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C04309v2 Master of Professional Engineering

Award(s): Master of Professional Engineering in (name of Engineering major) (MProfE)
UAC code: 940396 (Civil) (Autumn session, Spring session) , 940397 (Mechanical) (Autumn session, Spring session) , 940398 (Biomedical) (Autumn session, Spring session) , 940399 (CyberSecurity) (Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 088084G
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 96
Course EFTSL: 2
Location: City campus

Overview
Career options
Admission requirements
Credit recognition
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

This course provides an opportunity at master's level for recently graduated engineers who have completed either a three- or four-year Bachelor of Engineering or Technology. Students can enrol into the Master of Professional Engineering and continue in the field of specialisation. This course enables students to deepen knowledge and expertise in their field, and be ready-to-practice in engineering. Students can undertake a major and be recognised for this specialisation on their testamur.

The Master of Professional Engineering is designed to incorporate an integrated approach to professional engineering practice through using compulsory professional engineering subjects, compulsory subjects relevant to the major, an independent engineering graduate project component and compulsory engineering practice stream. This structure allows for efficiency and flexible delivery of courses and enables us to offer subjects in a sustainable manner across the disciplines.

Students who have completed a recognised Bachelor of Engineering that is accredited by Engineers Australia may consider applying for Master of Engineering (C04271).

This course allows students to choose a program of study that not only helps to deepen the body of knowledge acquired in their first degree, but also gives them an opportunity to be prepared to embark on a 12-week professional experience, or equivalent (as required by Engineers Australia). It also provides a unique opportunity to deepen their knowledge and gain practical skills by undertaking an independent engineering graduate project in a particular major.

Career options

Students who have a basic undergraduate engineering degree are able to enhance their ability and knowledge through master's-level courses in their respective majors, enabling them to gain and hold employment in their respective engineering fields.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

It is a requirement that the bachelor's degree be in engineering, engineering science or technology and relevant to the applicant's proposed major, with a minimum weighted average mark of 60 and no more than 25 per cent of subjects failed.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Credit recognition

Applicants who have already gained a UTS recognised Bachelor of Engineering (four or five years) may be eligible for a maximum of 24 credit points of exemption on application. Applicants given maximum credit recognition can complete the course in one-and-a-half years, full time or three years, part time.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a two-year, full-time or four-year, part-time basis.

The course is made up of subjects that provide students with flexibility. Classes are usually held in standard mode (weekly attendance) or block mode (attend classes only two or three times during the session per subject).

Course structure

Candidates complete coursework subjects, an independent engineering graduate project and engineering practice subjects, totalling 96 credit points of study. The project component consists of a preparatory subject and a project (in the area of the major).

As part of this course, students can select two elective subjects from postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology.

A major is granted if subjects and project worth at least 54 credit points are completed within a particular postgraduate program major.

Course completion requirements

STM91120 Professional Engineering stream 24cp
CBK91148 Major choice (Professional Engineering PG) 54cp
STM91122 Engineering Practice stream 6cp
CBK90743 Electives 12cp
Total 96cp

Course program

Typical programs for the Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Cyber Security, and Mechanical Engineering majors are provided below.

List of majors
MAJ03512 Biomedical Engineering   54cp
MAJ03513 Civil Engineering   54cp
MAJ03514 Mechanical Engineering   54cp
MAJ03530 Cyber Security Engineering   54cp
Biomedical Engineering major
Year 1
Autumn session
49143 Engineering Review 1   6cp
42908 Engineering Project Preparation   6cp
48240 Design and Innovation Fundamentals   6cp
41035 Engineering Practice Preparation 1   3cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90982 Choice (Professional Engineering) 6cp  
Spring session
41028 Engineering Work Experience   0cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90955 Choice (Professional Engineering) 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM90869 Biomedical Engineering core 12cp  
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK90969 Biomedical Engineering choice 18cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
42013 Engineering Graduate Project 12cp (Part 1 of 2) (2x6cp)   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM90869 Biomedical Engineering core 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90743 Electives 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90955 Choice (Professional Engineering) 12cp  
Spring session
41055 Engineering Workplace Reflection   3cp
42014 Engineering Graduate Project 12cp (Part 2 of 2) (2x6cp)   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90743 Electives 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90969 Biomedical Engineering choice 18cp  
Civil Engineering major
Year 1
Autumn session
49143 Engineering Review 1   6cp
42908 Engineering Project Preparation   6cp
48240 Design and Innovation Fundamentals   6cp
41035 Engineering Practice Preparation 1   3cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90982 Choice (Professional Engineering) 6cp  
Spring session
41028 Engineering Work Experience   0cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90955 Choice (Professional Engineering) 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM90870 Civil Engineering core 12cp  
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK90970 Civil Engineering choice 18cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
42013 Engineering Graduate Project 12cp (Part 1 of 2) (2x6cp)   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM90870 Civil Engineering core 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90743 Electives 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90955 Choice (Professional Engineering) 12cp  
Spring session
41055 Engineering Workplace Reflection   3cp
42014 Engineering Graduate Project 12cp (Part 2 of 2) (2x6cp)   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90743 Electives 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90970 Civil Engineering choice 18cp  
Mechanical Engineering major
Year 1
Autumn session
49143 Engineering Review 1   6cp
42908 Engineering Project Preparation   6cp
48240 Design and Innovation Fundamentals   6cp
41035 Engineering Practice Preparation 1   3cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90982 Choice (Professional Engineering) 6cp  
Spring session
41028 Engineering Work Experience   0cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90955 Choice (Professional Engineering) 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM90877 Manufacturing Engineering and Management core 12cp  
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK90976 Manufacturing Engineering and Management choice 18cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
42013 Engineering Graduate Project 12cp (Part 1 of 2) (2x6cp)   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM90877 Manufacturing Engineering and Management core 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90743 Electives 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90955 Choice (Professional Engineering) 12cp  
Spring session
41055 Engineering Workplace Reflection   3cp
42014 Engineering Graduate Project 12cp (Part 2 of 2) (2x6cp)   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90743 Electives 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90976 Manufacturing Engineering and Management choice 18cp  
Cyber Security Engineering major
Year 1
Autumn session
49143 Engineering Review 1   6cp
42908 Engineering Project Preparation   6cp
48240 Design and Innovation Fundamentals   6cp
41035 Engineering Practice Preparation 1   3cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90982 Choice (Professional Engineering) 6cp  
Spring session
41028 Engineering Work Experience   0cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90955 Choice (Professional Engineering) 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91237 Cyber Security Engineering core 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91747 Cyber Security Engineering choice 18cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
42013 Engineering Graduate Project 12cp (Part 1 of 2) (2x6cp)   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91237 Cyber Security Engineering core 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90743 Electives 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90955 Choice (Professional Engineering) 12cp  
Spring session
41055 Engineering Workplace Reflection   3cp
42014 Engineering Graduate Project 12cp (Part 2 of 2) (2x6cp)   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK90743 Electives 12cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91747 Cyber Security Engineering choice 18cp  

Professional recognition

UTS is currently seeking Engineers Australia accreditation for this master's course.

Other information

Students enrolled in UTS: Engineering degrees (undergraduate and postgraduate coursework) are advised to direct all their course-related inquiries to:

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Building 10, level 2, foyer (Jones St entrance)
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