Master of Engineering (Professional)
Course summary for current students
|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted||Master of Engineering (Professional)|
|Campus||Offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
|Duration||2 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||052600A|
|Deakin course code||S751|
- Course overview
- Career opportunities
- Alternative exits
- Fees and charges
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Details of specialisations
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 Engineering Management, Mechanical Engineering Design, Electronics 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.
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.
|Graduate Certificate of Engineering (S550)|
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.
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.
Fees and charges
This section is for:
- all Commonwealth Supported Place students, or
- domestic fee-paying undergraduate students, or
- all domestic and International students who commenced in 2015 or before.
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. The cost of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search under the 'Unit based calculation'.
* The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) indicative annual course fee shown in the table below is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.
This section is for:
- all International students who commenced in 2016 or after, or
- all postgraduate domestic student who commenced in 2016 or after.
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:
|Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*||Domestic Fee Paying||International Fee Paying|
The rates shown are based on eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.
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 16 credit points include 6 core units (totalling 8 credit points) (these are compulsory), 4 elective units (you can choose which ones to study) and 4 units from a major study. You will be required to complete at least one major study as part of this course.
Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.
- Engineering Management
- Mechanical Engineering Design
- Electronics Engineering
- Electrical and Renewable Energy Engineering
Six core units (8 credit points):
|SEB711||Managing and Developing Innovation|
|SEN719||Engineering Project 1 (2cp)|
|SEN720||Engineering Project 2 (2cp)|
A four credit point specialism.
four elective units at level 7 (across the University)
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).
Details of specialisations
Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Industry expects professional engineers to lead, develop and manage products throughout their life cycle. The expectations later grow towards marketing, servicing and supporting the product, while ensuring its sustainability. This specialisation has been developed to equip students with the skills employers are looking for by combining engineering project management with engineering leadership. Graduates will have the expertise necessary to devise flexible, real solutions for the challenges faced by today’s engineering leaders.
|SEB723||Engineering Project Management|
Mechanical Engineering Design
Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Product development and innovation are key drivers for Australian industry. To meet this demand, this specialisation brings together studies in leading computer-aided engineering technologies, and
advanced materials and manufacturing, while drawing on Deakin’s world-class research teams in a practical and applied approach. You will acquire a solid understanding of product and process modelling
and designing for sustainability.
|SEM711||Product Development Technologies|
|SEM712||CAE and Finite Element Analysis|
|SEM722||Advanced Manufacturing Technology|
Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
This specialisation allows students to enhance the skills acquired through their undergraduate degree and specialise in technological areas associated with electronics. Students will have opportunities to explore interests in power systems, instrumentation and process control; sensor networks; and embedded systems.
|SEE701||Control Systems Engineering|
|SEE710||Instrumentation and Process Control|
Electrical and Renewable Energy Engineering
Cloud (online), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
This specialisation provides unique technical, research and practical learning experiences to prepare graduates for professional and leadership roles in contemporary power system environments.
Students will have access to industry-standard tools and world-class facilities, as well as opportunities to engage with internationally recognised teaching and research staff who have extensive experience in electrical and renewable energy.
|SEE705||Energy Efficiency and Demand Management|
|SEE716||Electrical Systems Protection|
|SEE717||Smart Grid Systems|
|SEE718||Renewable Energy Systems|