MC180 - Master of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

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Plan: MC180 - Master of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
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.

Assessment

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.

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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.
These courses provide realistic work situations allowing you to learn, apply and demonstrate professional engineering practice.
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    Program Structure

    To graduate you must complete the following:
     

    All Courses listed may not be available each Semester.

     

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    Year One of the Program

    Complete the following Three (3) Compulsory Courses:

    Course Title

    Credit Points

    Course Code

    Campus

    Professional Engineering Project Part A12EEET2346City Campus
    Professional Engineering Project Part B12EEET2347City Campus
    Project Preparation, Planning and Problem Solving12EEET1142City Campus
    AND
    Select and Complete Four (4) of the following Courses:

    Course Title

    Credit Points

    Course Code

    Campus

    Introduction to Statistics12MATH1324City Campus
    Circuit and System Simulation (PG)12EEET1467City Campus
    Digital System Design (PG)12EEET2038City Campus
    Digital Signal Processing12EEET1123City Campus
    Mobile and Personal Commun Systems Engineering PG12EEET1141City Campus
    Network Engineering12EEET2291City Campus
    Industrial Automation12EEET2388City Campus
    Electrical Energy Conversion12EEET2337City Campus
    AND
    Select and Complete One (1) of the following Courses:

    Course Title

    Credit Points

    Course Code

    Campus

    Digital Signal Processing12EEET1123City Campus
    Optical Fibre Systems and Networks PG12EEET1126City Campus
    Antennas for Mobile and Satellite Communications PG12EEET1131City Campus
    Optical Fibre Technology PG12EEET1133City Campus
    Satellite Communication Systems Engineering PG12EEET1138City Campus
    Mobile and Personal Commun Systems Engineering PG12EEET1141City Campus
    Network Access Systems (PG)12EEET1148City Campus
    Network Services and Internet Applications (PG)12EEET1152City Campus
    Image Systems Engineering12EEET1255City Campus
    Real Time Systems Design12EEET1262City Campus
    Advanced Control Systems (PG)12EEET1368City Campus
    Audio Engineering (PG)12EEET1462City Campus
    Sensors and Measurement Technologies12EEET1464City Campus
    Medical Engineering and Instrumentation (PG)12EEET1465City Campus
    Circuit and System Simulation (PG)12EEET1467City Campus
    Simulation Based Design12EEET2032City Campus
    Design With Hardware Description Languages12EEET2035City Campus
    Integrated Circuit Design (PG)12EEET2036City Campus
    EDA Tools and Design Methodologies (PG)12EEET2037City Campus
    Digital System Design (PG)12EEET2038City Campus
    Advanced VLSI Design (PG)12EEET2041City Campus
    VLSI Digital Signal Processing Systems (PG)12EEET2042City Campus
    Reliability and Testability in Microelectronics (PG)12EEET2043City Campus
    MicroNanoSystems, MEMS, and NEMS12EEET2044City Campus
    Semiconductor Device Fabrication12EEET2045City Campus
    Project Management & Entrepreneurship (PG)12EEET2047City Campus
    Numerical Analysis of Electronic Devices12EEET2147City Campus
    Electronic Materials12EEET2148City Campus
    Recent Advances in MicroNanoEngineering12EEET2151City Campus
    Semiconductor Device Physics12EEET2152City Campus
    RF and Mixed Signal Design12EEET2153City Campus
    Real Time Estimation and Control12EEET2223City Campus
    Smart Embedded Systems12EEET2227City Campus
    Network Engineering12EEET2291City Campus
    Enterprise and Cloud Networks12EEET2293City Campus
    Network Management and Software Defined Networks12EEET2295City Campus
    RF and Microwave Circuits12EEET2309City Campus
    Radar Systems12EEET2310City Campus
    Computer Robotics Control12EEET2315City Campus
    Network Design and Performance12EEET2317City Campus
    Bioelectromagnetism12EEET2331City Campus
    Biosignal Processing and Computing12EEET2332City Campus
    Renewable Electrical Energy Systems12EEET2335City Campus
    Protection and High Voltage Engineering12EEET2336City Campus
    Electrical Energy Conversion12EEET2337City Campus
    Variable Speed Drives12EEET2338City Campus
    Power System Analysis and Control12EEET2339City Campus
    Wireless Sensor Networks and the Internet of Things12EEET2371City Campus
    Embedded Systems: Operating Systems and Interfacing12EEET2372City Campus
    Statistical Process Control and Quality Assurance12EEET2377City Campus
    Advanced Power Systems12EEET2381City Campus
    Electrical Transport Engineering12EEET2383City Campus
    Introduction to Electrical Building Design12EEET2385City Campus
    Industrial Automation12EEET2388City Campus
    Power Electronic Converters12EEET2389City Campus
    Lab-on-a-Chip,Biomedical Devices and BioNanoEngineering12EEET2391City Campus
    Integrated Optics12EEET2392City Campus
    Electronic Systems for Automotive Applications12EEET2393City Campus
    Systematic and Creative Problem Solving - Level 112OENG1055City Campus
    Extended Professional Engineering Project 112EEET2396City Campus
    Extended Professional Engineering Project 212EEET2398City Campus
    Mobile Computing12EEET2425City Campus
    Engineering Project Design & Management12EEET2426City Campus
    Computer and Network Security12EEET2427City Campus
     
    AND

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    Year Two of the Program

    {
    Option A: Complete the following Three (3) Compulsory Courses:

    Course Title

    Credit Points

    Course Code

    Campus

    Professional Engineering Advanced Project Part A12EEET2349City Campus
    Professional Engineering Advanced Project Part B12EEET2350City Campus
    Professional Experience Postgraduate12EEET2471City Campus
    AND
    Option A: Select and Complete Five (5) of the following Courses:

    Course Title

    Credit Points

    Course Code

    Campus

    Digital Signal Processing12EEET1123City Campus
    Optical Fibre Systems and Networks PG12EEET1126City Campus
    Antennas for Mobile and Satellite Communications PG12EEET1131City Campus
    Optical Fibre Technology PG12EEET1133City Campus
    Satellite Communication Systems Engineering PG12EEET1138City Campus
    Mobile and Personal Commun Systems Engineering PG12EEET1141City Campus
    Network Access Systems (PG)12EEET1148City Campus
    Network Services and Internet Applications (PG)12EEET1152City Campus
    Image Systems Engineering12EEET1255City Campus
    Real Time Systems Design12EEET1262City Campus
    Advanced Control Systems (PG)12EEET1368City Campus
    Audio Engineering (PG)12EEET1462City Campus
    Sensors and Measurement Technologies12EEET1464City Campus
    Medical Engineering and Instrumentation (PG)12EEET1465City Campus
    Circuit and System Simulation (PG)12EEET1467City Campus
    Simulation Based Design12EEET2032City Campus
    Design With Hardware Description Languages12EEET2035City Campus
    Integrated Circuit Design (PG)12EEET2036City Campus
    EDA Tools and Design Methodologies (PG)12EEET2037City Campus
    Digital System Design (PG)12EEET2038City Campus
    Advanced VLSI Design (PG)12EEET2041City Campus
    VLSI Digital Signal Processing Systems (PG)12EEET2042City Campus
    Reliability and Testability in Microelectronics (PG)12EEET2043City Campus
    MicroNanoSystems, MEMS, and NEMS12EEET2044City Campus
    Semiconductor Device Fabrication12EEET2045City Campus
    Project Management & Entrepreneurship (PG)12EEET2047City Campus
    Numerical Analysis of Electronic Devices12EEET2147City Campus
    Electronic Materials12EEET2148City Campus
    Recent Advances in MicroNanoEngineering12EEET2151City Campus
    Semiconductor Device Physics12EEET2152City Campus
    RF and Mixed Signal Design12EEET2153City Campus
    Real Time Estimation and Control12EEET2223City Campus
    Smart Embedded Systems12EEET2227City Campus
    Network Engineering12EEET2291City Campus
    Enterprise and Cloud Networks12EEET2293City Campus
    Network Management and Software Defined Networks12EEET2295City Campus
    RF and Microwave Circuits12EEET2309City Campus
    Radar Systems12EEET2310City Campus
    Computer Robotics Control12EEET2315City Campus
    Network Design and Performance12EEET2317City Campus
    Bioelectromagnetism12EEET2331City Campus
    Biosignal Processing and Computing12EEET2332City Campus
    Renewable Electrical Energy Systems12EEET2335City Campus
    Protection and High Voltage Engineering12EEET2336City Campus
    Electrical Energy Conversion12EEET2337City Campus
    Variable Speed Drives12EEET2338City Campus
    Power System Analysis and Control12EEET2339City Campus
    Wireless Sensor Networks and the Internet of Things12EEET2371City Campus
    Embedded Systems: Operating Systems and Interfacing12EEET2372City Campus
    Statistical Process Control and Quality Assurance12EEET2377City Campus
    Advanced Power Systems12EEET2381City Campus
    Electrical Transport Engineering12EEET2383City Campus
    Introduction to Electrical Building Design12EEET2385City Campus
    Industrial Automation12EEET2388City Campus
    Power Electronic Converters12EEET2389City Campus
    Lab-on-a-Chip,Biomedical Devices and BioNanoEngineering12EEET2391City Campus
    Integrated Optics12EEET2392City Campus
    Electronic Systems for Automotive Applications12EEET2393City Campus
    Systematic and Creative Problem Solving - Level 112OENG1055City Campus
    Extended Professional Engineering Project 112EEET2396City Campus
    Extended Professional Engineering Project 212EEET2398City Campus
    Mobile Computing12EEET2425City Campus
    Engineering Project Design & Management12EEET2426City Campus
    Computer and Network Security12EEET2427City Campus
    }
    OR
    {
    Option B: Complete 48 Credit Points from the following:

    Course Title

    Credit Points

    Course Code

    Campus

    Research Project48EEET2312City Campus
    Research Project Part 124EEET2313City Campus
    Research Project Part 224EEET2314City Campus
    AND
    Option B: Complete the following One (1) Compulsory Course:

    Course Title

    Credit Points

    Course Code

    Campus

    Professional Experience Postgraduate12EEET2471City Campus
    AND
    Option B: Select and Complete Three (3) of the following Courses:

    Course Title

    Credit Points

    Course Code

    Campus

    Digital Signal Processing12EEET1123City Campus
    Optical Fibre Systems and Networks PG12EEET1126City Campus
    Antennas for Mobile and Satellite Communications PG12EEET1131City Campus
    Optical Fibre Technology PG12EEET1133City Campus
    Satellite Communication Systems Engineering PG12EEET1138City Campus
    Mobile and Personal Commun Systems Engineering PG12EEET1141City Campus
    Network Access Systems (PG)12EEET1148City Campus
    Network Services and Internet Applications (PG)12EEET1152City Campus
    Image Systems Engineering12EEET1255City Campus
    Real Time Systems Design12EEET1262City Campus
    Advanced Control Systems (PG)12EEET1368City Campus
    Audio Engineering (PG)12EEET1462City Campus
    Sensors and Measurement Technologies12EEET1464City Campus
    Medical Engineering and Instrumentation (PG)12EEET1465City Campus
    Circuit and System Simulation (PG)12EEET1467City Campus
    Simulation Based Design12EEET2032City Campus
    Design With Hardware Description Languages12EEET2035City Campus
    Integrated Circuit Design (PG)12EEET2036City Campus
    EDA Tools and Design Methodologies (PG)12EEET2037City Campus
    Digital System Design (PG)12EEET2038City Campus
    Advanced VLSI Design (PG)12EEET2041City Campus
    VLSI Digital Signal Processing Systems (PG)12EEET2042City Campus
    Reliability and Testability in Microelectronics (PG)12EEET2043City Campus
    MicroNanoSystems, MEMS, and NEMS12EEET2044City Campus
    Semiconductor Device Fabrication12EEET2045City Campus
    Project Management & Entrepreneurship (PG)12EEET2047City Campus
    Numerical Analysis of Electronic Devices12EEET2147City Campus
    Electronic Materials12EEET2148City Campus
    Recent Advances in MicroNanoEngineering12EEET2151City Campus
    Semiconductor Device Physics12EEET2152City Campus
    RF and Mixed Signal Design12EEET2153City Campus
    Real Time Estimation and Control12EEET2223City Campus
    Smart Embedded Systems12EEET2227City Campus
    Network Engineering12EEET2291City Campus
    Enterprise and Cloud Networks12EEET2293City Campus
    Network Management and Software Defined Networks12EEET2295City Campus
    RF and Microwave Circuits12EEET2309City Campus
    Radar Systems12EEET2310City Campus
    Computer Robotics Control12EEET2315City Campus
    Network Design and Performance12EEET2317City Campus
    Bioelectromagnetism12EEET2331City Campus
    Biosignal Processing and Computing12EEET2332City Campus
    Renewable Electrical Energy Systems12EEET2335City Campus
    Protection and High Voltage Engineering12EEET2336City Campus
    Electrical Energy Conversion12EEET2337City Campus
    Variable Speed Drives12EEET2338City Campus
    Power System Analysis and Control12EEET2339City Campus
    Wireless Sensor Networks and the Internet of Things12EEET2371City Campus
    Embedded Systems: Operating Systems and Interfacing12EEET2372City Campus
    Statistical Process Control and Quality Assurance12EEET2377City Campus
    Advanced Power Systems12EEET2381City Campus
    Electrical Transport Engineering12EEET2383City Campus
    Introduction to Electrical Building Design12EEET2385City Campus
    Industrial Automation12EEET2388City Campus
    Power Electronic Converters12EEET2389City Campus
    Lab-on-a-Chip,Biomedical Devices and BioNanoEngineering12EEET2391City Campus
    Integrated Optics12EEET2392City Campus
    Electronic Systems for Automotive Applications12EEET2393City Campus
    Systematic and Creative Problem Solving - Level 112OENG1055City Campus
    Extended Professional Engineering Project 112EEET2396City Campus
    Extended Professional Engineering Project 212EEET2398City Campus
    Mobile Computing12EEET2425City Campus
    Engineering Project Design & Management12EEET2426City Campus
    Computer and Network Security12EEET2427City Campus
     

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    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 instead

    You 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 code2013 course titleCourse title from 2014 on
    EEET2035HDL & High Level SynthesisDesign With Hardware Description Languages
    EEET2044Microsystems TechnologyMicroNanoSystems, MEMS, and NEMS
    EEET2151Advances and Applications of Micro- and Nano-TechnologiesRecent Advances in MicroNanoEngineering
    EEET2152Semiconductor Physics and MaterialsSemiconductor Device Physics
    EEET2227Microcomputer Systems DesignSmart Embedded Systems
    EEET2391Microfluidic and Lab-on-a-chip DevicesLab-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.

    Retained Credit

    All credit points successfully completed in a prior version of this program will count towards completion of this program.

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