Master of Professional Engineering

University of Western Australia, The (UWA)

Specialise in one of eight engineering disciplines in the Master of Professional Engineering and become a professionally accredited engineer who is highly sought after by industry. This course has been developed in consultation with industry to equip you with the advanced technical expertise, critical thinking and professional skills required to remain competitive in a global workforce. Focus on your chosen field of engineering to further your career options. For example, students interested in a career in the oil and gas industry can opt to specialise in chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering or mechanical engineering. By choosing the discipline that most interests you, you will not only gain a deep understanding of the discipline from a holistic engineering perspective, but undertake units relevant to your area of interest. The Master of Professional Engineering is the route to a professional engineering qualification for those who have studied the Engineering Science major in the UWA Engineering Direct Pathway.

Course Fee:

International: $119,400

Entry Requirements:

A bachelor's degree with a major in Engineering Science, or an equivalent qualification as recognised by UWA, with the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent, and prior studies in engineering, physics or mathematics; or completed units in the Master of Professional Engineering Preliminary course at UWA as prescribed by the Faculty.


The course consists of units to a total value of 144 points (maximum value) which includes conversion units to a value of 48 points, course core units and specialisation units. Students who have completed a major in Engineering Science from this University, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 48 points.

Subjects you can Study:

Engineering-biomedical; Engineering-chemical; Engineering-civil; Engineering-electrical and electronic; Engineering-environmental; Engineering-mechanical; Engineering-mining; Engineering-software

Study Pathways:

Masters Preliminary course also available.

Further information:

The course duration will be two to three years for graduates without previous studies in engineering or who are missing required preparation units. Recognition of prior learning and/or application for credit (advanced standing) will be assessed by the University on a case-by-case basis at the time of application.


Engineers Australia - (The Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Electronic, Environmental, Mechanical and Mining specialisations are fully accredited by Engineers Australia. The Software specialisation remains provisionally accredited until the required number of students graduate). Institution of Chemical Engineering (IChemE) - Chemical Engineering The Australian Computer Society - Software Engineering has now been provisionally accredited.

Who for:

Graduates seeking an accredited engineering qualification which allows them to practice as a Professional Engineer

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00126G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Crawley No info Yes Full time 2 years
Crawley No info Yes Part time 4 years
Established in 1911, UWA is recognised internationally as a top 100 research-intensive university. Its main campus is located next to the beautiful Swan River and just a few kilometres from the Perth CBD in Western Australia.

UWA has a broad research and teaching profile across a wide range of disciplines. Our course structure is based on globally successful models and is designed to ensure students gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in an international workplace. We offer a choice of more than 65 majors across five undergraduate degrees in Arts, Commerce, Biomedical Science, Science and Philosophy (Honours), ensuring subjects can be combined in a way to match career goals and personal interests. Students can also pursue a professional qualification at postgraduate level.

Our Perth campus is located on the Swan River, just 10 minutes from the city centre and close to many stunning beaches. The campus offers a range of cafes, bookshops, banks, a vibrant cultural precinct, social clubs and societies, a supportive Student Guild, and on- and off-campus accommodation options.

For international students, Perth's warm, sunny climate and relaxed outdoor lifestyle make it the perfect location to reside while studying. Western Australia is also in the same time zone as many Asian countries, making it easier to keep in touch with family and friends.

We encourage all our domestic students to spend a semester on exchange and broaden their degrees by travelling overseas and studying at one of our 180+ internationally renowned partner institutions.

Whatever your field and degree level, you'll have access to the university's strong industry connections and alumni group. You'll also gain practical first-hand work experience, get invited to a number of networking events, and in many cases receive training to prepare for the world of work.

Provider CRICOS: 00126G

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