The University of Newcastle, Australia
Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 3 August 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

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

Accelerated options available

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 3 August 2020
Fees

AUD39,000 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

Duration

2 years full-time.

Accelerated options available

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: 40052
CRICOS code: 092850G

Study Professional Geospatial Engineering and Surveying

If you are looking to launch or advance your career in the field of surveying and spatial information, the Master of Professional Engineering (Geospatial Engineering and Surveying) at the University of Newcastle will help you develop management expertise, specialise and deepen your technical skills and be equipped to lead projects and move into more senior roles.

Advance Your Engineering Career: 1-year Accelerated MPE

If you are already a professionally recognised engineer, the 1-year accelerated MPE will allow you to gain a highly relevant postgraduate qualification to help advance your career.

As well as deepening your technical knowledge with advanced courses in your area of specialisation, you will also diversify your skills in an area outside of engineering, such as business, management, entrepreneurship and innovation, health and safety or disaster risk reduction.

Get Professional Recognition in Australia: 2-year Accelerated MPE

If you already have an engineering degree from an overseas university but are seeking professional recognition, this 2-year accelerated MPE will give you an advanced, accredited qualification, preparing you for practice in Australia and around the world.

You will deepen your technical knowledge in your area of specialisation, learn about engineering practice in the Australian context and develop professional skills in project management and complex problem solving.

Make a Career Change to Engineering: 3-year MPE

Are you seeking to make a career change into engineering? If you have a background in a related area, such as science or mathematics, the 3-year MPE provides an opportunity for you to gain a professionally recognised qualification in engineering.

You will build on your fundamental knowledge through foundational engineering courses, gain expert technical knowledge in your area of specialisation, and develop professional practice skills in project management and complex problem solving.

NOTE: The 3-year program is only available in the disciplines of Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Software engineering.

Why study with us?

  • Relevant in the real world: connect with business through industry-based projects, guest lectures, mentorship and case studies.
  • 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.
  • Powerful learning: our smaller student cohort means you’ll have greater access to teaching staff and be part of a close-knit student community.

Female student in orange vest and hardhat stands with surveying equipment and two male students stand in background.

What you will study

The Master of Professional Engineering (Geospatial Engineering and Surveying) is a flexible degree that will allow you to fast-track your career in surveying and geospatial engineering. You will have the opportunity to diversify your expertise with courses in specialised spatial data collection, analysis and management, or broaden your skills base in a complementary area such as business and management, entrepreneurship and innovation, or design. Plus you can choose a major project that’s linked to industry or focused on design and research.

Core courses

  • Engineering Complexity
  • MPE Thesis A
  • MPE Thesis B
  • Managing Engineering Projects
  • Geodesy
  • Industrial Surveying
  • Satellite Positioning
  • SDS & RS
  • Photogrammetry
  • Engineering Complexity
  • MPE Thesis A
  • MPE Thesis B

Directed Courses

From a list of directed courses, all students choose a minimum of five courses. Examples include:

  • Sustainable Development
  • Hydrology
  • Town Planning
  • Law for Work Health and Safety
  • Geodesy

Program structure

1-year program: You will take advanced surveying and geospatial engineering courses and choose directed courses 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. If you are already a graduate surveyor, licensed/registered surveyor, or qualified engineer in Australia, this advanced program will broaden your skill base allowing for enhanced specialisation in your field and boosting your employability.


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

Surveyors and geospatial engineers work on a huge range of tasks in many different environments – industries like land surveying, mining surveying, remote sensing, geodesy and space research, construction, environmental management and transportation. Surveying and geospatial 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 in Geospatial Engineering and Surveying will open up even more varied career opportunities than you already have, empowering you to take on a leadership role, start your own business or manage major surveying and engineering projects.

  • Salaries: As a surveyor or geospatial engineer you’ll be valued and well rewarded. Postgraduate engineers starting salaries average around $115,000p.a*. In 2018*, 92% of our Surveying and Geospatial engineers were employed within four months of graduating, making the University of Newcastle one of the top universities in NSW for graduate employment rates.
  • Flexibility: Some surveyors and geospatial 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.

*QILT comparative postgraduate data 2017

*QILT comparative undergraduate data 2018