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COURSE

Master of Advanced Engineering

MC-ADVENG

TAUGHT BY: School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences (EECMS), WASM: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering (WASM-MECE)

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

1year

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

200

About offering

This course will enhance your knowledge and skills in engineering, research, management, and engineering design and equip you with the advanced engineering professional capabilities required in an increasingly complex global environment.

The Master of Advanced Engineering is a 12-month course that provides graduates who hold a four-year accredited qualification in engineering i.e. BEng (Hons) an opportunity to pursue advanced study in within their engineering discipline. It is designed for students with first class or 2A honours, to allow high-calibre students to differentiate themselves from the large numbers of BEng graduates already in, or entering, the workforce.

You can choose to study one of three streams: Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Renewable Energy Systems.

Chemical Engineering Stream (STRP-CHEMG)

This stream is suitable for all graduate engineers working in the mineral, energy and water resources industries, especially those who are practising as process engineers and managers. It will equip you with knowledge and skills in areas of new product conceptualisation, development and commercialisation, process simulation and integration, advanced data analysis and research communication. Specifically, it covers advanced technical material on complex flow modelling, flow assurance in oil and gas processes, fuel cell technology, and biofuels and biochemical production. The stream is designed to not only serve as an advanced degree for chemical engineering graduates but to provide advanced chemical engineering concepts to non-chemical engineering graduates.

Mechanical Engineering Stream (STRP-MCENG)

As a graduate mechanical engineer, this stream will advance your technical knowledge in a range of discipline related subjects, provide exposure to professional practice and enhance your research skills. This stream offers a range of advanced topics to prepare you for a career in industry or as a researcher, through the specialist units delivered by leading researchers.

Renewable Energy Systems Stream (STRP-RENEW)

This stream focuses on the most commonly available renewable energy sources and storage solutions, and how they can be integrated into existing power systems and future smart grids. New generation technologies such as fuel cells and smart grid enabling technologies such as wireless communication networks are also covered in this stream. Students graduating from this stream will be equipped with the much sought after engineering knowledge to solve complex engineering challenges in the renewable energy field.

What you'll learn

  • apply advanced specialised knowledge and skills in a chosen field/discipline of Engineering or potentially synthesis and integrate different fields of Engineering
  • think both creatively and analytically with the application of existing knowledge and management of information and data
  • demonstrate knowledge of research methods, application to advanced problem-solving and design with the ability to identify pathways for product/process development in the commercial arena
  • communicate confidently and effectively to a wide range of both engineering and non-engineering personnel
  • apply an advanced working knowledge of fundamental Engineering –Science Principles recognising their potentialities in and constraints upon the development of new technologies
  • continue to develop as a professional engineer or researcher broadening knowledge and refining personal skills ; whilst contributing to society
  • work and learn independently and as part of multi-disciplinary teams through a range of modalities; apply international standards and practices as required of the discipline and profession
  • interact with and work effectively in teams with an international and cross-cultural perspective; acknowledge diversity and recognise indigenous perspectives
  • demonstrate personal and professional skills with responsible self and team leadership

Career information

Chemical Engineering Stream

  • Oil refining and petrochemicals
  • Gas processing: production of natural gas, LNG and LPG
  • Mineral processing
  • Many other sectors, including food and beverage production, plastics, ceramics, pharmaceuticals, fertilisers, metals, glass, water, paper, power generation and more.

Mechanical Engineering Stream

  • Aerospace and automotives
  • Manufacturing
  • Mineral and material processing
  • Mining
  • Plant operation and maintenance
  • Power generation
  • Robotics
  • System design
  • Transport
  • Water supply

Renewable Energy Systems Stream

  • Consumer power systems
  • Electric vehicles
  • Mining and gas
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Utility power networks

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Students will require a 2A Honours or better in the same discipline as the chosen stream. 

*International students studying in Australia on a student visa must study full-time. 

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.0

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please see our credit for previous study website or contact tne_pathways@curtin.edu.au.

Fees and charges

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

How to apply

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  • Curtin course code: MC-ADVENG
  • CRICOS code: 097867B
  • This offering was last updated on: October 22, 2018