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Master of Engineering

Overview

The Master of Engineering is designed to develop your expertise through advanced courses and specialised electives. The program is a pathway to becoming an accredited engineer and has been submitted for accreditation to Engineers Australia.

The world is changing fast. Rather than fighting change, at UQ we believe it’s something to embrace.

Postgraduate engineering studies will prepare you for more senior, leadership roles so you can boldly ask questions in new and challenging ways.

This three year program is designed to develop your expertise through advanced courses and specialised electives. It's a pathway to becoming an accredited engineer and has been submitted for accreditation by Engineers Australia.

Discipline focussed courses coupled with practical research or industry based projects will give you the confidence and capability to solve complex engineering challenges in a changing world.

Here, you’ll study alongside peers who share your passion for solving human problems such as climate change, overpopulation, network security and more.

Prepare for senior leadership roles

The 21st century engineer is someone with a truly global outlook who addresses increasingly complex and interdisciplinary challenges. UQ’s Master of Engineering has been designed to include business and innovation courses so graduating students are better prepared to take on more senior leadership roles.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
3 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
5709
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$46928 (indicative per year)
Duration
3 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
5709
CRICOS Code
099431C
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Undertake supervised projects relevant to your engineering field. You'll learn from UQ and guest academics, industry representatives, and business leaders about how to implement innovative design solutions in the real world.
  • Specialise in bioengineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, materials and manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineering, petroleum engineering, renewable energy, software engineering or urban water engineering.
  • Benefit from a program that includes a balance of business courses. You'll develop your ability to understand, manage and deliver complex professional projects within your chosen engineering discipline.

5 in the world for mineral and mining engineering

QS World University Rankings 2020

38 in the world for chemical engineering

QS World University Rankings 2020

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Research experience
  • Fieldwork

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Professional Engineering and the Business Environment: Global Practice
  • Engineering Innovation and Leadership

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Biomedical engineer
  • Chemical engineer
  • Software engineer
  • Civil engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Petroleum engineer
  • Aerospace engineer
  • Renewable energy manager

Job spotlight

Design Engineering Manager

$104–$208K

(Late career salary)

payscale.com

Job spotlight

Geotechnical Engineer

$82K–$238K

(Late career salary)

payscale.com

Next steps after graduation

Graduate from the Master of Engineering and you’ll have the specialist knowledge and technical skills to meet the demands of the future. You’ll undertake industry-based or research projects and develop your ability to understand, manage and deliver complex professional projects.

Prepare for senior leadership roles

The 21st century engineer is someone with a truly global outlook who addresses increasingly complex and interdisciplinary challenges. UQ’s Master of Engineering has been designed to include business and innovation courses so graduating students are better prepared to take on more senior, leadership roles.

Discipline focussed courses

Students will develop professional engineering skills and technical expertise in their discipline through advanced and master's level courses. This knowledge will expertly prepare graduates with the necessary skills required to solve complex engineering challenges in a changing world.

Practical research or industry-based projects

All students complete a two-semester research project or industry placement as part of this program. This practical experience is essential in developing a comprehensive understanding of your discipline and gives you invaluable experience in developing, managing and delivering on complex projects.

Professional memberships

When you graduate, you may be eligible for memberships with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to become a member.

  • Engineers Australia

Program accreditation

The Master of Engineering is accredited by:

  • Engineers Australia

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

To enrol in the 48-unit program, a person must (i) hold an approved degree or equivalent in engineering or a relevant field of study with a GPA of at least 5.0 on a 7 point scale.; and (ii) satisfy the executive dean, that based on their academic record, they are suitably qualified for admission into this program.

Prerequisites

To enrol in the 48-unit program, a person must (i) hold an approved degree or equivalent in engineering or a relevant field of study with a GPA of at least 5.0 on a 7 point scale.; and (ii) satisfy the executive dean, that based on their academic record, they are suitably qualified for admission into this program.

English language requirements

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.

BE - 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.

Learn more about English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Engineering are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

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

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $46,928

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Engineering for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Master of Engineering pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $28,640

Indicative annual fee 2020

Fee information for 2021 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2020.

This indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Engineering at 2021 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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