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Master of Engineering

Approved Abbreviation: MEng

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3693.2

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 2020 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 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. In 2020, professional accreditation from Engineers Australia for Master of Engineering (Biomedical) 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 postgraduate study or an Engineers Australia accredited 4-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.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

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 and Mechatronic

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 Mariam Darestani is the Academic Course Advisor for Industrial Experience

Dr Mariam Darestani

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 160 credit points including the units listed below.

Students must complete six core units, seven specialised alternates from chosen area of specialisation and three 10 credit point electives 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

300597Master Project 1
300598Master Project 2
301005Professional Practice and Communication
301004Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies
301002Specialised Software Applications
301003Sustainable Systems


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

Students enrolled in 3693 Master of Engineering choose seven specialist units


Recommended Sequence

Year 1

First session

301005Professional Practice and Communication
301003Sustainable Systems

Specialised Alternate 1

Specialised Alternate 2

Second session

301004Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies
301002Specialised Software Applications

Specialised Alternate 3

Specialised Alternate 4

Students must also complete (as a condition for Engineers Australia (EA) accreditation) a 12-week industrial experience training program

301027Industrial Experience (PG)

Year 2

Third session

300597Master Project 1

Elective 1

Specialised Alternate 5

Specialised Alternate 6 or Elective 2

Fourth session

300598Master Project 2

Specialised Alternate 6 or Elective 2

Specialised Alternate 7

Elective 3

Note: Specialist alternate offering is subject to sufficient student demand and may not be offered annually.

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