Master of Engineering Science 8338: Water Engineering - catchments to coasts Commencing in 2015

Water Engineering catchments to coast

This stream provides students with advanced study options in large-scale Water Engineering. It is designed to develop skills in analysis and design across the disciplines of engineering hydrology, engineering hydraulics, groundwater, estuary and port engineering, coastal and marine engineering. It is ideally suited for both practising water engineers and recent graduates planning a career in large-scale water engineering.

Entry requirements

Students need a recognised four year Bachelor degree in Engineering with a minimum 65% average.*

Other engineering disciplines or a Bachelor of Environmental Science or other Science backgrounds may be considered for entry as determined by the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Articulate from a Graduate Diploma of Engineering with at least a credit average or an equivalent qualification from a recognised university or tertiary institution.

* NOTE: Minimum 65% average as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator. Students from a non-211 university in China need a minimum 70% average. For entry details (particularly for South Asian students) please click here.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

A student may apply to the Program or Stream Authority for advanced standing or exemption as per the UNSW RPL Policy and Procedures. Students with a four year Honours degree can obtain a maximum of 48 UOC of exemptions and must complete the following:

  1. At least 36 UOC of advanced level courses consisting of
    1. At least 24 UOC of Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge Courses.
    2. At least 6 UOC of Research-based Courses (GSOE9010).
    3. At least 6 UOC of Engineering and Technical Management Courses.
  2. A maximum of 12 UOC of other electives from the approved Electives Courses list.

Application for advanced standing or exemption would require substantiating evidence including documents such as academic records, continuing professional education, professional registration and statements of service from the employer.

Modes of Delivery

Some courses within this stream are available by external mode.

Why do a postgraduate course work program?

Whether you choose to undertake a Postgraduate Coursework program straight after your undergraduate studies, a few years into your career or as part of continuous professional development, it will help you to:

  • excel in your field: by extending your knowledge with highly specialised training
  • further develop key transferable skills: such as research and analysis, problem-solving, teamwork, management and communication
  • expand your options: by complementing existing knowledge or retraining to open new career opportunities.

Stream Structure

MEngSc students must complete a total of 96UOC of courses. Please note that the availability of the courses may vary from term to term and courses may be offered in alternate years.

Disciplinary Knowledge Courses - minimum 24 UOC (4 courses) chosen from the following:

Note: Disciplinary knowledge courses can be substituted with Advanced Disciplinary knowledge courses unless a specific course is prescribed in your offer letter or is listed as a core component of the program. (Courses that are core will be listed with an asterisks)

  • CVEN4102 Operations and Projects
  • CVEN4103 Engineering Contracts
  • CVEN4104 Sustainability in Construction
  • CVEN4201 Rock and Slope Engineering
  • CVEN4202 Advanced Topics in Geotechnical Engineering
  • CVEN4204 Ground Improvement and Monitoring Techniques
  • CVEN4301 Advanced Concrete Structures
  • CVEN4308 Structural Dynamics
  • CVEN4310 Deformation Monitoring Surveys
  • CVEN4503 Groundwater Investigations
  • CVEN4507 Advanced Water Engineering

Students without adequate background in water resources must choose:

  • CVEN9625 Fundamentals of Water Engineering

Advanced Specialisation Disciplinary Knowledge Courses - minimum 24 UOC (4 courses) chosen from the following:

  • CVEN9611 Urban Hydrology
  • CVEN9612 Catchment and Water Resources Modelling
  • CVEN9620 Channels, Rivers and Estuaries
  • CVEN9630 Groundwater Engineering
  • CVEN9640 Coastal Engineering

Research-based Courses - 18 UOC:

  • CVEN9451 Master Project A (4 UOC)
  • CVEN9452 Master Project B (4 UOC)
  • CVEN9453 Master Project C (4 UOC)
  • GSOE9010 Engineering Postgraduate Research Essentials (6 UOC) or GSOE9011- (Distance version) Engineering Postgraduate Research Essentials (6 UOC). Students may also substitute GSOE9010 Eng PG Coursework Res Skills if they have advanced standing for their undergraduate research project for GSOE9220 Launching a Startup (6 UOC).

Engineering & Technical Management Courses

At least 6 UOC must be taken from the Engineering & Technical Management Courses. For the Structural Engineering stream we recommend the following Engineering and Technical management courses:

  • CVEN9701 Eng Economics & Financial Mngt
  • CVEN9731 Project Management Framework
  • CVEN9888 Environmental Management
  • CVEN9892 Sustainability Assessment and Risk Analysis in Water and Energy
  • Systems Planning

In addition, students may select any ETM elective in the consolidated Faculty list with approval.

Electives – maximum 24 UOC

Students may choose any course for which they are eligible to enrol, as electives, including any of the courses listed above.

Recommended Electives - Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge Courses

Project and Construction Management

  • CVEN9701 Engineering Economics & Financial Management
  • CVEN9710 Management of Risk
  • CVEN9723 Design of Const. Operations
  • CVEN9731 Project Management Framework
  • CVEN9888 Environmental Management
  • CVEN9892 Sustainability Assessment and Risk Analysis in Water and Energy

Geotechnical Engineering

  • CVEN9511 Geotechnical Models and Site Investigation
  • CVEN9512 Geomechanics
  • CVEN9513 Advanced Foundation Engineering
  • CVEN9514 Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering
  • CVEN9521 Slope Instability
  • CVEN9522 Rock Engineering
  • CVEN9523 Pavement Engineering
  • CVEN9524 Geotechnical Engineering of Dams

Structural Engineering

  • CVEN9802 Structural Stability
  • CVEN9806 Prestressed Concrete Design
  • CVEN9809 Reinforced Concrete Design
  • CVEN9820 Computational Structural Mechanics
  • CVEN9822 Steel and Composite Structures
  • CVEN9824 Advanced Materials Technology

Transport Engineering

  • CVEN9405 Urban Transport Planning Practice
  • CVEN9407 Transport Modelling
  • CVEN9415 Transport Systems – Part 2: Queuing Theory
  • CVEN9422 Traffic Management and Control

Water Engineering

  • CVEN9611 Urban Hydrology
  • CVEN9612 Catchment and Water Resources Modelling
  • CVEN9620 Channels, Rivers and Estuaries
  • CVEN9630 Groundwater Engineering
  • CVEN9640 Coastal Engineering
  • CVEN9855 Water & Wastewater Analysis

 

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