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COURSE

Master of Advanced Engineering

MC-ADVENG

TAUGHT BY: School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences (EECMS), WASM: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering (WASM-MECE)

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

1year

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

200

About offering

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.

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

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

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Students will require a 2A Honours or better in the same discipline as the chosen stream. 

*International students studying in Australia on a student visa must study full-time. 

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

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

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

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, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

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:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

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:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees and charges

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Student type Cost

Domestic

What is a domestic fee-paying (DFP) place?

A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government.

Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.

$26,600*

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).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

International student fees for 2019

International onshore – fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $18,000*
Indicative year 1 fee $35,500*
Indicative essential incidental course fee N/A

The fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. The tuition fee is subject to an annual tuition fee increase of up to 5 per cent per annum. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International’s offshore site.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice:

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

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Where to get further information

Applicants applying for an undergraduate degree with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Find information on how you can apply to study at Curtin with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma if you are applying for an undergraduate degree.

Applicants with other international qualifications

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  • Curtin course code: MC-ADVENG
  • CRICOS code: 097867B
  • This offering was last updated on: December 16, 2018