Master of Bioresource Engineering
The Master of Bioresource Engineering provides science and engineering graduates with an enhanced understanding of the bioresource industry. Students benefit from interaction with industry and from the state-of-the-art facilities at BioPRIA and the Faculty of Engineering at Monash.
The Master of Bioresource Engineering has two streams:
• Pulp & Paper, focusing on the conversion of bioresources into pulp & paper.
The Master of Bioresource Engineering aims to produce graduates who:
• Have a comprehensive understanding of the availability of bioresources for conversion into energy, chemicals and materials in biorefineries, and into pulp & paper products, in a global context;
• Have the capacity to critically evaluate the political forces, public attitudes and ethical issues that have an impact on the utilisation of bioresources, including issues such as the reduction of carbon in the atmosphere and the effect of government policies on carbon reduction and trading;
• Develop creative solutions to minimise the water and energy resources required for biomass conversion and the effluent from such processes;
• Understand biomass conversion processes and products and process and product control, equipping them to analyse problems and develop creative solutions.
• Have sufficient working knowledge of statistics to plan and analyse the results of trials;
• Understand the issues and processes associated with the recycling of paper products and the processes for removal of contaminants.
Structure: The course requires the completion of 8 x 6 credit point units (48 credit points) comprising three core units and five electives.
Entry requirements: A four-year undergraduate degree (equivalent to 48 credit points) in a relevant discipline of either engineering or science OR a three-year degree plus a prescribed program of study. Students in the latter category will be required to complete a program of 24 credit points of undergraduate units before commencing the postgraduate units.
Career opportunities: Graduates from the Biorefinery/Biorefining stream are in demand from industry across the board, given the extensive interest and investment in renewable fuels, green chemicals and advanced materials. Graduates from the Pulp & Paper stream are sought after by both national and international pulp & paper industries, as the demand for sustainable processes and materials continues to grow.
How to apply
2016 Master of Bioresource Engineering Units