Overview

Build on your undergraduate studies and undertake industry placement with a Master of Professional Engineering. If you’re an engineer who wants to diversity your career, this course will help you expand upon your current specialisation with contemporary coursework. You’ll further develop your professional management and communication skills, as well as research methods and principles.

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Upgrade your skills

  • Demonstrate broad knowledge and skills in engineering professional practice and have high-level advanced knowledge and skills in an engineering specialisation
  • Plan and execute a team-based research project in a relevant Engineering topic
  • Investigate, analyse and synthesise information relating to complex problems, concepts and theories of professional engineering practice, and to provide solutions to these problems using critical thinking and judgement

Stretch your career further

  • Engineer
  • Consultant
  • Construction
  • Local, State and Federal government entities
  • Public and private infrastructure owners

Key codes

CRICOS course code
085866B
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.

Strong industry connections and co-creation

Career Success Program (CSP):

The Career Success Program is a key feature of the professional master degree.

The program focuses on career planning and employment readiness through a combination of career coaching, networking opportunities and  professional development workshops. The program also prepares students for the Professional Masters Industry Project.

Personalised career coaching:

As a professional master degree student, you will receive personalised career coaching under the guidance of a career management specialist.

You will also be shown how to refine your job applications and interview techniques to help you stand out from other job-seekers.

Employer networking:

The Career Success Program includes networking events the provide you with an in-depth understanding of the Australian job market, the opportunity to build connections with prospective employers and the chance to explore the different avenues that your career could take.

Employability skills development:

A key component of the program is developing skills that will enhance your employability. This includes learning professional communication, presentation and networking skills; developing a personal brand; and learning job search strategies.

Industry project:

The professional master industry projects are designed to provide you with meaningful professional experience. Selected students will be partnered with Australian and global employers (who operate in Melbourne) to work on a project that will add substantial experience to their CV.

Professional recognition

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

Why Swinburne?

Top 20% for PG Skills Development in Australia

Top 20% for PG Teaching Quality in Australia

89.1% of students found employment within 4 months of graduating

Qualifications

The admission requirements for Master of Professional Engineering consist of:

  • A Bachelor of Engineering degree, or

  • A Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree, or

  • A Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Engineering degree following on from a Bachelor of Engineering degree, or

  • A qualification deemed to be equivalent to any of the above.

The admission requirements for Master of Professional Engineering consist of:

  • A Bachelor of Engineering degree, or
  • A Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree, or
  • A Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Engineering degree following on from a Bachelor of Engineering degree, or
  • A qualification deemed to be equivalent to any of the above.
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:

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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.

Learn more about credit

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.

Learn more about RPL

How credit points work

To qualify for the Master of Professional Engineering, students must complete 200 credit points as follows:

9
Core units
+
4
Specialisation units
+
1
Elective units
=
Master of Professional Engineering

Your units

Units of study Unit code
Core units
Technology Management
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ADM80012
Engineering Project Management
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
CSM80006
Principles of Sustainability
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE80010
Risk Management in Projects and Engineering Industries
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
RSK80006
Professional Masters Career Management
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
EDU80011
Research Methods
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ICT80011
Professional Engineering Entrepreneurship Project
Core unit, 25.0 credit points
EAT80001
Professional Masters Industry Project
Core unit, 25.0 credit points
EAT80002
Opportunity Discovery, Creativity and Design
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
ENT60009
Professional Skills Development
Core unit
EAT80004
Elective units
Leading
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
MGT60041

Additional elective units from any of the other specialisations offered in the Master of Professional Engineering are also available subject to availability.

Your specialisation options

Units of study Unit code
Advanced Concrete Design
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE80004
Strengthening and Monitoring of Structures
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE80005
Finite Element Methods and Applications
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE80018
Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE80019
Bridge Design
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE80020
Building Design Project
Specialisation unit, 25.0 credit points
CVE80021
Units of study Unit code
Construction Law and Contract Management
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
CSM80003
Systems, Processes and Technologies for Construction
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
CSM80011
Documentation and Information Management with BIM
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
CSM80012
Advanced Scheduling and Visualisation-Based Integrated Project Controls
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
CSM80014
Managing Quality and Safety in Construction Site Operations
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
CSM80017
Units of study Unit code
RF Circuit Design Techniques
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
EEE80004
Operation of Power Systems
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
EEE80010
Renewable Energy
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
EEE80015
Virtual Instrumentation
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
EEE80021
Technology Inquiry Project
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
COS60010
Units of study Unit code
Procurement, Tendering and Contracts
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
CSM80013
Advanced Scheduling and Visualisation-Based Integrated Project Controls
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
CSM80014
Introduction to Industry 4.0
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE80003
Resource Planning and Management
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
MME80001
Maintenance Management of Buildings and Engineering Assets
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
MME80003
Units of study Unit code
Nanofabrication Technologies
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
ADM80001
Work Systems in Manufacturing
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
ADM80002
Surface Engineering
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
ADM80007
Advanced CAD/CAM
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
ADM80010
Advanced Manufacturing Processes
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
ADM80013
Computer Modelling, Analysis and Visualisation
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
ADM80015
Introduction to Industry 4.0
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE80003
Manufacturing Systems and Design
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
PDE40001
Units of study Unit code
Technology Inquiry Project
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
COS60010
Operation of Power Systems
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
EEE80010
Analysis Techniques for Large Scale Power Systems
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
EEE80012
Renewable Energy
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
EEE80015
Design of Smart Power Grids
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
EEE80020
Virtual Instrumentation
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
EEE80021
Units of study Unit code
Technology Inquiry Project
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
COS60010
Robotics in Manufacturing
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
ADM80011
Intelligent Inspection Systems
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
ADM80014
Virtual Instrumentation
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
EEE80021
Units of study Unit code
Work Systems in Manufacturing
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
ADM80002
Advanced Manufacturing Processes
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
ADM80013
Renewable Energy
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
EEE80015
Introduction to Industry 4.0
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
MEE80003

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$37,800

Total fee* ($AUD)

$75,600

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$48,240.00

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.

Find out more about fees

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.
Learn more about paying your fees

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.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

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

Learn more about SSAF

Scholarships

Scholarship applications for 2024 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.

Learn more about scholarships

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.

Learn more about scholarships

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.

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MA-EPRE
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MA-EPRE
CRICOS code
085866B
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Semester 2
Location
Hawthorn
Last date to apply
24-July-2024
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29-July-2024
Semester 1
Location
Hawthorn
Last date to apply
26-February-2025
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03-March-2025
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Location
Hawthorn
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29-July-2024
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Location
Hawthorn
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03-March-2025
Upcoming events
Midyear Study Expo
04-June-2024
Open Day 2024
28-July-2024