or research staff member.You would choose Research Project (EEET2312), or Research Project Parts 1 and 2 (EEET2313 and EEET2314), if you intend to proceed to a Research degree on completion of this Masters degree (you should have a good academic performance in year 1 of this program to take this option, and prior to selecting this option you should consult the program manager). If you intend to seek employment in industry on graduation then taking Professional Advanced Engineering Projects 1 and 2 (EEET2349 and EEET2350) is the best option.These courses provide realistic work situations allowing you to learn, apply and demonstrate professional engineering practice.
- In Professional Experience Postgraduate (EEET2471) you will develop many of the competencies specified in Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers by working in a professional working environment.
Program transition plan
Transition Plan 2014
If you commenced the program in 2013 or earlier the program structure changes in 2014 will not affect your progression through the program. All credit points completed under the old program structure will count towards the new program structure.
EEET2315 Computer Robotics Control changes from being core to being an elective in the new structure, however if you have completed this course in 2013 or earlier you can still claim it as one of your four core courses.
If you have 48 credit points or less to complete at the end of 2013 you will not have to take the new compulsory course EEET1142 Project Preparation, Planning and Problem Solving but can take any elective insteadYou should consult the Program Manager for advice on which courses to take in order to graduate.
From 2014 six courses change title as listed in the following table. These courses are equivalent for transition purposes only (not necessarily content equivalent). All courses listed are 12 credit points.
|Course code||2013 course title||Course title from 2014 on|
|EEET2035||HDL & High Level Synthesis||Design With Hardware Description Languages|
|EEET2044||Microsystems Technology||MicroNanoSystems, MEMS, and NEMS|
|EEET2151||Advances and Applications of Micro- and Nano-Technologies||Recent Advances in MicroNanoEngineering|
|EEET2152||Semiconductor Physics and Materials||Semiconductor Device Physics|
|EEET2227||Microcomputer Systems Design||Smart Embedded Systems|
|EEET2391||Microfluidic and Lab-on-a-chip Devices||Lab-on-a-chip, Biomedical Devices, and BioNanoEngineering|
The following four courses in the old structure will no longer be offered in the new structure from 2014.
EEET1119-Telecommunication Engineering 1
EEET1471-Signal Processing for Multimedia and Telemedicine
EEET2039-Embedded System Design (PG) [you may take EEET2227 instead]
EEET2311-Radar Systems 2
To facilitate research and promote further research as a natural outcome of successfully completing the program: You would choose Research Project (EEET2312), or Research Project Parts 1 and 2 (EEET2313 and EEET2314), if you intend to proceed to a Research degree on completion of this Masters degree (you should have a good academic performance in year 1 of this program to take this option, and prior to selecting this option you should consult the program manager). If you intend to seek employment in industry on graduation then taking Professional Engineering Advanced Project 1 and 2 (EEET2349 and EEET2350) is the best option.Transition Plan 2015
Prior to 2015, Professional Experience was assessed as part of the course Professional Engineering Advanced Project Part A (EEET2349).
From 2015, Professional Experience (PG) EEET2471 is added to MC180 structure as a stand-alone course.
If you have completed the Professional Experience component of the program and had it assessed by the work experience coordinator before semester 1, 2015, you can either enrol in EEET2471 and be given a pass for it, or you can take an elective in place of EEET2471 and the professional experience will count towards completion of EEET2349.
If you have not completed the Professional Experience Component before 2015, you will be required to enrol in EEET2471 and complete your Professional Experience according to the requirements of EEET2471.
You should consult the Program Manager for advice on which courses to take in order to graduate.
All credit points successfully completed in a prior version of this program will count towards completion of this program.Top of page
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