Master of Engineering (Professional)

Postgraduate coursework

Expand your knowledge and build the analytical, technical and leadership skills needed to advance your career as a professional engineer.

Key facts

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
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Course information

Study the Master of Engineering (Professional) and you’ll develop technical skills, a positive approach to problem solving and the ability to work as part of a team, while focusing on practical experience and a supervised research or industry project that provides you with the advanced project management skills required to tackle complex, industry-focused problems head on.

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 in either Additive Manufacturing, Civil Engineering, Engineering Management, Mechanical Engineering Design, Mechatronics and Control Engineering or Electrical and Renewable Energy Engineering – the choice is yours. You will have world-class facilities and equipment at your fingertips with access to the Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET) and the Geelong Technology Precinct (GTP) – home to the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM), Centre for Intelligent Systems Research (CISR), CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering and the Australian Future Fibre Research and Innovation Centre.

Deakin’s Master of Engineering (Professional) partners with industry to provide you with practical work experience opportunities, the capacity to apply your skills to real-world problems and the opportunity to form professional networks prior to graduation.

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, opening up excellent career opportunities around the world.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

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Course structure

To complete the Master of Engineering (Professional), students must attain 16 credit points. Most units (think of units as ‘subjects’) are equal to 1 credit point. So that means in order to gain 16 credit points, you’ll need to study 16 units (AKA ‘subjects’) over your entire degree. 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:

  • 4 core units (totalling 4 credit points)
  • Completion of STP710 Introduction to Work Placement (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 8-credit point specialisation from the list below. You will be required to complete at least one specialised study as part of this course.
  • 4 elective units (totalling 4 credit points)(you can choose which ones to study)

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

4

Compulsory units

4

Elective units

8

specialisation units

16

Total

Core

  • Academic Integrity STP050 (0 credit points)
  • Introduction to Work Placements STP710 (0 credit points)
  • Safety Induction Program SEE700 (0 credit points)
  • Managing and Developing Innovation SEB711
  • Engineering Entrepreneurship SEB725
  • Engineering Sustainability SET721
  • Research Methodology SEN700
  • plus

    An eight (8) credit point specialisation.

    plus

    four elective units at level 7 (across the University)

    Electives

    Select from a range of elective units offered across many courses. In some cases you may even be able to choose elective units from a completely different discipline area (subject to meeting unit requirements).

    Specialisations

    Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

    For students pursuing a second Engineering specialisation, you will only be required to complete the four credit points of discipline specific units (excluding project units) within the second specialisation requirements.

    Key information

    Award granted
    Master of Engineering (Professional)
    Year
    2019 course information
    Deakin code
    S751
    CRICOS code?
    052600A
    Level
    Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
    Approval status
    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
    Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition
    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

    Trimester 3 - November

    • Start date: November
    • Available at:
      • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

    Additional course information

    Students must have access to a suitable computer and a network connection.  Information about the hardware and software requirements may be obtained from the School of Engineering, telephone 03 9244 6699.

    Course duration - additional information

    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

    Mandatory student checks

    Any unit which contains work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, Working with Children Check or other check.

    Workload

    You can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

    Participation requirements

    Placement can occur at any time, including during the standard holiday breaks listed here: http://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/key-dates.

    Elective units may be selected that include compulsory placements, work-based training, community-based learning or collaborative research training arrangements.

    Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.

    Work experience

    You will have an opportunity to complete an engineering internship of 100-120 hours (typically as a 4-6 week unpaid placement or as a 12 week unpaid placement) in an Engineering-related position.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    • 4-year bachelor degree in related discipline (engineering), OR
    • Membership of Engineers Australia, or equivalent professional body.

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

    Credit for prior learning

    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 Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Credit for prior learning may be granted for relevant postgraduate studies, in accordance with standard University procedures.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
    $34,400 for 1 yr full-time - Full-fee paying place
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    Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)?
    Not applicable

    The available fee places for this course are detailed above.

    Tuition fees are determined by your enrolment:

    • If you are offered a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated based on your course.
    • If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose. Not all courses at Deakin have Commonwealth supported places available.

    The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning.

    * One year full-time study load is typically represented by eight credit points of study. Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for your course.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

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    Postgraduate bursary

    If you’re a Deakin alumni commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your spouse and members of your immediate family may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.

    Learn more about Deakin’s 15% postgraduate bursary

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    Entry pathways

    Alternative exits

    • Graduate Certificate of Engineering (S550)

    Faculty contact information

    Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
    School of Engineering
    Tel 03 9244 6699
    sebe@deakin.edu.au

    www.deakin.edu.au/engineering

    Frequently asked questions

    How do I apply?

    We provide step-by-step guidance online to make applying to Deakin easy. And, with three study periods a year, the next intake is never far away. Learn more about the application process and entry requirements by visiting our How to apply page.

    When do applications close?

    Application deadlines depend on the course and trimester you’re applying for.

    Find out the application open and close dates for your course by visiting our Key dates page.

    Missed the application cut-off? The good news is Deakin has three study periods a year, which means the next intake is never far away.

    How do fees work?

    Fees are paid according to the units you study each trimester.

    Don’t worry, you don’t need to pay your course fees upfront. There are different loans available depending on the type of student you are and the course you’re applying for.

    For more information on fees, including payment assistance, and understanding what type of student you are, visit our Fees hub.

    If we haven’t answered your question, our student enquiries team is ready to help.

    Why choose Deakin

    Career outcomes

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

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

    Apply specialised, integrated and practical knowledge of engineering principles in the design and analysis of systems and/or processes.  Apply advanced and specialised knowledge of contextual factors that impact on engineering including Innovation, Sustainability, Leadership and Project management.  Apply advanced and in-depth knowledge of current research directions and methodologies within an engineering specialisation.

    Communication

    Communicate effectively and professionally in a range of contexts using oral, written, graphical and interpersonal communication to professional, non-professional audiences.

    Digital literacy

    Locate, select, analyse, apply, evaluate, and disseminate both technical and non-technical information utilising a range of digital technologies and information sources.  Use specialised engineering tools and technologies to communicate ideas, concepts, and designs.

    Critical thinking

    Apply critical and analytical thinking and judgment to complete engineering projects through design-based learning activities.  Reflect critically on the theory and professional practice or scholarship of Engineering.

    Problem solving

    Apply design-based methodologies and creative and innovative approaches to solve problems in the context of research-based or professional engineering projects.

    Self-management

    Demonstrate self-management through professional and ethical conduct, and apply the principles of lifelong learning to new challenges.

    Teamwork

    Work effectively in teams and demonstrate team leadership in a collaborative learning environment with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.

    Global citizenship

    Manage technical, economic, social and ethical aspects of global engineering problems and projects in sustainable and culturally sensitive ways.

    Approved by Faculty Board 7 June 2018

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