Develop specialised technical knowledge in your engineering field or expand your expertise into a related engineering discipline with a Master of Engineering Science from UNSW Canberra. This course is designed to help you strengthen your capacity to design, develop, and implement complex systems and engineering projects.

 

Faculty
UNSW Canberra at ADFA
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended)
Award
Master of Engineering Science
Commencing Terms
Semester 1, Semester 2
Duration (Full Time)
1 Year(s)

Overview

If you have a background in engineering, this program will build upon your existing skills and knowledge and advance your ability to apply your practical hands-on experience to real-world engineering problems. Depending on your chosen specialisation, you could pursue work as a professional engineer in a range of areas, including Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Data Communication.

 

Program Code
8569
Campus
Canberra
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
48
Indicative Enrolments
2,383

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Entry requirements

Please refer to the UNSW Handbook for the Entry Requirements. 

Please refer to the UNSW Handbook for the Entry Requirements. 

Program structure

Students undertaking the Master of Engineering Science are required to complete 48 Units of Credit (UOC) by completing eight 6-UOC courses from the list in the Handbook entry for the program (see the list in Course Availability below). 

In the Master of Engineering Science program, students must complete eight elective courses. Not all elective courses will be available in a particular year. 

The courses in the program may be taken in any order. 

With the approval of the Program Coordinator, students with an average mark of 65% or higher in four courses may complete a 12-UOC research project in lieu of two elective courses. The project is recommended for those with a strong interest in pursuing original research in a particular area or intending to undertake a higher-level research qualification. 

With the approval of the Program Coordinator, students may take up to two elective courses (12 UOC) from other coursework programs. 

 

Research project

The option of undertaking a research project worth 12 UOC is available to master's students who obtain a high credit average or better in four courses and is subject to approval by the Program Coordinator.  

The research project can be completed within one session through enrolment in ZEIT8299 Project Report – Engineering Science (full-time) or spread across two sessions through enrolment in ZEIT8298 Project Report - Engineering Science (part-time). Completion of either course results in the achievement of 12 UOC. 

The project is recommended for those with a strong interest in pursuing original research in a particular area or intending to undertake a higher research degree qualification. Student undertaking the research project (ZEIT8299 or ZEIT8298) are unable to enrol in elective courses from other coursework programs

 

Full program structure

Potential careers

  • Data Analyst
  • Engineering project manager
  • Engineer consultant
  • Defence contractor
  • Engineering systems analyst

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

Ready to start your application?

For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

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Fees & Scholarships

2022 Indicative First Year Fee
$33,120*
2022 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$33,120*

There is a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places available for this degree. The indicative tuition fee for domestic postgraduate students shown is for fee-paying students, not students in Commonwealth Supported Places. To find out more about the student contribution amounts for Commonwealth Supported Places visit Postgraduate Commonwealth Support.

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year). Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

2022 Indicative First Year Fee
$40,840*
2022 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$40,840*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

Scholarships


At UNSW, we award over $83 million in scholarships each year. We pride ourselves on rewarding excellence and making university accessible to students from all walks of life. Whether you’re a domestic or international student, our range of scholarships, prizes and awards can support your journey.


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