MC254 - Master of Engineering (Environmental Engineering)
Plan: MC254 - Master of Engineering (Environmental Engineering)
Campus: City Campus
Program delivery and structureApproach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Approach to learning and assessment
The program will provide a vibrant and active learning environment. The School plays a major role in the program and research institutes, whereby academic staff and full time research staff are continuously upgrading your skills through close collaboration with industry. You will also have access to visiting staff from overseas industry and universities, with appropriate qualifications and professional experience, well versed in current and future and emergent trends in engineering technologies.
This program supports student and staff mobility between RMIT and collaborating Universities worldwide.The objective of this being (as outlined in the RMIT Strategic Plan-Designing the Future), to provide education and research that is not tied to a particular national location or perspective, that understands profoundly the intersection between global and local cultures.
Several courses in the program are delivered online, rather than on-campus, and you are likely to find that other courses transition to online delivery as you progress through the program.
Assessment is designed to give you opportunities to demonstrate your capabilities. You will find that the
forms of assessment used may be different for each course, depending on the course objectives and learning outcomes. Your assessment in this program will include all or some of the following:
- Exams: an individual form of assessment where you are asked to demonstrate your ability to solve problems and to explain principles;
- Assignments and projects: some will require you to demonstrate an ability to work alone, while some will involve group work requiring you to be part of team with other students;
- Assessed tutorials or presentations: a form of in-class test, which you will be required to complete either individually or as a team;
- Self-assessment and peer-assessment: for assessment activities such as tutorial questions and presentations of group projects you may be asked to assess your own work, the work of your group, or the work of other groups. This is part of equipping you to become more independent in your own learning and to develop your assessment skills. Peer-assessment will also be provided by the course coordinators and professionals in industry and engineering organisations- Engineers Australia.
- Writing technical reports including specifications of methods and products resulting from group projects, which is part of the team work.
The Masters of Engineering program curriculum has been developed to satisfy the demand for specific skills required by the international industry, and in so doing will provide you with a global passport to learning and work.
If you have a long term medical condition, disability and/or other forms of disadvantage it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Program Director or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.
If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).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 in addition
- 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 Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience may be simulated.
Work integrated learning has been incorporated into the following compulsory (core) courses in the final year of the program:
OENG1088 Master's Research Project (or OENG1089 Master's Research Project 1 and OENG1090 Master's Research Project 2)
As part of these courses you will work on a capstone project. These projects either are directly connected with industry or simulate the situation of a graduate in industry reporting to a supervisor with whom they meet regularly. In the cases where the project is directly connected with industry the industry partner is usually involved in some components of the assessment. Industrial practitioners can become involved in the assessment of some component of the work done by students involved in projects that simulate the situation of a graduate engineer in industry.
Engineering Professional Practice Module
If you are a student commencing a higher education engineering coursework degree from Semester 1 2024, completing the Engineering Professional Practice (EPP) module will be a requirement for graduation. This applies to all students in all locations. Students commencing before Semester 1 2024 may opt into the module. The EPP module will help you to prepare for a career as a fully accredited professional engineer. Completing the module will showcase your sound proficiencies in engineering knowledge, applications of engineering processes, professional skills and values that align with the competencies expected from a professional engineer in the workplace. This will be through a whole-of-program embedded e-portfolio that captures artefacts and reflection on learning for the purpose of professional accreditation, career development learning and employability.
The EPP module is ongoing throughout your degree, providing continuous development and requires you to complete a minimum number of hours of engineering-related activities. 420 hours are required for bachelor students. Articulating and masters students will complete a number of hours in proportion to the number of years of study in their offer letter. The total hours can comprise a combination of work, volunteering, roles in clubs, organisations and events, and professional development activities.
RMIT will support you in completing your EPP module by providing opportunities to participate in engineering-related activities. You will receive an annual summary statement documenting your achievements and verifying your continual professional development throughout your degree. The summary statement can be used as supporting material for job applications.
For further details on EPP, please contact RMIT Student Connect.
In addition to the dedicated WIL courses listed above, there are other core courses that provide WIL experiences. In the following courses:
OENG1118 Sustainable Engineering Practice and Design
OENG1115 Innovation and Technology Management
OENG1117 Risk and Project Management
OENG1116 Modelling and Simulation of Engineering Systems
you will participate in group projects and solve real work situations in a simulated company environment by developing a product and/or a method under close supervision, guidance and immediate feedback by the respective course supervisors. The work integrated learning approach will lead you through the process of design and development, from initial idea to the marketable product. Interaction with industry practitioners and other stakeholders is a part of the Work Integrated Learning approach.
In addition to these courses you are strongly recommended to undertake at least 10 weeks of engineering work experience supervised by a professional engineer. If your work experience meets the requirements it may be assessed concurrently with your work experience as part of courses such as
- EEET2471 Professional Experience Postgraduate.
You can enrol in EEET2471 Professional Experience Postgraduate while you are undertaking engineering work experience at any time during your program as a University elective course or you can enrol in it as a technical option course in some programs in your final year.Top of page
|To graduate you must complete the following. All courses listed may not be available each semester.|
Year One of Program
|Complete the following Four (4) Courses:|
|Select and Complete Four (4) of the following Courses:|
Year Two of Program
|Select and Complete Three (3) of the following Courses:|
|Complete the following One (1) Course:|
|Complete the following One (1) Course:|
|Complete the following Two (2) Courses:|
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