Highlights

  • Ideal for practising engineers who want advanced, cutting-edge knowledge and skills in a chosen engineering field or want 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.
  • Choose from two majors within this study area.
  • 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 want 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.
  • Choose from two majors within this study area.
  • This course is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia.

Why choose this course?

This course enhances the knowledge, practice and professional employability skills of engineers in specific discipline areas at an advanced level. Explore 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 two majors as part of this main study area:

  • 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 practising engineers who want 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.

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).

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. Enhance your skills in dealing with more complex engineering problems and interactions between engineering technical domains and the broader context in which they exist.

You'll develop post-professional knowledge and skills in a range of engineering disciplines, and build 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.

This course has provisional accreditation with Engineers Australia. Professional accreditation allows graduates to work as a professional engineer in countries that are signatories of the Washington Accord.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

As a graduate of the this course, 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
  • 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
  • be strategic in the use of digital technologies
  • be an effective collaborator and communicator in disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts with knowledge of and respect for diverse cultural perspectives.
  • 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
  • be able to become a specialist engineering manager within your chosen professional field, in particular, a leader and manager of engineering processes
  • 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.

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

  • Engineer
  • Engineering Technologist
  • Engineering manager
  • Mechanical Engineer

Details and units

To graduate with a Master of Professional Engineering you must 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
    • an engineering design unit
  • 108 credit points of discipline units from your specialisation, to be selected from a list of options.

Option units provide added depth and breadth in your chosen discipline area. You should select different 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 you must 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
    • an engineering design unit
  • 108 credit points of discipline units from your specialisation, to be selected from a list of options.

Option units provide added depth and breadth in your chosen discipline area. You should select different 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

Depending on your previous study, you may be admitted to either a 1.5-year or 2-year stream. You don't need to apply separately for the 1.5 year program. You'll be automatically assessed for eligibility as part of our admissions process.

Mechanical, and mechanical and management streams - 1.5-year program

You'll need:

  • a completed recognised four-year full-time equivalent bachelor degree in the mechanical engineering discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (on QUT’s 7 point scale).

Mechanical stream - 2-year program

You'll need a completed recognised full-time equivalent of either:

  • a three-year bachelor degree in mechanical engineering or engineering technology (in mechanical engineering) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (on QUT’s 7 point scale)
  • a four-year bachelor degree in any engineering discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.0 or higher (on QUT’s 7 point scale).

Mechanical and management stream - 2-year program

You'll need:

  • a completed recognised three- or four-year full-time bachelor degree in mechanical engineering or engineering technology (in mechanical engineering) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (on QUT’s 7 point scale).

Minimum academic requirements

Mechanical, and mechanical and management streams - 1.5-year program

You'll need:

  • a completed recognised four-year full-time equivalent bachelor degree in the mechanical engineering discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (on QUT’s 7 point scale).

Mechanical stream - 2-year program

You'll need a completed recognised full-time equivalent of either:

  • a three-year bachelor degree in mechanical engineering or engineering technology (in mechanical engineering) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (on QUT’s 7 point scale)
  • a four-year bachelor degree in any engineering discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.0 or higher (on QUT’s 7 point scale).

Mechanical and management stream - 2-year program

You'll need:

  • a completed recognised three- or four-year full-time bachelor degree in mechanical engineering or engineering technology (in mechanical engineering) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (on QUT’s 7 point scale).

 

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, 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 English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your 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.
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

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: $32,300 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $39,900 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

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

2020 fees

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

Student services and amenities fees

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