How to Apply
Implementing new ways of thinking and being able to put ideas into practice are key elements of becoming a successful engineer. You can study at UWA to become an engineer via a number of pathways. The Engineering program at UWA has been developed in consultation with industry to equip students with the skills to succeed in their future careers. To become a professionally qualified engineer, you’ll complete five years of study, in your first three years you will complete an undergraduate degree with a major in Engineering Science or a Bachelor of Automation and Robotics, followed by a two-year Master of Professional Engineering.
Choose a three-year bachelor's degree with a major in Engineering Science or our new Bachelor of Automation and Robotics to begin your professional pathway. You'll then complete a two-year Master of Professional Engineering (MPE) where you can specialise in one of eight disciplines:
UWA Engineering Scholarship
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About the scholarship
The University of Western Australia provides this scholarship to encourage high-achieving students to undertake the Engineering Science major or the Automation and Robotics double major, and subsequently the Master of Professional Engineering (MPE) at the University by accepting the offer of an Engineering Direct Pathway into the MPE.
Direct Pathways for high school leavers
- Engineering Pathway - 80.001
- Automation and Robotics Pathway - 88.001
- UWMEA (Arts)
- UWMER (Automation and Robotics)
- UWMEB (Biomedical Science)
- UWMEZ (Business)
- UWMEC (Commerce)
- UWMEE (Environmental Design)
- UWMES (Science)
- UWMEP (Philosophy [Honours])
Engineering Direct Pathway:
- BA + MPE
- BBiomedSc + MPE
- BCom + MPE
- BSc + MPE
- BPhil (Hons) + MPE
Automation and Robotics Pathway:
- BAR + MPE
- BPhil (Hons) + MPE
- Three-year bachelor's degree plus a two-year master's degree2
- ATAR only (requires completion of Mathematics Methods ATAR)
 This pathway is also available through the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours). Students taking this pathway require an ATAR of 98.00.
 Bachelor of Philosophy students undertaking the MPE will take 5.5 years to complete.
Pathways for mature-age students
The Master of Professional Engineering (MPE) has been assessed for accreditation by Engineers Australia, the national accreditation body.
The Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Electronic, Environmental, Mechanical and Mining specialisations are fully accredited by Engineers Australia. The Software specialisation remains provisionally accredited until the required number of students graduate. Accreditation of the Biomedical Engineering specialisation will be sought during the 2021 Engineers Australia general review.
More about this course
Our teaching is informed by the latest developments in research and industry, together with purpose-built learning facilities. You will connect with industry to develop hands-on experience and work on creative industry-based projects of global significance.