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Master of Engineering Science

Overview

Interested in strengthening your capacity to design, develop, and implement complex systems and engineering projects? This program offers flexibility across a range of engineering disciplines, so you can develop your technical expertise in areas specific to your career aspirations.

The Master of Engineering Science is designed for applicants with a background in engineering. You will have an engineering degree and you will take one and a half years of study to develop technical skills in-depth.

Your future is in industry, as a professional engineer with deeper technical skills in your engineering field.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
1.5 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
5529
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$45120 (indicative per year)
Duration
1.5 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
5529
CRICOS Code
075742G
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Benefit from a program that offers a flexible study plan. Tailor your studies to suit your interests, your industry, or your career goals.
  • Students will develop professional engineering skills and technical expertise in their discipline through advanced and master's level courses. You'll graduate with the skills required to solve complex engineering challenges in a changing world.
  • Undertake a supervised research project relevant to your engineering field. You'll be expected to systematically plan and manage all aspects of your project, and to clearly explain your findings and what they contribute to your field.

5 in the world for mineral and mining engineering

QS World University Rankings 2020

76 in the world for engineering and technology

QS World University Rankings 2020

Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Fire Safety Engineering
  • Software Engineering

How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork

What you'll study

Graduate salary

Engineering (postgraduate)

$97K–$112K

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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.

  • Australian Computer Society

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.

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 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.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the 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

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).

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Engineering Science 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

Fields of study

Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Electrical Engineering

The Master of Engineering Science (Electrical Engineering) degree will develop students with technical and research skills, a global perspective on professional engineering practice and the competence to identify and apply current practice to solve real-world engineering problems.

All students complete a two-semester research project or industry placement giving you invaluable experience in developing, managing and delivering on complex projects.

Careers

Electrical engineers are employed in a wide range of organisations including industries, educational institutions, companies and governments. Some graduates also go on to establish their own companies early in their careers. Electrical engineers typically find careers in areas such as:

  • Telecommunications
  • Signal and image processing
  • Robotics and intelligent systems
  • Computer systems
  • Electric power generation transmission and distribution
  • Biomedical instrumentation, imaging, diagnostics and decision support systems
  • Mining and transport
  • Defense, aviation and automotive technologies

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Fire Safety Engineering

The most progressive fire safety engineering program in Australia coupling fire safety engineering fundamentals with applied research.

The Master of Engineering Science (Fire Safety Engineering) covers subjects that are highly multi-disciplinary and cater to many engineering backgrounds in order to provide the fundamental skills required by modern fire safety engineers. The program delivers fundamentals of fire safety engineering including fire dynamics, prescriptive and performance-based design, and structural fire safety engineering. This program is for practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds including engineering, architecture and science.

Careers

From designing for fire safety in the built environment to accounting for fire risks in the oil and gas industry, there is great demand for professionals with skills in fire safety engineering. Graduates will be expertly prepared to work in Australia or overseas across a large number of industry sectors, government agencies, consulting engineering and architectural firms, as well as fire equipment systems and manufacturers and research.

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Software Engineering

In a digital future, the opportunities for software are as limitless as the human imagination.

The Master of Engineering Science (Software Engineering) provides a comprehensive and in-depth knowledge in software systems and applications. As our society becomes increasingly reliant on technology, there is great demand for skilled professionals to create the necessary software and information systems to transform the way we live and work.

In this field, you will use the principles of computer design, engineering, management, psychology and sociology in small or large multinational companies.

Careers

Accredited software engineers establish their own companies or work with large corporations in the areas of software design, development and advancement. Diverse roles are available, ranging from information security analysts, computer and multimedia programmers, through to software developers and information systems managers. Graduates also find employment as network managers with oversight of all company data including databases and storage.

Software engineers are employed by leading organisations such as SAP, Oracle, IBM, eBay, LinkedIn, Google and Canon.

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Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Electrical Engineering

The Master of Engineering Science (Electrical Engineering) degree will develop students with technical and research skills, a global perspective on professional engineering practice and the competence to identify and apply current practice to solve real-world engineering problems.

All students complete a two-semester research project or industry placement giving you invaluable experience in developing, managing and delivering on complex projects.

Careers

Electrical engineers are employed in a wide range of organisations including industries, educational institutions, companies and governments. Some graduates also go on to establish their own companies early in their careers. Electrical engineers typically find careers in areas such as:

  • Telecommunications
  • Signal and image processing
  • Robotics and intelligent systems
  • Computer systems
  • Electric power generation transmission and distribution
  • Biomedical instrumentation, imaging, diagnostics and decision support systems
  • Mining and transport
  • Defense, aviation and automotive technologies

View

Fire Safety Engineering

The most progressive fire safety engineering program in Australia coupling fire safety engineering fundamentals with applied research.

The Master of Engineering Science (Fire Safety Engineering) covers subjects that are highly multi-disciplinary and cater to many engineering backgrounds in order to provide the fundamental skills required by modern fire safety engineers. The program delivers fundamentals of fire safety engineering including fire dynamics, prescriptive and performance-based design, and structural fire safety engineering. This program is for practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds including engineering, architecture and science.

Careers

From designing for fire safety in the built environment to accounting for fire risks in the oil and gas industry, there is great demand for professionals with skills in fire safety engineering. Graduates will be expertly prepared to work in Australia or overseas across a large number of industry sectors, government agencies, consulting engineering and architectural firms, as well as fire equipment systems and manufacturers and research.

View

Software Engineering

In a digital future, the opportunities for software are as limitless as the human imagination.

The Master of Engineering Science (Software Engineering) provides a comprehensive and in-depth knowledge in software systems and applications. As our society becomes increasingly reliant on technology, there is great demand for skilled professionals to create the necessary software and information systems to transform the way we live and work.

In this field, you will use the principles of computer design, engineering, management, psychology and sociology in small or large multinational companies.

Careers

Accredited software engineers establish their own companies or work with large corporations in the areas of software design, development and advancement. Diverse roles are available, ranging from information security analysts, computer and multimedia programmers, through to software developers and information systems managers. Graduates also find employment as network managers with oversight of all company data including databases and storage.

Software engineers are employed by leading organisations such as SAP, Oracle, IBM, eBay, LinkedIn, Google and Canon.

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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 $45,120

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Engineering Science 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 Science 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 Science 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

Additional costs

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

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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