Course details

Master of Professional Engineering

Domestic students: CSP*: $7,950   Full fee: $39,800 (2022 fees p.a.)
International students: A$48,300 (2022 fees p.a.)
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* Limited Commonwealth supported places (CSP) are available to eligible applicants. The corresponding Student Contribution Amount published in this guide is indicative and can vary depending on unit.

Fees are per 48 credit points, which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

Course overview

This Master of Professional Engineering is for students who have completed undergraduate studies in engineering or another STEM field such as science, mathematics or pharmacy. During this two or three year masters program you’ll undertake advanced engineering technical units, professional units, including professional development experience, a design project and complete a capstone research project in your final year.

The ‘Professional engineer in organisation and society’ unit, explores contemporary and complex global issues affecting organisations. You also take the ‘Advanced engineering data analysis’ unit, which focuses on how to analyse industrial scenarios and make recommendations that support business growth. Both units provide a critical foundation for your professional development throughout the program.

In your final year, you engage in a design project with a multidisciplinary team, where you develop your design skills, blending theory and practice. You also take part in a capstone research project, which allows you to put into action all that you’ve learned during the course.

Valuable professional development experience

All Master of Professional Engineering students are required to complete full-time 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 and contacts.

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.

Master of Professional Engineering students have the opportunity to complete an internship with one of our many partner organisations through our Work Integrated Learning program (WIL) – a placement in a professional or research setting, that counts towards your degree.

For successful students, a WIL placement provides a valuable opportunity to:

  • apply your knowledge to find solutions to a complex, real-world problem
  • exercise your critical thinking and professional judgement and develop new understandings
  • show technical skill in designing, conducting and reporting on a research project
  • plan and execute a professional project with a degree of independence and accountability
  • communicate in a clear and coherent way that is effective for the purpose and the intended audience.

Throughout the unit you’ll be supported with supervision in the field by your host organisation, and continuing academic supervision from your course supervisor.

Entry requirements

Depending on prior qualifications:

Entry level 1:

Consideration for the educational impact of COVID-19 will be given to applicants who achieve 62% (Australian equivalent) or higher for the 2021 and 2022 intakes.

Duration: 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time (144 points to complete)

A bachelor’s degree (equivalent to an Australian undergraduate degree) with prior studies in mathematics (including linear algebra and calculus), and physics or chemistry as related to the specialisation sought for admission, with at least 65% (Australian equivalent) weighted average. Applicants must have successfully completed a minimum of 2 units in each prerequisite (mathematics and physics or chemistry (for Chemical Engineering only).

Entry level 2:

Consideration for the educational impact of COVID-19 will be given to applicants who achieve 62% (Australian equivalent) or higher for the 2021 and 2022 intakes.

Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time (96 points to complete)

A three or four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree in a discipline as determined by the Faculty to be relating to the specialisation study within the Master course, with at least 65% (Australian equivalent) weighted average.

Applicants who hold a three-year Engineering Technologist degree at least equivalent to the first three years of a related Engineering degree accredited under the Washington Accord may be considered also.

Your qualifying undergraduate degree must have been completed within 10 years of the proposed commencement of the masters program.

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English language:
  • Monash minimum: Level A, that is: IELTS: 6.5 overall (no band lower than 6.0); or
  • TOEFL Paper-based test: 550 with a TWE of 4.5; or
  • TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 79 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 21, Listening: 12, Reading: 13 and Speaking: 18; or
  • Equivalent approved English test

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Structure and duration

Course name
Master of Professional Engineering

2 or 3 years full-time depending on prior qualifications

The course is structured in five parts, A, B, C, D, and E. All students complete part B, C, D, and E. Depending on prior qualifications, you may receive credit for Part A (foundation studies).

  • Part A Engineering foundation knowledge and application
  • Part B Engineering specialist knowledge and application
  • Part C Enhancement learning
  • Part D Research and knowledge skills
  • Part E Professional practice

Part A. Engineering foundation knowledge and application (48 points)

These units will provide you the foundational skills and knowledge of your chosen engineering discipline.

Part B. Engineering specialist knowledge and application (48 points)

These units will provide you with specific and contemporary learning required for your chosen area of profession. You will gain in-depth knowledge of the engineering specialisation and develop skills to identify and apply your understanding of the contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.

Part C. Enhancement learning (24 points)

In these studies, you will complete technical units aimed at deepening or adding breadth of knowledge and practices around your specialisation. You will develop a multidisciplinary approach in your field of engineering.

Part D. Research and knowledge skills (18 points)

The focus of these studies is professional inquiry. You will address the challenges and opportunities of using and evaluating research evidence in professional practice.

Part E. Professional practice (6 points)

This unit will develop your skills in readiness for the engineering workplace. You will develop skills in effective team membership and team leadership and the legal responsibilities of engineers.


With 5 different specialisations to choose from, the Master of Professional Engineering offers a host of options depending on your engineering background:

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Telephone: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274)
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Telephone: +61 3 9903 4788
International student enquiry form

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