Postgraduate

Master of Professional Engineering

Specialise in one of eight engineering disciplines in the Master of Professional Engineering and become a professionally accredited engineer who is highly sought after by industry.
2-3
Years Full Time

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Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009

Telephone

131 UWA (131 892)

International

(+61 8) 6488 1000

Hours

8.30am - 5pm AWST, Monday - Friday

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Careers and further study

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Career Pathways

This course, designed in consultation with industry, equips graduates with both outstanding technical skills and the ability to work creatively as part of a team across a diverse range of engineering specialisations. The Master of Professional Engineering unlocks a wide range of career opportunities in engineering and non-engineering sectors in Australia and overseas. Your options for employment will be varied with work available in the energy and resources industry, pharmaceutical manufacturing, construction, power and water utilities, management and consultancy firms, and electronics, finance and telecommunications industries.
This course, designed in consultation with industry, equips graduates with both outstanding technical skills and the ability to work creatively as part of a team across a diverse range of engineering specialisations. The Master of Professional Engineering unlocks a wide range of career opportunities in engineering and non-engineering sectors in Australia and overseas. Your options for employment will be varied with work available in the energy and resources industry, pharmaceutical manufacturing, construction, power and water utilities, management and consultancy firms, and electronics, finance and telecommunications industries.

Further Study

Further study will allow you to gain a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). It will open up opportunities in academia and research to help you pursue your goals in a wide range of careers, depending on your area of research.
Further study will allow you to gain a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). It will open up opportunities in academia and research to help you pursue your goals in a wide range of careers, depending on your area of research.
$78K
Average Graduate Starting Salary

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course.

Domestic Student Fees

Indicative annual course fee
2024
Commonwealth Supported Place $9,845.65

Eligible Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) students can use the HECS-HELP loan program to pay their tuition fees. For Full-Fee Paying (FFP) places, students are charged an annual course fee.

Find out more information about tuition fees, or visit the fee calculator for a more accurate cost.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

International Student Fees

Indicative first year fee
2024
$47,200.00

Find out more about tuition fees or visit the fee calculator for the estimated total course fee.

Note, tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to increase up to 7.5 per cent per annum.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a UWA bachelor's degree with a major in MJD-ENGSC Engineering Science1 or Bachelor of Automation and Robotics; or
(b) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
(i) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent; and
(ii) prior studies in engineering, physics or mathematics;
or
(c) completed units in the Master of Professional Engineering Preliminary course at UWA as prescribed by the Faculty;
or
(d) completed a UWA Diploma in Science with a major in MJD-ENGSC Engineering Science1
1 Students are required to achieve a course weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent in their bachelor's degree or a weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent in the Level 3 units of the Engineering Science major.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

Minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

This course has been developed in consultation with industry to equip you with the advanced technical expertise, critical thinking and professional skills required to remain competitive in a global workforce. Focus on your chosen field of engineering to further your career options. For example, students interested in a career in the growing renewable energy sector can opt to specialise in chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering or mechanical engineering. By choosing the discipline that most interests you, you will not only gain a deep understanding of the discipline from a holistic engineering perspective, but undertake units relevant to your area of interest.

DollarThis course is subsidised for Australian residents through Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Visit our fee calculator for CSP rates and an estimate on your course fees.

About the course

This course is a professionally accredited engineering degree for students who have completed undergraduate studies in engineering. You'll specialise in a program of engineering and undertake advanced engineering technical units, professional units, design and research projects, and undertake a 12-week professional practicum.
Master of Professional Engineering

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12 hours per unit, including contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 62550
CRICOS code
  • 081025J
Master of Professional Engineering
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12 hours per unit, including contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 62550
CRICOS code
  • 081025J
Full time/part time duration
  • 2-3 years depending on prior study.
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Professional Engineering

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Conversion
Students who have not completed a major in Engineering Science major from this University, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty, must complete conversion units up to the value of 48 points.
Core
Take all units (24 points):
Biomedical Engineering specialisation
Take all units (54 points):
Take unit(s) to a total value of 18 points, comprising either: 12 points from Group A and 6 points from Group B, or 12 points from Group C and 6 points from Group B, or 18 points from Group B:
As per sequence notes in Group A.
As per sequence notes in Group A.
Chemical Engineering specialisation
Take all units (48 points):
Take unit(s) to a total value of 24 points, comprising either: 12 points from Option A units and 12 points from Option B units; or 18 points from Option A units and points from Option B units.
As per sequence notes in Group A.
Civil Engineering specialisation
Take all units (48 points):
Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points:
Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation
Take all units (48 points):
Take units to a total value of 24 points from Group A or take units to a total value of 18 points from Group A and 6 points from Group B:
Take units to a total value of 24 points from Group A or take units to a total value of 18 points from Group A and 6 points from Group B:
Environmental Engineering specialisation
Take all units (54 points):
Take unit(s) to the value of 18 points:
Mechanical Engineering specialisation
Take all units (60 points):
Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:
Mining Engineering specialisation
Take all units (48 points):
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Take unit(s) to the value of 18 points:
Software Engineering specialisation
Take all units (36 points):
Take unit(s) to the value of 36 points:

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Why study Master of Professional Engineering?

  1. Upon successful completion, you’ll have an internationally recognised qualification that allows you to practice as a professional engineer  
  2. The Engineering program at UWA has been developed in consultation with industry to equip students with the skills to succeed in their future careers
  3. Our academics are leading experts in their field with strong industry connections ensuring you will be well equipped to meet industry demands
  4. You’ll undertake design and research project units and a 12-week professional practicum where you’ll work closely with prospective employers to build connections, industry knowledge and the most up-to-date, relevant, and in-demand skillset
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Course accreditation

The Master of Professional Engineering (MPE) has been assessed for accreditation by Engineers Australia, the national accreditation body. 

All specialisations including the Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Electronic, Environmental, Mechanical, Mining and Software specialisations are fully accredited by Engineers Australia. 

The Software specialisation has been provisionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

 

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The Chemical specialisation is fully accredited by the Institution of Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

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