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    Master of Professional Engineering (Specialisation) [P7A]
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    Master of Professional Engineering (Specialisation) [P7A]

    University of Tasmania

    University of Tasmania


    Australia, Hobart

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    Master by Course Work

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    Next Intake Deadlines29-Jan-2024
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    Duration 3 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 126,187  / total
    Next Intake 29-Jan-2024

    Master of Professional Engineering (Specialisation) [P7A]


    The Master of Professional Engineering (Specialisation) is designed to inspire the next generation of innovative professional engineers. Whether you want to transition into a new specialisation, or update your qualification to meet Australian industry requirements, this postgraduate course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to reach your career goals in this evolving industry.

    In this practical course, you will put theory into practice through a variety of ways. You will test your skills in hands-on laboratory classes, attend exciting field trips around the state, and hear from industry guest lecturers.

    In your final year of study, you will undertake a research project within your chosen specialisation, where you will design, development, prototype test, and implement your designs with the support of your peers and individual supervisor. You'll graduate with job-ready skills and the ability to improve society in areas such as electricity, construction, mechanics, and design.

    Please note: The full duration of this course is 3 years, however you may be eligible for a 1-year block credit depending on your previous qualifications.

    The Master of Professional Engineering is an entry-to-practice masters-level qualification offering specialisations, as follows:

    Civil and Structural

    Hobart Campus

    Electronics and Communications

    Hobart Campus

    Mechanical engineering.

    Hobart Campus

    Renewable Energy and Electrical Power

    Hobart Campus

    Timber Design

    Launceston Campus

    This qualification is aimed at students who have completed a non‐Washington accord bachelor degree in civil or mechanical engineering, students who have completed a bachelor degree in engineering (other than civil and/or mechanical), or students who hold a Bachelor of Science with sufficient numerical skills.

    The course contents and assessment schedule will enable students to achieve

    Designed in consultation with Engineers Australia, this course has been created to meet the needs of the modern engineer. Throughout your degree you will develop key knowledge and skills relevant to your chosen specialisation – allowing you to customise your learning for your career of choice.

    Through research projects, laboratory sessions, professional work placement, and industry field trips, your opportunity to practice and apply your skills is limitless. Your first year of study will include building foundation knowledge in engineering statics, dynamics and circuits, as well as core skills in problem solving, data analysis, and mathematics.

    If you have previous qualifications that make you eligible for a 1-year block credit, you will commence your study from year two. From here, you will complete units specific to your chosen specialisations: Civil and Structural, Electronics and Communications, Mechanical Engineering, Renewable Energy and Electrical Power, or Timber Design.

    In your final year of study, alongside your specialisation, you will complete a comprehensive research project. This will include dedicated lectures on project management and self-management, and as well as key research methods. At the end of the course, you will deliver your thesis and have the opportunity to present your project and findings in a public forum.


    Entry Requirements

    Admission to most postgraduate coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies, meet any prerequisite subjects, and meet English language requirements to be eligible for an offer.

    English Language Requirements  

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    Course Specific Requirements

    A Bachelor degree in a science based discipline with sufficient numerical skills to undertake the MProfEng (Specialisation) course; or

    A Bachelor degree in Engineering (Non-Washington Accord) or

    A Bachelor degree in Engineering majoring in a different specialisation than that to be undertaken under the MProfEng (Specialisaton).

    Candidates who are able to demonstrate a minimum of 12 weeks practical experience in an engineering environment outside a university where they have been exposed to professional engineering practice will be granted an exemption for ENG700.

    Advanced standing for the first year of the MProfEng (Specialisation) may be granted for suitably qualified candidates. Granting of additional exemptions in years 2 and 3 may be considered where applicable.

    Students who have completed a Bachelor of Engineering from an Institution accredited under the Washington Accord cannot enroll in the MProfEng (Specialisation) for which they already hold the specialisation.

    English Program Requirements

    • All methods of meeting University of Tasmania English language requirements have a validity period of 2 years unless involving a country specific qualification as listed below.
    • Each course offered by the University of Tasmania has a minimum English language requirement for entry as listed below. Applicants must also meet the academic entry requirements for each course.
    • Applicants who qualify from a University of Tasmania program, and intend to gain professional registration to become a practitioner in Australia, may need to meet the relevant Professional Accrediting Agency's English language registration standard.
    • In exceptional circumstances or cases not covered by the categories outlined below, multiple forms of evidence may be considered on a case by case basis by the Executive Director, Student Operations in consultation with the Director, Academic Quality and Standards.
    • The University reserves the right to require that any applicant be required to undergo a test of English language.


    Engineers are well paid, and find interesting and engaging career opportunities across government, private companies, industry and consulting firms. Employment outlook for Engineers is growing with skilled engineers in demand across a vast array of industries.

    According to the National Skills Commission projected employment growth November 2020 and projections to November 2025, the top careers projected to grow in the next five years include Engineering Professionals (13.7% growth), Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers (15.9% growth), and Civil Engineering Professionals (15.2% growth).

    Career Opportunities by Specialisation

    Civil and structural

    By graduating with a specialisation in Civil and Structural Engineering you will be entering a workforce that is in ever-increasing demand within Tasmania and throughout the world.

    Our close ties with industry and integrate work offerings mean you will be well placed to gain employment with Tasmania's largest employers including: Department of State Growth, Local Councils, Hydro Tasmania, Entura, COVA, GHD, JMG, Gandy and Roberts, Aldanmark, JSA, Pitt & Sherry as well as other smaller consultancies and building companies such as VOS, Hansen Yuncken, Hutchinson Builders, and Fairbrother.

    Electronics and Communications

    As an Electronics and Communications Engineer, you will use your knowledge and skills to help bring the world closer together. Access to information infrastructure is critical in all modern city designs and its creation and implementation forms a crucial part of our modern way of life.

    Throughout this course you will learn modern communication technologies such as how to handle advanced wireless communications issues, as well as critical skills around communications in extreme environments through our partnership with the Australian Antarctic Division along with network planning, advanced control techniques, and comprehensive embedded system design. By undertaking this specialisation you will be able to support the design and development of contemporary living.


    A specialisation in Mechanical Engineering ensures you have a broad skill base focused on design, fluid and thermal engineering, dynamics and automation.

    As the only university in the state, we work closely with the government and key employers across core industries. These include Advanced Manufacturing, Mining, Forestry and forest products, and Agriculture. In addition, our high concentration of multi-industrial activity within a geographically small location allows you to gain practical transferable exposure and experience to a broad range of industries and employers from large consultancies to government organisations and major firms to provide you with a strong employment track into a meaningful career.

    Renewable Energy and Electrical Power

    As a graduate of the Renewable Energy and Electrical Power specialisation, you'll be equipped with a deep understanding of power system planning, energy economics and key features of the energy system regulatory environment providing you with critical skills to make a positive contribution to climate change while ensuring developing nations are able to meet the energy needs of their growing populations.

    We work closely with the state's major energy provider, Hydro Tasmania and their energy consulting firm Entura to help provide clean renewable energy throughout Tasmania, Australia, the Indian subcontinent, South East Asia, and the South Pacific.

    Tasmania is the only state in Australia to produce 100% of its energy from renewable sources with renewable energy being one of Tasmania's leading exports meaning you will not only be exposed to the societal benefits but also the fiscal benefits created through the production of renewable energy and electrical power.

    Timber Design

    By choosing this specialisation, you will develop specialist skills in timber engineering to equip you for a future with ever more demand for high quality timber buildings.

    Upon graduating, you'll have sought-after skills in material technology (timber), timber engineering, BIM and project management, advanced manufacturing techniques, envelope and building performance and wood products processing. You will be eligible to apply for positions with major employers of structural engineers in Tasmania, Australia, and internationally.

    As the Sustainability Institution of the Year 2021, there isn't a better place to learn about the future of sustainable timber design. By choosing our Timber Design specialisation, you can study Australia's only postgraduate course in timber-based engineering. This specialisation is the first of its kind and will equip you with future-proof, specialist skills in timber engineering.

    Professional Recognition

    As a graduate of the Masters of Professional Engineering you will have successfully completed a course recognised by the Washington Accord in association with Engineers Australia.

    Fee Information

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 126,187 

    How to Apply

    STEP 1: Choose and research your course

    STEP 2: Prepare your documents

    STEP 3: Lodge your application

    STEP 4: Accept your offer

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    Master of Professional Engineering (Specialisation) [P7A]

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