Master of Engineering

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  • Qualification:
    Master's Degree
  • Study mode:
    On Campus
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    2 years full-time; 4 years part-time
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    Edith Cowan University (RTO 4756)
  • Location:
    WA, Perth
  • Career Outcomes:
    Electronics Engineer | Civil Engineer | Mining Engineer | Chemical Engineer | Petroleum Engineer | View All

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Course Rundown

Gain a professionally accredited engineering qualification for an exciting professional career with this Master of Engineering course from Edith Cowan University.

Designed for students holding undergraduate degrees in engineering, technology or engineering science degrees, this qualification will help you upgrade your qualification to work as a professionally accredited engineer. In this course, you’ll build advanced knowledge in a range of engineering areas, including engineering ethics, management and project management.

If you haven’t already completed 12 weeks of practical work experience as part of your undergraduate studies, you’ll have the opportunity in this course to complete your placement, linking your theoretical knowledge with practical work. This course also offers a broad range of specialisations for you to tailor your learning and experience to what bests suits you: choose from areas including chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer systems engineering, electrical and renewable energy engineering, electrical power engineering, electronics and communications engineering, instrumentation control and automation engineering, and mechanical engineering.

If you want to work professionally as an engineer, this qualification is your next career step.



You may be eligible to apply for a postgraduate course at ECU if you meet the following:

  • Hold a Bachelor Degree in engineering, engineering technology or engineering science from a recognised Australian Institution (or equivalent); AND
  • Meet ECU’s English Competency requirements and any other special admission requirements for the course

In this engineering course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Engineering innovation and ethics
  • Engineering practicum
  • Master of Engineering project 1
  • Engineering management
  • Master of Engineering project 2

In addition, you’ll choose subjects from one of the following specialisations:

  • Chemical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Computer systems engineering
  • Electrical and renewable energy engineering
  • Electrical power engineering
  • Electronics and communications engineering
  • Instrumentation control and automation engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Mechatronics engineering
  • Petroleum engineering

Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.

ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.

From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!

Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.

When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.

Campus Locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Western Australia: Joondalup

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Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Master of Engineering from Edith Cowan University.

This is a nationally recognised course accredited by Engineers Australia, and permits you to work professionally as an engineer.

You may choose to seek employment in a broad range of engineering fields, including in the areas of chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer systems engineering, electrical and renewable energy engineering, electrical power engineering, electronics and communications engineering, instrumentation control and automation engineering, and mechanical engineering.

Curious about where a career in engineering could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Students may pay for this course upfront or apply for a government FEE-HELP loan to cover all or part of their fees (eligibility criteria applies).

Scholarships and ECU Student Loans are also available to eligible students.

FEE-HELPYou may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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