Master of Infrastructure Engineering and Management - 2019

Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

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.

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

Course code

E6008

Credit points

72

Abbreviated title

MInfrastructEng&Mgt

Managing faculty

Engineering

Admission and fees

Australia

Course type

Specialist
Master by coursework

Standard duration

1.5 years FT, 3 years PT

You have a maximum of 5 years to complete this course.

Mode and location

Off-campus (Clayton)

Award

Master of Infrastructure Engineering and Management

Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of Infrastructure Engineering and Management

Graduate Diploma of Infrastructure Engineering and Management

Refer to 'Alternative exits' entry below for further requirements and details.

Description

This course in infrastructure engineering and management is a response to the growing need for specialists with broad awareness of the characteristics and significance of infrastructure, including its technological, economic and social impact. At the same time, it outlines the state-of-the-art of infrastructure engineering and management as it may be applied to the solution of real problems in the planning, design, management and operation of facilities.

The course is aimed at giving you a thorough understanding of the nature of infrastructure and its operation and management. To achieve these aims, the development of appropriate analytical skills and practical knowledge is stressed, together with recognition of the role of other disciplines in tackling infrastructure-related issues.

The course is primarily aimed at applicants with a few years of postgraduate experience who wish to have formal education in this field, but will also suit new graduates seeking a career in infrastructure planning and management. Engineers working with public transport authorities, or in local government, and people with an interest in infrastructure planning or research will find the course beneficial.

The master's course is designed and guided by leading industry professionals in the field, such as representatives of government, research institutes and private firms specialising in infrastructure.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned to 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. Apply specialised engineering and management knowledge to analyse, design, manage and maintain complex infrastructure projects.
  2. Interpret and analyse critically the lifecycle of assets in the relevant contexts.
  3. Apply critical thinking and evaluate the effectiveness of complex alternative projects and policies using qualitative and quantitative tools.
  4. Evaluate critically the work of professional colleagues and members of the community, including the technological, economic and social impact, for tackling infrastructure related issues.
  5. Synthesise and communicate effectively complex infrastructure engineering information to specialist and non-specialist audiences to provide solutions to real problems in the planning, design, management and operation of facilities.
  6. Plan, undertake and report on infrastructure-related research or investigation project at the level of an open enquiry within a mix of structured and self-determined guidelines.

Structure

The course is structured in two parts: Part A. Infrastructure planning and management, and Part B. Professional enhancement. You must complete Part A. Depending upon prior qualifications, you may receive credit for Part B.

Part A. Infrastructure planning and management

These studies provide an in-depth understanding of infrastructure project management. The fundamental topics covered will equip you with the knowledge and skills to plan, execute and manage the development of infrastructure projects. You will learn to critically analyse the lifecycle of assets and evaluate projects and policies in the area of civil engineering.

Part B. Professional enhancement

Through a choice of elective studies, you can deepen your knowledge in specialist infrastructure engineering. The essential leadership skills necessary for organisational management will be explored. You will elect your study to suit your career interests and receive an in-depth or broader professional development.

Requirements

The course comprises 72 points structured into two parts: Part A. Infrastructure planning and management (48 points) and Part B. Professional enhancement (24 points).

  • If you are admitted at entry level 1 you complete 72 points, comprising Part A and Part B.
  • If you are admitted at entry level 2 you complete 48 points, comprising Part A.

Note: If you are eligible for credit for prior studies, you may elect not to receive the credit and complete the higher credit-point option.

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. Infrastructure planning and management (48 points):

You must complete:

  • CIV5310 Infrastructure project and policy evaluation
  • CIV5889 Infrastructure project
  • CIV5899 Infrastructure information management
  • CIV5313 Asset management
  • two units chosen from the civil engineering electives list from Part B
  • two units chosen from the enhancement electives list from Part B

Part B. Professional enhancement (24 points):

You must complete elective units (24 points) as required below:

Civil engineering electives

You must complete two units (12 points):

  • CIV5301 Advanced traffic engineering
  • CIV5302 Traffic engineering and management
  • CIV5304 Intelligent transport systems
  • CIV5315 Transport economics
  • CIV5316 Fundamentals of urban public transport
  • CIV5881 Groundwater hydraulics
  • CIV5882 Flood hydraulics and hydrology
  • CIV5883 Surface water hydrology
  • CIV5884 Water sensitive stormwater design
  • CIV5885 Infrastructure dynamics
  • CIV5886 Infrastructure geomechanics
  • CIV5887 Infrastructure rehabilitation and monitoring
  • CIV5888 Advanced computational methods

Enhancement electives

You must complete two units (12 points):

  • EDF5670 Leadership studies*
  • MGF5920 Work and employment relations
  • MGF5960 Managing people and organisations
  • MGF5972 Managing organisational change
  • MGF5976 Strategic management

* This unit explores leadership in a broad context and how it occurs in organisations.

Alternative exits

You may exit this course early and apply to graduate with one of the following awards, provided you have satisfied the requirements for that award during your enrolment in the master's course:

Graduate Certificate of Infrastructure Engineering and Management after successful completion of 24 points comprising:

  • CIV5310 Infrastructure project and policy evaluation and CIV5899 Infrastructure information management
  • one unit from the remaining core in Part A or the civil engineering electives in Part B.
  • one unit from the enhancement electives in Part B.

Graduate Diploma of Infrastructure Engineering and Management after successful completion of 48 points comprising:

  • the four core units from Part A
  • three units from the civil engineering electives in Part B
  • one unit from the enhancement electives in Part B.