Master of Engineering

Approved Abbreviation: MEng

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3623.5

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 042034J

Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing 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 Spring 2013 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 Autumn 2013, please refer to: 3623.4 Master of Engineering

For Commencement Year 2012, please refer to: 3623.3 Master of Engineering

For Commencement Year 2008-2011, please refer to: 3623.2 Master of Engineering

For Commencement Year 2007, 2008, please refer to: 3623.1 Master of Engineering

The Master of Engineering 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 maintain their skills as their specialised professional field evolves.

Study Mode
One year full time or two years part-time.

Course Advice



CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternal See above


Students must possess an undergraduate degree in Engineering


An undergraduate degree in an engineering related field and one year full time equivalent work experience in engineering.

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

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admission Centre (UAC).


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

International Office

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof can be found on the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) website.

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.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points including the units listed below.

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

Students who wish to complete a Master of Engineering (General program) must complete the four core units and four specialisation units, which may be chosen in any combination from the specialisation lists below. These units are included in the SP3002.1 - General program and students will need to enrol in this Specialisation.

SP3004.1Master of Engineering (General Program)

Students who wish to graduate with one of the following specialisations must complete the four core units and four specialisation units from one of the disciplines below. Students will need to enrol in one of the following Specialisations.


Core Units

300513.2Engineering Software Applications
300597.4Master Project 1
300598.5Master Project 2
300206.3Sustainable Design

And four 10 credit point Engineering Specialist Alternate units

Engineering Specialist alternate units


300594.4Advanced Structural Analysis
300595.3Advanced Water Engineering
300604.3Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
300605.3Advanced Structural Design


300595.3Advanced Water Engineering
300602.3Advanced Environmental Engineering
300604.3Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
300939.2Sustainability and Risk Engineering (PG)


300603.3Advanced Control Systems
300515.4Instrumentation and Measurement (PG)
300173.3Advanced Data Networks
300197.3Power System Planning and Economics
300601.3Advanced Electrical Machines and Drives
300596.3Advanced Signal Processing


300603.3Advanced Control Systems
300599.3Advanced Robotics
300601.3Advanced Electrical Machines and Drives
300600.3Mechatronic System Design


300515.4Instrumentation and Measurement (PG)
300196.3Personal Communication Systems
300596.3Advanced Signal Processing
300173.3Advanced Data Networks

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