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Master of  Engineering Science

Program code: 5529

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

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

Commencing

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

Interested in strengthening your capacity to design, develop, and implement complex systems and technologies? This program will develop your expertise in electrical, software or systems engineering.

  • The Master of Engineering Science is a 1.5-year program (#24 units) designed for applicants with a background in engineering. For more information about admission requirements, check the Program Rules.
  • Complete a range of courses from one of the following fields: Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, or Systems Engineering. Each field of study has a huge number of courses to choose from, which cover a diversity of relevant topics.
  • Undertake a research project in electrical, computer systems, software or mechatronics engineering. You'll be expected to systematically plan and manage your project, and to clearly present 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 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 64th in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. UQ Engineering has also achieved the highest possible rating in the Australian Government’s 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia evaluation.

  • 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 studies. We maintain a strong engagement program with organisations including Boeing, Deloitte, Energex, Ernst and Young, 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 3 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
    5529
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    24
  • 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 4.5 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 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, 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 Science.

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

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.

Fire Safety Engineering

The MEngSc (Fire Safety Engineering) aims to deliver fire safety practitioners with a wide range of engineering, architectural and scientific backgrounds, the necessary skills and knowledge to develop a comprehensive Fire Safety Strategy for a wide range of applications in which fire safety considerations must be contemplated. The new plan will cover all requirements of a Fire Safety Engineering degree, introducing core concepts in the assessment and delivery of a fire safety strategy, together with emerging directions and innovative practices. Students will learn to locate, interpret, synthesise and apply information from a variety of sources. Graduates will demonstrate specialised knowledge in fire safety engineering across a broad range of areas including fire dynamics, fire protection systems, egress and fire safety legislation.

Commencement in the Fire Safety Engineering major is only available in Semester 1.

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.

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 Science 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 Science 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

  • Courses that include a field trip component may incur additional costs to cover transport, accommodation and food.

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 Science can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Master of Engineering Science is 5529. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Additional application information

>Some courses may incur additional costs (e.g. field trips).
>Studies are usually on a semester basis. In some cases courses may be presented in a modular short-course format, or through flexible delivery.
>Students who successfully complete the Masters program may progress to research higher degrees, e.g. Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

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 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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