The University of Newcastle, Australia
Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 20 Jul 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 20 Jul 2020
Fees

AUD36,665 (indicative annual fee, 2019)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

Duration

2 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

Find out more about IELTS.

UON program code: 40053
CRICOS code: 092855B

Program handbook

Description

The Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental) offers students the opportunity to broaden and/or deepen their technical competence in specialised disciplines (such as environmental remediation and technology to reduce impacts, environmental issues, safety and risk, and management) that are relevant to the practice of environmental engineering. It also offers a pathway for students with an engineering background to acquire the core skills in assessing and mitigating impacts of human activity on the receiving environment, with particular emphasis on water and land.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of engineering fundamentals and/or the underpinning natural and physical sciences as applicable to the engineering discipline
  • Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline
  • In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline
  • Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline
  • Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline
  • Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline
  • Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving
  • Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources
  • Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes
  • Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects
  • Ethical conduct and professional accountability
  • Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains
  • Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour
  • Professional use and management of information
  • Orderly management of self, and professional conduct
  • Effective team membership and team leadership
  • Demonstrated capacity for dealing with uncertain problems using self-direction

Details

Information correct as at23 Oct 2019 3:19 AM
Program code40053
AQF level

Level 9 Masters Degree (Coursework)

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 2 years full-time.
Assumed knowledgeBachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Environmental) or equivalent Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) or equivalent
Term typeSemesters and Trimesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Contributing schools
  1. Newcastle Law School
  2. Newcastle Business School
  3. School of Architecture and Built Environment
  4. School of Engineering
  5. School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
  6. School of Health Sciences
  7. School of Environmental and Life Sciences
  8. Global Centre for Environmental Remediation
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code092855B

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Direct Admission into the 1 Year MPE (Environmental) Program*:

  • Graduates from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF 8) in Environmental Engineering (first program offering 2017) will automatically be awarded 80 units of credit.
  • Graduates from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF 8) in Environmental Engineering (pre-2017 program) will be awarded a fixed credit (to be determined).
  • Graduates from another institution with a Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF8) in Environmental Engineering with Class 2 Division 2 or above OR a Newcastle calculated GPA of 4.5 or above.

Direct Admission into the 2 Year MPE (Environmental) Program*:

  • Graduates from the University of Newcastle or another institution with a Bachelor Degree (AQF 7) in Environmental Engineering AND a Newcastle calculated GPA of 4.5 or above

Direct Admission into the MPE Program:

  • Applicants currently undertaking or having completed the Master of Engineering Management program at the University of Newcastle may be admitted to the Master of Professional Engineering in the same discipline area as their undergraduate engineering degree.  The volume of learning required for the MPE will be assessed for individual applicants based on their background.

*Further Admission Requirements (if applicable)

Alternative Engineering Disciplines:

Applications for the Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental) from graduates from a different engineering discipline other than environmental engineering are welcomed, but will be assessed for eligibility on an individual basis by the Faculty.

GPA Equivalence for Non-University of Newcastle Applicants:

Applicants from external institutions will be required to provide transcripts of previous studies to allow assessment of GPA equivalence on the University of Newcastle scale.

Alternate Entry Path Incorporating Work Experience:

Applications from graduates with an appropriate Bachelor Degree (AQF 7) or Honours Degree (AQF 8 ) in engineering not meeting the above requirements, BUT with significant relevant work experience will be assessed for eligibility on an individual basis by the Faculty.

 

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.


Compulsory program requirements

Students in the 2 Year Program are required to complete 12 weeks of Industrial Experience as part of the program requirement.

Students in the 1 Year program must hold a Washington Accord qualification and therefore are exempt form this requirement.


Professional recognition

Engineers Australia


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

160 units

Program duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.

International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

Program requirements

Two year program:

The MPE (Environmental) comprises 160 units, 110 of which are core courses and 50 of which are directed courses.

One year program:

Students completing a one year MPE (Environmental) must complete 80 units, 20 of which are core courses, and 60 of which are directed courses.

  • Core courses for 1 year program: CIVL6460A and CIVL6460B.

 


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Core Courses for 1 Year Students

1 Year students complete the following core courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CIVL6460AMPE Thesis A
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6460BMPE Thesis B
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
Core Courses for 2 Year Students

2 Year students complete the following core courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENGG3500Managing Engineering Projects
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
SURV3650Spatial Data Systems and Remote Sensing
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4591Environmental Engineering Project 1
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6330Hydrology
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6400Water Engineering
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6410Hydrobiological Modelling
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6431Land Surface Process and Management
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6460AMPE Thesis A
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6460BMPE Thesis B
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6470Contaminant Hydrogeology
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG6500Engineering Complexity
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units

Directed/Specialisation Course List

1 year students select 60 units (all at 6000 level) 2 year students select 50 units

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CHEE4475Dynamic Process Simulations and Control
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ARBE6312Sustainable Development
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6331Property and Facilities Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6406Negotiation & Conflict Resolution
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6601Theory and Practice of Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6605Policy and Social Considerations in Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6606Disaster Resilience Economics
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6607Government Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6608Private Sector Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6614Professional Practice in Disaster Risk Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
CHEE6100Advanced Renewable Energy SystemsNot currently offered10 units
CHEE6420Safety and Risk Management
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE6500Advanced Low Emission TechnologiesNot currently offered10 units
CHEE6600Advanced Particle Processing
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS6510Environmental Legislation and Policy
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ENVS6530Environmental Management
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ENVS6545Impact Assessment and Climate Change Policy
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ENVS6560Contemporary Issues in Water Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ERAR6003Hydrogeology and Environmental Remediation
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ERAR6005Risk Characterisation for Human Health
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ERAR6006Ecological Risk Assessment
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ERAR6008Enviromics and Biostatistics
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ERAR6009Measurements, Sensors and Instrumentation for Environmental Contaminants
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ERAR6010Applied Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
GSBS6001Managing Under Uncertainty
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6004Organisational Behaviour and Design
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (GOSFORD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6012Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6200Financial and Management Accounting
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (GOSFORD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6484Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (GOSFORD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
INFT6304Project Planning and Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
LEGL6004Law for Workplace Health & Safety
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
OHSE6070Management for Occupational Health and Safety
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units

Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.