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Master of Professional Engineering

Specialise in one of seven engineering disciplines in the Master of Professional Engineering and become a professionally accredited engineer who is highly sought after by industry.

Introduction

The Master of Professional Engineering 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 oil and gas industry might 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 also undertake units relevant to your area of interest.

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Course description, features and facilities

This course is a professionally accredited engineering degree for students who have completed undergraduate studies in engineering. Students specialise in a program of engineering and undertake advanced engineering technical units, professional units, a design and a research project, and undertake a 12 week professional practicum.

Beyond practice as a professional engineer, this course will allow you to pursue further research studies in engineering, as well as to seek employment in a wide range of related industries.

The following specialisations are available:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Software Engineering

Upon successful completion, you will have an internationally recognised qualification that allows you to practice as a professional engineer.

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Student profile

Student profile – Balsam Sabiry, Graduate Subsea Engineer at INPEX

After I finished my undergraduate degree, I wanted to gain specialised knowledge in my chosen field of engineering. My time at UWA was really valuable and postgraduate study was the icing on the cake. I learnt heaps! Plus having a postgraduate qualification in engineering definitely helped me get a job after I finished studying.

I now work for INPEX, an international oil and gas exploration and production company. I was the first ever graduate to be taken on at INPEX Australia.  

At the moment, I work with various Engineering teams within the Offshore Interface and Integration department and I get to interact with engineers all over the globe.  When I first started at INPEX I was working within the Subsea Production System team and at that time I was able to work and travel to various locations including Scotland and Singapore.

If the chance arose, I wouldn’t hesitate to say yes to future study at UWA. I would love to go back and study more!

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Structure

The Master of Professional Engineering is offered by coursework.

The standard timeframe for completion of this degree is 2-3 years (full time). The course duration will be more than 2 years for graduates without previous studies in engineering or students without required units from prior study. Graduates requiring more than 3 years of study many be eligible for the Master of Professional Engineering Preliminary course.

Recognition of prior learning and/or application for credit (‘advanced standing’) will be assessed by the University on a case-by-case basis at the time of application.

The course offers a focused, advanced learning experience that will enhance career choices. You must complete all core units and specialisation core units. Course structures for each Master of Professional Engineering specialisation are now available via the UWA Handbook.

Professional recognition

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

As is standard practice for new courses, Engineeers Australia accreditation of the MPE courses are provisional until they can be considered for full accreditation upon graduation of the first cohort of students in 2015.

On 19 March 2013, the Engineers Australia Accreditation Board fully endorsed the recommendations of its panel to grant provisional accreditation to the following MPE programs:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Software Engineering

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Career opportunities

The 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 the breadth of an engineering challenge.

A Master of Professional Engineering unlocks a wide range of career opportunities as you will be very employable both in engineering and non-engineering sectors.

In Australia and internationally, employment opportunities are endless, with work available in the mining and resources industry, pharmaceutical manufacturing, construction, power and water utilities, management and consultancy firms, and electronics, finance and telecommunications industries.

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Further study opportunities

Master of Engineering Science

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Check the Entrance requirements

This course is available to Australian and international students.

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  1. Admission Requirements
  2. English competency

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission into this course an applicant must meet one of the following requirements:

(a) a bachelor's degree of this University with a major in Engineering Science (MJD-ENGSC or MJS-ENGSC), or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; or

(b) a Bachelor of Engineering, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty, from a university other than this University with the equivalent of a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent as recognised by the Faculty; or

(c) a bachelor's degree of this or another University with the equivalent of a weighted average mark of least 65 per cent, as recognised by the Faculty; and

   (i) WACE Mathematics: *3C/3D or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; or

(d) completed units in a Master of Professional Engineering Preliminary course of this University as prescribed by the Faculty.


*Students who have not completed WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D, Physics 3A/3B, or equivalent are required to take additional prepartory units, and may not be able to complete in a full-time enrolment.

English competency

See the full list of English language requirements.

Please note: requirements may be higher for some individual courses, where this is the case the additional requirements will be specified.


Additional information

The course duration will be two-three years' for graduates without previous studies in engineering or students without required units from prior study.
These pages are under review and are being updated.

How to apply

This course is available to Australian and international students.

On this page

  1. How to apply
  2. Fees
  3. Contact details - admission information

How to apply

Apply online. Refer below for application dates and access to the online application system (OASys):

Fees

Annual fee: $8768.

For courses that are less than one year in duration, the annual fee listed is the total for the course. Unless otherwise indicated, for courses that are 18 months in duration, the annual fee is two-thirds of the total cost of the course.

As some units vary in cost, the actual student contribution will depend on the mix of units you choose. See the unit costs website for details of individual unit costs.

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  1. Application Deadlines
  2. How to apply
  3. Contact details - admission information

Application Deadlines

While there are no strict application deadlines for the submission of international postgraduate coursework applications, prospective students are strongly encouraged to apply with sufficient time to allow for the processing of their application and to secure a student visa.

Postgraduate coursework applications generally take four weeks from receipt of an application to offer.

How to apply

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UWA representatives offer application advice and support to future students in various countries. Visit the link below to find an authorised UWA agent near you.

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Contact details - admission information

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Master of Professional Engineering: the details

Status
Available 2014
Locations offered
Crawley
Attendance types
Part-time, Full-time
Delivery mode
Internal
Starting dates
Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly first year time commitment
Approximately 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Standard full-time completion
2-3 years full-time (the course duration will be more than 2 years for graduates without previous studies in engineering or students without required units from prior study. Recognition of prior learning and/or application for credit (‘advanced standing’) will be assessed by the University on a case-by-case basis at the time of application).  
Maximum time to complete
5 years
Contact details: course information
ECM Student Office
Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building
enquiries-ecm@uwa.edu.au
Ask UWA
64883061
Course code
62550
CRICOS Code
081025J
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