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Programs Eng MPE Master of Professional Engineering (Structural) (2015)


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Year 1 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL9110: Materials
Core
6 CIVL9201: Structural Mechanics
Core
6 CIVL9810: Engineering Construction and Surveying

Note: Year One covers Foundation units only. Candidates with a prior Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent in the field related to this specialisation may be exempted from Foundation units.

Continuing students from 2014 or earlier please note: CIVL9110, CIVL9201 and CIVL9810 replace previous 2014 units CIVL5501 Foundations of Materials, CIVL5502 Foundations of Structural Mechanics and CIVL5506 Foundations of Engineering Construction and Surveying.


Year 1 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 GEOL1501: Engineering Geology I
Core
6 CIVL9230: Structural Concepts and Design
Core
6 CIVL9410: Soil Mechanics
Core
6 CIVL9611: Introductory Fluid Mechanics

Note: Year 1 covers foundation units only. Students with a prior Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent in the field related to this specialisation are exempt from these foundation units.

CIVL9230, CIVL9410 and CIVL9611 replace previous 2014 units CIVL5509 Foundations of Structural Concepts and Design, CIVL5504 Foundations of Soil Mechanics, CIVL5505 Foundations of Introductory Fluid Mechanics.


Year 1 - Summer Main

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ENGG9802: Engineering Mechanics


Note: Previously ENGG5802 Foundations of Engineering Mechanics. Also available in Semester 2.

Note: Year 1 covers foundation units only. Students with a prior Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent in the field related to this specialisation are exempt from these foundation units.


Year 2 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ENGG5204: Engineering Professional Practice
Core
6 CIVL9205: Concrete Structures 1
Core
6 CIVL9612: Fluid Mechanics
Core
6 CIVL9811: Engineering Design and Construction

Note: CIVL9205, CIVL9612 and CIVL9811 replace previous 2014 units CIVL5507 Foundations of Concrete Structures 1, CIVL5511 Foundations of Fluid Mechanics and CIVL5512 Foundations of Engineering Design and Construction.


Year 2 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL5268: Structural Dynamics
Core
6 ENGG5205: Professional Practice in Project Management
Core
6 CIVL9206: Steel Structures 1


Note: Previously CIVL5508 Foundations of Steel Structures 1.
6 Select from Unit Block:
Specialist Elective Units

Year 3 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL5020: Capstone Project A


Note: See Streams/Majors for full details.

Students achieving an average mark of 75% or higher over 48 credit points of units of study in the Year Two Table or equivalent are eligible for the Research Pathway and may replace CIVL5020 and 6cp of recommended electives with CIVL5222 Dissertation A.
Core
6 CIVL5257: Concrete Structures - Prestressed Concrete
Core
6 CIVL5267: Steel Structures - Advanced Analysis and Design
Core
0 ENGG5217: Practical Experience
6 Select from Unit Block:
Specialist Elective Units

Year 3 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL5021: Capstone Project B


Note: See Streams/Majors for full details.

Students achieving an average mark of 75% or higher over 48 credit points of units of study in the Year Two Table or equivalent are eligible for the Research Pathway and may replace CIVL5021 and 6cp of recommended electives with CIVL5223 Dissertation B.
Core
6 CIVL5264: Composite Steel-Concrete Structures
Core
6 CIVL9903: Civil Engineering Design


Note: Previously CIVL5510 Foundations of Civil Engineering Design.
6 Select from Unit Block:
Elective Units of Study

Capstone Project

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL5020: Capstone Project A
Core
6 CIVL5021: Capstone Project B

Note: Capstone Project must be completed by all students, unless undertaking Research Pathway (conditions below). Capstone Project is normally completed across two semesters in two stages through CIVL5020 (6cp) and CIVL5021 (6cp). However, it may also be completed in a single semester (12 cp).

Extended Capstone Project

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL5020: Capstone Project A
Core
12 CIVL5022: Capstone Project B Extended

Note: Students take Capstone Project units CIVL5020 and CIVL5022 (total 18 cp) in place of Capstone Project CIVL5021 and 6 cp of elective units.

Students achieving an average mark of 70% or higher over 48 credit points of units of study in the Year Two Table or equivalent are eligible for the Extended Capstone Project.

Research Pathway

Type CP CP From
Core
12 CIVL5222: Dissertation A
Core
12 CIVL5223: Dissertation B

Note: Research pathway students take Dissertation units Research pathway students take Dissertation units CIVL5222 and CIVL5223 (total 24 cp) in place of Capstone Project units and 12 cp of elective units.

Students achieving an average mark of 75% or higher over 48 credit points of units of study in the Year Two Table or equivalent are eligible for the Research Pathway.

Block 1 - Specialist Elective Units (Min CP: 12,Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
CIVL5266 Steel Structures - Stability 6 Semester 1
CIVL5269 Concrete Structures: Serviceability and Strength 6 Semester 2
CIVL5458 Numerical Methods in Civil Engineering 6 Semester 1

Block 2 - Elective Units of Study (Min CP: 6,Max CP: 6)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
CHNG5005 Wastewater Engineering 6 Semester 1
CIVL5450 Analysis and Design of Pile Foundations 6 Semester 1
CIVL5453 Geotechnical Hazards 6 Semester 2
CIVL5454 Rock Engineering 6 Semester 2
CIVL5455 Engineering Behaviour of Soils 6 Semester 2
CIVL5666 Open Channel Flow & Hydraulic Structures 6 Semester 1
CIVL5668 Fundamentals of Wind Engineering for Design 6 Semester 1
CIVL5669 Applied Fluid Engineering Computing 6 Semester 2

Block 3 - Exchange Units (Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
ENGG5231 Engineering Graduate Exchange A 6 Int January
Int July
ENGG5232 Engineering Graduate Exchange B 6 Int January
Int July

Note: Summer/Winter Exchange units require the approval of the Program Director. With approval, up to 12 credit points of Exchange units may taken in place of other units, towards the requirements of the degree.

Course: Master of Professional Engineering (Structural) (2015)
CP Required: 144
Min FT Duration: 3.00 Years
Min PT Duration: N/A
Faculty/School: Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
Years Offered: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
Requirements: To qualify for the award of the Master of Professional Engineering in this specialisation, a candidate must complete 144 credit points, including core and elective units of study as listed here.

Admission to candidature

Admission to candidature requires: EITHER (a) a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Sydney, OR (b) equivalent qualification, with a minimum credit average; OR (c) a non-engineering bachelor's degree with a minimum credit average, with studies equivalent to 48 credit points in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, geology, computing or statistics, as related to the intended engineering specialisation.

All candidates for admission must have prior learning equivalent to 48 credit points in total, which, in the estimation of the Dean, is comparable to the requirements for the first year of a Bachelor of Engineering at this University in the stream sought for admission.

Credit for previous study

Candidates with a Bachelor of Engineering or equivalent in the relevant discipline, and who have reached an acceptable level of academic achievement in their prior degree, may be eligible for a reduction of volume in learning of up to 48 credit points.

A maximum of 72 credit points may be granted towards the Master of Professional Engineering from external postgraduate studies where no award has been, or will be made, provided the studies are acceptable to the Program Director Dean and are equivalent to units of study offered in the Master of Professional Engineering.

Candidates transferring from the Master of Engineering to the Master of Professional Engineering may transfer up to 24 credit points provided units are equivalent to units of study offered in the Master of Professional Engineering. Any additional credit is subject to the approval by the Dean.

Progression

Candidates are required to meet the progression requirements as specified in the University's Coursework Rule, and required to have a WAM >= 65% based on the results of all units of study once a minimum of 48 credit points have been first attempted. Candidates who do not meet this WAM requirement will have their enrolment transferred to the Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Professional Engineering).

Transitional provisions

These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2015 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2015 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.

Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January 2015 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.

Changes from 2015

Students continuing from 2014 and earlier should note changes of code and name for previous "Foundations" units. The unit code on these units has changed from "5xxx" format to "9xxx" and the prefix "Foundations of" has been dropped. The name and content of these units, otherwise remains as previous. Level 5xxx "Foundations" units that have already been completed will be credited towards the degree in place of the equivalent 9xxx unit.

Course resolutions

This course is administered under course resolutions published in the Faculty Handbook at http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/
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