Master of Professional Engineering Preliminary (coursework)
This course caters for students with a bachelor's degree in a non-engineering area of study (e.g. a Bachelor of Science), and is designed to enable students to move into the professionally accredited Master of Professional Engineering on completion. A student who has completed some studies in Engineering, Mathematics or Physics to an appropriate level within their undergraduate bachelor's degree may be eligible to have these studies recognised, reducing the length of their course.
- Course title
- Master of Professional Engineering Preliminary (coursework)
- Award abbreviation
- MPE Prelim
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by coursework only
- current / 2021
- Administered by
- CRICOS code
- 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.)
- The Master of Professional Engineering Preliminary 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
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 1.5 years
- Time limit
- 2 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-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
- 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.
(1) The course comprises the units required for admission to the Master of Professional Engineering taken from the following:
(a) units required to complete a degree-specific major in Engineering Science (MJD-ENGSC) as relevant to the choice of program in the Master of Professional Engineering;
(b) where there are unmet prerequisites, additional units from those offered in the Bachelor of Science and approved by the Faculty.
(2) Students may be permitted to enrol in units from their chosen Master of Professional Engineering specialisation up to a maximum total value of 48 points as approved by the Faculty for which credit may be transferred to the Master of Professional Engineering on successful completion of the Preliminary course.
(3) The course will normally not exceed 72 points.
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in 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).
(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 ranking and selection
Articulations and 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 Preliminary course before completing it, but after completing level 4 and level 5 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 Preliminary course before completing it, but after completing level 4 and level 5 units to the value of 48 points, , may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Engineering.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
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.
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.
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
[Approved addition to University Policy]
14. Students who have not completed WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D, Physics 3A/3B and Chemistry 3A/3B, or equivalent, are required to take additional preparatory units, and may not be able to complete in a full-time enrolment.