Are you interested in strengthening your capacity to design, develop, and implement complex systems and technologies? The Master of Engineering Science 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 the broad fields of 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 40th in the world by faculty in the 2015/16 QS World University Rankings. 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

Fields of study for this program

There are 2 fields of study available in the Master of Engineering Science.

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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

Entry requirements

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.

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:

Courses and Programs

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.

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.

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