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Master of Professional Engineering

Australia and New Zealand International
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Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
2 years full-time
4 years part-time
2 years full-time
Course starts
February and July
February and July
CRICOS
096754G

Highlights

  • Ideal for practising engineers who want advanced, cutting-edge knowledge and skills in a chosen engineering field or to move into an engineering management role
  • Lead and contribute to complex projects
  • Respond rapidly and effectively to current and emerging local and global challenges
  • Use evidence-based practice to imagine and realise change using management strategies, advanced design, collaborative decision-making and innovation
  • This course is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia

Highlights

  • Ideal for practising engineers who want advanced, cutting-edge knowledge and skills in a chosen engineering field or to move into an engineering management role
  • Lead and contribute to complex projects
  • Respond rapidly and effectively to current and emerging local and global challenges
  • Use evidence-based practice to imagine and realise change using management strategies, advanced design, collaborative decision-making and innovation
  • This course is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia

Why choose this course?

Our Master of Professional Engineering enhances the knowledge, practice, and professional employability skills of engineers in specific discipline areas at an advanced level. This course provides an integrated mix of specialist discipline complexity and evidence-based practice with future-focused professional skills development in a connected learning environment.

Three-quarters of new engineering graduates looking for full-time work find it within four months and have the highest rate of professional or managerial employment of all STEM graduates [Norton, 2016].

You can choose from seven majors as part of this program: 

  • Civil Engineering (new) provides advanced studies in the broad spectrum of civil engineering disciplines, expanding the knowledge gained in undergraduate degrees and applying it to complex problems. The course will prepare graduates to deal with future challenges in sustainability of civil infrastructure with respect to global warming and population growth.
  • Civil and Construction (new) provides advanced studies in design, building and maintenance of civil infrastructures, while expanding the knowledge gained in undergraduate degrees. Sustainability of buildings, roads, and utility networks in the context of future challenges is explored to prepare students for future challenges.
  • Civil and Management (new) provides advanced studies in the broad spectrum of civil engineering disciplines, expanding the knowledge gained in undergraduate degrees and complementing them with relevant management theory and practice in preparation to solve complex tasks in managing civil engineering projects.
  • Electrical Engineering provides advanced theoretical understanding and knowledge of current professional engineering practices in electrical engineering. It focuses on the technical discipline area, sustainable and ethical considerations, and evidence-based practices.
  • Electrical and Management offers an engineering management qualification to practising engineers, specialising in electrical engineering.  It combines a formal qualification in management with advanced electrical engineering skills and knowledge. 
  • Mechanical Engineering provides advanced theoretical understanding and knowledge of current professional engineering practices in mechanical engineering. It focuses on the technical discipline area, sustainable and ethical considerations, and evidence-based practices.
  • Mechanical and Management offers an engineering management qualification to practising engineers, specialising in mechanical engineering.  It combines a formal qualification in management with advanced mechanical engineering skills and knowledge. 

This course is suitable for the practising engineer wanting to change engineering disciplines and attain postgraduate qualifications.

Real-world learning

Through your studies, you will learn how to:

  • apply advanced and specialist knowledge, concepts and practices in engineering design, analysis management and sustainability
  • critically analyse and evaluate complex engineering problems to achieve, research informed solutions
  • apply systematic approaches to plan, design, execute and manage an engineering project
  • communicate complex information effectively and succinctly, presenting high level reports, arguments and justifications in oral, written and visual forms to professional and non-specialist audiences
  • organise and manage time, tasks and projects independently, and collaboratively demonstrating the values and principles that shape engineering decision making and professional accountability.

You will be engaged with the demands, complexities, tools and contemporary practices of authentic engineering environments. You will develop and shape contemporary authentic professional skills for immediate application in workplace contexts.

You will undertake your studies through a range of learning practices, including industry-led case studies, project-based learning.  Your capstone learning experience is a workplace-based or authentic two-semester project staged via a series of developmental assessments. This is supported through preparation for a simulated international engineering conference (peer-reviewed poster presentation and paper). All Master of Professional Engineering students undertake an engineering work placement to satisfy a requirement for accreditation with Engineers Australia.

What to expect

This two-year course provides a developmental path for professional engineers to master skills in selected engineering disciplines and the interaction of those disciplines. It aims to enhance your skills in dealing with more complex engineering problems and interactions between engineering technical domains and the broader context in which they exist.

The Master of Professional Engineering provides post-professional knowledge and skills in a range of engineering disciplines. As such, it will equip you with the abilities to become a leader in your chosen engineering field. The program offers both theoretical understanding, and practical applications of advanced professional engineering practices, with a focus on themed technical discipline areas and sustainable, ethical, and managerial abilities.

We are currently seeking provisional accreditation with Engineers Australia for the Master of Professional Engineering. Professional accreditation allows graduates to work as a professional engineer in countries that are signatories of the Washington Accord.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

As a graduate of the Master of Professional Engineering, you will be an Engineers Australia-accredited professional engineer with advanced cutting-edge knowledge and skills in a chosen engineering field or engineering management role. You will be able to lead and contribute to complex projects and respond rapidly and effectively to current and emerging local and global challenges. You will have research capacity for evidence-based practice, to imagine and realise change using management strategies, advanced design, collaborative decision-making and innovation in ethical and sustainable ways as appropriate to your role; you will be strategic in the use of digital technologies. You will be an effective collaborator and communicator in disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts with knowledge of and respect for diverse cultural perspectives.

You will be able to apply integrated computer-based approaches to monitor and manage internal and external resources in an organisation and implement a range of strategies and practices to support organisational objectives such as competitive advantages, innovation, sharing lessons learned, integration and continuous improvement. You will be able to become a specialist engineering manager within your chosen professional field, in particular, a leader and manager of engineering processes. You will be capable of undertaking management level roles in operations management, quality control management, logistics, enterprise resource planning, supply chain management and other specialised engineering fields. 

Recently, three new majors have been introduced to the Master of Professional Engineering:

As a Civil Engineering graduate, you will be able to join senior roles in the building, construction, infrastrucutre and mining industries. You will be able to provide structural analyses and design services to civil engineering projects such as roads, tunnels, bridges, high-rise buildings, and water distribution.

As a Civil and Management graduate, you will be able to become a specialist engineering manager within your chosen professional field, in particular, leaders and managers of engineering processes. You will be be capable of undertaking management level roles in operations management, quality control management, logistics, enterprise resource planning, supply chain management and other specialised engineering fields.

As a Civil and Construction graduate, you will be able to solve complex problems dealing with the design, building and maintenance of civil infrastructures such as buildings, roads, bridges, water and energy systems, waste networks, and much more. You will have insight into sustainability regarding rising populations and global warming.

Professional recognition

Our Master of Professional Engineering is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia. Professional accreditation allows you to work as a professional engineer in countries that are signatories of the Washington Accord.

Possible careers

  • Control systems engineer
  • Digital signal processing engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Power Engineer
  • Electrical and Computer Engineer
  • Engineer
  • Engineering Technologist
  • Engineering manager
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Network Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Telecommunications engineer

Details and units

To graduate with a Master of Professional Engineering (Study Area A) you are required to complete 192 credit points of course units consisting of:

84 credit points of core units, including advanced research skills and research based project units, two professional practice units, an advanced discipline unit and an engineering design unit.  Plus 108 credit points of disipline units from your specialisation to be selected from a list of options.

Option units provide added depth and breadth in your chosen discipline area, as such you should select an alternate unit if you have completed a similar or equivalent unit in your previous studies.

You are also required to undertake 60 days of approved work experience in the Engineering environment as part of your Work Integrated Learning.

To graduate with a Master of Professional Engineering (Study Area A) you are required to complete 192 credit points of course units consisting of:

84 credit points of core units, including advanced research skills and research based project units, two professional practice units, an advanced discipline unit and an engineering design unit.  Plus 108 credit points of disipline units from your specialisation to be selected from a list of options.

Option units provide added depth and breadth in your chosen discipline area, as such you should select an alternate unit if you have completed a similar or equivalent unit in your previous studies.

You are also required to undertake 60 days of approved work experience in the Engineering environment as part of your Work Integrated Learning.

Requirements

Course code
EN55
CRICOS code
096754G
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
2 years full-time
4 years part-time
Duration
2 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July

Academic entry requirements

The minimum grade point average (GPA) requirements are based on QUT’s 7.0 point scale where 4.0 is a Pass.  Your bachelor degree must be completed and recognised by QUT.

Two (2) year program

Electrical major

  • Three (3) year full time bachelor degree in electrical engineering or engineering technology (in electrical engineering with a minimum GPA of 4.0; or
  • Four (4) year full time bachelor degree in any engineering discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.0.

Electrical and Management major

  • Three (3) year full time bachelor degree in electrical engineering or engineering technology (in electrical engineering) with a minimum GPA of 4.0.

Mechanical major

  • Three (3) year full time bachelor degree in mechanical engineering or engineering technology (in mechanical engineering) with a minimum GPA of 4.0; or
  • Four (4) year full time bachelor degree in any engineering discipline with a minimum GPA. of 4.0.

Mechanical and Management major

Three (3) year full time bachelor degree in mechanical engineering or engineering technology (in mechanical engineering) with a minimum GPA of 4.0.

One and a half (1.5) year program

Electrical major

  • Four (4) year full time bachelor degree in electrical engineering discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.0.

Electrical and Management major

  • Four (4) year full time bachelor degree in electrical engineering discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.0.

Mechanical major

  • Four (4) year full time bachelor degree in mechanical engineering discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.0.

Mechanical and Management major

  • Four (4) year full time bachelor degree in mechanical engineering discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.0

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

The minimum grade point average (GPA) requirements are based on QUT’s 7.0 point scale where 4.0 is a Pass.  Your bachelor degree must be completed and recognised by QUT.

Two (2) year program

Electrical major

  • Three (3) year full time bachelor degree in electrical engineering or engineering technology (in electrical engineering with a minimum GPA of 4.0; or
  • Four (4) year full time bachelor degree in any engineering discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.0.

Electrical and Management major

  • Three (3) year full time bachelor degree in electrical engineering or engineering technology (in electrical engineering) with a minimum GPA of 4.0.

Mechanical major

  • Three (3) year full time bachelor degree in mechanical engineering or engineering technology (in mechanical engineering) with a minimum GPA of 4.0; or
  • Four (4) year full time bachelor degree in any engineering discipline with a minimum GPA. of 4.0.

Mechanical and Management major

Three (3) year full time bachelor degree in mechanical engineering or engineering technology (in mechanical engineering) with a minimum GPA of 4.0.

One and a half (1.5) year program

Electrical major

Electrical and Management major

Mechanical major

Mechanical and Management major

 

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

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2020 fees

2020: $30,200 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $38,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

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