Campuses and locations
The University of Newcastle is a multi-campus institution offering programs in a number of locations.
Face to Face
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.
2 years full-time.
Face to Face
More than 50% of the emerging technologies that will change the future are related to Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Intelligent self-optimising electricity networks based on renewable sources; wireless energy transfer; superfast and autonomous transportation; distributed sensing and smart-home solutions; telecommunication security, Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine communication - these are some of the examples of the emerging areas driven by electrical and electronic engineers.
If you are an engineer looking to update or extend your skills, advance or transform your career, this program is for you. It will help you develop management expertise, specialise 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 allows you to fast-track your career in engineering. You'll have the opportunity to diversify your engineering expertise with courses in specialised areas including:
You can also broaden your skills 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.
1-year students choose two courses from a list of directed courses :
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:
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.
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.
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.