Monash Engineering Masters Professional Development Program (MPDP)

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Monash Engineering Masters Professional Development Program (MPDP)

Program overview

The MPDP offers a suite of employability workshops and seminars that will equip you with the fundamental skills to thrive in the workplace.

Throughout the program, you will have the opportunity to develop workplace competencies, prepare for industry expectations and work with cultural differences in a global context.

The program will include a number of bespoke activities including an introduction to Engineers Australia, industry visits, an alumni panel and more. In conjunction with this, we encourage you to take part in other professional development activities that are offered university-wide. More information on these activities can be found below.

If you are enrolled in the Master of Professional Engineering, you can count any hours associated with the MPDP towards your CPD.

Program structure

Students are able to take part in the MPDP activities and events as they please. There are no entry requirements – you simply register for an event and show up!

However, it is important to note that students who meet the program’s minimum attendance requirements will be rewarded with the opportunity to list the MPDP on their Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS).

The AHEGS is a certificate you can include with job applications that will provide professional recognition of your participation in the program and give potential employers insight into your achievements.

Below is an overview of the bespoke activities offered to students in the MPDP

Beginning of Course During Course End of Course
  • Welcome webinar
  • Engineers Australia (EA) Introduction*
  • CPD online info session
  • Industry visits*
  • Leadership 101*
  • Shaping the Future of Railway*
  • Masters Alumni Panel*
  • Networking Workshop*
  • Communications Workshop*
  • Mock Interviews*
  • Career Coaching: How to sell yourself as a post grad*
  • Farewell event

* Students who attend at least 5 of these events will have the MPDP listed on their AHEGS.

Events will be offered multiple times over a two-year period and you will be notified of the dates/times via the MPDP Moodle site.

Recommended resources & opportunities

In addition to the activities above there are numerous other online and in-person activities offered at Monash and externally that can help you enhance your employability skills.

In-person activities

* Requires application

Online activities

Contact Us

eng.mpdp@monash.edu