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Master of Professional Engineering

Course overview

The Master of Professional Engineering will provide you with the engineering professional practice and research skills that will allow you to be recognised as an Australian graduate engineer.

It will help you develop the sound communication, management and judgement capability necessary to interpret and discuss issues involving significant complexity in your area of specialisation.

Course structure

The degree is comprised of foundation units of study, core units in an area of specialisation and a 12-week practical experience component.

There are also a number of professional electives to choose from and a capstone project in your final year.

An expanded research dissertation is available to students who achieve a distinction average results.


The programs in Biomedical, Chemical and Biomolecular, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Power, Structural and Telecommunications Engineering have been awarded full accreditation by Engineers Australia, the national accreditation body.

The specialisations in Aerospace, Fluids, Geomechanical and Software Engineering have provisional accreditation until the required numbers of students have graduated.

In addition, our graduates are recognised internationally through the Washington Accord of the International Engineering Alliance.