Overview

The Master of Engineering Science has a strong focus on independent research work and builds on the knowledge learned from your existing undergraduate engineering degree. In this course, you’ll expand your specialised technical knowledge either in the same discipline, or one which is related. Upon graduation, you’ll be able to work as a professional engineer in an area such as: electrical power generation, mechanical systems and telecommunication networks design, or civil engineering project management.

Your specialisation

Our Industry 4.0 and Automation specialisation teaches you to work with technology that improves manufacturing lines, supply chains and resource useage. Learn how automation and robotics can remove manual handling and improve workflow within a company or small business. Discover how to assess and respond to the technical, social and ethical challenges of automation and bots.

Upgrade your skills

  • Information analysis
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Research planning and execution

Stretch your career further

Students can enhance their career opportunities by gaining additional leadership and management skills – an important asset in a today’s complex and changing business environment. The below examples demonstrate the types of roles graduates can attain.

  • Senior Electrical Engineer
  • Renewable Energy Engineer
  • Manufacturing Systems Designer
  • Civil Engineering Project Manager

Key codes

CRICOS course code
097335G
International student visa

International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.

Professional recognition

Completion of this course may assist graduates in meeting eligibility criteria for membership to various levels of Engineers Australia.

Why Swinburne?

89.1% of students found employment within 4 months of graduating.

The median income for PG graduates nine years out is $111K (2nd highest in Melbourne)

Top 20% for PG Skills Development in Australia.

Top 20% for PG Teaching Quality in Australia.

Qualifications

Standard entry 

  • a Bachelor of Engineering or a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree* (minimum four years of full-time study) in an approved cognate field, or

  • a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Engineering degree in an approved cognate field following on from a four-year Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree, or

  • a qualification deemed to be equivalent to any of the above

* Applicants with a recognised Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree in an approved cognate field may be eligible for advanced standing.

Standard entry 

  • a Bachelor of Engineering or a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree* (minimum four years of full time study) in an approved cognate field, or

  • a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Engineering degree in an approved cognate field following on from a four-year Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree, or

  • a qualification deemed to be equivalent to any of the above

* Applicants with a recognised Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree in an approved cognate field may be eligible for advanced standing.

Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee an offer of a place. See admission requirements for general information about the admission process.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Need to undertake an English assessment for entry?

A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) can now be done at our Hawthorn campus.

Credit transfer

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.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit (advanced standing) towards their course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Finding your fit

At Swinburne, we recognise that not one size fits all. If this course doesn’t meet all your study criteria, check out these alternatives.

How credit points work

The Master of Engineering Science consists of 200 credit points. Units normally carry 12.5 credit points. A standard annual full-time load comprises 100 credit points and a part time load comprises of 50 credit points. The volume of learning of the Master of Engineering Science is typically two years.

4
Core units
+
10
Specialisation units
=
Master of Engineering Science

Your units

Units of study Unit code
Core units
Professional Practice in Engineering
Core unit
EAT80003
Engineering Master Major Thesis
Core unit, 50.0 credit points
ENG80002
Research Methods
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ICT80011
Engineering Project Management
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
CSM80006
Specialisation Units
View specialisation units
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Industry 4.0 and automation specialisation units

Students completing the Industry 4.0 and Automation specialisation must complete 4 core specialisation units, 5 specialisation units and 1 option unit.

Units of study Unit code
Platforms of Industry 4.0
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE80004
Working in Industry 4.0
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE80005
Industry 4.0 Hardware Project
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE80006
Industry 4.0 Software Project
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE80007
Nanofabrication Technologies
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
ADM80001
Surface Engineering
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
ADM80007
Advanced CAD/CAM
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
ADM80010
Robotics in Manufacturing
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
ADM80011
Sustainability and Life Cycle Engineering
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE80002
Computer Modelling, Analysis and Visualisation
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
ADM80015
Introduction to Data Science
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
COS60008

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$37,800

Total fee* ($AUD)

$75,600

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$44,240.00

Fees are estimates only

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply for units studied in 2024 only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester.

Fees are estimates only

The indicative course fees shown apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. International tuition fees are generally inclusive of Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

How do I pay my fees?

FEE-HELP is a loan given to eligible full-fee paying higher education students to help pay part or all of their tuition fees. The Commonwealth Government pays the amount of the loan directly to Swinburne.

International students need to pay tuition fees up-front by the relevant due date. You can find the due dates on your Statement of Account.

To pay your fees:

  • log in to My Finances
  • check your Australian bank account details are correct 
  • check your Statement of Account to see how much you owe 
  • pay using your preferred payment method.

Eligibility for FEE-HELP

You’re eligible for a FEE-HELP loan if you are studying an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, or UniLink or OUA course at Swinburne, and you:

  • are an Australian citizen doing at least one unit of your course in Australia; or
  • hold a permanent humanitarian visa and will be living in Australia for the duration of your course; or
  • hold a New Zealand Special Category visa and meet the special eligibility requirements for New Zealand citizens
  • are undertaking bridging study for overseas trained professionals and will be living in Australia for the duration of this study
  • have not exceeded the new combined Help Loan limit.
     

The HELP limit is the maximum amount you can borrow from the government in your lifetime towards your education costs. It is fixed and cannot be topped up.

Student services and amenities fee

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

The fee shown in the capped amount for 2024.

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

This amenities fee is included within your annual tuition fee listed above. The fee shown in the capped amount for 2024.

Please refer to the Student Services Amenities Fee page for more information.

SSAF fee* ($AUD)

$351.00

SSAF fee* ($AUD)

$351.00

Scholarships

Scholarship applications for 2023 are open. Scholarships at Swinburne are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. We want you to reach your potential and achieve your life and career goals. 

Our handy guide will assist you to gather documents for your application.

When you apply for a Swinburne course, we automatically consider you for an international scholarship of up to 20 per cent off your course fees – no separate application required! Just apply for your Swinburne course of choice and when we review your course application, we will also assess you for an international scholarship.

Apply through an agent

Most international students use an education agent to help them through the application process. Swinburne has agents all over the world that can help you with your application to study. Search for a Swinburne representative in your country. If your country is not listed, please contact us.

Representatives and agents
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Ready to take on a new challenge and reach your academic goals? If you already know which course you want to study and understand the entry requirements, what are you waiting for? Apply online! 

Course code
MA-ENGSC
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Course code
MA-ENGSC
CRICOS code
097335G
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Start dates
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Last date to apply
Start dates
Semester 2
Location
Hawthorn
Last date to apply
24-July-2024
Start dates
29-July-2024
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Semester 2
Location
Hawthorn
Start dates
29-July-2024
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