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Master of Engineering Practice Specialisation Mechanical Engineering

Master of Engineering Practice Specialisation Mechanical Engineering (MEPR)

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

Overview

  • If you are an Engineering Technologist and have more than 5 years industry experience under your belt, then USQ’s Master of Engineering Practice (Mechanical Engineering) will give you the necessary qualification to be eligible for Professional Engineer registration with Engineers Australia.
  • Right from the beginning you will be able 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 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 Mechanical Engineering with advanced studies in areas such as computational mechanics in design, fluid mechanics and materials technology.
  • Your capstone course will see you work as part of a student team developing the practical skills such as flow visualisation and measuring the velocity of fluids in our state-of-the-art laboratories.

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 program is accredited by Engineers Australia and graduates are eligible for Graduate membership at the Professional Engineer level.

Career outcomes

  • With your graduate expertise, you’ll be able to secure a career as a Professional Engineer. 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

  • 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 valid 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

If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.

This degree has a mandatory attendance requirement for some of the residential school courses. View the USQ Handbook or please contact us for more information.

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

Discover further information on applying to study at USQ that is relevant to you.

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