The University of Newcastle, Australia
Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 20 Jul 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 20 Jul 2020
Fees

$37,910 (indicative annual fee, 2019)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

Duration

2 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

Find out more about IELTS.

UON program code: 40060
CRICOS code: 092857M

Study Professional Computer Systems Engineering

The Master of Professional Engineering (Computer Systems)* is a flexible degree that will allow you to fast-track your career in computer systems engineering. You can also diversify your engineering expertise with courses in mechatronics or software engineering, or broaden your skills base in a complimentary area such as business and management skills, entrepreneurship and innovation, design or environmental management. You will also complete an advanced engineering project (design-based or theoretical – the choice is yours), which can potentially be linked to industry.

The program offers two unique pathways:

For accredited engineers looking to advance their skills: We offer a 1-year program for graduates of a University of Newcastle Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree, or equivalent. You can advance your skills at postgraduate level.

For engineers seeking recognition in Australia: We offer a 2-year program for international students seeking professional recognition from Engineers Australia and the Washington Accord, or those looking to extend their engineering and professional expertise in an Australian context.

* This program has been granted provisional accreditation through Engineers Australia.

Why study with us?

  • Designed around you: choose up to four courses in an area outside of engineering. Diversify your skills in areas such as business, design, or entrepreneurship.
  • Relevant in the real world: connect with business through industry-based projects, guest lectures, mentorship and case studies.[2]
  • Ready for your future, ready for the world: our professional practice and leadership courses will help you develop skills in project management, complex problem solving, innovation and communications. Choose a major project that’s linked to industry or focused on research.
  • Recognised by industry and globally: take your career anywhere in the world with international recognition through Engineers Australia and the Washington Accord.[3] The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks UON at No.8 in the World and No.1 in Australia for Automation and Control.[4]
  • Powerful learning: our smaller student cohort means you’ll have greater access to teaching staff and be part of a close-knit student community.
  1. Limits apply depending on the background of the individual and the discipline they now wish to specialise in
  2. Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching www.qilt.edu.au
  3. This program has been granted provisional accreditation through Engineers Australia.
  4. http://www.shanghairanking.com

What you will study

Core Courses

  • MPE Thesis
  • Managing Engineering Projects
  • Final Year Project A
  • Final Year Project B
  • Engineering Complexity

Directed courses

From a list of directed courses, 1-year students choose a minimum of two courses and 2-year students choose a minimum of seven courses. Some examples include:

  • Data Security
  • Machine Intelligence
  • Electronics Design
  • Signal Processing
  • Wireless Communication

Program structure

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.

    * This program has been granted provisional accreditation through Engineers Australia.


    Program plans

    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.

    View the full course list

    Career opportunities

    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.

    • Salaries: As an engineer you’ll be valued and well rewarded. Starting salaries average around $80,000p.a. In 2015, 85% of our engineers had jobs when they graduated - making the University of Newcastle one of the top 2 universities in NSW for graduate employment rates.
    • Flexibility: Some engineers work 9-5 in an office, others fly-in-fly out from a project site. You might prefer hands-on fieldwork, design and development, or managing people and projects.
    • Global opportunities: As a qualified engineer you can travel the world and work almost anywhere you choose. Professional recognition through Engineers Australia lets you work in places such as Canada, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Turkey, the UK and the USA.