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

AUD39,000 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
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: 40052
CRICOS code: 092850G

Program handbook

Description

The Master of Professional Engineering (Geospatial Engineering and Surveying) program offers students the opportunity to broaden their technical competence either in another discipline (such as disaster management, environmentalmanagement, sustainability, water engineering, safety and risk) or to deepen their competence in the program discipline (including advanced surveying, geodesy and geopositioning, GPS/GNSS technology, spatial data systems andinformation technology, geospatial analysis). The program may also be used to strengthen a student’s technical capacity based on any gaps in their prior knowledge, and to expose students to Australian practices in surveying, town planning, construction management, spatial information technology and engineering.


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 at15 Nov 2019 3:55 AM
Program code40052
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) (Surveying) or equivalent Bachelor of Engineering (Surveying) or equivalent
Term typeSemesters
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
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code092850G

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Direct Admission into the 1 Year MPE (Geospatial Engineering and Surveying) Program*:

  • Graduates from the University of Newcastle or another institution with a Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF 8) with Class 2 Division 2 or above in Surveying
  • Graduates from the University of Newcastle or another institution with a Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF 8) in Surveying with a Newcastle calculated GPA of 4.5 or above

Direct Admission into the 2 Year MPE (Geospatial Engineering and Surveying) Program*:

  • Graduates from the University of Newcastle or another institution with a Bachelor Degree (AQF 7) in Surveying 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 (Geospatial Engineering and Surveying) from graduates from a different engineering discipline other than surveying 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.

It is anticipated that some commencing students may have met the Industrial Experience requirement, as such they will be deemed to have met this requirement, provided they can submit suitable evidence, such as a statement from the employer.

Students admitted to the 1 Year Program will either hold a Washington Accord qualification, or have an undergraduate Surveying degree (AQF8) from UoN or another institution and therefore are exempted from this requirement.


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

2 year program:

Students completing the 2 Year MPE (Geospatial Engineering and Surveying) must complete 160 units, which is comprised of 90 unts of core courses and 70 units of directed courses.  

1 year program:

Students completing the 1 Year MPE (Geospatial Engineering and Surveying) must complete 80 units, which is comprised of 30 units of core courses and 50 units of directed courses.


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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2 Year Program

Core Courses

Students in the 2 Year Program must 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
ENGG6500Engineering Complexity
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
SURV6110Industrial Surveying
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV6410Astronomy and Satellite Positioning
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV6460AMPE Thesis A
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV6460BMPE Thesis B
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV6510Geodesy
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV6610Photogrammetry
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units

Choose 70 units from the following list of directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ARBE6312Sustainable Development
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
CIVL6330Hydrology
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6400Water Engineering
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6431Land Surface Process and Management
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP6140Databases and Information Management
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
COMP6370Computer Graphics
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP6380Machine Intelligence
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC6400Signal Processing
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS6510Environmental Legislation and Policy
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ENVS6545Impact Assessment and Climate Change Policy
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6484Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
  • 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 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
INFO6001Database Management 1
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
INFO6002Database Management 2
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
INFT6201Big Data
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
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
SURV6350Analysis of Observations
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV6720Land Valuation
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV6730Town Planning
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units

1 Year Program

Core Courses

Students in the 1 Year Program must complete the following core courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENGG6500Engineering Complexity
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
SURV6460AMPE Thesis A
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV6460BMPE Thesis B
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 50 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ARBE6312Sustainable Development
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6406Negotiation & Conflict Resolution
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
CIVL6330Hydrology
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6400Water Engineering
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6431Land Surface Process and Management
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP6140Databases and Information Management
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
COMP6370Computer Graphics
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
COMP6380Machine Intelligence
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC6400Signal Processing
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS6500Business and the Natural Environment
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ENVS6510Environmental Legislation and Policy
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ENVS6545Impact Assessment and Climate Change Policy
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
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
GSBS6002Foundations of Business Analysis
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
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 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • 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)
10 units
GSBS6484Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
  • 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 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
INFO6001Database Management 1
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
INFO6002Database Management 2
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
INFT6201Big Data
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
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
SURV6110Industrial Surveying
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV6350Analysis of Observations
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV6410Astronomy and Satellite Positioning
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV6510Geodesy
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV6610Photogrammetry
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV6720Land Valuation
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV6730Town Planning
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
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.