Master of Systems Engineering
The Master of Systems Engineering program is designed for postgraduate scholars with appropriate undergraduate qualifications and/or extensive professional experience who wish to develop a high-level understanding of the principles and practices of systems engineering and to strengthen their skills in this area.
Program Objectives and Learning Outcomes
The Master of Systems Engineering program provides students with the opportunity to acquire a high-level understanding and advanced analytical skills in the key areas of system engineering, requirements engineering, test and evaluation, project management, and logistics. Coverage of courses in this program spans the engineering disciplines and the management of projects frequently incorporating those engineering disciplines. There is strong emphasis on extending undergraduate skills and knowledge and vocational experiences to enable graduates to apply their high-level understanding to complex real-world systems engineering problems. The program aims to allow students to develop a high-level understanding of the principles that shape systems engineering and their implementation through the design, development, and application phases.
Entry to the Program
Entry to the program is available to those with an engineering, science or humanities background. Entry is also available to applicants without a first degree providing they have acceptable academic and/or professional qualifications and/or related work experience.
Students undertaking the Master of Systems Engineering without a specialisation must complete four core courses and four elective courses, or students may with School approval, take up to two course (12UoC) from other coursework programs.
Students undertaking the Master of Systems Engineering specialisations must complete four core courses, at least two specialist courses and up to two electives from the plan. Not all courses will be available in a particular year.
The courses in the MSysEng program may be undertaken in any order, although it is recommended that the core courses are completed in the following sequence: ZEIT8226 Systems Engineering Practice, ZEIT8403 Capability Options Analysis ZEIT8230 Requirements Engineering, and ZEIT8231 Test & Evaluation.
Course Availability: See here for more information regarding the modes and sessions in which the MSysEng courses will be run.
The option of undertaking a research project worth12 UoC (ZEIT8297 Project - Systems Engineering or enrolment for two sessions in ZEIT8296 Project - Systems Engineering P/T) is available to Masters students who attain a high credit average or better in four courses and is subject to approval of the Postgraduate Coordinator. The project is recommended for those with a strong interest in pursuing original research in a particular area or intending to undertake a higher level research qualification. With the permission of the School, students enrolling in a project with a suitable topic may be exempted from either of the courses Requirements Engineering or Test and Evaluation.
Applying for the Program
Applicants wishing to gain entry to postgraduate coursework or research programs should apply on line via the University web portal called MyUNSW. The online application for UNSW@ADFA program is free of charge and will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
Applying for Credit: On applying for entry to the MSysEng program, you may be eligible to apply for credit (advanced standing) for courses that you may have completed in a previous postgraduate program at UNSW or at another university. If you have completed a previous masters program, you may be eligible for up to four courses (24UoC, or 50% of the requirements of the MSysEng). If you believe that you may be eligible for credit, further information is available here.
If you require more information about the MSysEng program, or are currently in a Masters program and would like to see if you are eligible to transfer into the MSysEng program, please contact the School of Engineering and IT at email@example.com or phone 02 6268 9566.
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