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Master of  Engineering

Program code: 5674

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

2 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

Are you interested in designing, developing and implementing complex engineering projects? This program provides a pathway to becoming an accredited engineer in a range of specialised disciplines.

  • The Master of Engineering is designed to develop your expertise through advanced courses and specialised electives. The program is a pathway to becoming an accredited engineer and has been submitted for accreditation by Engineers Australia.
  • Choose to specialise in one of the following: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering or Urban Water Engineering.
  • Undertake supervised projects relevant to your engineering field. You'll learn from UQ and guest academics, industry representatives, and business leaders about how to implement innovative design solutions in the real world.
  • Benefit from a program that includes a balance of business courses. You'll develop your ability to understand, manage and deliver complex professional projects within your chosen engineering discipline.

Build your engineering knowledge through practice-focused and technical courses that will prepare you to undertake challenging engineering projects in the 21st century.

  • Employability

    Industry engagement

    UQ maintains a strong engagement program with organisations including Boeing, Deloitte, Ernst and Young, Google, Energex, and Rio Tinto. We also regularly host workshops for students to network with industry and employers. 

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    The Faculty of Engineering was ranked 60th in the world by subject in the 2016/17 QS World University Rankings. Our engineering academics also scored the highest possible ratings in the most recent ERA Outcomes.

  • Why study

    International student scholarships

    There are a range of scholarships available to international students interested in the Master of Engineering, including postgraduate coursework scholarships available to students from China and India.

  • Teaching spaces

    State-of-the-art learning spaces

    St Lucia campus is home to the $135 million Advanced Engineering Building – a state-of-the-art facility that combines teaching and research spaces.

Fields of study for this program

There are 7 fields of study available in the Master of Engineering.

View all fields of study for this program

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Engineering are equipped with the specialist knowledge, technical skills and business acumen needed for leadership roles within their chosen engineering discipline.

The program is a pathway to becoming an accredited engineer and opens doors to an array of industries, from consulting firms to forensic investigation companies, or working in areas such as chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, mining and software. 

Because the program has a strong emphasis on research and research skills, other students choose to work in research or advisory positions, or choose to enrol in a Master of Philosophy or PhD program.

Summary

  • Program code
    5674
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    2 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    32
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree in Engineering (in the relevant field of study for which they wish to enrol) with a GPA of at least 5.0 on a 7 point scale. View additional entry requirements for applicants with overseas qualifications.

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Engineering are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Engineering. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Practicals, placements and internships

Completion of 450 hours of Engineering Professional Practice to satisfy the requirements of Engineers Australia.

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Fields of study

The following is a list of fields of study available in the Master of Engineering.

When you graduate, any fields of study you have finished will be listed on your degree certificate.

Chemical Engineering

The Master of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) is designed to advance chemical engineers towards more senior, leadership roles in scoping and tackling the complex, interdisciplinary challenges associated with design and optimization of industrial scale processing of raw materials into commercial products. All students complete a two-semester research project or industry placement as part of this program.

Civil Engineering

The Master of Engineering (Civil Engineering) provides options for in-depth study in the broad engineering fields of structural, water and environmental, geotechnical and transportation engineering. The program enables students to advance their existing civil engineering knowledge and skills through practice-focused and advanced technical courses coupled with experiential learning experiences. Students will also be able to work directly and intensively with academic mentors through a research project in their final year.

Electrical Engineering

The Master of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) is designed to combine technical and research skills across biomedical imaging and instrumentation, power and energy systems, or photonics and microwave engineering with a global perspective on professional engineering practice. Students have flexibility to choose from a range of elective courses and will complete a two-semester research project or industry placement at companies like Allergen, Bayer or Cochlear as part of this program.

Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

** This Field of Study is not available until Semester 2, 2019. The Master of Engineering (Materials and Manufacturing Engineering) combines professional engineering and leadership courses with advanced technical courses in composites, materials, manufacturing and mechanics. You will develop a comprehensive understanding of new and sustainable materials and how they can be used in applications as diverse as aerospace, medical devices and novel functional applications. All students complete a research project or industry placement as part of this program.

Mechanical Engineering

The Master of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) is one of the broadest areas of engineering, covering dynamics and control, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, structures and solid mechanics and design and manufacture. Core to mechanical engineering process is the ability to formulate a problem, identify potential solutions, analyse and model solutions and select the most appropriate solution within constraints. This approach is integrated within the program and is applicable across a range of professions, making graduates well prepared for a changing world.

Software Engineering

The Master of Engineering (Software Engineering) provides a comprehensive and in-depth knowledge in software systems and applications. As our society becomes increasingly reliant on technology, there is great demand for skilled professionals to create the necessary software and information systems to transform the way we live and work.

Urban Water Engineering

The Master of Engineering (Urban Water Engineering) provides engineers with the integrated knowledge and skills required to grasp the whole urban water cycle and the linkages between its different aspects. Graduates will be equipped with the skills to design, optimise and manage the urban water infrastructure in the cities of the future.

You should refer to the Program Rules for more information. A full definition of "field of study" is available in the Policies and Procedures Library.

Government assistance

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Master of Engineering pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out more about FEE-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $27,200
Indicative fee 2019

An indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Engineering at 2019 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year. The average fee would be less for part-time study. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value and the time you take to complete this program.

Fees may be higher in later years as all fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.

Additional costs

  • Safety boots (AS2210) (up to $140)
  • Hard hat (AS1801) ($15)
  • Safety induction program ($40 with group, or $80 individual)
  • Students who undertake vacation work, fieldwork or work experience will be required to fund their own travel and living expenses.

Scholarships

The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

All domestic student applications for the Master of Engineering can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Master of Engineering is 5674. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of Engineering is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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