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  • Ideal for professional engineers who want to develop skills in solving complex engineering problems and understanding of interactions between technical domains.
  • Advances capabilities in information literacy, problem solving, application of theory, engineering design, and interaction with other professionals.
  • Communication skills will be enhanced through the development of project proposals, documenting and analysing field data, and presenting oral and written reports to various stakeholder groups.
  • Analyse and apply appropriate theories, concepts, knowledge and skills in practical problems to investigate and interpret possible solutions to real-world engineering problems.
  • Graduates will be able to communicate effectively in various forms for a range of local, intercultural or international stakeholders and contexts.
  • International students can choose this course as part of our combined masters packages, which allow you to complete two master degrees in two years.
QUT course code EN50
Attendance Full-time or Part-time
Course duration 1 year full-time
2 years part-time
Start month 2018 & 2019 February, July
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
Course contact
CRICOS code 060811A
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Engineer
  • Engineering manager
  • Engineering Technologist
  • Inspector and regulatory officer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical engineering technician


This course is designed to prepare professional engineers for careers in which they will need advanced engineering knowledge and understanding of current practice in specialist fields such as electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. It will provide the skill sets to approach new problems creatively, with initiative, accountability and planning. 

Why choose this course?

Building on your undegraduate degree, QUT’s Master of Engineering will deliver real world skills and advanced knowledge for professional practice in your specialist field.

You will advance your capabilities in information literacy, problem solving, application of theory, engineering design, communication, and interaction with other professionals.

You can choose from specialisations in:

  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering.

As part of the core studies, you will complete units in Data Analytics, and Project Management.  You will also have a wider choice of discipline unit options, which enables you to tailor your studies to your needs.

Career outcomes

Graduates are equipped with an understanding of how to apply knowledge gained in undergraduate study to real-life working situations. Graduates may choose to become specialist engineers within their chosen professional field, or use the skills and knowledge gained to diversify their capabilities across a broader spectrum of disciplines.


Download course structures and unit outlines for Master of Engineering

To graduate with a Master of Engineering you are required to complete 96 credit points of course units consisting of:

60 credit points of core engineering postgraduate units, including advanced research skills and research based project units, a professional practice unit and an advanced discipline unit. Plus 36 credit points of advanced discipline and units from your specialisation (mechanical or electrical) 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.

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised four year full-time bachelor degree in an electrical or mechanical engineering or a related engineering area with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.00 (on QUT's 7-point scale).

The following areas would meet the 'related engineering area' requirement:
  • Aerospace
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Aviation, Automotive
  • Biomedical
  • Chemical and Materials
  • Chemical and Metallurgical
  • Communication
  • Computer
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Electronic and Biomedical
  • Energy
  • Industrial
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine
  • Maritime
  • Materials
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronic
  • Medical
  • Microelectronic
  • Mining
  • Naval Architecture
  • Ocean
  • Photonics
  • Photovoltaic and Solar Energy
  • Power
  • Process
  • Product Design
  • Renewable Energy
  • Robotic Software
  • Telecommunications
  • Tool making
  • Wireless

Course fees

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

2019: $23,100 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

2018: $21,400 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

FEE-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.

Find out if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan

Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

These scholarships are available for this course:

View all postgraduate scholarships

You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Master of Engineering

You apply directly to QUT for all our postgraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you have:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  4. Checked course costs and if you're eligible for financial support
  5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  6. Collected supporting documents (see application form)

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Application for postgraduate course admission form (PDF file, 234.35 KB)


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