The Master of Engineering (Electronics) is offered by The Faculty of Science and Engineering.
- The Flinders University Graduate Diploma in Engineering Science (specialisation E1-E3), or
- A relevant, Washington or Sydney Accord accredited undergraduate degree. The applicant is assumed to have sufficient knowledge in:
- Electronics including study in digital and analog electronics, microprocessors, sensors and electronic design,
- Mathematics, including study in signal processing
- Programming and computer systems, particularly programming in Java and C.
Students without such a qualification should apply for the Graduate Diploma in Engineering Science.
The Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
Students who have completed a relevant Bachelor of Engineering degree with honours may receive up to 36 units of credit towards the Master’s degree.
It is expected that this award, in combination with the Graduate Diploma in Engineering Science, will be accredited by Engineers Australia at the professional level. The Master of Engineering (Electronics) by itself will not be accredited by Engineers Australia.
The course has been designed to provide graduates with:
- a strong foundation in both the theoretical and the practical aspects of Electronic Engineering systems
- an awareness of social, economic, cultural and environmental aspects of Electronic Engineering
- an ability to critically analyse and evaluate information and solve problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and a commitment to them
- the ability to work and interact professionally as an individual and as a member of multi-disciplinary teams
- an understanding of the need to undertake lifelong learning and the capacity to do so
- an ability to undertake research in engineering
- preparation for future management roles as professional engineers.
The course provides the foundations that will underpin ongoing professional development, preparing graduates for further study or for a career in an engineering related field or in other areas where the range of skills and knowledge acquired is needed or desirable.
On completion of the award, students will be able to:
- competently use professional skills and knowledge in the systematic development of complex Electronic Engineering systems
- apply their skills and knowledge in a professionally responsible manner
- communicate effectively with other engineers and the wider global community using a wide range of communication technologies
- work professionally as an individual and in a team
- understand and describe the processes through which current knowledge was developed
- develop engineering solutions appropriate to the social, political, international, economic and environmental contexts in which they are applied
- engage in the process of continuing learning needed to retain the necessary level of professional skills and knowledge in the area of Electronic Engineering
- contribute successfully to project management
- demonstrate knowledge of the research process, and be able to conduct research in engineering.
To qualify for The Master of Engineering (Electronics), a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic.
Core - Year 1 topics
36 units comprising:
ENGR4742 Standards, Ethics and Compliance (4.5 units)
ENGR8721 Control Systems GE (4.5 units)
ENGR8771 Electronic Circuits GE (4.5 units)
ENGR8772 Sensors and Actuators GE (4.5 units)
ENGR8802 Electrical Circuits and Machines GE (4.5 units)
ENGR8821 Signal Processing GE (4.5 units)
STAT5702 Statistical Methods for Engineering and Science (4.5 units)
Core - Year 2 topics
36 units comprising:
Plus 9 units of CSEM option topics*
*CSEM option topics must be selected from Table A, at least half of which must be chosen from those labelled as Electronics (Group E).
Students who have already completed studies with considerable overlap with topics listed above may choose other topics with the permission of the Director of Studies.