Postgraduate - Course
This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019
and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the
'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Engineering.
Other commencement years for this course: 2018
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
Admission and fees
The Master of Civil Engineering is designed to fulfill a growing need for professionals with a 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.
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.
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.
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:
- 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
- identify and critically appraise current developments and advanced technologies, and apply knowledge of these to at least one specialist area
- 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
- determine, analyse and proficiently apply theoretical, experimental, and numerical simulation of phenomena to predict, design, control and optimise the performance of complex engineering systems
- apply systematic engineering synthesis, critical judgement, design processes, project management and innovative approaches to solve complex problems
- conduct independent investigation and critical reflection as a means to maintain ethical accountability in professional decisions
- critically analyse problems through independent research to enable effective delivery of innovative solutions.
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.
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 (https://www.monash.edu/engineering/current-students/enrolment-and-re-enrolment/course-information/course-maps) provides 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)
You must complete four discipline core units from your specialisation.
- CIV5881 Ground water hydraulics
- CIV5882 Flood hydraulics and hydrology
- CIV5883 Surface water hydrology
- CIV5884 Water sensitive stormwater design
- 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
Successful completion of this course may provide a pathway to a higher degree by research. You will need to demonstrate a strong academic record in your prior and/or current studies.
If you are considering a research degree you are advised to consult the course coordinator in regards to course progression.