Master of Engineering
|Duration||2 years full-time, 4 years part-time|
|Next start term||Term 3, 2023|
|Study mode||On Campus, Online|
Whether you are a current professional engineer seeking to expand your engineering practice into a new specialisation, or you hold an engineering degree and want to meet the accreditation requirements to practice as a professional engineer in Australia, CQUniversity's Master of Engineering will enhance your career. You will have the choice to develop your knowledge and skills in traditional engineering disciplines of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering as well as the flexibility to tailor your studies in specialist engineering applications such as structural or municipal engineering (civil), power, control, or communications engineering (electrical), and energy engineering or dynamics (mechanical). You will also have the option to deepen your discipline knowledge and contextualise your engineering practice to the rail, mining and infrastructure sectors, through the choice of electives.
The Master of Engineering allows you the opportunity to develop professional skills such as teamwork and communication while applying and further developing the theoretical knowledge you gained in your undergraduate study. If you are a practicing engineer, this is a versatile course that allows you to extend or expand your engineering practice.
This course begins with an introduction to Australian engineering practice, providing the opportunity to apply discipline knowledge and skills in an authentic project, in some cases with an industry mentor, and will help to prepare you for engineering practice. You will then complete an internship of a minimum of 300 hours to gain work experience required to meet the accreditation requirements of the course. If you have significant and recent engineering experience (at least 480 hours) you may opt out of this unit and choose an elective unit as an alternative.
Depending on your choice of elective units, you will study one or two units from topics including sustainability, mining, project management and rail providing the opportunity to contextualise your learning to your current or preferred industry. Finally, you will complete a major research project that will demonstrate your ability to work as a professional engineer.
For domestic students, this course is also available in online study mode, giving you the flexibility to study even if working or living in a remote location.
Upon successful completion of the Master of Engineering, you will be recognised as a graduate professional engineer in Australia. As an engineer, you will realise career opportunities in a wide range of industries including energy, infrastructure, resources.
Possessing a Masters qualification will enhance your employability and elevate you above your engineering peers.
Structure & Availability
You are required to complete a total of eight units plus a major research project (96 units of credit) to be awarded the Master of Engineering. You will have the option of the following majors:
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
All international students, regardless of previous experience, will be required to complete an internship in Australia in order to give them the experience of working in Australia in an engineering workplace:
Students who complete the full-time internship will be deemed to have satisfied the Engineers Australia requirements
Students who complete a part-time internship will have to make up the remaining hours in other professional practice activities. Engineers Australia has indicated this is acceptable to them but we will require students to provide a log in the university required format of these activities.
Please note that students who have not completed the requisite work experience will not be able to graduate from the course.
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.
CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
|Term 3, 2023||Melbourne, Rockhampton|
|Term 1, 2024||Melbourne, Rockhampton|
|Term 2, 2024||Melbourne, Rockhampton|
|Term 3, 2024||Melbourne, Rockhampton|
|Term 3, 2023||Available Online|
|Term 1, 2024||Available Online|
|Term 2, 2024||Available Online|
|Term 3, 2024||Available Online|
Within this major, you will enhance your project management skills, stakeholder engagement and leadership capabilities through a civil engineering lens. Plus, your ability to create solutions to complex civil engineering systems will be heightened, as will your sustainable development aptitude.
Within this major, you will enhance your project management skills, stakeholder engagement and leadership capabilities through an electrical engineering lens. Plus, your ability to create solutions to complex electrical engineering systems will be heightened, as will your sustainable development aptitude. You will also design and analyse advanced power, communication and control systems according to industry standards.
Within this major, you will enhance your project management skills, stakeholder engagement and leadership capabilities through a mechanical engineering lens. Plus, your ability to create solutions to complex mechanical engineering systems will be heightened, as will your sustainable development aptitude. You will also design and analyse complex dynamic, thermofluid and control systems according to industry standards.
Professional Practice - Engineers Australia
Mechanical MajorThe CV82 Master of Engineering course is fully accredited by Engineers Australia https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/ Graduates are recognised as professional engineers and are eligible for Graduate membership with EA.
Professional Practice - Engineers Australia
Electrical Major, Civil MajorThe CV82 Master of Engineering course is fully accredited by Engineers Australia https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/ Graduates are recognised as professional engineers and are eligible for Graduate membership with EA.
Internship Work Experience - ENEP20001
Students are required to complete 480 hours (including a minimum of 240 hours of industry experience) of Engineering Professional Practice prior to graduation.
Students are advised to choose a major and stream which is consistent with their undergraduate studies. If in any doubt students are advised to contact the course adviser.
It is recommended that full-time students enrol in 24 credit points per term, and part-time students enrol in 12 credit points per term.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must hold:
- A completed three year Bachelor of Engineering, or equivalent, with an aligned engineering major, from a recognised tertiary institution. Degrees completed without standard engineering majors (Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical) will be assessed for compatibility with the master's course on a case by case basis by the School.
English Language Proficiency Requirements
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion within the last 5 years of:
- A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
- Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full-time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0
completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:
- An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.5 with a minimum 6.0 for Reading and Writing and 6.0 for Speaking and Listening, or
- An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.
Each student will be assessed individually.
Fees & Scholarships
2023 Indicative Fees
|Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee||$28,860|
Indicative first-year fee
The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year (generally, this is four units over one term for a graduate certificate or eight units over two terms for a graduate diploma or masters degree). Your fees may vary depending on the units you select and the number you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.
Government assistance loans
You may be eligible for FEE-HELP, an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay their tuition fees. Provided you meet the FEE-HELP eligibility criteria, you can choose to use FEE-HELP to cover all or part of your tuition fees. Learn more about paying for university or view the FEE-HELP information booklet on the Australian Government’s Study Assist website.
Other study costs
Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). There may also be additional costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.
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How to apply
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