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Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

Unit of study table

Master of Engineering (Sustainability and Environmental Engineering)

To qualify for the award of the Master of Engineering in this stream, a candidate must complete 72 credit points, including:
1. 24 credit points of Core units
2. 24 credit points of Specialist units
3. A minimum of 12 credit points of Research units
4. A maximum of 12 credit points of Elective units
Candidates who have been granted 24 credit points of Reduced Volume Learning (RVL), must complete 48 credit points including:
1. A minimum of 12 credit points of Core units
2. A minimum of 24 credit points of Specialist units
3. A minimum of 12 credit points of Research units
– Elective units are not available for candidates with RVL
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites
C: Corequisites N: Prohibition

Core units

ENGG5102
Entrepreneurship for Engineers
6 A Some limited industry experience is preferred but not essential
N ELEC5701
ENGG5202
Sustainable Design, Eng and Mgt
6 A General knowledge in science and calculus and understanding of basic principles of chemistry, physics and mechanics
ENGG5103
Safety Systems and Risk Analysis
6  
PMGT5871
Project Planning
6

P ENGG5205 OR PMGT5205

N PMGT6871

Specialist units

AMME5101
Energy and the Environment
6 A Students are expected to be familiar with the basic laws of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer
P MECH3260 or MECH9260 or MECH8260 or AERO3261 or AERO9261 or AERO8261
N AMME8101
CHNG5003
Green Engineering
6 A Completion of 72 cp in science, engineering or equivalent
N SUCH3003
CHNG5004
Particles and Surfaces
6 A Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that students have acquired knowledge equivalent to CHNG3801 AND CHNG3802 AND CHNG3803 AND CHNG3805 AND CHNG3806
CHNG5005
Wastewater Engineering
6 A Knowledge of mass and energy balances, mathematics, process design, biochemical processes, and particle mechanics at a level typical of an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering. Assumed knowledge is equivalent to material covered in CHNG1103 AND CHNG2801 AND CHNG2802 AND CHNG3803 AND CHNG3804 AND CHNG3805
CHNG5006
Advanced Wastewater Engineering
6 A General knowledge of wastewater treatment and the range of technologies currently used (equivalent to CHNG5005) OR the principles of biochemical engineering and their application in engineering (equivalent to CHNG3804)
CHNG5008
Nanotechnology in Chemical Engineering
6 A 12cp CHEM2xxx
CHNG5009
Digital Circular Economy
6 N SUCH3009
CHNG5601
Membrane Science
6  
CHNG5604
Advanced Membrane Engineering
6 A The physics and electrochemistry of synthetic and cellular membranes. Knowledge of membrane manufacture, membrane separation processes and membrane characterisation and monitoring. Assumed knowledge is equivalent to CHNG5601
ELEC5206
Sustainable Energy Systems
6 A A background in power electronics converters and control theory such as that covered in ELEC3204/9204 and ELEC3304/9304 is assumed
ENGG5206
Exponential and Emerging Technologies
6 A Minimum 24 credit points of 3000 level units
MECH5275
Renewable Energy
6

A The student will need a sound background in advanced level fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer. In particular, students should be able to analyse fluid flow in turbomachinery; perform first and second law thermodynamic analysis of energy conversion systems, including chemically reacting systems; and perform advanced level calculations of conductive and convective and radiative heat transfer, including radiative spectral analysis
P (MECH3260 and MECH3261) or (MECH8260 and MECH8261) or (MECH9260 and MECH9261) or (AERO3260 and AERO3261) or (AERO8260 and AERO8261) or (AERO9260 and AERO9261) or equivalent study at another institution

 

Exchange units may be taken as Specialist units with the approval of the Program Director.

Research units

CHNG5020
Capstone Project A
6 A (CHNG9301 OR CHNG5801) AND (CHNG9302 OR CHNG5802) AND (CHNG9303 OR CHNG5803) AND (CHNG9305 OR CHNG5805) AND (CHNG9306 OR CHNG5806)
P 96 cp from MPE degree program or 48 cp from the MPE(Accel) program or 24 cp from the ME program (including any credit for previous study)
N CHNG5222 OR CHNG5223 OR CHNG5205
CHNG5021
Capstone Project B
6 A Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that Capstone Project A has been successfully completed
C CHNG5020
N CHNG5022 OR CHNG5222 OR CHNG5223 OR CHNG5205
CHNG5022
Capstone Project B Extended
12

P 24 credit points in the Master of Engineering and WAM >=70, or 96 credit points in the Master of Professional Engineering and WAM >=70, or 48cp from MPE(Accel) program and WAM >=70
C CHNG5020
N CHNG5021 OR CHNG5222 OR CHNG5223

Permission required for semester 1 or 2 based on achievement in Capstone Project A and taking other program requirements into consideration.

CHNG5222
Dissertation A
12

N ENGG5220 OR ENGG5221 OR CHNG5020 OR CHNG5021 OR CHNG5022

In order to enrol in a project, students must first secure an academic supervisor in an area that they are interested. The topic of your project must be determined in discussion with the supervisor. The supervisor can come from any of the Engineering Departments, however, they need to send confirmation of their supervision approval to the Postgraduate Administrator.

CHNG5223
Dissertation B
12

C CHNG5222
N ENGG5220 OR ENGG5221 OR CHNG5020 OR CHNG5021 OR CHNG5022

In order to enrol in a project, students must first secure an academic supervisor in an area that they are interested. The topic of your project must be determined in discussion with the supervisor. The supervisor can come from any of the Engineering Departments, however, they need to send confirmation of their supervision approval to the Postgraduate Administrator.

With permission from the Program Director students progressing with distinction (75%) average or higher results may replace CHNG5020, CHNG5021 and 12 credit points of electives with CHNG5222 & CHNG5223, Dissertation A & B.
A candidate who has been granted RVL and who is eligible to undertake the extended capstone project or dissertation may be granted exemption of up to 12 credit points of specialist units.

Elective units

Specialist units may also be taken as Elective units.
CHNG5001
Process Systems Engineering
6 A 1000 level physics and mathematics (differential equations). Use of mathematical and/or computer-based modelling tools and techniques. Feedback control concepts and principles as taught in CHNG3802/CHNG9302 or similar courses. Students who are unsure about meeting these requirements should contact the unit coordinator for advice
This unit of study is for Masters students and can be selected as an elective by 4th year students.
CHNG5602
Biophysics and Biosensors
6  
CHNG5603
Advanced Industrial Modelling and Analysis
6 A It is assumed that students have a general knowledge of mathematics typical of an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering, equivalent to MATH1021 AND MATH1023 AND (CHNG2802 OR MATH2XXX). This unit is for postgraduate students and also is offered as an elective for fourth year undergraduate students
This unit is for Master degree students and also is offered as an elective for fourth year students. Some lectures my be given by a guest lecturer.
CHNG5605
Bio-Products: Laboratory to Marketplace
6
This unit is for Master degree students and also is offered as an elective for fourth year students.
CIVL5670
Reservoir, Stream and Coastal Engineering
6 A (CIVL3612 OR CIVL9612) AND MATH2061