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Master of Engineering - CV82

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.

Demonstrate your leadership potential through the completion of a major research project relevant to your professional practice and industry, and benefit from the support of an experienced team of engineering lecturers and our strong industry connections, to enhance your engineering career. 

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

On Campus, Online

UNITS/CREDITS

8/96

DURATION

2 years full-time, 4 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Melbourne, Rockhampton, Online

CRICOS

088196M

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.

Core Units 2 Major Units 6
Electives None Minor Units None

COURSE STRUCTURE

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.

UNIT INFORMATION

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.


QUALITY EDUCATION, WHEREVER YOU ARE
Between our reputation for learning, teaching and research, our renowned online education offering, and our status as Australia’s largest regional university, rest assured you will get a world-class education when you choose CQUniversity.

A UNI THAT KNOWS CREDIBILITY IS KEY
In just 25 years, CQUniversity has achieved some amazing feats and emerged as one of Australia’s truly great universities. We have been ranked among the best in the world for our teaching and learning, and are internationally recognised for our focus on Social Innovation. Our graduates are some of the most sought-after in Australia, due to our reputation for work integrated learning and industry-aligned courses, and experience some of the nation’s best graduate outcomes in terms of full-time employment and starting salary. CQUni is also regarded as the nation’s most inclusive and engaged university, with our award-winning academic and research staff making a real impact on the communities and industries we serve.

A UNI THAT LEADS IN ONLINE EDUCATION
A pioneer in online study, CQUniversity has more than two decades of experience providing high quality online learning experiences across the country and even internationally. We work hard to deliver the latest techniques in online study, and have even planned our physical sites to provide more services to our widespread online study cohort.

A UNI THAT KNOWS CONVENIENCE COUNTS
CQUniversity is truly focused on our students’ needs, and that means responding to what, how and where they want to study. It is why we are now Australia’s largest regional university, with more than 20 metropolitan and regional locations across five states, delivering TAFE and university qualifications in on-campus, online and supported online modes to more than 30 000 students.

A UNI THAT KNOWS YOUR EXPERIENCE MATTERS
CQUniversity’s strong focus on student experience ensures that you are prepared and supported on your student journey. Support services include on-campus or online orientation to assist your transition into university life, course and career advice, financial support options, study support, ongoing assistance through the Student Mentor program, counselling services, support for students with disability or medical conditions, Indigenous student support and more.

On-Campus Availability

Term 2 - 2023Melbourne, Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2023Melbourne, Rockhampton

Online Availability

Term 2 - 2023Available Online
Term 3 - 2023Available Online
MajorsUnitsDescription
Civil6


Electrical6


Mechanical6


Unit NameCodeDescription
Internship Work ExperienceENEP20001Students are required to complete 480 hours (including a minimum of 240 hours of industry experience) of Engineering Professional Practice prior to graduation.
For some units for students enrolled in mix mode.

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.


Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

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.

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.

CV82 Master of Engineering has full professional accreditation with Engineers Australia at the Melbourne campus and provisional professional accreditation at Rockhampton, Perth and online.

2022 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee$28,008.00

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 eight units over two terms). Your actual 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

If you are paying full fees for your course, you may be eligible for FEE-HELP which is an Australian Government loan scheme that you can use to defer payments for all or part of your tuition fees. Learn more about paying for university

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. Other study costs

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way. Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.

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View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.

What’s the best way to apply?

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  • Option 2: Ideal for all other states.

Option 1: Western Australian residents and those who want to study in Western Australia

If you live in Western Australia or are planning to study in Western Australia, apply via our ApplyCQUni portal.

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If you live in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory or Tasmania, submit your application directly to CQUniversity.
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