36 months
41730 AUD/year
30940 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Professional Engineering program at the University of Newcastle is a highly flexible, advanced engineering degree. Students have the opportunity to complete a 3-year degree or an accelerated program, depending on their career goals and background.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Why study with us?

  • Relevant in the real world: connect with business through industry-based projects, guest lectures, mentorship and case studies.
  • Ready for your future, ready for the world: our professional practice and leadership courses will help you develop skills in project management, complex problem solving, innovation and communications. Choose a major project that’s linked to industry or focused on research.
  • Recognised by industry and globally: take your career anywhere in the world with international recognition through Engineers Australia and the Washington Accord [1]. The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks University of Newcastle at No.13 in the World and No.1 in Australia for Automation and Control [2].
  • Powerful learning: our smaller student cohort means you’ll have greater access to teaching staff and be part of a close-knit student community.

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 Master of Professional Engineering 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.

Programme Structure

Choose to study one of the following specialised Master of Professional Engineering degrees:

  • Master of Professional Engineering (Civil)
  • Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic)
  • Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Master of Professional Engineering (Geospatial Engineering and Surveying)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 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.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

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

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at University of Newcastle and/or in Australia, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Provider 00109J

  • 3-year program: A STEM based Bachelor degree, other than engineering, with at least 20 units (UON equivalent) of mathematics covering algebra and linear calculus.
  • 2-year program: A named Engineering degree in an aligned discipline area to applicant’s preferred MPE. The degree must be equivalent to the Sydney Accord standards.
  • 1-year program: A University of Newcastle Engineering degree, or equivalent, in the same discipline area.
NOTE: All applications are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    41730 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 41730 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    30940 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30940 AUD per year during 36 months.

Depending on the specialization ( Civil, Electrical and Electronic and Mechanical engineering):

  • Domestic: $30,940 - $32,890
  • International: $41,730 - $43,050

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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