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Master of Engineering Practice Specialisation Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Master of Engineering Practice Specialisation Electrical & Electronic Engineering (MEPR)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • External
Campus
  • -
Duration
  • 3 years part-time
Start date
  • February
  • July
  • November
Note: This program is not available to international students unless living in Australia and holding a valid 457 visa with a duration of no less than 3 years.

Overview

  • If you have:
    • Successfully graduated with an Australian 3-year undergraduate engineering program degree in electrical engineering,
    • Successfully graduated with an equivalent recognised international degree to an Australian Bachelor or Technology (Electrical or Power Engineering) or Bachelor of Engineering science (Electrical Engineering),
    • 5 or more years of appropriate relevant industry Australian experience from graduation to this cognate or related cognate majors,
    • Attained Engineers Australia TMIEAust Stage 1 Technologist accreditation:

    Then USQ’s Master of Engineering Practice (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) will give you the necessary qualification to be eligible for Professional Engineer registration (MIEAust) with Engineers Australia.

  • This program allows you to use the knowledge and skills you have already gained in the workplace to complete your first-year core units. Through self-assessment and workplace portfolios you will demonstrate how you may already meet Engineers Australia’s competencies and identify the technical courses you will need to complete in order to graduate. 
  • Available to study through distance education, the Master of Engineering Practice enables you to travel or work while studying and allows you to adapt your study to your life.
  • You will build upon your prior knowledge in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with advanced studies in areas including: engineering design, systems analysis and integration for application within a multi-disciplinary engineering industry environments.
  • Your capstone Master’s degree industry project is an opportunity to demonstrate advanced electrical and electronic engineering enterprise based innovation in your workplace or industry, and provides opportunity to fast-track career promotion on graduation.

Further study

Graduates from the Master of Engineering Practice are eligible to be considered for higher research degrees such as PhD studies.

Professional accreditation

The Master of Engineering Practice (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) has been accorded full accreditation at the level of Professional Engineer by Engineers Australia.

As a graduate of the Master of Engineering Practice program, you will be eligible to apply for Professional Engineer (MIEAust) membership with Engineers Australia. On attaining MIEAust, if you MEPR workplace portfolio indicates your work experience in your field may benchmark to equivalent to Stage 1 Experienced Professional Engineer, you will be able to accelerate your application for Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) Stage 2 Experience Professional Engineer.

You will also have the opportunity to work overseas, with your accreditation recognised in the countries that are signatories to the Washington Accord.

Career outcomes

  • With your graduate expertise, you’ll be able to secure a career as a Professional Electrical or Electronics Engineer, making a difference in the world of medical technology, communications, transportation systems, mining resource extraction, power generation and distribution, renewable energy systems, electric vehicle or even spacecraft and satellites.
  • With your applied experience, you have the opportunity to work with some of Australia’s biggest companies or venture overseas to work for a global engineering corporation.

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

  • Australian university three year Bachelor degree in engineering science or engineering technology in the relevant specialisation area, or equivalent.
  • A minimum of five years' relevant professional work experience.
  • Must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident; citizen of New Zealand or holder of a 457 visa with a duration of at least three years.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 12 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit.

Courses to be studied Units
5 x core courses 7
2 - 5 technical courses 5
1 x practice course (0 unit value)
Total 12

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Residential schools

This degree has a mandatory attendance requirement for some of the residential and practical school courses.

If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree it is mandatory you attend on-campus for several residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face practicals and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.

Residential schools are one week long intensive sessions held periodically across a program of study, and provided free to students to complete the practical requirements of their program.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 9527
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 27040

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Residential school costs

This degree includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 24 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.
  • Semester 3, 2020 - applications close Friday 20 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 16 November 2020.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

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