Campuses and locations
The University of Newcastle is a multi-campus institution offering programs in a number of locations.
Face to Face
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.
AUD39,790 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
The Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical) is a flexible degree that will allow you to fast-track your career in engineering. You will have the opportunity to diversify your engineering expertise with courses in environmental engineering, or broaden your skill base in a complementary area such as business and management, entrepreneurship and innovation, design or multimedia. Plus you can choose a major project that’s linked to industry or focused on design and research
From a list of directed courses, all students choose a minimum of two courses. Examples include:
2-year and 3-year students choose four elective courses and 1-year students choose one. These electives can include courses from the directed courses list, but can also be chosen from other areas.
1-year program: You will take advanced engineering courses and choose electives to broaden your skill base and enhance your employability. By gaining a highly relevant postgraduate degree you will accelerate your career, opening up opportunities to work at a more senior level.
2-year program: Your study program is designed to build on your prior studies and develop the core technical competencies to ensure you qualify for professional recognition from Engineers Australia* and the Washington Accord. If you are already a qualified engineer in Australia, this advanced engineering program will broaden your skill base allowing for enhanced specialisation in your field and boost your employability.
3-year program: This degree provides the perfect pathway to transfer your prior knowledge in science, physics, mathematics or chemistry into an engineering context. You will gain a highly sought-after professional qualification and benefit from the high salaries and job opportunities that engineers enjoy.
* This program has been granted provisional accreditation through Engineers Australia.
Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
Engineers work on a huge range of tasks in many different environments – industries like electronics, energy, food, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, construction, environmental health and transportation. Engineering continues to be one of the most in-demand qualifications in the world, with many countries desperate to fill a shortage of professional skills in this field.
A Master of Professional Engineering will open up even more varied career opportunities, empowering you to take on a leadership role, start your own business or manage major engineering projects.