The Master of Engineering (Electronics) is offered by the College of Science and Engineering.
Students who have completed a relevant Bachelor of Engineering degree with honours may receive up to 36 units of credit towards the Masters degree.
Applicants normally must hold with an average grade of credit or higher:
- the Flinders University Graduate Diploma in Engineering Science (specialisation E1-E3) or
- equivalent progress in the Master of Engineering Science 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 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.
Students who have completed a relevant Washington Accord accredited Bachelor of Engineering with honours or have passed the same topics in a Flinders University Master of Engineering Science may receive up to 36 units of credit towards the Master of Engineering degree.
This program is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia at the level of professional engineer. Full accreditation is normally granted when the first cohort of students graduate from the program.
Professional engineering courses accredited by Engineers Australia are recognised internationally under the Washington Accord. Once fully accredited, graduates will meet the academic requirements for attaining chartered professional engineering status.
The course has been designed to provide graduates with:
- a strong foundation in both the theoretical and the practical aspects of electronic engineering systems
- an awareness of social, economic, cultural and environmental aspects of 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 electronic engineering systems
- demonstrate a deeper understanding of some areas of 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 electronic 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 (Electronics), a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic. Students who have completed 36 units of the Master of Engineering (Electronics) will be deemed eligible to exit with the award of Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Electronics)
Core - Year 1 topics
36 units comprising:
ENGR3750 Workplace Preparation** (0 units)
ENGR8772 Sensors and Actuators GE (4.5 units)
ENGR9704 Project Management and Innovation (4.5 units)
ENGR9721 Control Systems GE (4.5 units)
ENGR9742 Standards, Ethics and Compliance (4.5 units)
ENGR9781 Computer Organisation and Design GE (4.5 units)
ENGR9821 Signal Processing GE (4.5 units)
Plus two of:
ENGR8712 Automation and Industrial Control GE (4.5 units)
ENGR8802 Electrical Circuits and Machines GE (4.5 units)
ENGR9771 Robotic Systems GE (4.5 units)
ENGR9831 Communication Systems GE (4.5 units)
Core - Year 2 topics
36 units comprising:
ENGR7712 Autonomous Systems (4.5 units)
ENGR7731 Computer Architecture (4.5 units)
ENGR7732 Instrumentation (4.5 units)
ENGR7812 Power Electronics (4.5 units)
ENGR7851 Advanced Electronic Design (4.5 units)
ENGR9403 Engineering Work Experience ** (0 units)
Plus either ***:
ENGR9700A Masters Thesis (4.5/18 units) AND
ENGR9700B Masters Thesis (4.5/18 units) AND
ENGR9700C Masters Thesis (4.5/18 units) AND
ENGR9700D Masters Thesis (4.5/18 units)
Plus 9 units of option topics*
ENGR9710A Masters Project (4.5/9 units) AND
ENGR9710B Masters Project (4.5/9 units)
Plus 18 units of option topics*
*Option topics must be selected from Table A, at least half of which must be chosen from those labelled as Electronics (Group E).
** Students who can demonstrate equivalent work experience may be exempted this topic. ENGR9403 may be taken any time after the student has completed 36 units of MEng study.
***The Masters Thesis can only be taken by students who have achieved a credit average or higher. Students are advised to discuss thesis ideas with suitable supervisors before selecting this option. Note that students who wish to use their Masters qualification to satisfy entry into a Flinders University research higher degree program are required to have completed an 18 unit thesis.
Students who have already completed studies with considerable overlap with topics listed above should choose alternative topics in discussion with the Director of Studies.