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Master of Engineering

Course resolutions

The course resolutions detailed in this page apply to all courses included in the table below under section 1 (course codes). 

These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2021 (the 'Coursework Policy'), the Learning and Teaching Policy 2019, the Resolutions of the Faculty, University of Sydney (Student Academic Appeals) Rule 2021, the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Current versions of all policies are available from the Policy Register: http://www.sydney.edu.au/policies

1 Course codes

Code Course title
GCENGINE-01  Graduate Certificate in Engineering
GNENGINE-01 Graduate Diploma in Engineering
MAENGINE-03 Master of Engineering

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1) The embedded courses in this sequence are:

(a) the Graduate Certificate in Engineering

(b) the Graduate Diploma in Engineering

(c) the Master of Engineering

(2) Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any of the courses in this sequence. Only the longest award completed will be conferred.

4 Streams

(1) Completion of a stream is a requirement of the Master of Engineering.

(2) The Master of Engineering is available in the following streams:

(a) Automation & Manufacturing Systems

(b) Biomedical Engineering

(c) Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

(d) Civil Engineering

(e) Electrical Engineering

(f) Fluids Engineering

(g) Geomechanical Engineering

(h) Intelligent Information Engineering

(i) Mechanical Engineering

(j) Power Engineering

(k) Software Engineering

(l) Structural Engineering

(m) Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

(n) Telecommunications Engineering

5 Admission to candidature

(1) Available places will be offered to qualified applicants in the order in which complete applications are received, according to the following admissions criteria.

(2) Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Engineering requires:

(a) a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Sydney with a credit average or equivalent qualification, or

(b) a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Sydney, or equivalent, and 5 years' relevant work experience, subject to the satisfaction of the relevant delegated authority.

(3) Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Engineering requires:

(a) a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Sydney with a credit average or equivalent qualification; or

(b) completion of the embedded graduate certificate with a minimum credit average, or

(c) a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Sydney or equivalent, and 5 years' relevant work experience, subject to the satisfaction of the relevant delegated authority.

(4) Admission to the Master of Engineering requires:

(a) a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Sydney with a credit average or equivalent qualification; or

(b) completion of the embedded graduate diploma or graduate certificate with a minimum credit average; or

(c) a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Sydney or equivalent, and 5 years' relevant work experience, subject to the satisfaction of the relevant delegated authority.

(d) If a candidate has received approval to transfer from the Master of Professional Engineering to the Master of Engineering, they may only receive credit for units that been completed under the prescribed unit tables for the Master of Engineering.

(5) If a candidate does not have the equivalent qualification with a credit average, they may be admitted to the Master of Engineering, Graduate Diploma or the Graduate Certificate subject to the discretion of the relevant delegated authority.

6 Requirements for award

(1) The units of study that may be taken for the courses are set out in Table A for each stream of the Master of Engineering.

(2) To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Engineering a candidate must complete 24 credit points of core or specialist units of study from any stream of the Master of Engineering. It is recommended that candidates complete units from within a single stream.

(3) To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Engineering a candidate must complete 36 credit points of core or specialist units of study from any stream of the Master of Engineering. It is recommended that candidates complete units from within a single stream.

(4) To qualify for the award of the Master of Engineering a candidate must complete 72 credit points, including:

(a) 24 credit points of core units of study;

(b) A minimum of 12 credit points of research units of study;

(c) 24 credit points of specialist units of study; and

(d) A maximum of 12 credit points of elective units of study.

(e) If a reduction in the volume of learning of 24 credits is given, then the candidate must complete a minimum 12 credit points of core, a minimum of 24 credit points of specialist units and a minimum of 12 credit points of research units, with zero credit points of electives. Exceptions may be made with the permission of the Program Director. If the candidate is eligible to undertake the extended capstone project or dissertation, they may be granted exemption of up to 12 credit points of specialist units.

7 Credit

A candidate who has received direct admission to the Master of Engineering and has a Bachelor of Engineering Honours with a distinction average from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification may be eligible to receive up to 24 credit points of advanced standing subject to the discretion of the Dean.

8 Course transfer

(1) A candidate for the master or graduate diploma may elect to discontinue study and graduate with a shorter award from this embedded sequence, with the approval of the relevant delegated authority, and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.

(2) A candidate who has had a certificate or diploma in this sequence conferred may apply for transfer of 12 credit points to the Master of Engineering.

9 Transitional provisions

(1) Subject to subclause 9(2), these resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2022 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2022 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.

(2) Clause 4 will apply to all students who complete the requirements of the Master of Engineering after 16 November 2021. All candidates who complete the requirements for the Master of Engineering will be awarded a stream.

(3) Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2022 may, except as provided in subclause 9(2), complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.