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The Faculty of Engineering offers a two year Masters Degree program. The program comprises streams leading to a Master of Engineering. Flexibility and choice are maintained throughout the two year program by providing many elective courses. It serves as an entry point for students to move into the engineering profession.

This degree is offered in the following specialisations (streams):

  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Mining
  • Renewable
  • Petroleum

The proposed Masters Degree program is designed to enable students to fulfil a number of needs including:

  • Acquiring in-depth knowledge within a chosen discipline.
  • Deeper project experience.
  • Increased technical confidence across selected research discipline(s).
  • Developing and expanding knowledge and skills in engineering management.
  • Providing opportunities for continuing professional development.
  • Providing students with flexible pathways for completion of courses and a master degree qualification.
  • Updating qualifications and knowledge to meet/ maintain professional accreditation standards.


Study Level


Typical duration

2 Years

Delivery Mode


Intake Period

Term 1, Term 3

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit


Award type

Masters (Coursework)


Master of Engineering - ME



Program Structure

Students must complete 96 UOC as a standalone program.

The program currently comprises two streams which include:
- 36 UoC professional development electives (all fourth year BE Honours courses) - disciplinary courses
- 30 UoC postgraduate specialisation electives - advanced disciplinary courses
- 12 UoC engineering and technical management
- 12 UoC compulsory postgraduate project - research/capstone, advanced disciplinary
- 6 UoC compulsory postgraduate design course - design, advanced disciplinary
- 60 days of industrial training in the relevant discipline.

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Entry Requirements
Recognition of Prior Learning
Progression Requirements
Internships and Placements

Recognition of Achievement

Award with Excellence

Additional Information

Computing Requirements

All software required for coursework is provided on the computers in the School computer laboratories. Some students find it advantageous to buy their own computer and software so that they can work at home. Some external courses may require students to own their own computer with Microsoft Office or equivalent. Specialist software packages that are required for external courses will be provided as part of the course pack to students.

Award of Degrees

A student who completes the requirements for the degree shall receive at graduation a testamur for the degree of Master of Engineering.

Administration of Programs

A student's program will be administed by the relevant school within the Faculty of Engineering.

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

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