Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
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 - 26 Feb 2018
  • Semester 2 - 30 Jul 2018
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: 40065
CRICOS code: 092858K

Study Professional Electrical and Electronic Engineering

If you are an electrical engineer looking to advance your career, this program will help you develop management expertise, specialize and deepen your technical skills and be equipped to lead projects and move into more senior roles. Professionals Australia reports that engineers with postgraduate qualifications attract a 16% wage premium.

The Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) 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 specialized electrical or mechatronics engineering, or broaden your skills base in a complimentary 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.

Why study with us?

  • 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.
  • Recognised by industry: take your career anywhere in the world with international recognition through Engineers Australia and the Washington Accord.[3]
  • Global recognition: The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks UON at No.10 in the World for Automation and Control Engineering and No.32 in the world for Energy Science and Engineering.
  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. For the MPE, accreditation from Engineers Australia is pending
  4. http://www.shanghairanking.com

Master Professional Engineering Electrical and Electronic student with his search & rescue robot for his Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical & Electronic) project.

Eric Johns developed a search & rescue robot for his Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical & Electronic) project.

What you will study

Core courses

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

Directed courses

1-year students choose two courses from a list of directed courses :

  • Electrical Systems
  • Electronics Design
  • Signal Processing
  • Wireless Communication
  • Advanced Computer Systems
  • Linear Control and Estimation
  • Nonlinear Control and Estimation
  • Advanced Estimation
  • Real-time Optimisation for Embedded Systems

2-year students choose seven courses from a list of directed courses. There are additional requirements as to which courses students can choose. See the handbook  for details:

  • Principles and Design of Off-Grid Power Systems
  • Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Systems
  • Telecommunication Networks
  • Digital and Computer Electronics 2
  • Programmable Logic Design
  • Electrical Systems
  • Advanced Drives and Power Electronics
  • Electronics Design
  • Signal Processing
  • Wireless Communication
  • Advanced Computer Systems
  • Project/Directed Reading
  • Linear Control and Estimation
  • Nonlinear Control and Estimation
  • Advanced Estimation
  • Real-time Optimisation for Embedded Systems

Elective specialisation courses

Both 1-year students and 2-year students choose four elective specialisation courses, which can include courses from the directed courses list, but can also be chosen from other areas.

Program structure

If you are a graduate of an Australian Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree, or equivalent, you can complete the MPE in just one year.

If you are an international student seeking professional recognition from Engineers Australia* and the Washington Accord, or if you wish to extend your engineering and professional expertise in an Australian context, the 2-year MPE is the ideal program. Your study program will be designed to build on your prior studies and develop the core technical competencies to ensure you qualify.

* Pending accreditation of this degree by 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.

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