Advanced Engineering

Advanced Engineering

Masters by Coursework


Master of Advanced Engineering
1 year full-time
Curtin Perth


The Master of Advanced Engineering is a 12-month course that provides graduates who hold a four-year accredited qualification in engineering (i.e. BEng-Hons) an opportunity to pursue advanced study in within their engineering discipline.

Advanced Engineering

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You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

This course will not be offered in 2020.

This course will enhance your knowledge and skills in engineering, research, management, and engineering design and equip you with the advanced engineering professional capabilities required in an increasingly complex global environment.

The Master of Advanced Engineering is a 12 month course that provides graduates who hold a four-year accredited qualification in engineering (i.e. BEng-Hons) an opportunity to pursue advanced study within their engineering discipline. It is designed for students with first class or 2A Honours, to allow high-calibre students to distinguish themselves from the competition and take the first step in becoming a future industry leader.

You will develop advanced research skills and become proficient with a diverse range of research methodologies. You will also develop the entrepreneurial skills that are essential for engineers in a commercial setting. 

You can choose to study one of three streams: Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Renewable Energy Systems.

Chemical Engineering Stream (STRP-CHEMG)

This stream is suitable for all graduate engineers working in the mineral, energy and water resources industries, especially those who are practising as process engineers and managers. It will equip you with knowledge and skills in areas of new product conceptualisation, development and commercialisation, process simulation and integration, advanced data analysis and research communication.

Specifically, it covers advanced technical material on complex flow modelling, flow assurance in oil and gas processes, fuel cell technology, and biofuels and biochemical production. 

Mechanical Engineering Stream (STRP-MCENG)

As a graduate mechanical engineer, this stream will advance your technical knowledge in a range of discipline-related subjects, provide exposure to professional practice and commercial awareness, while also enhancing your research skills and ways of thinking. 

For new graduates, this stream offers a range of advanced topics to prepare you for a career in industry or as a researcher, through the specialist units delivered by leading researchers. For graduates already in the workforce, it provides an opportunity to upskill and earn a higher-level Engineering qualification. 

Renewable Energy Systems Stream (STRP-RENEW)

This stream is suitable for all graduate students with an electrical power undergraduate degree and focuses on the most commonly available renewable energy sources and storage solutions, and how they can be integrated into existing power systems and future smart grids. New generation technologies such as fuel cells and smart grid enabling technologies such as wireless communication networks are also covered in this stream. Students graduating from this stream will be equipped with the much sought after engineering knowledge to solve complex engineering challenges in the renewable energy field.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

Career information

Chemical Engineering Stream

  • Ceramics
  • Gas processing
  • Fertilisers
  • Food and beverage production
  • Mineral processing
  • Oil refining and petrochemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plastics

Mechanical Engineering Stream

  • Aerospace and automotive
  • Manufacturing
  • Mineral and material processing
  • Mining
  • Plant operation and maintenance
  • Power generation
  • Robotics
  • System design
  • Transport
  • Water supply

Renewable Energy Systems Stream

  • Consumer power systems
  • Electric vehicles
  • Mining and gas
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Utility power networks

What you'll learn

  • apply advanced specialised knowledge and skills in a chosen field/discipline of Engineering or potentially synthesis and integrate different fields of Engineering
  • think both creatively and analytically with the application of existing knowledge and management of information and data
  • demonstrate knowledge of research methods, application to advanced problem-solving and design with the ability to identify pathways for product/process development in the commercial arena
  • communicate confidently and effectively to a wide range of both engineering and non-engineering personnel
  • apply an advanced working knowledge of fundamental Engineering –Science Principles recognising their potentialities in and constraints upon the development of new technologies
  • continue to develop as a professional engineer or researcher broadening knowledge and refining personal skills ; whilst contributing to society
  • work and learn independently and as part of multi-disciplinary teams through a range of modalities; apply international standards and practices as required of the discipline and profession
  • interact with and work effectively in teams with an international and cross-cultural perspective; acknowledge diversity and recognise indigenous perspectives
  • demonstrate personal and professional skills with responsible self and team leadership

Entry requirements

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

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.0

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

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

International student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $17,600*
Total indicative course fee $35,400*
Indicative year 1 fee $35,400*

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).

It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.


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On Campus

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  • Curtin course code: MC-ADVENG
  • CRICOS code: 097867B
  • Last updated on: February 16, 2020