Master of Civil Engineering - 2018

Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Engineering.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

E6006

Credit points

72

Abbreviated title

MCivEng

CRICOS code

096265C

Managing faculty

Engineering

Admission and fees

Australia

Course type

Specialist
Master by coursework

Standard duration

1.5 years FT

Students have a maximum of 5 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton, Suzhou)

Award

Master of Civil Engineering (Geomechanics)

Master of Civil Engineering (Water Management)

Description

The Master of Civil Engineering is designed to fulfill a growing need for professionals with broad awareness of civil engineering including new technological advancements in the areas of water and geotechnical engineering fields. The course outlines the state-of-the-art of water and geotechnical analysis, design and planning, as it may be applied to the solution of real problems in water and geotechnical engineering sectors. The course is aimed at giving the student a thorough understanding of the necessary fundamental knowledge including computational and statistical analysis and then building on specialist skills both in water and geotechnical fields so that a student can appraise and evaluate solutions to complex water and geotechnical problems encountered in civil engineering.

This international double masters program enables you to complete the requirements of the Monash Master of Civil Engineering as well as the second degree with Southeast University. The Master of Civil Engineering is available in water management and geomechanics.

Specialisations

Water management

This specialisation allows you to develop knowledge associated with surface and ground water flow, stormwater management, water quality, flood forecasting and mitigation. It will equip you with advanced skills necessary for managing the challenges posed by changing climatic condition on water resource management. New graduates, professionals and managers who are keen to upgrade their existing design and management skills will develop advanced theoretical and applied knowledge in the area of water resources engineering and management.

Geomechanics

This specialisation allows you to develop knowledge associated with rock and soil mechanics, ground water, geotechnical structure analysis and design, and geotechnical construction and management. It will equip you with advanced geotechnical engineering skills to design and construct various geotechnical structures. New graduates, professionals and managers who are keen to upgrade their existing design and management skills will develop advanced theoretical and applied knowledge in the area of geomechanics and geotechnology.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will be able to:

  1. understand, reflect critically upon, and proficiently apply the relevant sciences and scientific methods underpinning at least one specialist engineering practice area, to design and critically appraise solutions to complex problems
  2. identify and critically appraise current developments and advanced technologies, and apply knowledge of these to at least one specialist area
  3. engage in an internationalised world by reflecting on the social and environmental impact of at least one specialist engineering practice area, and contextualise complex design solutions to appropriately consider the impact on an international community
  4. determine, analyse and proficiently apply theoretical, experimental, and numerical simulation of phenomena to predict, design, control and optimise the performance of complex engineering systems
  5. apply systematic engineering synthesis, critical judgement, design processes, project management and innovative approaches to solve complex problems
  6. conduct independent investigation and critical reflection as a means to maintain ethical accountability in professional decisions
  7. critically analyse problems through independent research to enable effective delivery of innovative solutions.

Structure

The course is structured in four parts: Part A. Advanced expertise, Part B. Common core units, Part C. Discipline core units and Part D. Research units.

Requirements

The course comprises 72 points structured into four parts: Part A. Advanced expertise (24 points), Part B. Common core units (12 points), Part C. Discipline core units (24 points) and Part D. Research units (12 points).

The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2018handbooks/maps/map-e6006.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Units are 6 points unless otherwise stated.

Part A. Advanced expertise (24 points)

Students at South East University, China receive block credit for engineering master's-level study at South East University (24 points)

Part B. Common core units (12 points)

  • CIV5888 Advanced computational methods
  • ENG5001 Advanced engineering data analysis

Part C. Discipline core units (24 points)

Students complete four discipline core units from their specialisation.

Water management

  • CIV5881 Ground water hydraulics
  • CIV5882 Flood hydraulics and hydrology
  • CIV5883 Surface water hydrology
  • CIV5884 Water sensitive stormwater design

Geomechanics

  • CIV5881 Ground water hydraulics
  • CIV5886 Infrastructure geomechanics
  • CIV5901 Geotechnical analysis and design
  • CIV5902 Geotechnical engineering and construction

Part D. Research units (12 points)

Progression to further studies

This course may serve as a pathway to a higher degree by research. Students will need to demonstrate a strong academic record in their prior and/or current studies.

Students considering a research degree are advised to consult the course coordinator in regards to course progression.