What will I learn?

If you are an existing engineering graduate looking for career progression, then UC’s Master of Engineering offers the chance to not only gain an advanced qualification in a field of your choice, but also help put you on the right path to success.

With a strong emphasis on Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and real-world problem solving, this course has been specifically designed to use your existing experience and combine it with a range of new research and practical experiences to enable you to gain the skills to exceed your personal professional objectives.

As part of this course you will also undertake considerable practical work experience which is a unique opportunity designed to expand your knowledge and network base, while simultaneously strengthening your ability to meet the intricate demands of the information and telecommunications industries.

Towards the end of the course you will also get the chance to undertake a major research project, allowing you to create and implement high-quality information systems for use in a real-life practical situation.

This course has been specifically designed to help you graduate with advanced knowledge and skills to confidently and competently assume a senior position within your specialisation – regardless of whether you have chosen a network or software engineering pathway.

Study a Master of Engineering at UC and you will:

gain an advanced understanding of the specialisation (either network engineering or software engineering) including the principles to design, develop, operate and evaluate systems
demonstrate a conceptual and comprehensive understanding of mathematics, electronics and signal processing
design, implement and evaluate software engineering/network engineering projects which address contemporary and complex issues
distinguish which engineering principles are appropriate to use in the solution of complex technological (software/networking) problems
creatively apply relevant theories and techniques of data communication networks or software engineering to the interpretation, analysis and solution of technological problems
build stronger industry networks
graduate with a globally recognised and respected degree

Career opportunities

The UC Master of Engineering is an advanced degree that is both globally recognised and industry respected. UC’s unique connections within the industry also means that students tend to establish strong, authentic professional relationships long before they actually graduate. This close connection often means that students stand out from the competition and have a higher chance of moving into a career in any one of the following careers:

Software engineer
Network engineer
Software and hardware programmer
Network and systems administrator
IT project manager
Games developer
Business or systems analyst
Database programmer
IoT (Internet of Things) specialist
ICT security engineer
Software and network engineering consultant
Artificial intelligence and machine learning engineer

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Technology



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,000.00 (US$ 23,771) per year

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

Application deadline

1 December 2021

More details

Start date

7 February 2022, 1 August 2022


University of Canberra

11 Kirinari Street,


Australian Capital Territory,

2617, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent as approved by the University. Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Overall score of 79 with no skill score below: R: 13, L: 12, S: 18, W: 21; Pearson Test of English (PTE): 58 with no skill score below 50; Cambridge English Scale (CES): 176 with no individual sub-score below 169; Occupational English Test (OET): No grade lower than 'C' in any of the sub-tests; UC English Language Proficiency Test: Minimum overall grade of 'C'.

For international students

A 4 year Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent, or a 3 year bachelor degree accredited by Engineers Australia at Technologist level or equivalent. Or, graduates from the following University of Canberra degrees: Bachelor of Information Technology, 322AA; or Bachelor of Software Engineering, 560AA; or Bachelor of Science, 392AB with Major in Software Engineering or Network Engineering.

Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0; TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 79 with: R: 13; L: 12; S: 18; W: 21; Pearson Test of Academic English: 58 with no skill score below 50; Cambridge English Scale: 176 with no sub-score below 169; Occupational English Test: No grade lower than 'C' in any of the sub-tests.

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


About University of Canberra

The University of Canberra has some of the highest graduate employment rates in Australia combined with above average starting salaries.

  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide
  • Ranked among top 10 best universities in Australia
  • Work-Integrated-Learning incorporated into every degree
  • Generous scholarships for international students