Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical), Master | University of Newcastle | Newcastle, Australia
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Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical)

36 months
43630 AUD/year
32810 AUD/year
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If you are a mechanical engineer looking to fast-track your career, the Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical) from University of Newcastle will help you develop management expertise, specialise and deepen your technical skills and be equipped to lead projects and move into more senior roles.


The Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical) is a flexible degree that will allow you to advance your career in engineering. You will have the opportunity to diversify your engineering expertise with courses in mechanical or another area of engineering, or broaden your skills base in a complimentary area such as business and management, entrepreneurship and innovation, design or multimedia. Plus you can choose a major project that’s linked to industry or focused on design and research.

Career opportunities

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 Professional Engineering (Mechanical) from University of Newcastle 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.

  • Salaries:  As an engineer, you’ll be valued and well rewarded. Starting salaries for our postgraduate engineers average around $154,000 which is above the national average. *
  • Flexibility: Some engineers work 9-5 in an office, others fly-in-fly out from a project site. You might prefer hands-on fieldwork, design and development, or managing people and projects.
  • Global opportunities: As a qualified engineer you can travel the world and work almost anywhere you choose. Professional recognition through Engineers Australia lets you work in places such as Canada, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Turkey, the UK and the USA.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Estimation
  • Real-time Optimisation for Embedded Systems
  • Mechatronics Design 1
  • Mechanics of Bulk Solids and Particulates
  • Computer Aided Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Bulk Materials Handling and Transportation
  • Renewable Energy Conversion

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 96 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International: It is recommended you submit your application a minimum of 12 weeks before your intended semester or trimester start date.


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 098285E

Direct admission into the 3 year MPE (Mechanical) Pathway A: 

  • Graduates from the University of Newcastle or another institution with a non-engineering Bachelor Degree with at least 20 units of study in Mathematics (especially calculus and linear algebra); and Science, as related to Mechanical Engineering AND a UON GPA of 4.5 or above. You may also be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) which will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Direct admission into the 2 year MPE (Mechanical) Pathway B with 80 units of Recognition (RPL): 

  • Graduates from the University of Newcastle or another institution with a Bachelor Degree (AQF 7) in Mechanical Engineering AND a UON GPA of 4.5 or above. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43630 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43630 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    32810 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32810 AUD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Newcastle

1333 - 2400 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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