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
The Master of Professional Engineering (Mechatronics) is a flexible degree that will allow you to fast-track your career in engineering. Professionals Australia reports that engineers with postgraduate qualifications attract a 16% wage premium.
The program includes advanced mechatronics engineering courses in real-time estimation for embedded systems and advanced estimation. Plus, you’ll choose from a range of mechanical and electrical engineering courses in areas like:
You can also 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 engineering project (design-based or theoretical – the choice is yours), which can potentially be linked to industry.
From a list of directed courses, 1-year students choose a minimum of one course and 2-year students choose a minimum of one course. Examples include:
Both 1-year students and 2-year students choose four electives. These electives can include courses from the directed courses list, but can also be chosen from other areas.
2-year program: 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. You will take advanced engineering courses and choose electives to broaden their skill base and enhance their employability –these will be chosen from areas such as:
1-year program: If you are a graduate of a University of Newcastle Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree, or equivalent, you can complete the MPE in just one year. 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.
* 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.