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Master of  Engineering Science

Program code: 5528
CRICOS code: 076003B

Location

St Lucia

Duration

1 Year full-time

Commencing

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

Interested in strengthening your capacity to design, develop, and implement complex systems and engineering projects? This program offers advanced study in a range of engineering disciplines, so you can develop your expertise.

  • The Master of Engineering Science is a one-year program designed for applicants with an approved four-year bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in engineering. For more details about admission requirements, check the Program Rules.
  • Complete a range of courses from one of the following fields: Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, or Undeclared (chemical, civil, materials, mechanical, and mechatronic engineering).
  • Undertake a supervised research project relevant to your engineering field. You'll be expected to systematically plan and manage all aspects of your project, and to clearly explain your findings and what they contribute to your field.
  • Benefit from a program that offers a flexible study plan. Because the Master of Engineering Science has such a large number of fields and courses to choose from, you can tailor your studies to suit your interests, your industry, or your career goals.

The Master of Engineering Science will build on your knowledge and transform you into an engineer who can lead your company and industry into the future.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    The Faculty of Engineering was ranked 40th in the world by faculty in the 2015/16 QS World University Rankings. Our engineering academics also scored the highest possible rating in the 2015 ERA Outcomes, which means our research is internationally significant.

  • State-of-the-art facilities

    During your studies, you'll learn in the $135 million Advanced Engineering Building – a state-of-the-art facility and "living laboratory" that combines teaching and research spaces. We've also got a dedicated Extension Learning Centre for engineering students.

  • Employability

    Industry engagement

    You need to complete a minimum of 60 days professional practice during your engineering studies. We maintain a strong engagement program with organisations including Boeing, Deloitte, Energex, EY, Google, Lend Lease, the Queensland Government, and Rio Tinto.

  • Diversity

    We're a diverse bunch

    UQ is the leading choice for women in engineering in Australia and hosts more than 1000 international students from 120 different countries.

Fields of study for this program

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

View all fields of study for this program

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Engineering Science have developed the advanced knowledge needed to cross disciplinary boundaries and undertake sophisticated and complex engineering work.

Graduates not only have technical expertise, but also have a combination of business, problem-solving and interpersonal skills to understand markets and develop productive relationships with customers, suppliers, business partners and colleagues.

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

Summary

  • Program code
    5528
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1 Year full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    16
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9
  • CRICOS code
    076003B

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Degree equivalent to a four-year Australian bachelor honours degree in Engineering (in the relevant field of study for which they wish to enrol) with a GPA of at least 4.5 on a 7 point scale. View additional entry requirements for applicants with overseas qualifications.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Engineering Science are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Engineering Science 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 Science. 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.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Master of Engineering Science at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Computer Society

Further study options

Graduates of the Master of Engineering Science have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ 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 Science.

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

Civil Engineering

The 21st century is an era of great global and local challenges: climate change and the greenhouse effect, clean energy, reliable water supplies, infrastructure for booming populations, sustainable resource development, efficient and effective communications, to name but a few. These challenges create tremendous opportunities for a new generation of engineers. This is the dawn of a new engineering age where engineers are part of the solution at all scales from molecular to global. The MEngSc(Civil Engineering) will equip Civil engineers with the necessary skills to actively contribute to finding solutions to these challenges. Students will advance their Civil engineering knowledge and skills and demonstrate their learning through practice-focussed and advanced technical courses, experiential learning experiences, and research projects.

Electrical Engineering

Courses in this field of study cover traditional areas of electrical engineering – including power systems, electronics and signal processing – as well as more specialised areas such as biomedical technologies, computer systems, software, and telecommunications. This field of study is intended to extend graduate career opportunities in areas including telecommunications, electronics, computer hardware, control systems, or power systems.

Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

Materials engineering is concerned with the selection, processing and development of materials to design and make products. Our quality of life and technological advancements we often take for granted are linked to the availability of engineered materials and products. Materials engineering allows us to further advance technology in virtually all aspects of engineering ' whether it is developing new materials for space exploration, new materials for medical devices, new energy storage materials or new environmentally friendly materials to name a few. Materials engineering goes hand in hand with manufacturing because the latest and greatest materials still need to be manufactured into engineered products. Manufacturing is an essential contributor to any advanced economy and modern manufacturing has become smarter, leaner, cleaner and more flexible. Innovative new manufacturing processes are revolutionising the way we design engineering products and allowing us to create complex, functional products once considered to be unmanufacturable. With Materials and Manufacturing Engineering you can work in the supply chain for almost any product in any industry as well as in specialised fields such as forensic failure analysis.

Mechanical 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.

Mechatronic Engineering

Mechatronic engineers integrate mechanical engineering with electronics, computer systems and advanced controls in order to design and construct products and processes. Mechatronic engineers are typically involved with the design of automated and intelligent machines, including artificial intelligence systems, robotics, automated industrial machinery, and avionics, and are employed in areas including research and development, mining, aerospace and defence, or by government and industry groups. This major provides a broad-based education in the basic principles of electrical, mechanical and computer engineering. A large number of electives cover areas including engineering analysis and design; engineering mechanics; dynamics and automatic control; signals and communication; and electrical hardware and computer software

Software Engineering

This field of study consists of an extensive menu of intermediate- and advanced-level courses, which are designed to build on your existing engineering skills. In total, there are nearly 40 courses to choose from. Specific topics include operating systems, artificial intelligence, information systems, implementing compilers and interpreters for programming languages, and many more. Graduates typically work for global companies, state and federal government departments, and in many small, specialised and emerging companies.

Undeclared

The Undeclared field of study is intended to develop advanced skills in engineering analysis and problem solving. It is suitable for anyone who is interested in solving advanced technical challenges, managing projects and overseeing teams. As a student in this field, you'll develop greater understanding of complex engineering problems and gain practical experience and knowledge of advanced engineering tools and processes. You'll also acquire mathematical and experimental skills, and advanced materials knowledge. Engineering disciplines available in the Undeclared field include: chemical engineering, civil engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, and mechatronic engineering.

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.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $42,768
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Engineering Science for the 2019 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

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

Applying online

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All international student applications for the Master of Engineering Science can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Master of Engineering Science is 5528. You'll need this when applying.

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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 Science is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

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

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