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Master of Professional Engineering
Master of Professional Engineering

Master of Professional Engineering

  • ID:GU610178
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

To eligible for admission to the Master of Professional Engineering, a student must hold:

  • a three-year Engineering degree (for example, Bachelor of Engineering Science or Bachelor of Engineering Technology or equivalent) in a cognate discipline; OR
  • a three-year post-secondary Diploma of Engineering from a recognised tertiary institution in a cognate discipline AND a completed 40 credit point Masters Qualifying Program (Engineering) from Griffith College; OR
  • a Griffith University Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science
  • AND must have a GPA of no less than 5.0 on a 7-point scale (or a weighted average mark of 65 per cent).

Applicants with a three-year Bachelor degree with some physics and first-year mathematics (for example, Bachelor of Science in mathematics or science) should complete the Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science (4201) and then articulate into the two-year Master of Professional Engineering.

English Requirements

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Course Information

The Master of Professional Engineering is for aspiring engineers who want to obtain accredited qualifications to practise as an engineer in Australia and overseas, or for existing professional engineers to move into a different field of engineering. The program focuses on the knowledge and skills required to design solutions and manage engineering projects in a holistic way. For those from a science, environmental science or computing background who want to change careers to become an engineer, the Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science provides a pathway to the Master of Professional Engineering.


  • Civil Engineering (Gold Coast)

  • Electronic Engineering (Nathan)

  • Environmental Engineering (Nathan)

  • Mechanical Engineering (Gold Coast)


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You must complete the following courses:

  • Project Management - 7201ENG

  • Research Methods for Engineers - 7001ENG

  • Major courses

  • Listed elective courses

  • Industry Affiliates Program - Dissertation - 7605ENG

Students must complete 80 credit points including 7201ENG and 7001ENG prior to undertaking 7605ENG. It is also recommended that students complete core courses for the chosen major before undertaking listed electives.


Civil Engineering (Gold Coast only)

You must complete the following courses:

  • Structural Analysis - 7310ENG

  • Geotechnical Engineering - 7318ENG

  • Transportation Engineering - 6106ENG

  • Integrated Design Project - 6003ENG

  • Coastal Engineering and Modelling - 6110ENG

  • Concrete Structures - 7317ENG

  • Design for Civil Engineers - 7316ENG

  • Construction Project Management - 6109ENG

Mechanical Engineering (Gold Coast only)

You must complete the following courses:

  • Heat and Mass Transfer - 6527ENG (not offered from 2021)

  • Heat and Mass Transfer Engineering - 4007ENG

  • Mechatronic Systems Design and Engineering - 6309ENG

  • Manufacturing with Composites - 6505ENG

  • Advanced Studies in Engineering - 6525ENG

  • Advanced Materials for Biomedical Applications - 6526ENG

  • Fluids and CFD - 6508ENG

  • Computational Statics and Dynamics - 6522ENG

  • System Dynamics and Advanced Control - 6524ENG

Listed Electives

Students may choose 20 credit points from any of the listed electives below or other Level 6 or Level 7 courses approved by the Program Director:

Civil Engineering

  • Advanced Foundation Engineering - 7303ENG

  • Advanced Water Engineering Practice - 7309ENG

  • Advanced Topics in Engineering Management - 7207ENG

  • Advanced Reinforced and Pre-stressed Concrete - 7304ENG

  • Advanced Steel Structures - 7305ENG

Mechanical Engineering

  • Structural Analysis - 7310ENG

  • Project Evaluation and Control - 7202ENG

  • Materials and Manufacturing - 3508ENG

  • Advanced Topics in Engineering Management - 7207ENG

  • Sensors and Conditioning Circuits - 3327ENG

  • Sensors and Actuators - 3328ENG

  • Risk Analysis and Management - 7204ENG

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The Master of Professional Engineering will provide the engineering professional practice and research skills that lead to recognition as a graduate engineer in Australia. The qualification will be recognised internationally through the Washington Accord of the International Engineering Alliance.

Civil Engineering
Look around you - much of the physical infrastructure that makes up our modern society is made possible by Civil engineers. Civil engineers provide a major contribution to society by supporting the design and development of essential services, and by managing and improving the built environment. By studying civil engineering you will develop your knowledge in the planning, design and construction of buildings and infrastructure such as: roads, bridges and highways, rail networks, irrigation, drainage and flood mitigation systems, airports, water and wastewater treatment plants, port harbours and residential homes. If you want to get a career creating tomorrow's cities, then this is the degree for you.

Electronic Engineering
We are surrounded by technologically advanced electronic devices and gadgets that make our modern lifestyle possible. These are all developed by electronic engineers. In this major you will gain a foundation in electronics, as well as develop the hardware and software skills needed for the design, development and engineering of the electronic circuits used for many applications. You will learn about computer-based products and essential systems in our society. You will focus on the development, construction and design of electronic parts and systems - ranging from everyday items to applications for large corporations and industries.

Environmental Engineering
The wants and needs of a rapidly expanding, global population means it has never been more important to shape our environmental future. Environmental engineering is your pathway to protecting the natural environment and its resources by ensuring that we minimise the adverse effect we may have on it. In this major you will develop an understanding of complex environmental problems and issues, and of the challenges facing environmental sustainability. You will learn to design creative engineering solutions and manage key projects associated with environmental protection in the area of air quality, water and wastewater, and waste management. If you want an environmental career that can change the world, this is the degree for you.

Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines including the design, analysis, manufacture and maintenance of mechanical systems. This major is built on a strong foundation of theory and reinforced by practical experience - all underpinned by our ethos of learning by doing. You will be involved in the development and use of new materials and technologies, as well as design and analysis using advanced software and computer systems.

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OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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