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COURSE

Master of Professional Engineering

MX-PROENG

TAUGHT BY: Faculty of Science and Engineering

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.

3years

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.

600

About offering

If you hold a recognised four-year bachelor degree in the same engineering discipline you wish to study in this course, you may qualify for direct entry into the second year of study and graduate after only two years with an Engineers Australia accredited degree.

The Master of Professional Engineering equips you with the broad skills required as an engineer while providing discipline-specific knowledge that allows you to work as a professional engineer upon graduation. 

You can choose to study one of three Electrical Engineering majors (Embedded Systems; Telecommunications and Networking; Emerging Power Systems) or Chemical Engineering. In your final year, you have the opportunity to complete a one-year project that will investigate and apply emergent technologies in your chosen field.

During the course, you must gain at least 12 weeks of exposure to professional practice and keep a formal log book to record your experience. You will also be required to complete Senior First Aid training. 

Embedded Systems (MJRP-EMSYS)

Our world is characterised by the ever-increasing number of intelligent devices which have inbuilt or 'embedded' computers. Embedded systems are computers with specialised input/output devices that may or may not be programmed by the end user. In this major, you will study intermediate and advanced topics in embedded systems, for example, embedded systems in field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and embedded software engineering. 

Telecommunications and Networking (MJRP-TLNET)

The electronics and communication fields represent two of the fastest growing technology areas in the world. With the rapid progress of information technology, the role of communications is becoming even more crucial for increasing industry efficiency and competition. This major explores relevant topics in telecommunications and networking like mobile radio communications and data network security.

Emerging Power Systems (MJRP-EMPWR)

Electricity is a key energy source in the development and progress of contemporary society. Since fossil fuels are a finite resource, the development of alternative sources of electrical energy such as solar and wind is vital. This major addresses challenges in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. Emergent technologies like smart grid and distributed generation are covered in detail. 

Chemical Engineering (MJRP-CHEMM)

The essence of chemical engineering involves changing raw materials into useful products. It has wide applications in industry, spanning experimental laboratory work to full-scale production in areas such as fuel, clothes, food and pharmaceuticals. This major provides strong theoretical, laboratory, design and research experiences, alongside learning technological advances in automation and control, and large data management in chemical process industries. 

What you'll learn

  • apply knowledge and skills to design and lead innovative solutions to engineering problems
  • analyse and synthesise contemporary industry needs to inform improvements and formulate solutions
  • improve professional practice and promote life-long learning through research and critical analysis of contemporary information
  • analyse, generate and communicate effective and innovative solutions to complex problems
  • use technology to facilitate complex problem solving and operational efficiencies in an engineering context
  • maintain and initiate ongoing professional expertise and life-long learning for personal and career development
  • apply engineering skills and knowledge in a global context to address issues of international relevance
  • recognise international issues and demonstrate cultural competence inclusive of diversity relevant to engineering
  • demonstrate leadership skills, expert judgements, ethical behaviour and self-management as a professional engineer

Career information

Electrical Engineering

  • Aerospace
  • Banking and finance
  • Computer and mobile technologies
  • Construction
  • Consumer power systems
  • Electric vehicles
  • GPS technologies
  • Instrumentation and control
  • Renewable energies
  • Robotics
  • Telecommunication
  • Utility power networks

Chemical Engineering

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

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

  • Applicants usually require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent (and may require relevant work experience), Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met. 
  • Applicants with a recognised four-year Bachelor Degree in an electrical, electronic or related discipline may qualify for direct entry into the second year. 

*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

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please see our credit for previous study website or contact ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au.

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 $13,500*
Indicative year 1 fee $26,900*
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.

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Where to get further information

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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.

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  • Curtin course code: MX-PROENG
  • CRICOS code: 098138E
  • This offering was last updated on: December 15, 2018