MC254 - Master of Engineering (Environmental Engineering)

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Plan: MC254 - Master of Engineering (Environmental 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 (Environmental Engineering)
Award abbreviation: MEng(EnvEng)
Total credit points: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: 2 years full-time; 4 years part-time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/engineering/
ASCED code: 039901
CRICOS code: 087983C

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Purpose of the Program

The main objective of the Master of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) program is to develop advanced knowledge and skills in environmental engineering that will enhance students’ career prospects in the relevant industries.  The program aims to provide potential students with skills to step up as project leaders, consultants and managers with the knowledge and skills to lead the introduction of new technologies and operating practices in various industries.

The program greatly enhances graduates’ employability and career prospects. Graduates of this program will have gained extensive state of the art knowledge and skills in environmental engineering and related technologies, combined with advanced oral and written communication, teamwork, design, project management and research skills. At the completion of the program the students will be equipped to further their career aspirations in engineering, operations, management, or consultancy and significantly contribute to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of organisations, and the competitiveness and profitability of business and industry.

The program design reflects a formal process of program development.  One part of this process was to identify the industry trends and the graduate capabilities required of an engineering graduate to successfully engage in a professional capacity with the relevant engineering industries of the 21st century. This involved research into the literature of engineering education and consultation with a number of stakeholders, including the professional body (Engineers Australia), industry bodies, alumni and current students, and the academic staff of the school.  

At the completion of the program you will be equipped to further your career aspirations in environmental engineering, operations, or consultancy in fields like processing, water engineering, aid & development and sustainability.

  • Team Leader implementing new technology and operational strategies
  • Operations Manager responsible for the competitive performance of a business unit.
  • Consultant providing specialist technical advice to industry.

In this program you will undertake a capstone project with the 48 credit point course OENG1088 Master's Research Project (or the alternative of taking both of the 24 credit point coursesOENG1089 Master's Research Project Part 1 and OENG1090 Master's Research Project Part 2). In this project you will consolidate and expand the knowledge gained throughout the program through an in-depth experimental and/or analytical study of a highly technical and/or engineering management application.

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Articulation and pathways

If you have completed a Bachelor of Engineering program in Environmental Engineering, at AQF level 8 or equivalent, where this program is accredited by Engineers Australia, you may be eligible to receive up to 96 credit points of advanced standing.

If you have completed the MC254 MEng (Environ Eng) you will meet the eligibility criteria to apply for DR219 PhD (Environmental Engineering)  If you require further details on programs refer to the RMIT University Handbook http://www.rmit.edu.au/handbook.

 

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Entrance requirements

Program Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree in engineering, engineering science or engineering technology (or equivalent qualification) with a  major study in one or more of the following relevant engineering disciplines: civil engineering, environmental engineering or engineering systems; or an equivalent area of study.

OR

A Master of Engineering by coursework in one of the relevant disciplines listed above. 

Applicants must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) equal to or greater than 2.5 out of 4.0,  however applicants who have a GPA between 2.0 and 2.5 and also a minimum of two years' relevant work experience will also be considered.

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

English Language Requirements

International applicants: A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0, or equivalent.

Local applicants with international qualifications: If your international bachelor degree was not taught in English you must undertake an IELTS test and achieve a score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0, or equivalent.

For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.

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External accreditation and industry links

Engineers Australia is the national authority representing engineers in Australia. Under the Washington Accord of which Australia is a signatory of the international agreement, recognition of professional engineer’s status is offered by countries including USA, United Kingdom, Hong Kong (SAR), New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and others. Engineers Australia is responsible for the accreditation of engineering programs that leads to the professional engineer’s qualification. Accreditation ensures academic institutions consistently meet national and international benchmarks. For Further information visit: www.washingtonaccord.org 

This program does not yet have accreditation by Engineers Australia. However, accreditation will be sought for this program as soon as it is feasible to do so within the accreditation time lines set by Engineers Australia. Once fully accredited, graduates of the program will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia.

Industry Links 

This program has strong links with the industry through its Program Advisory Committees, research and teaching collaborations. Many of the teaching staff within the program are from local industry or have extensive previous industry experiences, well developed contact networks, who currently engaged with many industry funded research projects. These attributes ensure, when integrated in to teaching and courseware development, that your learning experience is industry relevant and work-integrated. The course Research Project which is undertaken in the second year of the Master degree provides opportunities for Work Integrated Learning through industry-based projects.

 

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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 lecture notes, 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

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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.

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