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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 (24 Feb, 2020)
Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)

Why study the Master of Engineering Science

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 Master of Engineering Science (MEngSc) degree is available as a 24 unit or a 16 unit program (depending on applicant previous qualifications). Applicants with an approved degree may apply for the 24 unit program. The 16 unit program is available to applicants with an approved 4 year degree in the same field of study. Students in this program are taught by staff who are internationally recognised as leading experts in their fields, using state-of-the-art facilities.

Summary

  • Program code
    5528
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1 Year full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
    Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)
  • 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.

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

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

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.

Learn more about entry requirements

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.

Bioengineering

New discoveries and modern technologies used in biology and medicine have led to the rapid change and growth of biomedical research and industry transitioning to sustainable operations. Rapid developments in the field of synthetic biology and its associated methods, including more widely available gene editing techniques, have substantially increased our capabilities for bioengineering. As our ability to modify and control biological systems increases, biological processes are replacing chemical and mechanical processes due to their inherent advantages of renewable resources, mild operation conditions and minimal waste problem. Bioengineering creates the opportunity to solve health and environmental problems. The University of Queensland promotes training in bioengineering education, with this new Master program to be key component, designed to help graduating students for tackling the major challenges that face our society. Bioengineering is an interdisciplinary research into biocatalysis, biomaterials synthesis, fabrication and characterisation, stem cell culture, tissue regeneration and medical device design

Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineers invent, design, and manage products and processes that transform raw materials into valuable products such as bio-fuels, plastics, wine, pharmaceuticals, and artificial blood. They do this using the latest knowledge of biology, chemistry and physics to ensure viable commercial production whilst minimising loss of materials and energy consumption. This value-adding must be safe, economical and environmentally sound. It is a rapidly changing profession with chemical engineers working at the cutting-edge of fields such as molecular biology, nano-materials, chemistry, physics, mathematics and information technology.

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

Students in the Electrical Plan may choose to specialise in the field of Biomedical, Microwave Telecommunications or Power Systems or select courses across a broader spectrum (refer Program List). Biomedical Engineering focuses on the development of instrumentation used in medical diagnosis, imaging and treatment. Microwave telecommunications provides students with skills for the design and manufacture of RF/Microwave communications systems, including wireless and optical technologies. Power Systems focuses on power system stability and reliability, deregulation, condition monitoring, sustainability, renewable energy and future trends. Relevant prior study in the bachelor degree is required for entry to some specialisations. The program extends graduate career opportunities in the public and private sector, nationally and internationally, according to the speciality or courses studied.

Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

** This Field of Study is not available until Semester 2, 2019. 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

** This Field of Study is not available until Semester 2, 2019. 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

** This Field of Study is not available until Semester 2, 2019. 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

Petroleum Engineering

The Master of Engineering Science (Petroleum Engineering) covers the technical disciplines associated with the development of conventional and unconventional oil and gas resources. This field of study combines UQ's worldclass reputation in teaching and research with current industry insights to shape you and your fellow students as the next generation of highly skilled professionals that will solve future energy challenges. This field of study is taught by world-class industry experts, including guest lectures from current industry representatives and mentoring opportunities with senior technical managers. The program includes a world first field development capstone project to design a plan for development of an unconventional gas resource, opportunities for research projects on real industry problems, and hands on learning experiences with advanced software tools.

Software Engineering

This program complements the field of Computer Systems Engineering and allows undergraduate electrical engineering graduates to concentrate on advanced software applications rather than hardware. Students may also wish to investigate other masters programs in Information Technology and Information Environments. This program consists of an extensive menu of intermediate and advanced level courses. Job opportunities are widespread, as society comes to rely more and more on computer technology.

Urban Water Engineering

The Urban Water Engineering field of study 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.

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 $45,120
Indicative fee 2020

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Engineering Science for the 2020 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.

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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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