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What will I learn?

This degree may be awarded to candidates who have completed an individual program of supervised work and submitted a thesis embodying the results. Topics which involve close cooperation with industry are strongly encouraged, and a majority of current candidates are engaged in topics which are actively supported by their employers.

This degree provides practising engineers with an opportunity to pursue, in depth, the solution of an engineering problem which requires individual effort beyond the scope of a bachelor's degree. In keeping with the faculty's overall policies, the accent is on applied research and development work, although basic research proposals are also welcomed and supported.

Course structure

The Master of Engineering is undertaken by candidates who complete a thesis on a topic of their choice, which has been approved by the university. The thesis must make a distinct contribution to knowledge in the area covered. Its contents may report the results of an original investigation or review, or criticise some aspect of engineering knowledge, or present an engineering design or solution involving the application of new or known techniques to an engineering problem of significance.


Career options include positions in universities and other institutions undertaking research or other academic work, including teaching. Opportunities involving research and development also exist with national and international firms.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$42,080.00 (US$ 31,259) per year
The cost per session for 2022 is AUD $21,040.

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

Start date

1 January 2022, 1 July 2022


University of Technology Sydney - UTS

UTS Campus,

15 Broadway,


New South Wales,

2007, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate research studies.

It is a requirement that the bachelor's degree (or equivalent) be in engineering. Before submitting a formal application for admission, applicants should seek the approval of a potential supervisor for their proposed research work.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

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


About University of Technology Sydney - UTS

UTS has invested AUD 1.3 billion in creating a state-of-the-art campus in the heart of Sydney’s entrepreneurial district.

  • Based in the heart of Sydney
  • No.1 young university in Australia
  • Offering AUD 30 million in scholarships
  • 24/7 security patrols on campus