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Master of Engineering

  • Masters (Coursework)

Study the Master of Engineering and you'll develop research, technical and professional skills, a positive approach to problem solving and the ability to design and implement engineering projects as part of a team.This degree focusses on practical experience and enables you to partner with industry...

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Course Code
S752, 099292J
Intake Months
Jun, Oct

About this course

Study the Master of Engineering and you'll develop research, technical and professional skills, a positive approach to problem solving and the ability to design and implement engineering projects as part of a team.

This degree focusses on practical experience and enables you to partner with industry and form professional networks. You will gain the advanced project management skills required to tackle complex, industry-focused problems head on.

This course is designed to build on your foundational knowledge in engineering and extend your research, technical engineering and professional skills gained from a 3-year undergraduate degree.

Throughout the degree you will acquire advanced engineering skills and the forward-thinking, innovative and entrepreneurial skills employers are looking for, while strengthening and extending your understanding of engineering through the pursuit of specialised study.

Want to develop advanced engineering skills and progress your career?

You will have world-class facilities and equipment at your fingertips with access to the Deakin's state-of-the-art engineering precinct and the Geelong Technology Precinct (GTP) - home to the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM), the Institute of Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation (IISRI), CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering and the Australian Future Fibre Research and Innovation Centre.

Engineering offers an exciting future for your working life, with a huge demand for engineering graduates in Australia and internationally. Skilled engineers are needed across all sectors, with employers looking for graduates who are fully equipped with advanced engineering, project management and interpersonal skills and capable of starting work immediately.

Graduates of this course may find career opportunities in a wide range of industries including non-engineering fields, where there is a demand for their specialisation and area of expertise.

Entry requirements

  • 3-year bachelor degree or equivalent (AQF Level 7) in a relevant (related) engineering discipline.

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

Career pathways

Graduates of this course may find career opportunities associated with their study area in a wide range of industries. Employers look for graduates who are fully equipped with advanced engineering skills and capable of starting work projects immediately. With strong demand for professional engineers continuing to increase, engineering graduates can be selective about the location and type of employer they wish to work for.

Course structure

To complete the Master of Engineering, students must attain 16 credit points. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 or 2 credit point, sometimes abbreviated as 'cps'. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.

The course comprises a total of 16 credit points, which must include the following:

  • 7 core units (totalling 8 credit points)
  • Completion of STP710 Career Tools for Employability (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • Completion of SEE700 Safety Induction Program (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • Completion of STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • One 6-credit point specialisation from the list below
  • 2 credit points of course-grouped elective units, which may be selected from:
    • An alternative specialisation OR
    • the list of course-grouped electives

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.

Credit for prior study or work

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Engineering courses at Deakin University.
76.7%
Overall satisfaction
84.3%
Skill scale
67.9%
Teaching scale