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Swinburne University of Technology

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Master of Professional Engineering

  • Masters (Coursework)

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Course Code
MA-EPRE, 085866B
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar, Aug
Domestic Fees
$33,380 per year / $66,760 total
International Fees
$41,480 per year

About this course

The Master of Professional Engineering has been designed for students who wish to broaden their professional engineering knowledge and to undertake studies that will further strengthen a chosen field of engineering. The course has an industry focus through contemporary research and project work. This postgraduate course will further build on a student's cognate undergraduate engineering qualifications by developing engineering related professional management and communication skills, research methods and principles, and strengthening a chosen engineering specialisation. Key features of this course include the Professional Engineering Entrepreneurship Project unit and the Professional Industry Project. Both these units provide students with opportunities to gain awareness, experience and links to industry, whilst enabling them to apply their knowledge, techniques and skills to solve industry related problems. The course is aimed at engineers who seek to diversify their career and to build on their current engineering specialisation with contemporary studies. Graduates will be able to lead and apply advanced technical and management skills to the design, procurement and maintenance of engineering projects. The course will also provide a pathway for graduating students to undertake PhD research in one of the specialist areas of engineering.

The Career Success Program focuses on career planning and employment readiness through one-on-one career coaching sessions and workshops that include opportunities to meet with employers, learn career skills and prepare for your future.

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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

To qualify for the Master of Professional Engineering, students must complete 200 credit points as follows:

  • 9 core units (137.5 credit points)
  • 4 specialisation units (from one specialisation) (50 credit points)
  • 1 elective unit (chosen from any other specialisation) (12.5 credit points)

Students are also required to undertake the Career Success Program.

* It is highly recommended EDU80011 been done within the first three semesters. It is the pre-requisite for EAT80002. Students who do not follow the study sequence recommended may not be able to complete on time

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.