Sustainable Systems

Master of Engineering Science
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Program code: 
ENGGAS8338
Program type: 
Master
Duration: 
2 years
Intake term 1: 
Yes
Intake term 2: 
Yes
Intake term 3: 
Yes
Vanessa Calderon - Master of Engineering Science (Transport Engineering)

I realised that to progress my career I needed to formalise my professional knowledge. There are so many interesting courses to choose from, and those I’ve taken so far are practical and reflective.

Vanessa Calderon - Master of Engineering Science

Ready to take Environmental Engineering to the next level? This is what Sustainable Systems Engineering and industrial ecology is all about. This new discipline examines how engineers discover holistic and effective Sustainable Systems solutions to unsustainable practices in the modern world.

This program enables students to specialise and gain a deeper knowledge across a broad range of disciplines, including Sustainable Systems Engineering, industrial ecology, sustainability and environmental sciences, and sustainability management. Core subjects are coupled with a choice of electives from several UNSW faculties.

The Master of Engineering Science promotes flexible learning as a keystone of the program – it is designed for students who already have a four year accredited engineering degree and who now wish to broaden their job prospects through cross training, re-training or specialisation. This program takes two years to complete (students may be granted credit for some courses. Those with a degree or extensive professional experience in a related area can apply for credit of up to 50% of a program); it is a non-accredited program, and does not offer industrial training.

 

The typical program structure comprises sixteen courses, broken down into: four Disciplinary Knowledge Courses, five Advanced Disciplinary Courses, three Research Courses and four Electives.

 

Required Background

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

Sample Program Outlines*

Year 1

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
GSOE9510 Ethics and Leadership in Engineering -
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
GSOE9340 Life Cycle Engineering -
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
GSOE9010 Engineering Postgraduate Coursework Research Skills -
GSOE9011 Engineering Postgraduate Coursework Research Skills -
GSOE9740 Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Engineering -
IEST5500 Understanding Environmental Policy -

Year 2

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
CVEN9451 Masters Project A Research Thesis 1/3

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
CVEN9452 Masters Project B Research Thesis 2/3

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
CVEN9453 Masters Project C Research Thesis 1/3. If you are taking CVEN9050/CVEN9051, you will not need to take a course in this slot

Year 1

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
GSOE9340 Life Cycle Engineering -
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
GSOE9740 Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Engineering -
IEST5500 Understanding Environmental Policy -
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Year 2

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
GSOE9010 Engineering Postgraduate Coursework Research Skills -
GSOE9011 Engineering Postgraduate Coursework Research Skills -
GSOE9510 Ethics and Leadership in Engineering -

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
CVEN9451 Masters Project A Research Thesis 1/3
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
CVEN9452 Masters Project B Research Thesis 2/3
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Year 3

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
CVEN9453 Masters Project C Research Thesis 1/3. If you are taking CVEN9050/CVEN9051, you will not need to take a course in this slot

* The programs outlined above are intended as a guide only. The Faculty of Engineering reserves the right to change any information herein without prior notice. Students should seek approval from their relevant Schools before using these guides.

† Minimum 65% average as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator  in a relevant discipline. (Minimum 70% from a non-211 university in China). Find the Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator here.