Faculty of Engineering

Master of Professional Engineering (Software) (2016)


Note: This course version applies only to students first enrolling in 2016.
WARNING: This course version is currently under review and is subject to change.


1. Overview

Course: Master of Professional Engineering (Software) (2016)
CP Required: 144
Min FT Duration: 3.00 Years
Min PT Duration: N/A
Faculty/School: Faculty of Engineering
Years Offered: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

2. 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/

3. Semesters

Year 1 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 INFO5301: Information Security Management
Core
6 COMP9103: Software Development in Java
Core
6 COMP9120: Database Management Systems
Core
6 COMP9129: Software Construction


Note: This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is COMP9017.

Note: Year 1 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.

Year 1 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 COMP9007: Algorithms
Core
6 COMP9110: System Analysis and Modelling
Core
6 ELEC9601: Computer Systems
Core
6 INFO9105: Data Structures


Note: This unit is not available in 2016.

This unit is discontinued from 2018. Replacement unit is COMP9123.

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 COMP5348: Enterprise Scale Software Architecture
Core
6 INFO5990: Professional Practice in IT
Core
6 COMP9220: Object-Oriented Design


Note: Previously COMP5028 Object-Oriented Design.

If COMP9220 is unavailable, please select ELEC9610.
6 Select from Unit Block:
Software Specialist Electives

Year 2 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 COMP5047: Pervasive Computing
Core
6 COMP5615: Software Engineering Project
Core
6 ELEC9609: Internet Software Platforms


Note: Previously ELEC5742 Foundations: Internet Software Platforms.
6 Select from Unit Block:
Software Specialist Electives

Year 3 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ELEC5020: 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 ELEC5020 and 6cp of recommended electives with ELEC5222 Dissertation A.
Core
6 ELEC5618: Software Quality Engineering
Core
0 ENGG5217: Practical Experience
6 Select from Unit Block:
Software Specialist Electives
6 Select from Unit Block:
Management Electives

Year 3 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ELEC5021: 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 ELEC5021 and 6cp of recommended electives with ELEC5223 Dissertation B.
Core
6 ELEC5619: Object Oriented Application Frameworks
Core
6 ELEC5620: Model Based Software Engineering
6 Select from Unit Block:
Management Electives

4. Pathways

Capstone Project

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ELEC5020: Capstone Project A
Core
6 ELEC5021: 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 ELEC5020 (6cp) and ELEC5021 (6cp). However, it may also be completed in a single semester (12 cp).

Extended Capstone Project

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ELEC5020: Capstone Project A
Core
12 ELEC5022: Capstone Project B Extended

Note: Students take Capstone Project units ELEC5020 and ELEC5022 (total 18 cp) in place of Capstone Project ELEC5021 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 ELEC5222: Dissertation A
Core
12 ELEC5223: Dissertation B

Note: Research pathway students take Dissertation units Research pathway students take Dissertation units ELEC5222 and ELEC5223 (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.

5. Unit Blocks

Block 1 - Software Specialist Electives (Min CP: 18,Max CP: 18)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
COMP5338 Advanced Data Models 6 Semester 2
COMP5426 Parallel and Distributed Computing 6 Semester 1
ELEC5307 Advanced Signal Processing with Deep Learning 6 Semester 2
ELEC5517 Software Defined Networks 6 Semester 2
ELEC5614 Real Time Computing 6 Semester 1
ELEC5616 Computer and Network Security 6 Semester 1
ELEC5622 Signals, Software and Health 6 Semester 2

Note: Students must select at least 12 credit points from the units listed.

Block 2 - Management Electives (Min CP: 12,Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
ENGG5214 Management of Technology 6 Semester 2
ENGG5215 International Engineering Strategies and Operations 6 Semester 2
ENGG5216 Management of Engineering Innovation 6 Semester 1
INFO6007 Project Management in IT 6 Semester 1
Semester 2

Block 3 - Exchange Units (Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
ELEC6901 Electrical Exchange Unit 1A 6 Semester 1
Int January
Int July
ELEC6902 Electrical Exchange Unit 1B 12 Semester 1
Int January
Int July
ELEC6903 Electrical Exchange Unit 1C 24 Semester 1
ELEC6904 Electrical Exchange Unit 2A 6 Semester 2
Int January
Int July
ELEC6905 Electrical Exchange Unit 2B 12 Semester 2
Int January
Int July
ELEC6906 Electrical Exchange Unit 2C 24 Semester 2
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.