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Professional Engineering

Professional Engineering

Masters by coursework (graduate entry)

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

This offering version is phasing out and no longer taking applications. You may be able to apply for a later version.

Course outline
  • Qualification
    Master of Professional Engineering
  • Duration


    2 years full-time
  • Credit




Course 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.

Applicants seeking entry who do not hold such a qualification 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 (EA), subject to EA accreditation. 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

Professional recognition

The course is being submitted for accreditation. Graduates will meet the Stage 1 competencies for professional engineer status, subject to Engineers Australia accreditation.

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 of Professional Engineering degree at Curtin will be considered to have met the above course requirement.

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)









Overall band score


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 and charges

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-PROENG
  • CRICOS code: 0100657
  • Last updated on: 11 April 2024

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