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 specialize 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.
This course is a professionally accredited engineering degree for students who have completed undergraduate studies in engineering. You'll specialize in a program of engineering and undertake advanced engineering technical units, professional units, a design, and a research project, and undertake an eight to 12-week professional practicum. Beyond practice as a professional engineer, you'll pursue further research studies in engineering, as well as seek employment in a wide range of related industries. The following specializations are available:
Upon successful completion, you'll have an internationally recognized qualification that allows you to practice as a professional engineer.
Course structure details
Students who have not completed a major in Engineering Science major from this University, or equivalent as recognized by the Faculty, must complete conversion units up to the value of 48 points.
Take all units (24 points):
- GENG5505 Project Management and Engineering Practice (6)
- GENG5507 Risk, Reliability and Safety (6)
- GENG5511 Engineering Research Project Part 1 (6)
- GENG5512 Engineering Research Project Part 2 (6)
Biomedical Engineering specialization
Chemical Engineering specialization
Civil Engineering specialization
Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialization
Environmental Engineering specialization
Mechanical Engineering specialization
Mining Engineering specialization
Software Engineering specialization
To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a bachelor's degree with a major in Engineering Science, or an equivalent qualification, as recognized by UWA;1 or
(b) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognized by UWA; and
(i) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 percent; and
(ii) prior studies in engineering, physics or mathematics;
(c) completed units in the Master of Professional Engineering Preliminary course at UWA as prescribed by the Faculty;
(d) completed a UWA Diploma in Science with a major in Engineering Science with an average of at least 60 percent.
1 Students who commenced Engineering Science from 2015 and who are not in the Direct Pathway are required to achieve a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 percent in their bachelor's degree.
This course, designed in consultation with industry, equips graduates with both outstanding technical skills and the ability to work creatively as part of a team across a diverse range of engineering specializations. The Master of Professional Engineering unlocks a wide range of career opportunities in engineering and non-engineering sectors in Australia and overseas. Your options for employment will be varied with work available in the energy and resources industry, pharmaceutical manufacturing, construction, power and water utilities, management and consultancy firms, and electronics, finance, and telecommunications industries.