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Why study the Master of Professional Engineering?

The Master of Professional Engineering provides a solid foundation for professional development and gives you an edge in the competitive graduate employment market.

Gain a professional edge

Designed in consultation with the national industry body Engineers Australia, the program outlines how economic, social, ethical and environmental considerations impact professional practice. You also learn how to apply your engineering knowledge to managing projects in an intercultural and multidisciplinary business environment. And you expand your critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, teamwork and communication skills – all of which will sharpen your edge in the global workforce.

From the perspective of a professional engineer, you explore the contemporary and complex global issues affecting organisations. You also learn to perform data analysis on industrial scenarios and make recommendations that support business growth. In your final year, take part in research and design projects, that offer opportunities to work with multidisciplinary teams or industry, blending theory and practice and putting into action all that you’ve learned during the course.

Maximise your potential

All Master of Professional Engineering students are required to complete the equivalent of 12 weeks of Continuous Professional Development (CPD). CPD is an opportunity to engage in business and engineering-related activities and to grow your professional networks.

This encompasses approved professional development activities such as industry work experience, volunteering, career sessions and field trips. Your reflections on the experiences, with particular reference to the development of each of the key Engineers Australia Stage 1 competencies are recorded regularly in an online platform.

The program integrates leadership and professional development activities through a range of channels – including coursework, continuous professional development, multidisciplinary team design and research projects and work integrated learning. Our Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program provides students with an opportunity to take their skills further with an internship with one of our partner organisations.

During the master’s program you’ll build on your technical knowledge, gain practical experience, grow networks and develop the skills and confidence for you to create positive change.

Ranked #66 in the world for producing the most employable graduates

Monash Engineering prepares students for career success. Our graduates are highly sought after and many students receive job offers before finishing their studies.

Monash Engineering proved to be a great way to access new talent and find skilled engineers to get involved in our industry and business. Both the master’s students who participated in a three-week internship exceeded our expectations and have remained as part of the Energy Terrain team.”

- Paul Gizinski, Director and CEO, Energy Terrain

Generous scholarships available

At Monash, we believe in unlocking your potential to make a difference in the world. Committed to attracting academic high achievers and producing internationally competitive graduates, generous scholarships recognising academic excellence are available to students studying the Master of Professional Engineering.

International Merit Scholarships of A$10,000 per year for a full-time study load (48 credit points) are awarded on academic merit for a maximum of two years.

Please note that there is no need to make a separate application for a merit scholarship. All applicants are automatically considered upon entry to the Master of Professional Engineering.

A total learning experience

During this master's program you'll build your technical knowledge, gain practical experience, grow professional networks and develop the skills and confidence for you to create positive change as a qualified engineer.

Choose from five specialisations

Pursue your interests and build on your undergraduate experience. Deepen your knowledge in your chosen specialisation. There are five engineering specialisations are available.

Professional accreditation

The course has been designed to meet the Stage 1 competencies for accreditation by Engineers Australia (EA). The accreditation process for full recognition by EA has commenced and has provisional accreditation.

Ready to apply?

Are you ready to start your Master of Professional Engineering journey?

Got a question?

If you have any queries about the Master of Professional Engineering, or if you’d like to find out more, please contact us:

Domestic students

Telephone: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274)
Domestic student enquiry form

International students

Telephone: +61 3 9903 4788
International student enquiry form

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