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Master of Engineering

Course code I59

This degree is for those who have a non- Professionally Accredited engineering or technology degree and wish to upgrade to a Professionally Accredited engineering qualification, or wish to branch out into another area of specialisation.

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Course overview

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

I59

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $7,950

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup FT PT FT PT
Mount Lawley
South West
Online
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

I59

CRICOS code

067370J

Fees

International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $32,250

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

2 years full-time

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup FT FT
Mount Lawley
South West
Online
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

  • The following course-specific admission requirements are mandatory and must be satisfied by all applicants. These requirements are in addition to or supersede the minimum requirements outlined within the Academic admission requirements band section below.

    All applicants are required to have completed a Bachelor degree in engineering or engineering technology, with equivalents considered. Alternatively applicants can have completed the Bachelor of Engineering Science, with equivalents considered.

    Academic admission requirements (Band 8) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline; or
    • Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience.
  • English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

    • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0);
    • Bachelor degree from a country specified on the English Proficiency Bands page;
    • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at postgraduate level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
    • Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience; or
    • Other tests, courses or programs defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Students are required to complete 4 Core units, 12 specialisation units and a practicum unit.

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENS6139Engineering Innovation and Ethics15
Unit from Specialisationx 345
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
Unit from Specialisationx 460
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENS5111Engineering Practicum
ENS6126Master of Engineering Project 115
Unit from Specialisationx 345
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENS5543Engineering Management15
ENS6127Master of Engineering Project 215
Unit from Specialisationx 230

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Postgraduate Specialisations you can study in this course

One or more of the specialisations in this course is externally recognised when studied within this course. Refer to the specialisation for more information.

Course notes

Important course notes

  • Students are required to complete (or have previously completed) a 12-week practicum under the supervision of an engineer in a relevant industry environment.

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Critically reflect on existing theoretical knowledge in engineering and analyse recent developments in engineering practice, including sustainability issues, from a local and global perspective.
  2. Demonstrate comprehensive theoretical and technical knowledge in the engineering discipline, with advanced knowledge in one specialisation.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to engineering through the review and analysis of existing research for the purposes of a research based project.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively in team settings in a professional engineering context.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level and generate creative and innovative design solutions in specific engineering contexts.
  6. Demonstrate the levels of technology, information and English literacy and numeric proficiency required for professional practice in engineering.
  7. Incorporate cross-cultural awareness and indigenous cultural competence as applicable in professional engineering practice.
  8. Plan and conduct a research-based project in the engineering discipline and effectively communicate the findings orally and in written form to a specialist and non-specialist audience.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Engineers Australia

This course is professionally accredited by Engineers Australia. Please check individual specialisations for their accreditation status.

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Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $7,950 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the actual amount you'll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $32,250 *

* International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, and has been calculated based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for each individual unit you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the actual amount you'll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Possible future job titles

Professional Engineer

Courses you can consider if you are interested in progressing further in this area.

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated)
    Students interested in completing a PhD in Civil Engineering, Electrical Power Engineering, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Instrumentation, Control and Automation Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Mechatronics Engineering should consider the Doctor of Philosophy.

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ECU experience has been amazing for Engineering Masters student

Student stories

Arshil Jah

ECU Master of Engineering student

"ECU has supported me all the way"

I wanted to choose a university whose foundation is strong. At that point, ECU was one of the few universities in Australia whose Master of Engineering was professionally accredited by Engineers Australia.

Civil engineering is one of the core fields of the engineering industry. The benefit of doing construction projects during your Master's studies is that you can exercise the technical skills learned at university. After completing my engineering practicum, I have been able to secure a position as a part-time Graduate Civil Engineer with a construction firm in Perth.

The first site construction I was appointed at was a bridge construction project in the heart of Perth. Such an opportunity allowed me to not only build my experience as a site engineer, but also to work with a very efficient team of civil engineers and deliver the project.

The journey overall has not been easy, but I learned that you always get help if you ask. ECU has supported me all the way, through continued support of lecturers and through the help of student services.

Quick guide to uni-speak

    • ATAR is the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank, the primary criterion for entry into most undergraduate university courses in Australia. The ATAR is a percentile score which denotes a student's ranking relative to their state-wide peers upon completion of their secondary education.

    • CRICOS is the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students. A CRICOS code is allocated to education institutions (like ECU) who are approved to recruit, enrol and deliver education to overseas students. Courses with a CRICOS code are available to international students who meet the entry requirements.

    • A major, or unit set, is your chosen area of in-depth study in an undergraduate course. It usually involves 8 units of study, or one-third of the units in a 3-year degree. Talk to your Student Information Office if you need help choosing a major subject.

    • Minors include between 4 and 6 study units in a specific discipline. Not all courses require you to complete a minor. Your minor subject doesn't appear on your printed degree (parchment), but is part of your academic transcript.

    • If you're enrolled in 3 or more units in a semester this is considered full-time study. To complete most 3-year degrees studying full-time you'll need to complete 4 units per semester, i.e. 24 units over 3 years.

    • If a course is available to study part-time you can generally expect it to take twice as long to complete as it would in full-time mode. Part-time students are enrolled in 1 or 2 units maximum per semester.

      Note: International students who hold a student visa can only choose the full-time study option for our courses. This is to ensure the course is completed within the duration of the student visa.

    • Most courses start in Semester 1 each year, usually in the last week of February. Some courses can be started in Semester 2 (we call this mid-year). There's a week of Orientation before each semester to help you get used to uni life.

    • A lot of our courses start in Semester 2 each year, usually in the last week of July. We call this mid-year. There's a week of Orientation beforehand to help you get used to uni life.

    • We use a points system to make it easier for you to understand your study progress. Most Bachelors degree study units are allocated 15 credit points. If you're studying a 3-year full-time degree you'll need to successfully complete 360 credit points - that's 24 units x 15 points per unit.

    • These are compulsory units you have to successfully complete as part of your course.

    • An elective is a unit you choose to study that counts towards your course requirements, but isn't compulsory. For some courses we recommend elective units. In some situations, a course coordinator may approve an elective unit as a replacement for a compulsory one.

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