MC206 - Master of Engineering (Micro-Nano Engineering)

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Plan: MC206 - Master of Engineering (Micro-Nano Engineering)
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose 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 (Micro-Nano Engineering)
Award abbreviation: MEng(MicroNanoEng)
Total credit points: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: 2 years (4 semesters) full time, 4 years (8 semesters) part time
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/engineering/
ASCED code: 031303
CRICOS code: 088091J

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Purpose of the Program

The purpose of the program is to provide students with advanced training in the field of Micro-Nano Engineering. The program has micro- and nano-engineering course offerings covering fundamentals, design, fabrication, and applications to provide students with a cohesive and comprehensive learning experience. The program structure is underpinned by a very strong research focus, multidisciplinary scope, and established research strengths in the disciplines related to micro- and nano-engineering at RMIT University which have been rated as above world standard (Excellence in Research for Australia 2015).

The program objectives are:

  • To develop a graduate’s knowledge of MicroNano engineering from fundamentals all the way to applications by providing design, simulation, and hands-on micro/nano-fabrication experiences.
  • To provide a pathway for graduates from other engineering and appropriate science degrees to articulate into Micro Nano Engineering.
  • To facilitate research through the Major Project offering and to promote further research as a natural outcome of successfully completing the program.

The program will prepare you for a career in the design of devices or systems employing Micro-Nano Engineering fabrication techniques and also for a career in the development or management of such fabrication facilities in either a research or manufacturing context. Possible areas of employment are in the semiconductor industry or in the rapidly emerging area of biomedical device engineering.

You will undertake a capstone experience in the final year course EEET2435 MicroNanoEngineering Major Project, in which you will conduct an independent research project that can be analytical, experimental, design or computational in nature (or some combination).

The program is delivered in face-to-face mode at the City campus.

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Articulation and pathways

The program provides a pathway for engineers and scientists, or those with an alternative acceptable qualification and relevant experience in industry, to gain a postgraduate qualification specializing in MicroNano Engineering.

As this is an emerging and highly specialised area, standard exemptions for a bachelor degree in the same discipline are not available. Exemptions from some option courses may be available if you have completed a bachelor degree specialising in electrical engineering: these will be assessed on a case by case basis. Please note that these exemptions for closely related undergraduate study cannot be transferred to the Graduate Diploma in Engineering (MicroNano Engineering).

You may be eligible for credit transfer for equivalent postgraduate study.

Opportunities also exist if you decide not to pursue the full Masters qualification. After completing 96 credit points you may choose to exit with the Graduate Diploma.

Opportunities also exist for graduates of this Master’s program to utilise the specialised knowledge gained and apply it to undertaking a doctoral research degree DR220 (potentially at RMIT University – see http://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/levels-of-study/research-programs/phd/dr220).

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Entrance requirements

Program entry requirements

An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent with a GPA of at least 2.5 out of 4.0 in Engineering (computer, electronic, telecommunications, communications, network, electrical, biomedical, chemical, mechanical or materials engineering) or Science (materials science or nanotechnology). Applicants with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.5 and with two years' relevant work experience are also eligible to apply for entry into the program.

International qualifications are assessed according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

English language requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent. For equivalents to English entry requirements go to http://www.rmit.edu.au/international/english-equivalent.

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External accreditation and industry links

This program does not have accreditation by Engineers Australia.

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. In general, Engineers Australia does not accredit postgraduate programs such as this one.

Engineers Australia represents Australia as a signatory to the Washington Accord.  Many other countries are signatories to this international agreement for professional engineers.  Qualifications accredited or recognised by other signatories are recognised by each signatory as being substantially equivalent to accredited or recognised qualifications within its own jurisdiction.  See http://www.washingtonaccord.org/Washington-Accord/signatories.cfm

Industry partners, start-up companies, and government organisations have many ongoing projects with researchers, academic staff, and the MicroNano Research Facility in the fields of silicon photonics, microfluidics, micro/nanofabrication, nanoelectronics, flexible electronics, and electronic circuit design.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Resources available from the Library:

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT http://my.rmit.edu.au or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.
Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

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

Online learning tools and content: 
As a student in this program, you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, myRMIT http://my.rmit.edu.au.

Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT 
RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=jas1bocqq6h9.

Specialist Resources

The laboratory infrastructure for this program is a critical aspect in generating skilled graduates, and in showcasing a very unique flavour to the program – where graduates are trained on a state-of-the-art technology on high quality infrastructure. As a student enrolled in this program, you will have access to the MicroNano Research Facility (MNRF) to carry out your final semester project. The facility which opened in September 2014 has comprehensive facilities for the design, modelling, fabrication, packaging, and characterisation of micro and nano scale devices. See http://www.rmit.edu.au/mnrf

Laboratories for many courses of this program will be run in the MicroNano Teaching Facility (MNTF) which includes ~50 m2 of cleanroom space, vacuum equipment for deposition, and electronic characterisation and testing facilities.

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