24 months
44320 AUD/year
35400 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Professional Engineering at Swinburne University of Technology is designed to help students develop skills in professional management, communication, and research methods and principles in the engineering discipline. Students undertake research and project work, and benefit from the industry focus of the program.

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A key feature of the course is the opportunity to participate in a professional industry project which allows students to apply their knowledge and skills to industry problems. The project also enhances students’ awareness of industry and provides valuable networking opportunities.

Unique to this Master of Professional Engineering at Swinburne University of Technology   is the Career Success Program (CSP) which aims to improve graduate employability by focusing on preparation for post-study career opportunities.

Career opportunities

The skills attained from the program should assist graduates gaining employment in a range of industries including consulting engineering, construction, local government, and public and private infrastructure owners.

Aims and objectives

At the completion of the Master of Professional Engineering course at Swinburne University of Technology, graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate broad knowledge and skills in engineering professional practice and have high-level advanced knowledge and skills in an engineering specialisation
  • plan and execute a team-based research project in a relevant Engineering topic by applying appropriate research principles, sound methods and technical research skills
  • reflect on managing practical issues and complex problems, and describe contemporary and sustainable trends and best practices in engineering
  • investigate, analyse and synthesise information relating to complex problems, concepts and theories of professional engineering practice, and to provide solutions to these problems using critical thinking and judgement
  • demonstrate clear and coherent communication skills to articulate complex knowledge and justify propositions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • demonstrate a high level of autonomy, accountability, credibility, ethics, and responsibility for all personal work outputs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Technology Management 
  • Engineering Project Management 
  • Principles of Sustainability 
  • Opportunity Discovery
  • Risk Management in Projects and Engineering Industries
  • Professional Masters Career Management
  • Research Methods 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


200 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code 085866B

The admission requirements for Master of Professional Engineering consist of:
  • A Bachelor of Engineering degree, or
  • A Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree, or
  • A Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Engineering degree following on from a Bachelor of Engineering degree, or
  • A qualification deemed to be equivalent to any of the above.

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

  • IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
  • Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%
  • Or equivalent measures available at English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    44320 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 44320 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    35400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35400 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 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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