The Master of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) requires two years of full time study (or the equivalent part time). This course is offered by the College of Science and Engineering.
This new course has been designed to be accredited at the level of Professional Engineer and will be presented for accreditation by Engineers Australia in the near future. Professional engineering courses accredited by Engineers Australia are recognised internationally under the Washington Accord. Graduates meet the academic requirements for attaining chartered Professional Engineering status.
Applicants normally must hold:
- the Flinders University Graduate Diploma in Engineering Science (major in Electrical and Electronic) or
- equivalent progress in the Master of Engineering Science (Electrical and Electronic) or
- a relevant Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Engineering Science or
- an equivalent overseas qualification.
Students without such a qualification should apply for the Master of Engineering Science (Electrical and Electronic) or the Graduate Diploma in Engineering Science.
The Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
The course has been designed to provide graduates with:
- a strong foundation in both the theoretical and the practical aspects of electrical and electronic engineering systems
- an awareness of social, economic, cultural and environmental aspects of electrical and electronic engineering
- an ability to critically analyse and evaluate information and solve problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and a commitment to them
- the ability to work and interact professionally as an individual and as a member of multi-disciplinary teams
- an understanding of the need to undertake lifelong learning and the capacity to do so
- an ability to undertake research in engineering
- preparation for future management roles as professional engineers.
The course provides the foundations that will underpin ongoing professional development, preparing graduates for further study or for a career in an engineering related field or in other areas where the range of skills and knowledge acquired is needed or desirable.
On completion of the award, students will be able to:
- competently use professional skills and knowledge in the systematic development of complex electrical and electronic engineering systems
- demonstrate a deeper understanding of some areas of electrical and electronic engineering
- apply their skills and knowledge in a professionally responsible manner
- communicate effectively with other engineers and the wider global community using a wide range of communication technologies
- work professionally as an individual and in a team
- understand and describe the processes through which current knowledge has been developed
- develop engineering solutions appropriate to the social, political, international, economic and environmental contexts in which they are applied
- engage in the process of continuing learning needed to retain the necessary level of professional skills and knowledge in the area of electrical and electronic engineering
- demonstrate knowledge of the research process, and be able to conduct research in engineering
- contribute successfully to project management
- plan and execute a research project, applying relevant methodologies and knowledge
- apply research skills appropriate to postgraduate research or advanced industrial investigation.
Program of study
To qualify for the Master of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic), a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.
Core - Year 1 topics
31.5 units comprising:
ENGR8771 Electronic Circuits GE (4.5 units)
ENGR8772 Sensors and Actuators GE (4.5 units)
ENGR8802 Electrical Circuits and Machines GE (4.5 units)
ENGR8991 Electrical Engineering Principles GE (4.5 units)
ENGR9704 Engineering Management (4.5 units)
ENGR9721 Control Systems GE (4.5 units)
ENGR9742 Systems Engineering (4.5 units)
Minor - Year 1 topics
4.5 units from the chosen Minor
Core - Year 2 topics
22.5 units comprising:
ENGR3750 Workplace Preparation (0 units)
ENGR9700A Masters Thesis (4.5/18 units)
ENGR9700B Masters Thesis (4.5/18 units)
ENGR9700C Masters Thesis (4.5/18 units)
ENGR9700D Masters Thesis (4.5/18 units)
ENGR9405 Engineering Work Experience (4.5 units)
Minor - Year 2 topics
13.5 units from the chosen Minor
Course Rule Notes
- Students must undertake the Masters thesis over a minimum of two semesters
- Students who can demonstrate equivalent work experience may apply for credit. If the completed work experience is recorded as 0 units students may be granted an exemption from ENGR9405 (4.5 units) but will be required to take an alternative topic. It is recommended that students undertake their placement between November and February after the completion of year 1.