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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, profession units, a design and a research project, and undertake a 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

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; S3 = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2014;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Master of Professional Engineering with a specialisation in Chemical Engineering

Conversion units

Students who have not completed a major in Engineering Science or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty must complete relevant conversion unit(s) up to the value of 48 points from an Engineering Science major, as advised by the Faculty.

Students who commenced the course prior to 2014 should contact the faculty office to obtain a study plan.

Take all core unit(s) (24 points):

S1, S2GENG5505Project Management and Engineering Practice
S1, S2GENG5507Risk, Reliability and Safety
S1 & S2GENG5511Engineering Research Project Part 1
S1 & S2GENG5512Engineering Research Project Part 2

Specialisation-specific unit(s)

Take all specialisation core unit(s) (48 points):

S1CHPR4404Advanced Thermodynamics
S2CHPR4405Particle Mechanics and Solids Handling
S1CHPR4406Reaction Engineering
S1CHPR5501Advanced Reaction Engineering and Catalysts
S1CHPR5551Chemical Engineering Design Project 1
S2CHPR5552Chemical Engineering Design Project 2
S2GENG4402Control Engineering
S2GENG4405Numerical Methods and Modelling

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points from Group A:

Group A

S2CHPR4407Transport Phenomena
S2CHPR5520Combustion Science and Technology
S1CHPR5521Gas Processing 1—Flow Assurance and Gathering
S2CHPR5522Gas Processing 2—Treating and LNG Production

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points from Group B:

Group B

S1ELEC5506Process Instrumentation and Control
S2ENVE4401Contaminant Fate and Transport
S1GENG4403Extractive Metallurgy
S1GENG4407Advanced Engineering Mathematics
S1GENG5503Modern Control Systems
S2GENG5504Petroleum Engineering
N/AGENG5506Renewable Energy

Master of Professional Engineering with a specialisation in Civil Engineering

Conversion units

Students who have not completed a major in Engineering Science or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty must complete relevant conversion unit(s) up to the value of 48 points from an Engineering Science major, as advised by the Faculty.

Students who commenced the course prior to 2014 should contact the faculty office to obtain a study plan.

Take all core unit(s) (24 points):

S1, S2GENG5505Project Management and Engineering Practice
S1, S2GENG5507Risk, Reliability and Safety
S1 & S2GENG5511Engineering Research Project Part 1
S1 & S2GENG5512Engineering Research Project Part 2

Specialisation-specific unit(s)

Take all specialisation core unit(s) (48 points):

S1CIVL4401Applied Geomechanics
S1CIVL4402Civil Hydraulics
S2CIVL4403Structural Concrete
S1CIVL4404Structural Steel
S2CIVL5551Civil Engineering Design Project 1
S1CIVL5552Civil Engineering Design Project 2
S2GENG4405Numerical Methods and Modelling
S1GENG5514Finite Element Methods

Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points from Group A:

Group A

NSCIVL5501Structural Dynamics
S1CIVL5502Transportation Engineering
S1CIVL5503Underground Construction
S2CIVL5504Offshore Geomechanics
S2CIVL5505Introduction to Design of Offshore Systems
S1ENVE4402Hydrology
S1GENG5501Coastal and Offshore Engineering
S2GENG5502Environmental Geotechnics

Master of Professional Engineering with a specialisation in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Conversion units

Students who have not completed a major in Engineering Science or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty must complete relevant conversion unit(s) up to the value of 48 points from an Engineering Science major, as advised by the Faculty.

Students who commenced the course prior to 2014 should contact the faculty office to obtain a study plan.

Take all core unit(s) (24 points):

S1, S2GENG5505Project Management and Engineering Practice
S1, S2GENG5507Risk, Reliability and Safety
S1 & S2GENG5511Engineering Research Project Part 1
S1 & S2GENG5512Engineering Research Project Part 2

Specialisation-specific unit(s)

Take all specialisation core unit(s) (48 points):

S1ELEC4401Circuits and Electronic Systems
S2ELEC4402Communications Systems
S2ELEC4403Digital and Embedded Systems
S1ELEC4404Signal Processing
S2ELEC5551Electrical and Electronic Engineering Design Project 1
S2ELEC5552Electrical and Electronic Engineering Design Project 2
S2GENG4402Control Engineering
S1GENG4407Advanced Engineering Mathematics

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:

Group A

S2ELEC5501Advanced Communications
S2ELEC5502Analogue Electronics
S1ELEC5503Digital Microelectronics Systems Design
N/AELEC5504Power Electronics
S2ELEC5505Power System Analysis
S1ELEC5506Process Instrumentation and Control
N/AELEC5507Optical Engineering, Photonics and Biomedical Imaging Systems
N/AELEC5508Semiconductor Nanoelectronics
S1GENG5503Modern Control Systems
S2GENG5508Robotics

Group B

S1CITS4402Computer Vision
S2CITS4404Artificial Intelligence and Adaptive Systems
S2CITS4419Mobile and Wireless Computing
S2GENG4405Numerical Methods and Modelling
N/AGENG5506Renewable Energy
S1GENG5514Finite Element Methods

Master of Professional Engineering with a specialisation in Environmental Engineering

Conversion units

Students who have not completed a major in Engineering Science or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty must complete relevant conversion unit(s) up to the value of 48 points from an Engineering Science major, as advised by the Faculty.

Students who commenced the course prior to 2014 should contact the faculty office to obtain a study plan.

Take all core unit(s) (24 points):

S1, S2GENG5505Project Management and Engineering Practice
S1, S2GENG5507Risk, Reliability and Safety
S1 & S2GENG5511Engineering Research Project Part 1
S1 & S2GENG5512Engineering Research Project Part 2

Specialisation-specific unit(s)

Take all specialisation core unit(s) (42 points):

S2ENVE4401Contaminant Fate and Transport
S1ENVE4402Hydrology
S1ENVE4403Fluid Transport, Mixing and Dispersion
S1ENVE4405Eco-engineering
N/AENVE5552Environmental Engineering Design Project 2
S2GENG4405Numerical Methods and Modelling
S2SCIE5500Advanced Modelling

Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points from Group A:

Group A

S2ENVE5551Environmental Engineering Design Project 1
S2GENG5515Interdisciplinary Design Project

Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points from Group B:

Group B

S1ECON4410Environmental and Resource Economics
S2ENVE5502Wastewater Treatment and Reuse
S2ENVT5511Advanced Geographic Information Systems
S1GENG4407Advanced Engineering Mathematics
S1GENG5501Coastal and Offshore Engineering
S2GENG5502Environmental Geotechnics
N/AGENG5506Renewable Energy
S1MINE4406Geotechnology of Mine Waste

Master of Professional Engineering with a specialisation in Mechanical Engineering

Conversion units

Students who have not completed a major in Engineering Science or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty must complete relevant conversion unit(s) up to the value of 48 points from an Engineering Science major, as advised by the Faculty.

Students who commenced the course prior to 2014 should contact the faculty office to obtain a study plan.

Take all core unit(s) (24 points):

S1, S2GENG5505Project Management and Engineering Practice
S1, S2GENG5507Risk, Reliability and Safety
S1 & S2GENG5511Engineering Research Project Part 1
S1 & S2GENG5512Engineering Research Project Part 2

Specialisation-specific unit(s)

Take all specialisation core unit(s) (60 points):

S2GENG4402Control Engineering
S2GENG4405Numerical Methods and Modelling
S1GENG5514Finite Element Methods
S2MECH4424Measurement and Noise
NSMECH4426Dynamics, Vibration and Sound
S1MECH4428Degradation of Materials
S1MECH4429Applied Engineering Thermodynamics
S2MECH5502Analysis and Design of Machine Components
S1, S2MECH5551Mechanical Engineering Design Project 1
S2MECH5552Mechanical Engineering Design Project 2

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points from Group A:

Group A

S2CHPR4405Particle Mechanics and Solids Handling
S2CHPR4407Transport Phenomena
S2CIVL5505Introduction to Design of Offshore Systems
S2ELEC4403Digital and Embedded Systems
S1GENG5501Coastal and Offshore Engineering
S1GENG5503Modern Control Systems
S2GENG5504Petroleum Engineering
N/AGENG5506Renewable Energy
S2GENG5508Robotics
S2GENG5515Interdisciplinary Design Project
S1MECH5501Advanced Vibration and Sound
S2MECH5504Design and Failure Analysis of Materials

Master of Professional Engineering with a specialisation in Mining Engineering

Conversion units

Stduents who have not completed a major in Engineering Science or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty must complete relevant conversion unit(s) up to the value of 48 points from an Engineering Science major, as advised by the Faculty.

Students who commenced the course prior to 2014 should contact the faculty office to obtain a study plan.

Take all core unit(s) (24 points):

S1, S2GENG5505Project Management and Engineering Practice
S1, S2GENG5507Risk, Reliability and Safety
S1 & S2GENG5511Engineering Research Project Part 1
S1 & S2GENG5512Engineering Research Project Part 2

Specialisation-specific unit(s)

Take all specialisation core unit(s) (60 points):

S2GENG5502Environmental Geotechnics
S1MINE4401Underground Mining 1
S2MINE4404Rock Mechanics
S1MINE4405Mineral Resources
S1MINE4406Geotechnology of Mine Waste
S2MINE5501Mining Management
S2MINE5502Underground Mining 2
S1MINE5503Surface Mining
S2MINE5551Mining Engineering Design Project 1
N/AMINE5552Mining Engineering Design Project 2

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points from Group A:

Group A

S1, S2ACCT5432Introductory Financial Accounting
S1ECON4410Environmental and Resource Economics
S1, S2, T1, T2, T3, NSECON5503Economic Management and Strategy
S1EMPL5412Employment Relations
S1EMPL5415Globalisation and Organisational Change
S1EMPL5511International Employment Relations
S1GENG4403Extractive Metallurgy
S2GENG4405Numerical Methods and Modelling
S1, S2HRMT5504Introduction to Human Resource Management
S1MGMT5507Management and Organisations
S2MGMT5508Organisational Behaviour and Leadership

Master of Professional Engineering with a specialisation in Software Engineering

Conversion units

Stduents who have not completed a major in Engineering Science or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty must complete relevant conversion unit(s) up to the value of 48 points from an Engineering Science major, as advised by the Faculty.

Students who commenced the course prior to 2014 should contact the faculty office to obtain a study plan.

Take all core unit(s) (24 points):

S1, S2GENG5505Project Management and Engineering Practice
S1, S2GENG5507Risk, Reliability and Safety
S1 & S2GENG5511Engineering Research Project Part 1
S1 & S2GENG5512Engineering Research Project Part 2

Specialisation-specific unit(s)

Take all specialisation core unit(s) (66 points):

S1CITS4401Software Requirements and Design
S1CITS4402Computer Vision
S1CITS4403Computational Modelling
S2CITS4404Artificial Intelligence and Adaptive Systems
S2CITS4419Mobile and Wireless Computing
S1CITS5501Software Testing and Quality Assurance
S2CITS5502Software Processes
N/ACITS5503Cloud Computing
N/ACITS5551Software Engineering Design Project 1
N/ACITS5552Software Engineering Design Project 2
S2ELEC4403Digital and Embedded Systems

Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points from Group A:

Group A

S2GENG4402Control Engineering
S2GENG4405Numerical Methods and Modelling
S2GENG5508Robotics

Professional recognition

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 2014/15.

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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These pages are under review and are being updated.

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 to this course an applicant must have —

(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)(i) 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

(ii) WACE Mathematics: 3C/3D or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; (Students who have not completed WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D, Physics 3A/3B and Chemistry 3A/3B, or equivalent, are required to take additional preparatory units, and may not be able to complete in a full-time enrolment.)

or

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

English competency

See the full list of English Language Requirements.
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.

Fees

Annual fee: $8613.

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. Fees
  4. 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

International postgraduate applicants must complete the postgraduate application form and submit it through an authorised UWA overseas representative or directly to the UWA International Centre.

Fees

Annual fee: $33500.

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.

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
Usually 2 years full-time, (although this may be up to 3 years full-time if you require additional preliminary engineering units to prepare you for your chosen study pathway).
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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