Postgraduate program Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic)
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Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.
Accelerated options available
3 years full-time.Accelerated options available
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesSemester 2 (19 Jul 2021), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (19 Jul 2021), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022),
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English proficiencyIELTS overall minimum - 6.5, IELTS section minimum - 6.0 Find out more about IELTS.
CRICOS CodeCRICOS code: 098284F
Program Code40184

Currently enrolled, continuing students looking for the previous version of this program should refer back to the: Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) (pre 2019)

Program handbook

Description

The Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) is designed to facilitate a broader and deeper approach to electrical and electronic engineering which leads to a formal qualification at the Masters level. The program duration is between 1-3 years full time depending on the student’s prior qualification/s.

Key emerging technologies in the area of electrical and electronic engineering, which are currently transforming modern society, include intelligent electricity networks; integration of renewable energy sources; wireless energy transfer; autonomous transportation; telecommunication security; distributed sensing and smart-home solutions; Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine communication.

The program focuses on:

  • Fundamental background knowledge to successfully study electrical and electronic engineering at an advanced level.
  • Advanced engineering skills and knowledge required by a practising electrical and electronic engineer.
  • Capstone courses in electrical and electronic engineering while also completing an advanced level research program.

Graduates of this program will have the knowledge, and technical and professional attributes to provide innovative solutions to society’s needs now and into the future.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of engineering fundamentals and/or the underpinning natural and physical sciences as applicable to the engineering discipline
  • Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline
  • In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline
  • Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline
  • Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline
  • Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline
  • Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving
  • Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources
  • Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes
  • Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects
  • Ethical conduct and professional accountability
  • Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains
  • Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour
  • Professional use and management of information
  • Orderly management of self, and professional conduct
  • Effective team membership and team leadership

Details

Information correct as at16 May 2021 3:26 pm
Program code40184
AQF level

Level 9 Masters Degree (Extended)

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 3 years full-time.

Accelerated options available

Term typeSemesters
Fees
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code098284F

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Direct admission into the 3 year MPE (Electrical and Electronic) Pathway A: 

  • Graduates from the University of Newcastle or another institution with a non-engineering Bachelor Degree with at least 20 units of study in Mathematics (especially calculus and linear algebra); and Science, as related to Electrical and Electronic Engineering AND a UON GPA of 4.5 or above. You may also be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) which will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Direct admission into the 2 year MPE (Electrical and Electronic) Pathway B with 80 units of Recognition (RPL): 

  • Graduates from the University of Newcastle or another institution with a Bachelor Degree (AQF 7) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering AND a UON GPA of 4.5 or above. 

Direct admission into the 1 year MPE (Electrical and Electronic) Pathway C with 160 units of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

  • Graduates from an institution other than University of Newcastle with a Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF 8) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a UON GPA of 4.5 or above.

University of Newcastle Engineering Graduate Pathway C:

  • Graduates of the University of Newcastle Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours) single and combined programs will automatically be approved for admission to the 80 unit or 1-year program (Pathway C) with 160 units of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.


Compulsory program requirements

Students in Pathway A and Pathway B are required to complete 12 weeks of Industrial Experience as part of the program requirement.

It is anticipated that some commencing students may have met the Industrial Experience requirement, as such they will be deemed to have met this requirement, provided they can submit suitable evidence, such as a statement from the employer.

As students in Pathway C will already hold a Washington Accord qualification they are exempted from this requirement.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

240 units

Program duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

Program requirements

Pathway A:

The MPE (Electrical and Electronic) Pathway A comprises of 240 units, 140 of which are core courses, 60 of which are directed courses, and 40 of which are electives that can be selected from a specialised area of study.

Pathway B:

Students completing the MPE (Electrical and Electronic) Pathway B must complete 160 units, 50 of which are core courses, 70 of which are directed courses, and 40 of which are electives that can be selected from a specialised area of study.

Pathway C:

Students completing the MPE (Electrical and Electronic) Pathway C must complete 80 units, 20 of which are core courses, 20 of which are directed courses, and 40 of which are electives that can be selected from a specialised area of study.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

Additional documents


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Pathway A

Pathway A Core Courses

Students in Pathway A must complete the following core courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ELEC1310Introduction to Electrical Engineering
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC1710Digital and Computer Electronics 1
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC2132Electric Energy Systems
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC2320Electrical and Electronic Circuits
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC2430Circuits and Signals
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC2720Introduction to Embedded Computing
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT2110Engineering Statistics
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC3240Analog Electronics
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG3500Managing Engineering Projects
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC6840AFinal Year Project A
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC6840BFinal Year Project B
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
ENGG6400Modelling and Control
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG6500Engineering Complexity
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
Pathway A Directed Courses

Students choose 60 units from the following courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ELEC3130Electric Machines and Power Systems
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3160Principles and Design of Off-Grid Power Systems
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3540Analog and Digital Communications
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC4720Programmable Logic Design
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC6100Electrical Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC6160Advanced Drives and Power Electronics
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC6210Electronics Design
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC6251Power Electronics and Renewable Systems
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC6400Signal Processing
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC6410Control System Design
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC6500Telecommunication Networks
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG6200Project/Directed Reading
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG6441Nonlinear Control and Estimation
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
Electives

Complete 40 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

40 units

Pathway B

Pathway B Core Courses

Students in Pathway B must complete the following core courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENGG3500Managing Engineering Projects
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
ELEC6840AFinal Year Project A
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC6840BFinal Year Project B
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
ENGG6500Engineering Complexity
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
Pathway B Directed Courses

Students choose 70 units of directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
PHYS2211Modern Physics 1
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3160Principles and Design of Off-Grid Power Systems
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3540Analog and Digital Communications
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC3730Digital and Computer Electronics 2
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC4720Programmable Logic Design
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC6100Electrical Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC6160Advanced Drives and Power Electronics
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC6210Electronics Design
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC6251Power Electronics and Renewable Systems
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC6400Signal Processing
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC6410Control System Design
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC6500Telecommunication Networks
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG6200Project/Directed Reading
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG6441Nonlinear Control and Estimation
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
Electives

Complete 40 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

40 units

Pathway C

Pathway C Core Courses

Students in Pathway C must complete the following core course.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ELEC6840MPE Thesis
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
Pathway C Directed Courses

Students choose 20 units of directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ELEC6100Electrical Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC6210Electronics Design
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC6251Power Electronics and Renewable Systems
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC6400Signal Processing
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC6410Control System Design
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ELEC6500Telecommunication Networks
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG6441Nonlinear Control and Estimation
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
Electives

Complete 40 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

40 units

Additional information

All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.

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