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Engineering and technology
Master of Professional Engineering
Master of Professional Engineering

Master of Professional Engineering

  • ID:UWA610008
  • Level:Master's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$59,700.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$15,270.00
  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$59,700.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$15,270.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have:

  • a UWA bachelor's degree with a major in Engineering Science;1 or
  • a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent; and
  • prior studies in engineering, physics or mathematics; 


  • completed units in the Master of Professional Engineering Preliminary course at UWA as prescribed by the Faculty; 


  • completed a UWA Diploma in Science with a major in Engineering Science

Students are required to achieve a course weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent in their bachelor's degree or a weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent in the Level 3 units of the Engineering Science major

English requirement

Qualification through WACE, TEE or equivalent

Pass in English, English Literature, or English as a Second Language

GCE O-level (GCSE and IGCSE)

  • Minimum grade C / C6 in English, English Language, English (First Language) or English Literature.
  • Minimum grade A in IGCSE English as a Second Language, with grade 1(One) in Oral/Aural Communication.
  • Must be endorsed by CIE, OCR, Edexcel, AQA or other UK authority (independent and school-assessed O-levels are not sufficient).

TOEFL (paper-based)

  • 570 with a Test of Written English (TWE) of no less than 4.5
  • Scholarship applicants require 580, with 45 in the Test of Spoken English (TSE) and 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE)

IBT TOEFL (Internet-based test score)

82 with 22 for writing, 20 for speaking, 20 for listening, and 18 for reading

IELTS (Academic)

6.5 (no band lower than 6.0)

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English

C pass

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English

B grade

CELT Bridging Course

Overall score of 70% with a minimum of 65% for each section

Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic)

Overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 64 in the Reading and Writing sections, 59 in the Speaking section and 54 in the Listening section. The Law School requires an overall score of 70 with a minimum score of 70 in each section.

Other requirements

  • Law

overall IELTS of 7.5, with a minimum score of 7.5 for reading and writing and a minimum of 7.0 for speaking and listening.

  • Education

overall IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing.

  • Dentistry

overall IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing.

  • Business

overall IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing.

Course Information

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.

This course is a professionally accredited engineering degree for students who have completed undergraduate studies in engineering. You'll specialise 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 specialisations are available: 

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Software Engineering

Upon successful completion, you'll have an internationally recognised qualification that allows  you to practise as a professional engineer.

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Students who have not completed a major in Engineering Science major from this University, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty, must complete conversion units up to the value of 48 points.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Chemical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Web Administrator
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Engineer
  • Mining Engineer.

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