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Master of Engineering

Approved Abbreviation: MEng

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3693.3

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 042034J

Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is 2021 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

For commencement year 2020, please refer to: 3693.2 Master of Engineering

For commencement year 2015 - 2019, please refer to: 3693.1 Master of Engineering

The Master of Engineering has been designed to meet Engineers Australia professional accreditation requirements. It enables professionals in Engineering and recent graduates to adapt to a dynamically developing and changing technological environment through the upgrading of their skills and knowledge. The course provides students with training opportunities to foster a culture of life-long learning. Graduates of the course will have a firm foundation to further build their skills as their specialised professional field evolves. Advanced standing may be granted for relevant prior studies.

Study Mode
Two years full-time or four years part-time.

Course Advice

Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.


CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetPart TimeInternal See above

This Master of Engineering has Full Accreditation at the level of Professional Engineer at Parramatta City Campus in Civil, Environmental, Mechanical, Mechatronic, Electrical, and Telecommunications. Graduates of this program in these six areas are eligible to apply for full membership of Engineers Australia. They are eligible to apply for Chartered Professional Engineering registration upon successful completion of required engineering practice period specified by Engineers Australia. Professional accreditation from Engineers Australia for Master of Engineering (Biomedical and Management) will be sought.

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course that you must meet in order to complete your course and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this course online.

Inherent requirements


Applicants must have successfully completed a recognised four year undergraduate degree, or higher, in engineering in one of the specialisations, e.g. Civil, Biomedical, Environmental, Mechatronic, Mechanical, Electrical, Telecommunication.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

Statement of Service

Additional Information

Advanced standing may be granted for relevant prior studies for students who have successfully completed an Engineers Australia accredited four year Bachelor of Engineering program.

Students who have successfully completed a recognised three year undergraduate degree in Science or four year Bachelor of Engineering in a different specialisation or equivalent qualifications must undertake and complete specified non-award undergraduate engineering units with approval of the Director of Academic Program before articulation to the Master of Engineering

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Course Structure

Academic Course Advisor

Associate Professor Haiping Zhu is the Academic Course Advisor for Specialisation Programs in Civil and Environmental

Associate Professor Haiping Zhu

Associate Professor Baolin Wang is the Academic Course Advisor for Specialisation Programs in Mechanical, Mechatronic and Management

Associate Professor Baolin Wang

Dr Jeffery Zou is the Academic Course Advisor for Specialisation Programs in Electrical, Telecommunication and Biomedical

Dr Jeffery Zou

Dr Upul Gunawardana is the Academic Course Advisor for the Project

Dr Upul Gunawardana

Dr Ee Loon Tan is the Academic Course Advisor for Industrial Experience

Dr Ee Loon Tan

Course Structure

Qualification for the award of Master of Engineering requires the successful completion of 160 credit points and a 12-week industrial experience training program.

Students enrolling into a double specialisation must complete

  • 60cps of core units plus
  • 40cps of core double specialisation units plus
  • 30cps of alternate first specialisation units plus
  • 30cps of alternate second specialisation units

Students enrolling into a single specialisation must complete

  • 60cps of core units plus
  • 70cps of single specialisation units plus
  • 30cps of elective units at Level 7

To complete some of the components within the units in this course, students may be required to travel to other Western Sydney University campuses.

Core units

301002Specialised Software Applications
301003Sustainable Systems
301395Engineering Project 1 (PG)
301396Engineering Project 2 (PG)


All students must enrol in a specialisation before enrolling in their units

For the Master of Engineering, students can choose a double specialisation or a single specialisation by following the course structure below.

Double specialisations

ST3084Civil and Environmental
ST3085Mechanical and Mechatronic
ST3086Electrical and Telecommunication
ST3087Electrical and Biomedical
ST3088Telecommunication and Biomedical
ST3089Mechatronic and Biomedical

Single specialisations


Recommended Sequence

Students must carefully follow the requirements of their chosen double or single specialisation in order to qualify for the Master of Engineering award. If unsure, students must seek the advice of the Academic Course Advisor.

Specialisation unit offering is subject to sufficient demand and may not be offered annually

Elective units must be at Level 7.

Students enrolling in a double specialisation have no elective spaces.

Year 1

First session

301003Sustainable Systems

Three specialisation units

Second session

301002Specialised Software Applications

Three specialisation units

Year 2

Third session

301395Engineering Project 1 (PG)

One specialisation unit

One specialisation unit or one elective unit

Fourth session

301396Engineering Project 2 (PG)

Two specialisation units or two elective units

Students must also complete the following unit which is a 12-week industrial experience training program (as a condition for Engineering Australia accreditation).

301027Industrial Experience (PG)

Elective Units

Students enrolling in a double specialisation have no elective spaces.

Elective units must be chosen from level 7 units.

Student can check available university-wide units at level 7 and the unit enrolment requirements from handbook.

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