Professional Engineering - E6011

Professional Engineering

Professional entry master degree

Be inspired and take the lead with a Master of Professional Engineering. Whether you've completed undergraduate studies in engineering or in another field, the Master of Professional Engineering is the key to a career as an internationally recognised professional engineer. In this masters program you'll specialise in engineering technical, research and professional units and undertake design and research projects, blending theory and practice. This course is designed for students who have completed undergraduate studies and are seeking an internationally recognised engineering qualification* to practice as a professional engineer in Australia and other Washington Accord countries.

You can build on your undergraduate experience, diversify your skills in a different specialisation or change your career and become a fully-accredited engineer. If you have a degree in a different field, such as science, mathematics or pharmacy and want to pursue a career in engineering, the three-year conversion course gives you the technical skills and knowledge you need to become a practising engineer. There are five engineering specialisations to choose from: chemical, civil, electrical, materials and mechanical. Giving you the opportunity to pursue your interests and career goals, or deepen your existing knowledge.

The Master of Professional Engineering provides a solid foundation for professional development and gives you an edge in the competitive graduate employment market. Undertake Continuous Professional Development and apply for a Work Integrated Learning program placement with our partner organisations for valuable professional and industry experience. Build on your technical knowledge, gain practical experience and develop the professional skills and confidence to create positive change.

*The Master of Professional Engineering has been designed to meet the Stage 1 competencies for accreditation by Engineers Australia (EA). The Faculty has commenced the accreditation process for full recognition by EA and currently has provisional accreditation. Once accredited, your masters degree will be an internationally recognised qualification which allows you to work as a professional engineer in Australia and other Washington Accord signatory countries.

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At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
Duration
3 years full-time or 2 years full-time, depending on qualifications
Start date
First semester (February) and Second semester (July)
Qualification
Master of Professional Chemical Engineering, Master of Professional Civil Engineering, Master of Professional Electrical Engineering, Master of Professional Materials Engineering, Master of Professional Mechanical Engineering
Course Handbook

Please note: This course does not provide stage 1 engineering accreditation. Students seeking this accreditation should refer to the Master of Professional Engineering.

Please select a specialisation for more details:

“As part of my degree,I had a glorious opportunity to work at a start-up called Energy Terrain, one of the fastest growing companies in the solar power market.”

Avinash Bangaru, Master of Advanced Engineering: Renewable and Sustainable Energy

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

Depending on prior qualifications:

Entry level 1:

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

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) with at least high credit (65%) average and prior studies in mathematics (inc. Linear Algebra and Calculus), physics and/or chemistry as required by the specialisation chosen for admission:

  • Chemical engineering: prior studies in mathematics (12 credit point Monash equivalent) and chemistry (12 credit point Monash equivalent).
  • Civil engineering: prior studies in mathematics (12 credit point Monash equivalent) and physics (12 credit point Monash equivalent).
  • Electrical engineering: prior studies in mathematics (12 credit point Monash equivalent) and physics (12 credit point Monash equivalent).
  • Materials engineering: prior studies in mathematics (12 credit point Monash equivalent) plus physics (12 credit point Monash equivalent) or chemistry (12 credit point Monash equivalent).
  • Mechanical engineering: prior studies in mathematics (12 credit point Monash equivalent) and physics (12 credit point Monash equivalent).

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

Entry level 2:

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 relating to the specialisation studied within the Master course, as approved by the faculty, with at least high credit 65% 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.

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

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

The course comprises 144 points structured into five parts: Part A. Engineering foundational knowledge and application, Part B. Engineering specialist knowledge and application, Part C. Enhancement learning, Part D. Research and knowledge skills, and Part E. Professional practice.

*The Master of Professional Engineering has been designed to meet the Stage 1 competencies for accreditation by Engineers Australia (EA). The Faculty has commenced the accreditation process for full recognition by EA. Once accredited, your Masters degree will be an internationally recognised qualification which allows you to work as a professional engineer in Australia and other Washington Accord signatory countries.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code E6011

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Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code E6011

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Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$8021

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

Full fee

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

A$39,800

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.