Master of Engineering Science
Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning
Develop specialised technical knowledge in your engineering field or expand your expertise into a related engineering discipline. The Master of Engineering Science builds on your existing engineering studies and knowledge. The course will expand your professional skills and is designed to prepare you to complete independent research work.
Select a engineering specialisation from one of: Advanced Manufacturing, Civil, Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunications, Industry 4.0 and Systems, Mechanical, or Structural.Depending on your chosen specialisation, you’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge to pursue work as a professional engineer in a range of areas, including electrical power generation, safety and distribution, renewable energy systems, systems and embedded design, mechanical systems design, manufacturing systems design, telecommunication networks design, civil engineering project management, structural engineering and construction.
Every international student application is considered for a scholarship
Whether you’re living in Australia or overseas, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 30% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.
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Hawthorn (Semester 1, Semester 2) - View application and start dates
A$40600 (annual for 2023)*
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Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
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.
- 4 prescribed engineering core units (75 credit points including Professional Practice in Engineering (0 credit points))
- 10 prescribed specialisation-specific units (125 credit points)
Units of study
View Swinburne Engineering Competencies relevant to learning outcomes for this course.
* Outcome units - matched exemptions are generally not granted for higher education outcome units.
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities, course aims and objectives and professional recognition.
Aims and objectives
- demonstrate high-level advanced knowledge and skills in the area of engineering specialisation as related to design, construction, operation and maintenance of engineering systems
- reflect on managing practical issues/complex problems and describing/developing contemporary and sustainable engineering trends and best practices related to design, construction, operation and maintenance of systems
- investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, perceptions, problems, concepts and theories in the chosen area of engineering specialisation to provide rational solutions to composite problems using critical thinking and team-based/independent judgement in the project based industries
- demonstrate clear and coherent communication skills to articulate complex knowledge and justify propositions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences; including clients, customers, multi-disciplinary/multi-cultural project teams and stakeholders
- demonstrate a high level of autonomy, accountability, credibility, ethics, and responsibility for all personal work outputs
- plan and execute an independent major research project in area of engineering specialisation by applying appropriate research principles, sound methods and technical research skills.
Pathways and scholarships
Course fees and requirements
- Fees, entry requirements and English language requirements.
A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) can now be done on campus in Hawthorn at Room 132, Building TD. Book now or call +61 3 9214 3584 for more information.
- 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
English language requirements
Satisfactory completion of one of the following:
- IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
- Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%
- Or equivalent measures available at English language requirements.
How to apply
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Tel: +61 3 9214 8444 (outside Australia)