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What will I learn?

Gain advanced skills and knowledge highly-valued within the engineering sector through this robust postgraduate program.

Successful course completion will give you the expertise required to work and succeed as a professional engineer.

Master basic and advanced engineering subjects, develop professional skills such as risk engineering, asset management, safety in design, business leadership and data analytics, and gain industry experience as required by Engineers Australia.

Graduates will demonstrate in-depth knowledge of advanced engineering methods through their application in engineering practice. These include design processes, whole system approaches, contemporary project management tools, and decision-making strategies.

Gain an understanding of the relevance of engineering in society, with specific reference to practices and priorities for creating sustainable communities and industries in the tropics.

Plan and execute either a substantial research-based project, capstone experience or scholarship piece within a professional workplace environment. Gain advanced technical knowledge including an understanding of recent developments in engineering.

Career Opportunities

Work as a graduate engineer in Australia and abroad. Upon completing the course, you will be accredited by Engineers Australia for Stage 1 competency standards (accreditation in process).

You will be a job-ready graduate with competencies in advanced engineering techniques. You will have the broader skillsets and attributes required to work and succeed as a professional engineer.

You will also gain a head-start in preparing for Stage 2 competency standards prescribed by Engineers Australia for Professional Engineers.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Master of Engineering (Professional), graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply an advanced technical knowledge including an understanding of recent developments, in one or more engineering disciplines
  • Critically appraise the role and relevance of engineering in society, with specific reference to practices and priorities for creating sustainable communities and industries in the tropics
  • Demonstrate in-depth understanding of advanced engineering methods, including design processes, whole system approaches, contemporary project management tools, and decision-making strategies through their application in engineering practice
  • Articulate and communicate ideas, arguments and conclusions clearly and coherently to specialist and non-specialist audiences through advanced written and oral English language skills and a variety of media
  • Apply knowledge of research principles, methods, techniques and tools to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship within a professional workplace environment.
  • Lead teams to achieve engineering project goals through advanced professional and leadership skills, self-motivation, creative thinking and entrepreneurship

Major Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

EE5410:03 Renewable System Integration

EE5500:03 Sustainable Power Generation and Distribution

EE5610:03 Industrial System Automation and Control

EE5300:03 Non-Conventional Electronics

OPTIONS

Select 12 credit points of subjects from List 1

List 1

CP5634:03 Data Mining

EE3001:03 Signal Processing 2

EE3300:03 Electronics 2

EE4000:03 Signal Processing 3

EE4400:03 Power Engineering 3

EE4500:03 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Design

EE4600:03 Automatic Control 3

LB5233:03 Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Which department am I in?

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

CRICOS

098486G

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,960.00 (17,57,976) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

31 July 2022

More details

Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

Townsville City Campus

City Arcade, 383 Flinders Street,

TOWNSVILLE CITY,

Queensland,

4810, TOWNSVILLE, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,960.00 (17,57,976) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

31 July 2022

More details

Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

James Cook University

Douglas campus,

1 James Cook Drive,

DOUGLAS,

Queensland,

4814, TOWNSVILLE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in science with a minimum GPA of 5.5 (70%); or equivalent.

For international students

Completion of a four-year Bachelor of Engineering at AQF Level 7 (or equivalent) in any discipline.

Note: Entry for Master of Engineering (Professional) in Water Resource Management; Internet of Things and Data Engineering; and Electrical and Renewable Energy majors require completion of a four-year Bachelor of Engineering at AQF Level 7 (or equivalent) in a discipline cognate to the major.

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 9) Guidelines for Masters degrees.

IELTS - 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (internet based) - 74 (no component less than 18); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 52 (no component less than 52).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About James Cook University

James Cook University (JCU) is ranked among the top 2 per cent of universities in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2020.

  • Ranked in the top 300 universities in the world
  • Rated world-class or better in 83 per cent of research areas
  • Top 100 universities in the world for UN SDG
  • Rated 5 stars for employment, student support and skills