Master of Engineering (Professional)

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Master of Engineering (Professional)

Gain advanced skills and knowledge highly-valued within the engineering sector through this robust postgraduate program.

Successful course completion will give you the expertise required to work and succeed as a professional engineer.

Master basic and advanced engineering subjects, develop professional skills such as risk engineering, asset management, safety in design, business leadership and data analytics, and gain industry experience as required by Engineers Australia.

Campus
Townsville, Cairns
Start dates
February, July
Duration
2 years full time
Part time available
Study mode
On campus
Prerequisites
Four-year AQF level 7 Bachelor of Engineering, or equivalent, in a discipline cognate to the major.

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.

Course highlights

Graduates 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.

How to apply

Complete an online application through our Online Application Portal.

Pathway into course

JCU offers pathways courses to help you move into a degree at JCU. Pathway courses provide you with an individualised study plan and specialised support as you transition to university.  Contact us for more information.

Handbook

Master of Engineering (Professional)

Handbook year

2019

Course code

118304

Course type

Masters Degree (Coursework) (AQF Level 9)

Professional accreditation status

Currently seeking provisional accreditation with Engineers Australia for the Master of Engineering (Professional). Professional accreditation allows graduates to work as a professional engineer in countries that are signatories of the Washington Accord.

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of a four-year Bachelor of Engineering at AQF Level 7 (or equivalent) in any discipline.

Note: Entry for Master of Engineering (Professional) in Water Resource Management; Internet of Things and Data Engineering; and Electrical and Renewable Energy majors require completion of a four-year Bachelor of Engineering at AQF Level 7 (or equivalent) in a discipline cognate to the major.

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 9) Guidelines for Masters degrees.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

48 credit points as per course structure

Additional completion
requirements

Minimum 60 days industry experience

Must hold current Apply First Aid certificate at the time of graduation

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Master of Engineering (Professional), graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply an advanced technical knowledge including an understanding of recent developments, in one or more engineering disciplines
  • Critically appraise the role and relevance of engineering in society, with specific reference to practices and priorities for creating sustainable communities and industries in the tropics
  • Demonstrate in-depth understanding of advanced engineering methods, including design processes, whole system approaches, contemporary project management tools, and decision-making strategies through  their application in engineering practice
  • Articulate and communicate ideas, arguments and conclusions clearly and coherently to specialist and non-specialist audiences through advanced written and oral English language skills and a variety of media
  • Apply knowledge of research principles, methods, techniques and tools to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship within a professional workplace environment.
  • Lead teams to achieve engineering project goals through advanced professional and leadership skills, self-motivation, creative thinking and entrepreneurship

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

EG5210:03 Risk Engineering and Systems Safety

MA5800:03 Foundation for Data Science

EG5220:03 Advanced Asset Management and Reliability

LB5515:03 Workplace Conflict Management

EG5300:06 Engineering Practice

EG5311:03 Research Project 1

EG5312:03 Research Project 2

PLUS

Select a major from Table A

TABLE A (Majors)

Type of major

Mandatory, Single

Credit points in major

24 credit points

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Electrical and Renewable Energy

Townsville

 

Internet of Things and Data Engineering

Cairns

 

Technology and Management

Townsville

 

Water Resource Management

Townsville

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

Only Internet of Things and Data Engineering major is available in Cairns

Townsville

Internet of Things and Data Engineering major is not available in Townsville

Candidature

Expected time to complete

2 years full-time or 4 years part-time

Maximum time to complete

5 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

60 days of industry experience

Course includes mandatory FieldworkNo

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Credit and Articulation policy and associated procedures.

Advanced Standing may be granted for the following:

  • Up to 12 credit points for cognate study closely aligned with course content.
  • Up to 24 credit points may be granted for an AQF Level 9 qualification in Engineering.

Advanced Standing will only be granted for subjects aligned to the current course’s learning outcomes and if the applicant demonstrates sufficient prior knowledge and skills to achieve the course learning outcomes in the time available in the course

Maximum allowed

24 credit points, except where a student transfers from one JCU award to another, then advanced standing may be granted for more than two-thirds of the new award, where there is subject equivalence between the awards

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 15 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Advanced standing will not be granted for undergraduate studies or work experience used to gain admission to the course when assessed separately for admission requirements.

Award Details

Award title

MASTER OF ENGINEERING (PROFESSIONAL)

Approved abbreviations

MEng (Prof)

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Majors will appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Students who exit the course prior to completion, and have successfully completed the relevant number of credit points and appropriate subjects, may be eligible to receive one of the following awards:

  • Graduate Certificate of Engineering
  • Graduate Diploma of Engineering

Course articulation

Not applicable

Special Awards

Not applicable

This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.