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Swinburne University of Technology

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Master of Engineering Science

  • Masters (Coursework)

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Course Code
MA-ENGSC, 097335G
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar, Aug
Domestic Fees
$9,527 per year / $19,054 total
International Fees
$37,480 per year

About this course

The Master of Engineering Science allows students to build on their existing engineering undergraduate degree knowledge by developing specialised technical knowledge in the same or related engineering discipline. The course is structured to accentuate the students' professional skills and further enhance their abilities to undertake independent research work. Graduates of this course will be able to work as professional engineers in one or more of the following areas: electrical power generation, safety and distribution, renewable energy systems, systems and embedded design, mechanical systems design, manufacturing systems design, telecommunication networks design, civil engineering project management, structural engineering and construction.

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Career pathways

The program will provide the following generic attributes:
  • Providing career orientated education
  • Developing links with industry and knowledge transfer
  • Undertaking research which is applied and relevant to the needs of industry
  • Developing lifelong learning skills
  • Establishing international links including opportunities for collaboration with Swinburne's other campuses

Course structure

The Master of Engineering Science consists of 200 credit points. Units normally carry 12.5 credit points. A standard annual full-time load comprises 100 credit points and a part time load comprises of 50 credit points. The volume of learning of the Master of Engineering Science is typically two years. To qualify for the Master of Engineering Science, students must complete 14 units (200 credit points) as follows:
  • 4 prescribed engineering core units (75 credit points including Professional Practice in Engineering (0 credit points))
  • 10 prescribed specialisation-specific units (125 credit points)
Six specialisations are available in the Master of Engineering Science:
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Civil
  • Electrical and Electronic
  • Mechanical
  • Network Systems and Telecommunications
  • Structural

The Master of Engineering Science forms part of a nested suite of postgraduate courses:

  • Graduate Certificate of Engineering (50 credit points)
  • Graduate Diploma of Engineering (100 credit points)
  • Master of Engineering (150 credit points)
  • Master of Engineering Science (200 credit points)
Maximum Academic CreditThe maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Master of Engineering Science is 100 credit points (normally eight units)

Credit for prior study or work

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about credit.A maximum of eight exemptions (100 credit points) is available in this program.