This course in infrastructure engineering and management is a response to the growing need for engineers with broad awareness of the characteristics and significance of infrastructure, including its technological, economic and social impact. At the same time, it outlines the state-of-the-art of infrastructure engineering and management as it may be applied to the solution of real problems in the planning, design, management and operation of facilities.
The course is aimed at giving students a thorough understanding of the nature of infrastructure and its operation and management. To achieve these aims, the development of appropriate analytical skills and practical knowledge is stressed, together with recognition of the role of other disciplines in tackling infrastructure-related issues.
The course is primarily aimed at applicants with a few years of postgraduate experience who wish to have formal education in this field. Engineers working with public transport authorities, or in local government, and people with an interest in infrastructure planning or research will find the course beneficial.
The master's program is designed and administered with the assistance of professionals in the field. Through these contributions, which includes representatives of government departments, local government, research institutions and private firms with an interest in infrastructure, the department is kept abreast of needs and opportunities related to infrastructure education.
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://monash.edu/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:
- Apply specialised engineering and management knowledge to analyse, design, manage and maintain complex infrastructure projects.
- Interpret and analyse critically the lifecycle of asset in the relevant contexts.
- Apply critical thinking and evaluate the effectiveness of complex alternative projects and policies using qualitative and quantitative tools.
- Evaluate critically the work of professional colleagues and members of the community, including the technological, economic and social impact, for tackling infrastructure related issues.
- Synthesise and communicate effectively complex infrastructure engineering information to specialist and non-specialist audiences to provide solution to real problems in the planning, design, management and operation of facilities.
- Plan, undertake and report on infrastructure related research or investigation project at the level of an open enquiry within a mix of structured and self-determined guidelines.
A maximum of 25 per cent of course requirements for previous graduate level studies may be credited for prior study.
Students entering the master's program with a four-year degree in engineering, science, applied science or appropriate equivalent degrees will be eligible for a total of 24 points of credit.
The course is structured in two parts: Part A. Core studies (24 points) and Part B. Elective studies (48 points).
The course is structured in two parts: Part A. Core studies (24 points) and Part B. Elective studies (48 points). All students complete Part A and Part B.
Units are 6 points unless otherwise stated.
Part A. Core studies (24 points)
- CIV5310 Infrastructure project and policy evaluation
- CIV5311 Infrastructure project management
- CIV5312 Asset management I
- CIV5313 Asset management II
Part B. Elective studies (48 points)
Students complete 48 points of elective units from:
Up to six units from:
- CIV5301 Advanced traffic engineering
- CIV5302 Traffic engineering and management
- CIV5304 Intelligent transport systems
- CIV5881 Groundwater hydrology
- CIV5882 Flood hydraulics and hydrology
- CIV5883 Surface water hydrology
- CIV5884 Water sensitive stormwater design
- CIV5885 Infrastructure dynamics
- CIV5886 Infrastructure geomechanics
- CIV5887 Infrastructure rehabilitation and monitoring
- CIV5888 Advanced computational methods
Business and economics electives
Up to five units from the following offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics:
Note: Some units may require permission from the owning faculty.
Students wishing to exit this course early may apply to graduate with one of the following, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award:
- Graduate Certificate in Infrastructure Engineering and Management after 24 points of study comprising:
- two core units from part (a)
- two elective units from part (b) consisting of one engineering elective unit and one business and economics elective unit.
- Graduate Diploma in Infrastructure Engineering and Management after 48 points of study comprising:
- four core units from part (a)
- four elective units from part (b) consisting of a minimum of two engineering elective units and a minimum of one business and economics unit.