New pathway for Monash engineering students
Achieving engineering Chartered status is now within reach for masters students, following an agreement forged recently between Monash University and professional association Engineers Australia.
The new agreement will give students another pathway to climb engineering’s professional apex and accelerate their careers thanks to a new streamlined certification process. The agreement will see Monash become the first university to achieve this level of certification with the new Monash Master of Advanced Engineering program.
The Monash Masters degree is the only one within Australia designed for alignment with Engineers Australia Stage 2 Competency Standards.
Engineers Australia certifies that the Monash University Master of Advanced Engineering provides accelerated progress for students towards the attainment of Chartered status. The knowledge acquired from the Masters degree for each specialisation aligns with the requirements of many of the Chartered competencies when coupled with relevant industrial experience.
Chartered status is an internationally recognised benchmark for professional aptitude among engineers that recognises an engineer practices in a competent, independent and ethical manner.
Professor Frieder Seible, Dean of Monash University’s Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of IT, said a chartered engineer’s strong leadership skills and expertise boosted potential earning power, job opportunities and promotions within their branch of engineering.
“Students with certification are on track to receive an internationally recognised badge of competence that is benchmarked and transferable with standards applicable in other parts of the world,” Professor Seible said.
“Chartered engineers are recognised by the community, industry and governments as a professional and responsible contributor to the well-being of Australian society.”
Engineers Australia CEO Stephen Durkin said the new program would “develop transformational, global and socially responsible leaders in the engineering profession. We are proud to be working with Monash University, an institution recognised as a world leader in engineering education and research.
“The high quality knowledge and skills developed through the new Master of Advanced Engineering program at Monash University directly supports a path to international recognition via Chartered status.”
Master of Advanced Engineering at Monash Engineering School
Did you know that Monash Engineering School offers the widest choice of engineering courses than any other Australian university?
Monash Engineering School is offering a new Master of Advanced Engineering, which commenced in 2015.
Delivered at the Clayton campus, the Master of Advanced Engineering is a one-year qualification. The course is designed to extend your knowledge in your specialisation area and advance your leadership and complex-problem-solving skills.
- Chemical engineering
- Civil engineering (Water)
- Civil engineering (Transport)
- Electrical engineering
- Materials engineering
- Mechanical engineering
Structures and Geotechnical specialisations planned to commence in 2016.
To apply for the Master of Advanced Engineering, you must have the equivalent of a four-year Australian Bachelor of Engineering in the relevant discipline with a minimum 70% average.