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Master of Engineering

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Award granted Master of Engineering
CampusOffered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)No
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeS750

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin University's postgraduate Engineering program has been designed to strengthen, build on and extend your understanding of the engineering principles required to build successful engineering careers in Australia and overseas.


As a student, you will gain technical skills, a positive approach to problem solving and the ability to work in a team, enabling you to work on complex projects immediately.


You can choose from specialisms in Engineering Management, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Civil Engineering, Water Engineering or Electrical and Renewable Energy Engineering . The specialisms all provide expertise in areas of high demand for graduates.


The Master of Engineering can be undertaken as a stand-alone or exit qualification from the Master of Engineering (Professional) program.


Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

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Equipment requirements

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.

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.


Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

To be awarded the degree of Master of Engineering, a student must successfully complete units with a total value of 8 credit points, as detailed below.

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Course structure

Four common core units from:

SEB711 Developing Innovation  

SEB712 Managing Innovation  

SEN700 Research Methodology  

SET721 Sustainable Engineering  


A four credit point specialism in one of:


Engineering Management

Mechanical Engineering

Electronics Engineering

Civil Engineering

Electrical and Renewable Energy Engineering

Water Engineering



Subject to the approval of the Course Leader, two credit points from the core specialism units, plus two credit points of project units:

SEN701 Professional Project 1  

SEN702 Professional Project 2  

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Details of specialisations

Mechanical Engineering - unit set code SP-S000049

Waurn Ponds (Geelong)


SEM711 CAE and Automotive Product Development  

SEM712 CAE and Finite Element Analysis  

SEM721 Product Development  

SEM722 Advanced Manufacturing Technology  

Civil Engineering - unit set code SP-S000075

Cloud (online), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)


SEN744 Water Supply and Wastewater Removal  

SEN767 Composite Structures  

SEN768 Transportation Systems  

SEN769 Advanced Structural Design  

Electronics Engineering - unit set code SP-S000051

Waurn Ponds (Geelong)


SEE701 Power System Control  

SEE711 Sensor Networks  

SEE710 Instrumentation and Process Control  

SEE712 Embedded Systems  

Water Engineering - unit set code SP-S000074

Cloud (online), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)


SEN740 Water Treatment Processes  

SEN741 Wastewater Treatment Processes  

SEN744 Water Supply and Wastewater Removal  

SEN745 Water Reclamation and Reuse  

Engineering Management - unit set code SP-S000077

Waurn Ponds (Geelong)


SEB723 Engineering Project Management  

SEB724 Engineering Leadership  

Electrical and Renewable Energy Engineering - unit set code SP-S000076

Cloud (online), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)


SEE701 Power System Control  

SEE716 Electrical Systems Protection  

SEE717 Smart Grid Systems  

SEE718 Renewable Energy Systems  

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Exit points

Early Exit Option with a Graduate Certificate of Engineering S550 following the completion of at least 4 credit points from the course grouped units.


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8th June 2007