24 months
33200 AUD/year
26500 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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If you are an existing engineering graduate looking for career progression, then the Master of Engineering from University of Canberra 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.  

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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 University of Canberra 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


Accreditation with Engineering Australia at Professional Engineer level is being pursued.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Inf. Sc. Research Methodology
  • Technology and Engineering Management
  • Embedded Systems 
  • Electronics Systems 
  • Signals and Systems  
  • Digital Signal Processing 
  • Professional Practice in Engineering 
  • Engineering Project 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.
CRICOS Code: 090013E   

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33200 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    26500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26500 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 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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