24 months
37960 AUD/year
30160 AUD/year
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Gain advanced skills and knowledge highly-valued within the engineering sector through this robust Engineering (Professional) MEng program offered at James Cook University. Successful course completion will give you the expertise required to work and succeed as a professional engineer. 


Enhance your employability and advance your career in Australia and globally through the Masters Employability Program. Complete a structured co-curricular employability skills and development program, which runs for the duration of the degree. This includes a tailored plan to support individual employment objectives, beginning from semester one through to graduation.

Graduates of the Engineering (Professional) MEng program offered at James Cook University will demonstrate in-depth knowledge of advanced engineering methods through their application in engineering practice. These include design processes, whole system approaches, contemporary project management tools, and decision-making strategies. 

Gain an understanding of the relevance of engineering in society, with specific reference to practices and priorities for creating sustainable communities and industries in the tropics.

Plan and execute either a substantial research-based project, capstone experience or scholarship piece within a professional workplace environment. Gain advanced technical knowledge including an understanding of recent developments in engineering.

Career Opportunities

  • Work as a graduate engineer in Australia and abroad. Upon completing the course, you will be accredited by Engineers Australia for Stage 1 competency standards (accreditation in process).
  • You will be a job-ready graduate with competencies in advanced engineering techniques. You will have the broader skillsets and attributes required to work and succeed as a professional engineer.

You will also gain a head-start in preparing for Stage 2 competency standards prescribed by Engineers Australia for Professional Engineers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Employability
  • Risk Engineering and Systems Safety
  • Data Science
  • Advanced Asset Management and Reliability
  • People in Organisations
  • Engineering Practice 
  • Research Project 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 098486G  

  • Four-year AQF level 7 Bachelor of Engineering; or equivalent in a discipline cognate to the major.
  • US: Satisfactory completion of one year at a recognised university with a minimum GPA of 2.8.
  • Germany: Successful completion of six months of study at a recognised German university with an overall grade of Pass or successful completion of Abitur, Fachhochschulreife or Reifezeugnis.
  • Sweden: Successful completion of Upper Secondary School or Kommunal vuxenutbildning with a minimum GPA of 12.
  • Norway: Successful completion of at least six months of study at a recognised higher education institution in Norway; or successful completion of Norwegian Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skolen with a minimum GPA of 3.5.
  • Denmark: Successful completion of one semester of study at a recognised higher education institution in Denmark with an overall grade of Pass (average of D).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37960 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37960 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    30160 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30160 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Townsville

1500 - 2800 AUD /month
Living costs

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


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