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MC-PROENG

Professional Engineering

Masters by coursework (graduate entry)

Advance your technical knowledge, skills and professional competencies in an area of engineering.

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  • Qualification
    Master of Professional Engineering
  • Duration
    2 years full-time
  • Credit
    400
  • CRICOS
    0100657
  • Location
    Curtin Perth,  Curtin Kalgoorlie
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Deadlines for applying direct to Curtin

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Semester 1, 2023

Applications now open!

12 February 2023

Semester 2, 2023

10 April 2023

6 July 2023

Semester 1, 2024

14 August 2023

8 February 2024

Semester 2, 2024

8 April 2024

4 July 2024

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Semester 1, 2023

Applications now open!

9 February 2023

Semester 2, 2023

10 April 2023

6 July 2023

Semester 1, 2024

14 August 2023

8 February 2024

Semester 2, 2024

8 April 2024

4 July 2024

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Why study Professional Engineering at Curtin?

Top 1%

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019)

Cutting-edge

Learn to apply your studies to real industry challenges and situations.

Professional recognition

You will meet the Stage 1 competencies for professional engineer status.

Outline

Outline

This course is designed for graduates from a four-year Engineering undergraduate degree not accredited by Engineers Australia in a related discipline.

The course is not suitable for graduates of a four-year undergraduate degree, with Engineers Australia accreditation in the same discipline. Those holding an EA accredited qualification and seeking a masters level qualification in the same discipline are encouraged to consider applying for entry to the Master of Philosophy or Master of Engineering Management.

Applicants seeking entry who do not hold a four year Engineering degree are required to first complete the one-year Graduate Diploma in Professional Engineering.

Professional engineers apply their knowledge and skills to design innovative solutions to engineering problems, often using technology. 

The Master of Professional Engineering equips you with the technical knowledge, skills and professional competencies that allow you to work as a professional engineer upon graduation. 

Completion of this course demonstrates attainment of the Stage 1 competency standards for Professional Engineers required by Engineers Australia. Direct entry to this course is available if you have a four-year engineering qualification in a discipline related to your intended major. Otherwise, you may need to complete the Graduate Diploma in Professional Engineering prior to enrolling in this course.

During this course, you must gain at least 12 weeks of exposure to engineering professional practice and keep a formal log book to record your experience. In your final year, you will complete a major research or design project that will draw upon and integrate knowledge and skills attained through the course. 

You can choose one of the following majors:

What you'll learn

  • apply advanced and integrated knowledge and skills to design and lead the implementation of innovative solutions to complex engineering problems
  • incorporate cultural sensitivity and understanding, including that of local First Peoples, in decisions related to the design and implementation of solutions to engineering problems
  • recognise opportunities to lead the development and implementation of innovative engineering solutions to industry problems
  • apply advanced engineering skills and knowledge, sustainability frameworks, and ethical approaches to address issues of international relevance
  • develop and communicate effective and innovative engineering solutions to complex problems using an adaptive approach to technologies
  • develop and maintain professional networks and work ethically and responsibly to progress their career as a professional engineer

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Applicants require a 4-year Engineering degree from a recognised institution in the same discipline of study.  Students who have completed the Graduate Diploma in Professional Engineering degree at Curtin will be considered to have met the above course requirement.

Students are required to complete 480 hours of self-organised related work experience over the duration of the course.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.0

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Domestic $29,033*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2023

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus
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2023

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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