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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

The world of electrical engineering is advancing at an increasing pace. Although the field first developed in the early 19th century, society’s reliance on electricity and power has seen the field rapidly diversify into a wide range of sub-fields. These include power engineering, control systems, electronics and signal processing. Although the application of electrical engineering in an increasing number of disciplines is beneficial employment-wise, it poses a challenge for electrical engineers, who in addition to designing systems that function optimally, reliably, safely and with new features, must be able to draw on expert knowledge in a wide range of areas. For example, when working with cars, electrical engineers are no longer solely focused on the engine but on ensuring the power electronics, batteries, embedded computer controlled sub-systems, electronic communication systems, and myriad electronic sensors all work in unison.

You can choose to study one of four streams: Embedded Systems, Telecommunications and Networking, Emerging Power Systems or Chemical Engineering. Throughout a one-year project, you will have the opportunity to investigate and apply emergent technologies in your chosen field.

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 stream students will study intermediate and advanced topics in embedded systems, for example, embedded systems in field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and embedded software engineering. During their one-year project students have the opportunity to further investigate and apply emergent technologies in embedded systems.

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 stream 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 stream addresses challenges in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. Emergent technologies like smart grid and distributed generation are covered in detail. During their one-year project students have the opportunity to further investigate and apply emergent technologies in power systems.

Chemical Engineering (MJRP-CHEMM)

This major in Chemical Engineering is designed for those students who have an undergraduate degree in engineering or technology (other than chemical engineering) or a related discipline in science, to gain content knowledge in areas specific to Chemical Engineering. It will provide the graduates with strong theoretical, laboratory, design and research experiences which are essential to the development of professional competence. The graduate students from this major may be able to fast track a career in chemical processing 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

  • 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

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Australia / New Zealand students

International 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. 

English language proficiency

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

Course prerequisites

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): 176

Pearson Test of English Academic: 60

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

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 tne_pathways@curtin.edu.au.

Fees and charges

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

No domestic fee data currently available.

International student indicative fees for 2018

International onshore – fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $18,000*
Indicative year 1 fee $35,800*
Total indicative course fee $90,600*
Indicative essential incidental course fee N/A

The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International’s offshore site.

How to apply

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  • Curtin course code: MX-PROENG
  • CRICOS code: 098138E
  • This offering was last updated on: September 24, 2018