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  • Academic Title
    Master of Engineering Structures
  • Course description
    A three-semester program on a full-time basis comprised of 150 points, consisting of the subjects required for the Master of Engineering Structures with the addition of two research subjects and a corresponding reduction in the number of points allocated to elective subjects.

    Core Subjects: 25 points

    Restricted Elective Subjects: 37.5 points

    Elective subjects (which can also be restrictive elective subjects): 37.5 points

    Core subjects
    : 25 points

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    421-670  Sustainable Buildings
    This subject provides a multi-disciplinary overview of the design of sustainable buildings and considers the design from an architectural, services engineering, facade engineering, environmental engineering and structural engineering, tenants and own...     Semester 2     12.50

    421-694  Advanced Design of High Rise Structures
    This subject introduces students to the special requirements necessary for the successful design of building structures. Topics covered include: structural floor, framing and foundation systems, environmental actions from thermal and wind including w...     Semester 1     12.50

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    421-612  Earthquake Resistant Design of Buildings
    This subject introduces to the students the fundamental concepts and practice of earthquake resistant design of buildings from an international perspective. Topics covered include plate tectonics and seismicity, structural response to earthquake grou...     Semester 1     12.50

    421-613  Advanced Concrete Design and Technology
    This subject introduces to the students the fundamental concepts of design and analysis of prestressed concrete structures with applications to both buildings and bridges. There will also be detailed coverage of the design and construction of concret...     Semester 2     12.50

    421-614  Structural Dynamics and Modelling
    This subject introduces students to the fundamental concepts of structural dynamics and finite element modelling and teaches students the basic skills of undertaking structural analysis in a practical engineering context. Topics covered include: fini...     Semester 2     12.50

    421-654  Principles of Asset Management
    Government legislative requirements; relevance of accounting systems; framework for data bases; analysis component systems; priority determination; condition and deficiency rating; ratings data; reporting mechanisms; decentralised systems; Geographic...     Semester 1     12.50

    421-695  Extreme Loading of Structures
    At the conclusion of this subject students should be capable of modelling a variety of abnormal loads based on advanced concepts for structural engineering analyses and integrating the modelling methodologies with modern design philosophies and perfo...     Semester 1     12.50

    421-632  Design in Steel & Other Materials
    The major objective of this unit is to develop an understanding of the procedures and processes involved in the design of structures made of structural steel, cold-formed steel, composites, timber or masonry, and be able to produce effective and econ...     Semester 2     12.50

    Electives


    37.5 points of subjects chosen from Electives Table or such other subject as are approved by the Course Coordinator. (Not more than 25 points by research).

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points
    175-501  Presenting Academic Discourse
    This subject aims to develop the advanced language required for successful postgraduate study in English. In this subject students will develop critical approaches to researching, reading and writing. They will also develop the ability to plan and pr...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    421-505  Engineering Hydraulics
    Fluid statics and kinematics of fluid motion; Bernoulli's equation, application of physical laws in solving flow problems via control volumes (involving the conservation equations of mass and momentum, the energy equation); dynamic similitude, d...     Semester 1     12.50

    421-516  Hydraulics and Hydrology
    Energy momentum principles and their application to a variety of open channel flow problems, uniform flow; unsteady flow in open channels, including the long wave equations and flood propagation by diffusion and kinematic routing; steady gradually-va...     Semester 2     12.50

    421-519  Design of Environmental Systems
    In this subject, students develop and practice their capabilities of problem identification and finding solution for a broad range of practical problems they will encounter in their career. Typical problems may include irrigation and drainage design,...     Semester 2     12.50

    421-522  Environmental Engineering Design
    General issues relating to environmental engineering design including engineering design methodology; systems and optimisation; application of economic analysis; environmental and social considerations; sustainable development; environmental impact s...     Semester 2     12.50

    421-523  Occupational Health and Safety Basics
    An introduction to the key concepts of Occupational Health and Safety.     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    421-525  Field Data Acquisition and Analysis
    Environmental engineering practice frequently requires the observation of environmental conditions. This subject provides practical experience in taking environmental measurement and team-based learning in the design of monitoring and assessment prog...     Semester 1     12.50

    421-539  Geotechnical Applications
    Topics covered include shallow footings, bearing capacity solutions, settlement on sand and clays; Skempton-Bjerrum, Lambe and Davis Poulos methods, raft foundations, compensated foundations, expansive clays, soil improvement, deep foundations; capac...     Semester 2     12.50

    421-580  Hydrological Processes 1
    This is a companion subject to Hydrological Processes 2. At the conclusion of this subject students should be capable of undertaking quantitative analyses of physical processes related to surface hydrology. Emphasis will be placed on the application ...     Semester 1     12.50

    421-581  Hydrological Processes 2
    This is a companion subject to Hydrological Processes 1. At the conclusion of this subject students should be capable of undertaking quantitative analyses of physical processes related to subsurface hydrology. Emphasis will be placed on the applicati...     Semester 1     12.50

    421-602  Air Quality Control
    Sources of atmospheric pollutants; concentration and dispersion of pollutants; measurement of atmospheric pollutants; methods of prevention of production of pollutants; methods of control of emission of pollutants; sampling and analysis; monitoring p...     Semester 1     12.50

    421-604  Environmental Management ISO 14000
    The history of EMS from Demming Wheel to ISO 14000 series; the elements of an EMS; Systems audit and review and gap analysis; Legal requirements, due diligence document control, liability and ISO 9000 review; Regulation, accreditation; Community cons...     Semester 2     12.50

    421-605  Managing Water Borne Risks
    Introduction to microbiology and biochemistry of liquid wastes and liquid-borne pollutants. Properties, sources and effects of such wastes and pollutants. Classification. Contamination of water and soil; water supply treatment; sewerage; avoidance, m...     Semester 2     12.50

    421-606  Solid Wastes to Sustainable Resources
    Lectures, syndicate work and excursions on the properties of solid wastes and pollutants, the categories and classes of solid wastes, municipal solid wastes, cleaner production, industrial wastes; disposal techniques.     Semester 1     12.50

    421-609  Technology in Society     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    421-616  Technology Assessment
    Nature of technology; nature of technological changes; introduction to production theory; comparative advantage; net national value added; social cost benefit analysis, environmental impact statements; environmental economics; financial analysis usin...     Semester 1     12.50

    421-626  Design of Energy Systems
    Topics covered include: Design and selection of system components; concepts of system design; technical and economic feasibility; strength and limitation of ready made software; system modelling and simulation as design tools; design optimisation.     Semester 2     12.50

    421-627  Sustainable Water Resources Management
    The concept of water resources system; watersheds and river basins. Economic, environmental and social impacts of water resources development. Environmental planning process for control and mitigation of waterlogging and salinisation. Water resources...     Semester 2     12.50

    421-629  Energy Efficiency Technology
    Potential for improvements in energy efficiency in gasoline and diesel vehicle, oil refinery system; energy efficiency technologies for the manufacturing, commercial and domestic sectors; demand side management; integrated resource planning; energy a...     Semester 2     12.50

    421-640  Water Supply and Waste Water Management
    Water supply for low-income rural and large urban communities; quality criteria; resource allocation; patterns of water usage; sources; extraction; storage and delivery methods; treatment processes; cost analysis, including cost recovery. Waste dispo...     Semester 1     12.50

    421-642  Research Topic
    On conclusion of their project, students should have an appreciation of procedures involved in conducting research and have gained experience in scientific writing, and in poster and oral presentations.The subject includes supervision of project sele...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    421-643  Research Investigation
    On conclusion of their project, students should have an appreciation of procedures involved in conducting research and have gained experience in scientific writing, and in poster and oral presentations.The subject includes supervision of project sele...     Semester 1, Semester 2     25

    421-644  Research Project
    On conclusion of their project, students should have an appreciation of procedures involved in conducting research and have gained experience in scientific writing and in delivering an oral presentation.The subject includes supervision of methodology...     Semester 1, Semester 2     50

    421-663  Engineering Project Management
    The unit aims to develop your skills as a project manager who is able to take an active leadership role in achieving these outcomes. Emphasis is on principles of management, project relationships, communication and risk management. Topical case studi...     Semester 1     12.50

    421-664  Project Delivery
    Estimating and tendering engineering construction works, including work breakdown structures, work method statements, risk identification and tendering principles; detailed study of contract documents for design and construction including various par...     Semester 2     12.50

    421-666  Management of Project Resources
    The project and construction manager; organisational structures; management of personnel; selection of consultants or contractors, communication processes; industrial relations; occupational health and safety; meetings; delegation and communication.     Semester 2     12.50

    421-667  Project Management Practices
    Advanced project management techniques focuses on specific tools and techniques used by project managers to control time, to structure work breakdown packages and to manage cost, quality and risk. Topical case studies are used to introduce key princi...     Semester 2     12.50

    421-668  Sustainable Irrigation System Management     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    421-671  Financial Analysis of Complex Projects
    This subject analyses the profitability of complex technological projects so that different alternative investment opportunities can be compared within a legislative, societal, environmental, financial and economic framework as part of a business pla...     Semester 1     12.50

    421-672  Management of Technological Enterprises
    This subject uses extensive case studies to explore strategic decision-making, organisational design, culture and change, communication, leadership and the capturing of enterprise knowledge in technological businesses. The management of people, the m...     Semester 1     12.50

    421-673  Sustainable Supply Chain Management
    This subject analyses the interrelationship between technology, product design, business strategy, customer needs and sustainability criteria using supply chain methodology. It identifies and characterises global supply chains, explains the interdepe...     Semester 2     12.50

    421-680  Engineering for Sustainable Environments
    Lectures, syndicate work and excursions examining the role of engineering in sustainable development. Themes covered include the relationships and role of the engineer between business, government, society and the environment. Case studies selected f...     Summer     12.50

    421-681  Management for the Environment
    Lectures and syndicate work covering the following Topics: environment politics; environmental law and legislation, Regulation, variations between states, variations between Countries; environment economics; communication obligations and methods.     Semester 2     12.50

    421-682  Engineering Systems Management
    Contemporary business requires intelligent and integrated decision making tools for effectively managing increasingly complex physical systems. Modelling and evaluation techniques that incorporate a range of key stakeholder objectives and interaction...     Semester 2     12.50

    421-692  Biological Systems Engineering
    This subject will explore the emerging field of systems biology. Topics examined will include: linear algebra, differential equations, optimisation, network reconstruction, control systems, chemical reaction networks. Examples will include systems fr...     Semester 2     12.50

    421-693  Anatomy & Physiology for Engineers
    This subject introduces engineering students to the microscopic appearance of cells and tissues and the digital imaging techniques used to display them; the appearance of bone and cartilage, as well as the organisation of dense connective tissues; sk...     Semester 2     12.50

    421-697  Heating, Ventilation and Airconditioning
    Topics covered include applications of refrigeration and air conditioning, psychrometry and conditioning process, indoor air quality, heating and cooling load, air conditioning and distribution systems, pumps and piping systems, cooling and dehumidif...     Semester 1     12.50

    421-699  Forces, Fields and Flows in Bio Systems
    This subject will explore well-developed engineering models in the context of biological systems. Topics covered include Maxwell's equations, fields and flows in electrolyte media, membrane transport behaviour, the electric double layer, stress ...     Semester 1     12.50

    421-632  Design in Steel & Other Materials
    The major objective of this unit is to develop an understanding of the procedures and processes involved in the design of structures made of structural steel, cold-formed steel, composites, timber or masonry, and be able to produce effective and econ...     Semester 2     12.50

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