Master of Professional Engineering
Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning
Unique to this course is the Career Success Program (CSP) which aims to improve graduate employability by focusing on preparation for post-study career opportunities.
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Hawthorn (Semester 1, Semester 2) - View application and start dates
A$44320 (annual for 2023)*
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Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
The Career Success Program (CSP) focuses on career planning and employment readiness through personalised career coaching sessions and workshops that include opportunities to meet with employers, learn career skills and prepare for your future.
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.
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.
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.
Units of study
The Career Success Program comprises study that students complete throughout the normal duration of the professional master degree. Students are also encouraged to attend two personalised career coaching sessions during the course.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
Career Success Program unit A
Career Success Program unit B
Career Success Program unit C
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.
To qualify for the Master of Professional Engineering, students must complete 200 credit points as follows:
- 9 core units (137.5 credit points)
- 4 specialisation units (from one specialisation) (50 credit points)
- 1 elective unit (chosen from any other specialisation) (12.5 credit points)
Students are also required to undertake the Career Success Program (CSP)
Units of study
Students must complete the compulsory Professional Skills Development unit - 0cp
Participation in CSP units A-B-C is a Requisite (Assumed Knowledge) to the Professional Masters Industry Project unit EAT80002.
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities, course aims and objectives and professional recognition.
Aims and objectives
- 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 by applying appropriate research principles, sound methods and technical research skills
- reflect on managing practical issues and complex problems, and describe contemporary and sustainable trends and best practices in engineering
- 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
- demonstrate clear and coherent communication skills to articulate complex knowledge and justify propositions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
- demonstrate a high level of autonomy, accountability, credibility, ethics, and responsibility for all personal work outputs.
Pathways and scholarships
- Pathways and scholarships.
Course fees and requirements
- Fees, entry requirements and English language requirements.
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- 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.
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)