In addition to the attachments required in the application form applicants who are not graduates of this University must submit an original transcript or certified copy of their academic record for all tertiary qualifications to date.
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The Master of Professional Engineering has been developed in consultation with industry to equip you with the advanced technical expertise, critical thinking and professional skills required to remain competitive in a global workforce.
The Master of Professional Engineering is a two-year postgraduate course specialising in a chosen field of engineering. The course enables you to specialise through a mix of advanced engineering technical units, design and research projects, professional units and an engineering practicum. Your engineering project will provide you with the opportunity to thoughtfully apply your skills and work creatively as part of team across the breadth of an engineering project, preparing you for real-world applications.
Beyond practice as a professional engineer, this course will allow you to pursue further research studies in engineering, as well as to seek employment in a wide range of related industries.
Master of Professional Engineering specialisations:
If you are considering a career in the oil and gas industry, you might opt to specialise in chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering or mechanical engineering. By choosing the discipline that most interests you, you will not only gain a deep understanding of the discipline from a holistic engineering perspective, but also undertake units relevant to oil and gas engineering.
Upon successful completion, you will have an internationally recognised qualification that allows you to practice as a professional engineer*.
*As is standard practice for new courses, accreditation of the MPE courses are provisional until they can be considered for full accreditation upon graduation of the first cohort of students in 2014/15.
The pathway to professional engineering is now easier and more accessible than ever before at UWA. There are three pathway options for graduates:
Students who successfully complete a UWA undergraduate degree, majoring in Engineering Science or Computer Science (for the Software Engineering program) will be guaranteed a place in the Master of Professional Engineering program.
Graduates without previous studies in engineering have the opportunity to become professional engineers if they first undertake the Master of Professional Engineering Preliminary (given you satisfy the prerequisites for this course). This would mean that a student with a Bachelor of Science for example, can progress towards becoming a professional engineer.
A student who has completed prior studies in engineering (or computing for the Software Engineering specialisation) may be eligible to enter the MPE directly, or have a shorter duration of study in the Master of Professional Engineering Preliminary course while concurrently studying MPE units.
The Master of Professional Engineering Preliminary is a non-award* course that enables graduates to complete the required undergraduate studies in Engineering Science (or Computer Science) prior to entering the Master of Professional Engineering.
The course ranges from approximately one semester to 1.5 years (3 semesters) of full-time study, depending on prior study. Students will also receive a conditional offer for the Master of Professional Engineering.
This pathway allows a graduate with a bachelor's degree in science for example, to become a professionally qualified engineer in approximately 2.5 - 3.5 years (depending on prior study and whether the course is studied full-time or part-time).
*A non-award course is a program of study which does not lead to a formal award. It may comprise a unit or units of study from an award course and may be counted as credit towards an award course in some cases.
In addition to the admission requirements listed below, all students must meet the University’s required level of English language competency.
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