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What will I learn?

This course has been developed in consultation with industry to equip you with the advanced technical expertise, critical thinking and professional skills required to remain competitive in a global workforce. Focus on your chosen field of engineering to further your career options. For example, students interested in a career in the oil and gas industry can opt to specialise in chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering or mechanical engineering. By choosing the discipline that most interests you, you will not only gain a deep understanding of the discipline from a holistic engineering perspective, but undertake units relevant to your area of interest.

About the course

This course is a professionally accredited engineering degree for students who have completed undergraduate studies in engineering. You'll specialise in a program of engineering and undertake advanced engineering technical units, professional units, a design and a research project, and undertake an eight to 12-week professional practicum. Beyond practice as a professional engineer, you'll pursue further research studies in engineering, as well as seek employment in a wide range of related industries.

Career Pathways

This course, designed in consultation with industry, equips graduates with both outstanding technical skills and the ability to work creatively as part of a team across a diverse range of engineering specialisations. The Master of Professional Engineering unlocks a wide range of career opportunities in engineering and non-engineering sectors in Australia and overseas. Your options for employment will be varied with work available in the energy and resources industry, pharmaceutical manufacturing, construction, power and water utilities, management and consultancy firms, and electronics, finance and telecommunications industries.

Further Study

Further study will allow you to gain a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). It will open up opportunities in academia and research to help you pursue your goals in a wide range of careers, depending on your area of research.

Career Opportunities

Chemical Engineer

Civil Engineer

Electrical Engineer

Electronics Engineer

Environmental Engineer

Geotechnical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

Software Engineer


  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
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Which department am I in?

School of Engineering



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$43,700.00 (24,03,740) per year
AUD $131,100 for the entire course.

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

Start date

25 July 2022


The University of Western Australia (UWA)

35 Stirling Highway,


Western Australia,

6009, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

By progression from any Honours course at UWA, where the applicant has maintained a weighted average mark of more than 70%

For international students

To be considered for admission to this course, an applicant must have -
(a) a UWA bachelor's degree with a major in Engineering Science1 or Bachelor of Automation and Robotics; or
(b) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
(i) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent; and
(ii) prior studies in engineering, physics or mathematics; or
(c) completed units in the Master of Professional Engineering Preliminary course at UWA as prescribed by the Faculty; or
(d) completed a UWA Diploma in Science with a major in Engineering Science
Students are required to achieve a course weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent in their bachelor's degree, or a weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent in the Level 3 units of the Engineering Science major.

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - minimum grade 58 (C); Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - minimum grade 45 (C); PTE (Academic) - an overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. IELTS (Academic): Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules). Unless otherwise noted, requirements apply to individual scores for the communicative skills sections which include listening, reading, speaking and/or writing; TOEFL - Essay Rating / Test of Written English (TWE) of 4.5 and either 230 (Computer-based) or 570 (Paper-based) score or other English language test. TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the speaking section; and 20 in the listening.

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

Pathways options

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About The University of Western Australia (UWA)

UWA is the only Western Australian university ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide.

  • World-top 100 university - QS World University Rankings 2021
  • 5-stars for teaching quality (Good Universities Guide 2020)
  • A proud member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight
  • 11 subject areas in world’s top 50 QS Rankings 2020