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Master of  Engineering Science

Program code: 5529
CRICOS code: 075742G

Location

St Lucia

Duration

1.5 Years 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.

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

Summary

  • Program code
    5529
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1.5 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
    Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    24
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9
  • CRICOS code
    075742G

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.

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.

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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.

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..

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 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. Graduates find work in large multinational 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.

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.

Visit 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

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 5529. 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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