Master of Professional Engineering

This course is a professionally accredited engineering degree for students who have completed undergraduate studies in engineering. Students specialise in a program of engineering and undertake advanced engineering technical units, a design and a research project, and professional units. The 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 the breadth of an engineering challenge.

Course overview

Course title
Master of Professional Engineering
Award abbreviation
MPE
Course code
62550
Course type
professional practice master's degree
Status
current / 2021
Administered by
Faculty Office - Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
CRICOS code
081025J

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
Attendance type
full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Articulation
The Master of Professional Engineering has the following exit awards: 60260 Graduate Certificate in Engineering (24 points) (24 points), 60330 Graduate Diploma in Engineering (48 points) (48 points)
Credit points required
144
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
2 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising 96 points of taught units and 48 points of admission credit, as recognised and granted by the Faculty
Maximum course duration
3 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising up to 144 points of taught study (see Rule 5 for further information)
Professional accreditation
Master of Professional Engineering is accredited by: Engineers Australia (EA); Engineers Australia (EA); Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE); Australian Computer Society (ACS) and Engineers Australia (EA).
Time limit
5 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
Available to international students
Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Schedule 2: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
Course Coordinator(s)
Professor Tim Sercombe
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Specialisations

SP-EBIOM Biomedical Engineering
SP-ECHEM Chemical Engineering
SP-ECIVI Civil Engineering
SP-EELEC Electrical and Electronic Engineering
SP-EENVI Environmental Engineering
SP-EMECH Mechanical Engineering
SP-EMINI Mining Engineering
SP-ESOFT Software Engineering

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2021; NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2022 or 2023.

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.

Take all units (24 points):

Note: Students who commenced the course prior to 2014 should contact the Student Experience Office to obtain a study plan.

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2GENG5010Professional Engineering Portfolio (0 points)
Prerequisites:
completion of at least 60 points towards the Master of Professional Engineering (MPE)
Incompatibility:
GENG5000 Professional Practicum Report
450 hours (12 weeks)
S1, S2GENG5505Project Management and Engineering Practice
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering or the Master of Information Technology or the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas or the Master of Data Science or the Master of Ocean Leadership or the Master of Renewable and Future Energy
lectures: 26 hours; practical classes: 13 hours
S1, S2GENG5507Risk, Reliability and Safety
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering or the Master of Business and Engineering Asset Management or the Master of Information Technology or the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas or the Master of Renewable and Future Energy. This unit is also available to students in the Master of Ocean Leadership with the approval of the course coordinator and completion of an undergraduate major in Engineering Science or equivalent.
lectures: 2 hour per week; practical classes: 1 hour per week; workshops: 3 hours per week
S1, S2GENG5511Engineering Research Project Part 1
Prerequisites:
completion of 24 points of Level 4/Level 5 units in the Master of Professional Engineering
S1, S2GENG5512Engineering Research Project Part 2
Prerequisites:
GENG5511 Engineering Research Project Part 1

Biomedical Engineering specialisation

Take all units (54 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2BMEG4001Biomedical Instrumentation
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering specialisation or Electrical & Electronic Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
lectures: 2 hours per week; activities: 2 hours per week
S1BMEG4002Biomaterials
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering specialisation or Chemical Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
lectures: 2 hours per week; practical classes and lab classes: 2 hours per week
S2BMEG4003Cardiovascular Biomechanics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering specialisation or Chemical Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
lectures: 2 hours per week; practical classes and lab classes: 2 hours per week
S2BMEG5001Advanced Topics in Biomedical Engineering
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering specialisation)
lectures: 2 hours per week; activities: 2 hours per week
S1BMEG5551Biomedical Engineering Design Project 1
Prerequisites:
completion of 24 points in the Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering specialisation)
lectures: 2 hours per week; practical classes/activities: 2 hours per week
S2BMEG5552Biomedical Engineering Design Project 2
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering specialisation), and BMEG5551 Biomedical Engineering Design Project Part 1
lectures: 2 hours per week; practical classes/activities: 2 hours per week
S1PHYS5401Medical Imaging Physics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in 53560 Master of Physics (Medical Physics specialisation) or 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering specialisation) and completion of the core and complementary units for the Physics major or equivalent.
2 - 4 hours per week plus one hour of practicals per week
S1SCIE5516Materials Characterisation for Bioengineering Applications
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
lectures: 2 hrs per week; tutorial/activity: 2 hrs per week for up to 12 weeks
S1SSEH4633Advanced Biomechanical Methods
Prerequisites:
enrolment in honours or postgraduate study in Sport Science, Exercise and Health, or enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering)
lectures: 1 x 2 hours per week; labs: 1 x 2 hours per week

Take unit(s) to a total value of 18 points, comprising either: 12 points from Group A and 6 points from Group B, or 12 points from Group C and 6 points from Group B, or 18 points from Group B:

Group A
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1SCIE4001Collecting, Analysing and Interpreting Big Data in Biology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Biotechnology (71580) or Master of Health Science (71540) or Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) (62550) or honours in the Faculty of Science
Lectures and Seminars: 27 hours
S2SCIE4002Bioinformatics and Data Analysis for Genomics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology specialisation Genetics and Genomics (71580) or the Master of Health Science (71540) or the Master of Biomedical Science Neuroscience specialisation (71520) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) (62550) and SCIE4001 Collecting, Analysing and Interpreting Big Data in Biology Practical and Theoretical Problems.
lectures and tutorials: 24 hours per semester; presentation sessions: approx. 6 (depending on student enrolment)

As per sequence notes in Group A.

Group B
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2BUSN5100Applied Professional Business Communications
Incompatibility:
WACE/TEE English or equivalent or BUSN4003 Applied Business Communication or MGMT5610 Applied Professional Business Communications
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1CITS4402Computer Vision
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the MJD-ARTIF Artificial Intelligence or HON-CMSSE Computer Science and Software Engineering or 62530 Master of Data Science or 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering or Electrical and Electronic Engineering or Software Engineering)
Incompatibility:
CITS4240 Computer Vision
S2GENG4402Control Engineering
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering specialisation, Chemical Engineering specialisation, Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation or Software Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: (GENG1001 Engineering: Introduction to Engineering Mechanics or ENSC2001 Motion) and [(MATH1010 Calculus and Linear Algebra and MATH1020 Calculus Statistics and Probability) or MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1]
Incompatibility:
MCTX3421 Control and Mechatronics, CHPR3433 Process Dynamics and Control
lectures: 3 hours per week; labs: to be scheduled during semester
S2GENG4405Numerical Methods and Modelling
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering specialisation, Civil Engineering specialisation, Electrical & Electronic Engineering specialisation, Environmental Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation, Mining Engineering specialisation, or Software Engineering specialisation)
lectures: 3 hours per week; practical classes: 2 hours per week; computer class: 1 hour per week
S2PUBH5769Biostatistics II
Prerequisites:
PUBH4401 Biostatistics I or equivalent training/experience
lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1.5 hours per week (for face-to-face mode only)
S1, S2SCIE5515Global Challenges in Biomedical Science
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or the Master of Biotechnology (71580)
lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 2 hours per week
N/ASVLG5003Wicked Problems
Prerequisites:
any bachelor's degree; permission/approval is required to enrol
The unit is a 6 week intensive. Attendance at the service learning location is required every day for the first week. In the remaining weeks, students will work independently in project teams, with classroom time reduced to around 15-20 hours altogether.

As per sequence notes in Group A.

Group C
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
NSMKTG5503Enterprise and Innovation
lectures/workshops/seminars: total of 36 hours over 8 weeks
NSMKTG5604Technology Commercialisation
Prerequisites:
MKTG5503 Enterprise and Innovation or enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering specialisation)
Incompatibility:
MKTG5603 Management of Technology and Innovation
lectures/seminars: 36 hours (12 x 3 hours)

Chemical Engineering specialisation

Take all units (48 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1CHPR4404Advanced Thermodynamics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation) or enrolment in the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
Incompatibility:
CHPR4531 Advanced Prediction of Fluid Properties
S1CHPR4405Particle Mechanics and Solids Handling
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (MPE) (Chemical Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
S2CHPR4406Reaction Engineering
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation) or the Master of Renewable and Future Energy
S2CHPR4407Transport Phenomena
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (MPE) (Chemical Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation) or the Master of Renewable and Future Energy or the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
S1CHPR5501Advanced Reaction Engineering and Catalysts
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation) or the Master of Renewable and Future Energy and CHPR4406 Reaction Engineering
S2CHPR5551Chemical Engineering Design Project 1
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation) and CHPR4406 Reaction Engineering
Co-requisites:
CHPR5552 Chemical Engineering Design Project 2
S2CHPR5552Chemical Engineering Design Project 2
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation).
Co-requisites:
CHPR5551 Chemical Engineering Design Project 1
S2GENG4402Control Engineering
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering specialisation, Chemical Engineering specialisation, Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation or Software Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: (GENG1001 Engineering: Introduction to Engineering Mechanics or ENSC2001 Motion) and [(MATH1010 Calculus and Linear Algebra and MATH1020 Calculus Statistics and Probability) or MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1]
Incompatibility:
MCTX3421 Control and Mechatronics, CHPR3433 Process Dynamics and Control
lectures: 3 hours per week; labs: to be scheduled during semester

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

Group A
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
NSCHPR5520Combustion Science and Technology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation) and CHPR4406 Reaction Engineering
S1CHPR5521Gas Processing 1—Flow Assurance and Gathering
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation); or enrolment in the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
Co-requisites:
CHPR4404 Advanced Thermodynamics
S2CHPR5522Gas Processing 2—Treating and LNG Production
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation); or enrolment in the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
S1ELEC5506Process Instrumentation and Control
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation or Chemical Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH2040 Engineering Mathematics or equivalent) or ENSC2001 Motion or ENSC2002 Energy
Incompatibility:
ELEC3320 Process Instrumentation and Control
lectures, practical classes and laboratories
S1GENG5516Energy Storage Systems
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Renewable Energy or the Masters of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation, Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation) or the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
lectures: 36 hours; practical classes: 12 hours; labs: 9 hours

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

Group B
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1BMEG4002Biomaterials
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering specialisation or Chemical Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
lectures: 2 hours per week; practical classes and lab classes: 2 hours per week
S2BMEG4003Cardiovascular Biomechanics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering specialisation or Chemical Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
lectures: 2 hours per week; practical classes and lab classes: 2 hours per week
S1, S2BUSN5100Applied Professional Business Communications
Incompatibility:
WACE/TEE English or equivalent or BUSN4003 Applied Business Communication or MGMT5610 Applied Professional Business Communications
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S2CITS4009Computational Data Analysis
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Data Science or Master of Information Technology or Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialsiation or Mining Engineering specialisation or Software Engineering specialisation) or Master of Renewable and Future Energy
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 2 hours per week
S2ENVE4401Contaminant Fate and Transport
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental Engineering specialisation or Chemical Engineering specialisation)
3 per week
S1GENG4403Extractive Metallurgy
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering or Mining Engineering specialisation)
S1GENG4410Fossil to Future – The Transition
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Renewable and Future Energy or Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas or Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation and Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
lectures: 36 hours; practicals: 12 hours
S2GENG5503Modern Control Systems
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation, Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation) and GENG4402 Control Engineering or the Master of Renewable and Future Energy; for pre-2012 courses: MCTX3421 Control and Mechatronics or ELEC3015 Signals and Systems or ELEC2305 Signals and Systems 2 or GENG4402 Control Engineering
Incompatibility:
ELEC4300 Control Engineering
lectures, practical classes and laboratories
S2GENG5504Petroleum Engineering
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation, and Mechanical Engineering specialisation) and Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
lectures and practical classes
S2GENG5506Renewable Energy
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation, Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation, Environmental Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation, or Mining Engineering specialisation). This unit is also available to students in the Master of Ocean Leadership with the approval of the course coordinator and completion of an undergraduate major in Engineering Science or equivalent.
Incompatibility:
CHPR4403 Future Energy
lectures and practical classes
N/ASVLG5003Wicked Problems
Prerequisites:
any bachelor's degree; permission/approval is required to enrol
The unit is a 6 week intensive. Attendance at the service learning location is required every day for the first week. In the remaining weeks, students will work independently in project teams, with classroom time reduced to around 15-20 hours altogether.

Civil Engineering specialisation

Take all units (48 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1CIVL4401Applied Geomechanics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation or Mining Engineering specialisation
49 (lectures: 20 hours; seminars: 13 hours; practical classes: 12 hours; labs: 4 hours)
S1CIVL4402Civil Hydraulics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation)
lectures: 39 hours; practical classes: 26 hours
S2CIVL4403Structural Concrete
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation)
lectures: 39 hours; practical classes: 12 hours; workshops: 12 hours
S1CIVL4404Structural Steel
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering Specialisation)
lectures: 39 hours; practical classes: 24 hours
S1CIVL5551Civil Engineering Design Project 1
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation)
Co-requisites:
GENG5505 Project Management and Engineering Practice
S2CIVL5552Civil Engineering Design Project 2
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation)
Co-requisites:
GENG5505 Project Management and Engineering Practice
lectures and practical classes
S2GENG4405Numerical Methods and Modelling
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering specialisation, Civil Engineering specialisation, Electrical & Electronic Engineering specialisation, Environmental Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation, Mining Engineering specialisation, or Software Engineering specialisation)
lectures: 3 hours per week; practical classes: 2 hours per week; computer class: 1 hour per week
S1GENG5514Finite Element Method
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
lectures and practical classes

Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points:

Group A
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2BUSN5100Applied Professional Business Communications
Incompatibility:
WACE/TEE English or equivalent or BUSN4003 Applied Business Communication or MGMT5610 Applied Professional Business Communications
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S2CIVL5501Structural Dynamics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (MPE) (Civil Engineering specialisation)
lectures: 39 hours; practical classes: 26 hours
S1CIVL5502Transportation Engineering
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: none
Incompatibility:
CIVL4180 Transportation Engineering
lectures: 24 hours; practical classes: 24 hours
NSCIVL5503Underground Construction
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation) and CIVL4401 Applied Geomechanics
49 hours
S2CIVL5504Offshore Geomechanics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation) and CIVL4401 Applied Geomechanics
56 hours
S2CIVL5505Introduction to Design of Offshore Systems
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation) or enrolment in the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas. This unit is also available to students in the Master of Ocean Leadership with the approval of the Course Coordinator and completion of an undergraduate major in Engineering Science or equivalent.
S1CIVL5506Pavement Design
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering)
5 hours per week (3 lectures, 1 practice session, 1 computer lab)
S1ENVE4402Hydrology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental Engineering Specialisation or Civil Engineering Specialisation). This unit is also available to students in the Master of Ocean Leadership with the approval of the Course Coordinator and completion of an undergraduate major in Engineering Science or equivalent.
Co-requisites:
for pre-2012 courses: (MATH2209 Calculus and Probability or MATH2040 Engineering Mathematics or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2) and (ENVE2603 Introduction to Environmental Hydrology or ENVT2251 Environmental Hydrology and Water Resource Management)
Incompatibility:
ENVE3603 Quantitative Environmental Hydrology
NSENVE5502Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Resource Recovery
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental Engineering specialisation, Civil Engineering specialisation, or Mechanical Engineering specialisation); or enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology
workshops
S1GENG5501Coastal and Offshore Engineering
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation, Environmental Engineering specialisation, or Mechanical Engineering specialisation). This unit is also available to students in the Master of Ocean Leadership with the approval of the Course Coordinator and completion of an undergraduate major in Engineering Science or equivalent.
S2GENG5502Environmental Geotechnics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation, Environmental Engineering specialisation, and Mining Engineering specialisation)
N/ASVLG5003Wicked Problems
Prerequisites:
any bachelor's degree; permission/approval is required to enrol
The unit is a 6 week intensive. Attendance at the service learning location is required every day for the first week. In the remaining weeks, students will work independently in project teams, with classroom time reduced to around 15-20 hours altogether.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation

Take all units (48 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1ELEC4401Circuits and Electronic Systems
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation)
lectures: 36 hours; practical classes: 22 hours; labs: 8 hours
NSELEC4402Communications Systems
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation)
lectures: 36 hours; practical classes: 12 hours; labs: 18 hours
S1ELEC4404Signal Processing
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation or Software Engineering specialisation)
lectures: 36 hours; practical classes: 12 hours; labs: 6 hours
S2ELEC4406Digital System Design
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation or Software Engineering specialisation) or the Master of Information Technology and ENSC3020 Introduction to Digital Embedded Systems; for pre-2017 courses: ENSC3017 Circuits and Electronics
48 hours (lectures 36 hours: practical classes: 12 hours: laboratories 12 hours)
S1ELEC5505Power System Analysis
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation) or the Master of Renewable and Future Energy
lectures and practical classes
S1ELEC5551Electrical and Electronic Engineering Design Project 1
Prerequisites:
completion of 24 points in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation)
Co-requisites:
GENG5505 Project Management and Engineering Practice
S2ELEC5552Electrical and Electronic Engineering Design Project 2
Prerequisites:
ELEC5551 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Design Project 1
S2GENG4402Control Engineering
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering specialisation, Chemical Engineering specialisation, Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation or Software Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: (GENG1001 Engineering: Introduction to Engineering Mechanics or ENSC2001 Motion) and [(MATH1010 Calculus and Linear Algebra and MATH1020 Calculus Statistics and Probability) or MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1]
Incompatibility:
MCTX3421 Control and Mechatronics, CHPR3433 Process Dynamics and Control
lectures: 3 hours per week; labs: to be scheduled during semester

Take units to a total value of 24 points from Group A or take units to a total value of 18 points from Group A and 6 points from Group B:

Group A
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2ELEC5501Advanced Communications
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation); ELEC4402 Communications Systems
practical classes: 24 hours; lectures: 24 hours; labs: 9 hours
N/AELEC5502Analogue Electronics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation) and ELEC4401 Circuits and Electronic Systems. For pre-2012 courses: (ELEC2300 Circuits and Electronic Systems 2 or ENSC3017 Circuits and Electronics), (ELEC2304 Physical Electronics 2 or ENSC3014 Electronic Materials and Devices), (ELEC2305 Signals and Systems 2 or ENSC3015 Signals and Systems) and (ELEC3301 Circuits and Electronic Systems 3 or ELEC4401 Circuits and Electronic Systems)
Incompatibility:
ELEC3300 Analogue Electronics
lectures, practical classes and laboratories
S1ELEC5503Digital Microelectronics System Design
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation)
lectures, practical classes and laboratories
S1ELEC5504Power Electronics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation) or the Master of Renewable and Future Energy
lectures: 36 hours; practical classes: 12 hours; labs: 9 hours
S1ELEC5506Process Instrumentation and Control
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation or Chemical Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH2040 Engineering Mathematics or equivalent) or ENSC2001 Motion or ENSC2002 Energy
Incompatibility:
ELEC3320 Process Instrumentation and Control
lectures, practical classes and laboratories
S1ELEC5508Semiconductor Nanoelectronics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation)
S2GENG5503Modern Control Systems
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation, Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation) and GENG4402 Control Engineering or the Master of Renewable and Future Energy; for pre-2012 courses: MCTX3421 Control and Mechatronics or ELEC3015 Signals and Systems or ELEC2305 Signals and Systems 2 or GENG4402 Control Engineering
Incompatibility:
ELEC4300 Control Engineering
lectures, practical classes and laboratories
S2GENG5506Renewable Energy
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation, Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation, Environmental Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation, or Mining Engineering specialisation). This unit is also available to students in the Master of Ocean Leadership with the approval of the course coordinator and completion of an undergraduate major in Engineering Science or equivalent.
Incompatibility:
CHPR4403 Future Energy
lectures and practical classes
S1GENG5508Robotics
Prerequisites:
completion of at least 84 points in the Bachelor of Automation and Robotics including CITS1001 Software Engineering with Java, or enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation or Software Engineering specialisation), or enrolment in the Master of Information Technology
lectures and laboratories

Take units to a total value of 24 points from Group A or take units to a total value of 18 points from Group A and 6 points from Group B:

Group B
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2BMEG4001Biomedical Instrumentation
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering specialisation or Electrical & Electronic Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
lectures: 2 hours per week; activities: 2 hours per week
S1, S2BUSN5100Applied Professional Business Communications
Incompatibility:
WACE/TEE English or equivalent or BUSN4003 Applied Business Communication or MGMT5610 Applied Professional Business Communications
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1CITS4402Computer Vision
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the MJD-ARTIF Artificial Intelligence or HON-CMSSE Computer Science and Software Engineering or 62530 Master of Data Science or 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering or Electrical and Electronic Engineering or Software Engineering)
Incompatibility:
CITS4240 Computer Vision
N/ACITS4404Artificial Intelligence and Adaptive Systems
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the MJD-ARTIF Artificial Intelligence or HON-CMSSE Computer Science and Software Engineering or 62510 Master of Information Technology or 62530 Master of Data Science or 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering or Software Engineering) and completion of 12 points of programming-based units
Incompatibility:
CITS7212 Computational Intelligence
S2CITS4419Mobile and Wireless Computing
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the MJD-INTCY International Cybersecurity or HON-CMSSE Computer Science and Software Engineering or 62530 Master of Data Science or 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering or Software Engineering)
Incompatibility:
CITS7219 Mobile and Wireless Computing
S2ELEC5509Grid Integration of Renewable Energy
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Renewable and Future Energy or the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
lectures: 24 hours; practical classes: 24 hours; labs: 9 hours
N/AELEC5510Design and Analysis of Smart Grids and Microgrids
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Renewable and Future Energy or the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
lectures: 36 hours; practical classes: 12 hours; labs: 9 hours
S2GENG4405Numerical Methods and Modelling
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering specialisation, Civil Engineering specialisation, Electrical & Electronic Engineering specialisation, Environmental Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation, Mining Engineering specialisation, or Software Engineering specialisation)
lectures: 3 hours per week; practical classes: 2 hours per week; computer class: 1 hour per week
S1GENG5516Energy Storage Systems
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Renewable Energy or the Masters of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation, Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation) or the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
lectures: 36 hours; practical classes: 12 hours; labs: 9 hours
S1SCIE5516Materials Characterisation for Bioengineering Applications
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
lectures: 2 hrs per week; tutorial/activity: 2 hrs per week for up to 12 weeks
N/ASVLG5003Wicked Problems
Prerequisites:
any bachelor's degree; permission/approval is required to enrol
The unit is a 6 week intensive. Attendance at the service learning location is required every day for the first week. In the remaining weeks, students will work independently in project teams, with classroom time reduced to around 15-20 hours altogether.

Environmental Engineering specialisation

Take all units (54 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2ENVE4401Contaminant Fate and Transport
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental Engineering specialisation or Chemical Engineering specialisation)
3 per week
S1ENVE4402Hydrology
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental Engineering Specialisation or Civil Engineering Specialisation). This unit is also available to students in the Master of Ocean Leadership with the approval of the Course Coordinator and completion of an undergraduate major in Engineering Science or equivalent.
Co-requisites:
for pre-2012 courses: (MATH2209 Calculus and Probability or MATH2040 Engineering Mathematics or MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2) and (ENVE2603 Introduction to Environmental Hydrology or ENVT2251 Environmental Hydrology and Water Resource Management)
Incompatibility:
ENVE3603 Quantitative Environmental Hydrology
S1ENVE4403Fluid Transport, Mixing and Dispersion
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental Engineering specialisation). This unit is also available to students in the Master of Ocean Leadership with the approval of the course coordinator and completion of an undergraduate major in Engineering Science or equivalent.
lectures: 2 per week; practical sessions: 2 per week; laboratories: two 3-hour sessions per semester
S1ENVE4405Ecological Engineering
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation) or enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology or Master of Ocean Leadership or Master of Environmental Science
S2ENVE5551Environmental Engineering Design Project 1
Prerequisites:
completion of at least 24 points of the Level 4/Level 5 units in the Master of Professional Engineering (MPE) (Environmental Engineering specialisation)
Co-requisites:
GENG5505 Project Management and Engineering Practice
S1ENVE5552Environmental Engineering Design Project 2
Prerequisites:
completion of at least 24 points of Level 4/Level 5 units in the Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental Engineering specialisation) and ENVE5551 Environmental Engineering Design Project 1
Co-requisites:
GENG5505 Project Management and Engineering Practice
S1, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
The total workload for the unit is 150 hours. This includes podcasts for viewing and reading to be undertaken prior to attending a compulsory 1-hour seminar per week where students will be contributing to interactive discussions. Additionally there is a compulsory 2-hour computer practical lab per week for which students will undertake applied use of GIS. Completion of these labs is necessary to enable skills for completing written unit assessment. Independent learning is required throughout the unit.
S2ENVT5566Advanced Spatial and Environmental Modelling
Prerequisites:
ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications or GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems or (ENVT5561 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Multifunctional Landscapes or ENVT55662 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Coastal Resilience or ENVT5563 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Waterway Restoration or ENVT5564 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Contaminated Sites or ENVT5565 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Sensor Networks ) or Master of Professional Engineering (62550) specialisation Environmental Engineering.
total of 150 hours
S2GENG4405Numerical Methods and Modelling
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering specialisation, Civil Engineering specialisation, Electrical & Electronic Engineering specialisation, Environmental Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation, Mining Engineering specialisation, or Software Engineering specialisation)
lectures: 3 hours per week; practical classes: 2 hours per week; computer class: 1 hour per week

Take unit(s) to the value of 18 points:

Group A
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2BUSN5100Applied Professional Business Communications
Incompatibility:
WACE/TEE English or equivalent or BUSN4003 Applied Business Communication or MGMT5610 Applied Professional Business Communications
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1ECON4410Environmental and Resource Economics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering Environmental Specialisation (62550) or the Master of Economics (42620) or the Master of Agricultural Science (72510) or the Master of Environmental Science (72530) or the Master of International Development (71550) or the Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) or the Master of Ocean Leadership (62540) or the Master of Public Policy (coursework or coursework and dissertation) (42580)
lectures: 2 hours; tutorials: 1 hour; labs: 1 hour (4 hours/week for 12 weeks)
NSENVE5502Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Resource Recovery
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental Engineering specialisation, Civil Engineering specialisation, or Mechanical Engineering specialisation); or enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology
workshops
S1GENG5501Coastal and Offshore Engineering
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation, Environmental Engineering specialisation, or Mechanical Engineering specialisation). This unit is also available to students in the Master of Ocean Leadership with the approval of the Course Coordinator and completion of an undergraduate major in Engineering Science or equivalent.
S2GENG5502Environmental Geotechnics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation, Environmental Engineering specialisation, and Mining Engineering specialisation)
S2GENG5506Renewable Energy
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation, Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation, Environmental Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation, or Mining Engineering specialisation). This unit is also available to students in the Master of Ocean Leadership with the approval of the course coordinator and completion of an undergraduate major in Engineering Science or equivalent.
Incompatibility:
CHPR4403 Future Energy
lectures and practical classes
NSMINE4406Geotechnology of Mine Waste
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Mining Engineering specialisation or Environmental Engineering specialisation);

for pre-2012 courses: CIVL2121 Engineering Geology and Geomechanics or CIVL2122 Geomechanics or ENSC3009 Geomechanics

Incompatibility:
MINE4166 Geotechnology of Mine Waste Management
NSOCEN4002Ocean Hazards
N/AOCEN4004Sustainable Marine Management and Planning
S2OCEN4007Renewable Ocean Energy
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Renewable and Future Energy or the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas or the Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation). This unit is also available to students in the Master of Ocean Leadership with the approval of the Program Chair and completion of an undergraduate major in Engineering Science or equivalent.
lectures: 3 x 45 mins per week; practical classes: 2 x 1 hrs per week; labs: 3 hours every third week
N/ASVLG5003Wicked Problems
Prerequisites:
any bachelor's degree; permission/approval is required to enrol
The unit is a 6 week intensive. Attendance at the service learning location is required every day for the first week. In the remaining weeks, students will work independently in project teams, with classroom time reduced to around 15-20 hours altogether.

Mechanical Engineering specialisation

Take all units (60 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2GENG4402Control Engineering
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering specialisation, Chemical Engineering specialisation, Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation or Software Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: (GENG1001 Engineering: Introduction to Engineering Mechanics or ENSC2001 Motion) and [(MATH1010 Calculus and Linear Algebra and MATH1020 Calculus Statistics and Probability) or MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1]
Incompatibility:
MCTX3421 Control and Mechatronics, CHPR3433 Process Dynamics and Control
lectures: 3 hours per week; labs: to be scheduled during semester
S2GENG4405Numerical Methods and Modelling
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering specialisation, Civil Engineering specialisation, Electrical & Electronic Engineering specialisation, Environmental Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation, Mining Engineering specialisation, or Software Engineering specialisation)
lectures: 3 hours per week; practical classes: 2 hours per week; computer class: 1 hour per week
S1GENG5514Finite Element Method
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
lectures and practical classes
S2MECH4424Measurement and Noise
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Bachelor of Automation and Robotics and CITS1001 Software Engineering with Java and ENSC3001 Mechanisms and Machines, or enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical Engineering specialisation) or the Master of Renewable and Future Energy
lectures/information sessions: 3 hours per week; practical classes: 1 hour per week; labs: 2 hours per week
S2MECH4426Dynamics, Vibration and Sound
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: [(MATH1010 Calculus and Linear Algebra and MATH1020 Calculus, Statistics and Probability) or MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1 (or equivalent)] and (MECH1401 Engineering Dynamics or ENSC3001 Mechanisms and Machines) and (CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation or GENG2140 Modelling and Computer Analysis for Engineers)
Incompatibility:
MECH3404 Vibration and Signal Processing
lectures/practical classes
S1MECH4428Degradation of Materials
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: MATE1412 Materials Engineering 1 or (ENSC1002 Material Behaviour from Atoms to Bridges and ENSC3002 Materials and Manufacturing)
Incompatibility:
MECH3405 Structural Integrity
lectures: 3 hours per week; practical classes: 1 hour per week; labs: 3-hour session per semester
S1MECH4429Applied Engineering Thermodynamics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: ENSC2002 Energy or ENSC3003 Fluid Mechanics or MECH2403 Thermofluids 2 or CHPR2433 Fluid Mechanics or equivalent
Incompatibility:
MECH3401 Thermofluids 3
lectures: 2 hours per week; practical classes: 1 hour per week; labs: 6 hours in total
S2MECH5502Analysis and Design of Machine Components
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
Incompatibility:
MECH3403 Mechanical Design
lectures: 3 hours per week; specialised lectures: 5–6 hours per semester; practical classes: 2 hours per week
S1MECH5551Mechanical Engineering Design Project 1
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical Engineering specialisation) and MECH5502 Analysis and Design of Machine Components; for pre-2012 courses: completion of 26 points of engineering units
Co-requisites:
MECH4429 Applied Engineering Thermodynamics and GENG5505 Project Management and Engineering Practice; for pre-2012 courses: none
S2MECH5552Mechanical Engineering Design Project 2
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical Engineering specialisation), and MECH5551 Mechanical Engineering Design Project 1
Co-requisites:
GENG5505 Project Management and Engineering Practice

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

Group A
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1BMEG4002Biomaterials
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering specialisation or Chemical Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
lectures: 2 hours per week; practical classes and lab classes: 2 hours per week
S2BMEG4003Cardiovascular Biomechanics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering specialisation or Chemical Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
lectures: 2 hours per week; practical classes and lab classes: 2 hours per week
S1, S2BUSN5100Applied Professional Business Communications
Incompatibility:
WACE/TEE English or equivalent or BUSN4003 Applied Business Communication or MGMT5610 Applied Professional Business Communications
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1CHPR4405Particle Mechanics and Solids Handling
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (MPE) (Chemical Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
S2CHPR4407Transport Phenomena
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (MPE) (Chemical Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation) or the Master of Renewable and Future Energy or the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
S2CIVL5505Introduction to Design of Offshore Systems
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation) or enrolment in the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas. This unit is also available to students in the Master of Ocean Leadership with the approval of the Course Coordinator and completion of an undergraduate major in Engineering Science or equivalent.
S1ENVE4405Ecological Engineering
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation) or enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology or Master of Ocean Leadership or Master of Environmental Science
NSENVE5502Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Resource Recovery
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental Engineering specialisation, Civil Engineering specialisation, or Mechanical Engineering specialisation); or enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology
workshops
S1GENG4403Extractive Metallurgy
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering or Mining Engineering specialisation)
S1GENG4410Fossil to Future – The Transition
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Renewable and Future Energy or Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas or Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation and Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
lectures: 36 hours; practicals: 12 hours
S1GENG5501Coastal and Offshore Engineering
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation, Environmental Engineering specialisation, or Mechanical Engineering specialisation). This unit is also available to students in the Master of Ocean Leadership with the approval of the Course Coordinator and completion of an undergraduate major in Engineering Science or equivalent.
S2GENG5503Modern Control Systems
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation, Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation) and GENG4402 Control Engineering or the Master of Renewable and Future Energy; for pre-2012 courses: MCTX3421 Control and Mechatronics or ELEC3015 Signals and Systems or ELEC2305 Signals and Systems 2 or GENG4402 Control Engineering
Incompatibility:
ELEC4300 Control Engineering
lectures, practical classes and laboratories
S2GENG5504Petroleum Engineering
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation, and Mechanical Engineering specialisation) and Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
lectures and practical classes
S2GENG5506Renewable Energy
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation, Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation, Environmental Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation, or Mining Engineering specialisation). This unit is also available to students in the Master of Ocean Leadership with the approval of the course coordinator and completion of an undergraduate major in Engineering Science or equivalent.
Incompatibility:
CHPR4403 Future Energy
lectures and practical classes
S1GENG5508Robotics
Prerequisites:
completion of at least 84 points in the Bachelor of Automation and Robotics including CITS1001 Software Engineering with Java, or enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation or Software Engineering specialisation), or enrolment in the Master of Information Technology
lectures and laboratories
N/AMECH5501Applied Acoustics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
lectures, practical classes and laboratories
S2MECH5504Design and Failure Analysis of Materials
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical Engineering Specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: MATE1412 Materials Engineering 1 or (ENSC1002 Material Behaviour from Atoms to Bridges and ENSC3002 Materials and Manufacturing)
Incompatibility:
MECH3405 Structural integrity
lectures, practical classes and laboratories
S2OCEN4007Renewable Ocean Energy
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Renewable and Future Energy or the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas or the Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation). This unit is also available to students in the Master of Ocean Leadership with the approval of the Program Chair and completion of an undergraduate major in Engineering Science or equivalent.
lectures: 3 x 45 mins per week; practical classes: 2 x 1 hrs per week; labs: 3 hours every third week
NSOCEN5002Ocean Engineering and Technology
S1SCIE5516Materials Characterisation for Bioengineering Applications
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
lectures: 2 hrs per week; tutorial/activity: 2 hrs per week for up to 12 weeks
N/ASVLG5003Wicked Problems
Prerequisites:
any bachelor's degree; permission/approval is required to enrol
The unit is a 6 week intensive. Attendance at the service learning location is required every day for the first week. In the remaining weeks, students will work independently in project teams, with classroom time reduced to around 15-20 hours altogether.

Mining Engineering specialisation

Take all units (48 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1MINE4401Underground Mining 1
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Mining Engineering specialisation
S2MINE4404Rock Mechanics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Mining Engineering specialisation)
S1MINE4405Mineral Resources
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Mining Engineering specialisation)
Incompatibility:
EART3351 Mineral Resources
NSMINE4406Geotechnology of Mine Waste
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Mining Engineering specialisation or Environmental Engineering specialisation);

for pre-2012 courses: CIVL2121 Engineering Geology and Geomechanics or CIVL2122 Geomechanics or ENSC3009 Geomechanics

Incompatibility:
MINE4166 Geotechnology of Mine Waste Management
S1MINE4503Surface Mining
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (MPE) (Mining Engineering specialisation)
S1MINE5501Mining Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Mining Engineering specialisation) and MINE4503 Surface Mining and MINE4401 Underground Mining 1)
S2MINE5502Underground Mining 2
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Mining Engineering specialisation) and MINE4503 Surface Mining and MINE4401 Underground Mining 1
S1MINE5552Mining Engineering Design Project 2
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Mining Engineering specialisation) and MINE5502 Underground Mining 2 and MINE5551 Mining Engineering Design Project 1

Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:

Group A
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2MINE5551Mining Engineering Design Project 1
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Mining Engineering specialisation) and MINE4401 Underground Mining 1 and MINE4405 Mineral Resources and MINE4503 Surface Mining
N/ASVLG5003Wicked Problems
Prerequisites:
any bachelor's degree; permission/approval is required to enrol
The unit is a 6 week intensive. Attendance at the service learning location is required every day for the first week. In the remaining weeks, students will work independently in project teams, with classroom time reduced to around 15-20 hours altogether.

Take unit(s) to the value of 18 points:

Group B
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2ACCT5432Introductory Financial Accounting
Incompatibility:
ACCT1101 Financial Accounting, ACCT5602 Accounting
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1, S2BUSN5100Applied Professional Business Communications
Incompatibility:
WACE/TEE English or equivalent or BUSN4003 Applied Business Communication or MGMT5610 Applied Professional Business Communications
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S2CITS4009Computational Data Analysis
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Data Science or Master of Information Technology or Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialsiation or Mining Engineering specialisation or Software Engineering specialisation) or Master of Renewable and Future Energy
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 2 hours per week
S1CIVL4401Applied Geomechanics
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation or Mining Engineering specialisation
49 (lectures: 20 hours; seminars: 13 hours; practical classes: 12 hours; labs: 4 hours)
S1, S2ECON5541Economics for Business: Applications and Policy
Incompatibility:
ECON5503 Economic Management and Strategy; ECON1000 ECON1101 or equivalent.
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1EMPL5412Employment Relations
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S2EMPL5450Advanced Topics in Employment Relations
Prerequisites:
EMPL5412 Employment Relations
Seminars: 5 blocks of 6 hours in the first part of the semester plus one block of 6 hours at the end of the semester
S1EMPL5511Employment Relations in a Global Context
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1GENG4403Extractive Metallurgy
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering or Mining Engineering specialisation)
S2GENG4405Numerical Methods and Modelling
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering specialisation, Civil Engineering specialisation, Electrical & Electronic Engineering specialisation, Environmental Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation, Mining Engineering specialisation, or Software Engineering specialisation)
lectures: 3 hours per week; practical classes: 2 hours per week; computer class: 1 hour per week
S2GENG5506Renewable Energy
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation, Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation, Environmental Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation, or Mining Engineering specialisation). This unit is also available to students in the Master of Ocean Leadership with the approval of the course coordinator and completion of an undergraduate major in Engineering Science or equivalent.
Incompatibility:
CHPR4403 Future Energy
lectures and practical classes
S1, S2HRMT5504Introduction to Human Resource Management
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1, S2MGMT5507Management and Organisations
Incompatibility:
MGMT1136 Management and Organisations
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S2MGMT5508Organisational Behaviour and Leadership
seminars: 3 hours per week for 12 weeks

Software Engineering specialisation

Take all units (36 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1CITS4401Software Requirements and Design
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 62510 Master of Information Technology or 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (Software Engineering specialisation).
Incompatibility:
CITS2220 Software Engineering: Design and CITS3220 Software Requirements and Project Management
S1CITS5501Software Testing and Quality Assurance
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the BH008 Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science [Honours] (International Cybersecurity major) or 62510 Master of Information Technology or 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (Software Engineering) and completion of 12 points of programming-based units
Incompatibility:
CITS4220 Software Quality and Measurement
S2CITS5503Cloud Computing
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the BH008 Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science [Honours] (International Cybersecurity major or Computing and Data Science major) or HON-CMSSE Computer Science and Software Engineering or 62510 Master of Information Technology or 62530 Master of Data Science or 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (Software Engineering) or 42630 Master of Business Analytics and completion of 12 points of programming-based units
S2CITS5507High Performance Computing
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the 62510 Master of Information Technology or 62530 Master of Data Science or 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (Software Engineering) and completion of 12 points of programming-based units
Incompatibility:
CITS3402 High Performance Computing, SHPC4002 High Performance Computing
S1CITS5551Software Engineering Design Project 1
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Software Engineering) and completion of 24 points of Level 4/Level 5 units
S1, S2CITS5552Software Engineering Design Project 2
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Professional Engineering (Software Engineering) and CITS5551 Software Engineering Design Project 1

Take unit(s) to the value of 36 points:

Group A
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2BUSN5100Applied Professional Business Communications
Incompatibility:
WACE/TEE English or equivalent or BUSN4003 Applied Business Communication or MGMT5610 Applied Professional Business Communications
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S2CITS4009Computational Data Analysis
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Data Science or Master of Information Technology or Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialsiation or Mining Engineering specialisation or Software Engineering specialisation) or Master of Renewable and Future Energy
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 2 hours per week
S1CITS4402Computer Vision
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the MJD-ARTIF Artificial Intelligence or HON-CMSSE Computer Science and Software Engineering or 62530 Master of Data Science or 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering or Electrical and Electronic Engineering or Software Engineering)
Incompatibility:
CITS4240 Computer Vision
N/ACITS4403Computational Modelling
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the MJD-ARTIF Artificial Intelligence or MJD-INTCY International Cybersecurity or HON-CMSSE Computer Science and Software Engineering or 62510 Master of Information Technology or 62530 Master of Data Science or 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (Software Engineering)
Incompatibility:
CITS7211 Modelling Complex Systems
N/ACITS4404Artificial Intelligence and Adaptive Systems
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the MJD-ARTIF Artificial Intelligence or HON-CMSSE Computer Science and Software Engineering or 62510 Master of Information Technology or 62530 Master of Data Science or 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering or Software Engineering) and completion of 12 points of programming-based units
Incompatibility:
CITS7212 Computational Intelligence
S2CITS4419Mobile and Wireless Computing
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the MJD-INTCY International Cybersecurity or HON-CMSSE Computer Science and Software Engineering or 62530 Master of Data Science or 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering or Software Engineering)
Incompatibility:
CITS7219 Mobile and Wireless Computing
S2CITS5506The Internet of Things
Prerequisites:
completion of 6 points of programming-based units
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 3 hours per week
S1CITS5508Machine Learning
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the BH008 Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science [Honours] (Artificial Intelligence major or Computing and Data Science major) or HON-CMSSE Computer Science and Software Engineering or 62510 Master of Information Technology or 62530 Master of Data Science or 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (Software Engineering) or 42630 Master of Business Analytics and completion of 12 points of programming-based units
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 2 hours per week for 11 weeks from week 2
S2ELEC4406Digital System Design
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation or Software Engineering specialisation) or the Master of Information Technology and ENSC3020 Introduction to Digital Embedded Systems; for pre-2017 courses: ENSC3017 Circuits and Electronics
48 hours (lectures 36 hours: practical classes: 12 hours: laboratories 12 hours)
S2GENG4402Control Engineering
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering specialisation, Chemical Engineering specialisation, Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation or Software Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: (GENG1001 Engineering: Introduction to Engineering Mechanics or ENSC2001 Motion) and [(MATH1010 Calculus and Linear Algebra and MATH1020 Calculus Statistics and Probability) or MATH1001 Mathematical Methods 1]
Incompatibility:
MCTX3421 Control and Mechatronics, CHPR3433 Process Dynamics and Control
lectures: 3 hours per week; labs: to be scheduled during semester
S2GENG4405Numerical Methods and Modelling
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Biomedical Engineering specialisation, Civil Engineering specialisation, Electrical & Electronic Engineering specialisation, Environmental Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation, Mining Engineering specialisation, or Software Engineering specialisation)
lectures: 3 hours per week; practical classes: 2 hours per week; computer class: 1 hour per week
S1GENG5508Robotics
Prerequisites:
completion of at least 84 points in the Bachelor of Automation and Robotics including CITS1001 Software Engineering with Java, or enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation, Mechanical Engineering specialisation or Software Engineering specialisation), or enrolment in the Master of Information Technology
lectures and laboratories
N/ASVLG5003Wicked Problems
Prerequisites:
any bachelor's degree; permission/approval is required to enrol
The unit is a 6 week intensive. Attendance at the service learning location is required every day for the first week. In the remaining weeks, students will work independently in project teams, with classroom time reduced to around 15-20 hours altogether.

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module is not required to repeat the module.

(3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a UWA bachelor's degree with a major in Engineering Science1 or Bachelor of Automation and Robotics; or

(b) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and

(i) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent; and

(ii) prior studies in engineering, physics or mathematics;

or

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

or

(d) completed a UWA Diploma in Science with a major in Engineering Science1

1 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.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6.(1) This course has the following exit awards:

  • 60260 Graduate Certificate in Engineering (24 points)
  • 60330 Graduate Diploma in Engineering (48 points)

(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Professional Engineering course before completing it, but after completing course core units and/or specialisation-specific units to the value of 24 points, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Engineering.

(3) A student who withdraws from the Master of Professional Engineering course before completing it, but after completing course core units and/or specialisation-specific units to the value of 48 points, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Engineering.

Course structure

7.(1) 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. The course comprises the following specialisations :

  • SP-EBIOM Biomedical Engineering
  • SP-ECHEM Chemical Engineering
  • SP-ECIVI Civil Engineering
  • SP-EELEC Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • SP-EENVI Environmental Engineering
  • SP-EMECH Mechanical Engineering
  • SP-EMINI Mining Engineering
  • SP-ESOFT Software Engineering

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

(3) 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.

Satisfactory progress

8.(1) Subject to (2), to make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

(2) A student who fails a unit twice is not permitted to enrol again in that unit unless the Faculty approves otherwise.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module) when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10.(1) Students who make satisfactory progress are assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances—

(a) students who do not make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the first time are assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) students who do not make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the second time are assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) students who do not make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the third time are assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent which is calculated based on—

(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;

(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;

and

(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.

Additional rules
Professional practicum

13.(1) Students are required to complete at least 450 hours of suitable practical experience as approved by the Faculty.

(2) With the support of the Faculty, students are expected to make their own arrangements for practical experience.

(3) The Faculty may, on written application by a student and on production of satisfactory evidence, accept work completed by the student prior to acceptance into the course as fulfilling the requirements of (1).

(4) Students must submit an online portfolio (GENG5010 Professional Engineering Portfolio2) at the end of their final semester of study in the Master of Professional Engineering. The portfolio must refer to the practicum work completed under (1) and/or (3) above and demonstrate the student's attainment of the sixteen elements of competency outlined in the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineer. Students may also refer to coursework activities in their portfolio. Certificates of Work Performed and other evidence must be included.

2 Students enrol in GENG5010 Professional Engineering Portfolio in their final semester of study. They may, however, contribute material to their portfolio at any time during their studies.

Substitution

14. Where a student has completed relevant studies in a course accredited by Engineers Australia, the Faculty may permit or require a student to substitute for specialisation specific units other units available within the course up to a value of 24 points, provided that no more than 48 points are completed at Level 4.

Admissions/enrolment-related rules

15. Students who have not completed WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D, Physics 3A/3B, or equivalent are required to take additional preparatory units, and may not be able to complete in a full-time enrolment.