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Master of Electrical Engineering (Professional)

Overview

Prepare to solve global problems by advancing your skills and knowledge in electrical engineering.

The Master of Electrical Engineering (Professional) degree will develop your technical and research skills, provide a global perspective on professional engineering practice and give you the competence to identify and apply current practice to solve real-world engineering problems.

As part of this program you will complete a 2-semester research project or industry placement giving you invaluable experience in developing, managing and delivering complex projects.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
2 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2024), Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2024)
Program Code
5744
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$51200
Duration
2 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2024), Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2024)
Semester dates for 2025 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
5744
CRICOS Code
108881J
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Develop your ability to understand, manage and deliver complex professional projects.
  • Complete a research project working with experts in their field.
  • Professional accreditation has been sought through Engineers Australia.

1 in Queensland for engineering and technology

QS World University Rankings 2023

1 in Queensland for electrical and electronic engineering

QS World University Rankings 2023

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Advanced Computational Techniques in Engineering
  • Biomedical Instrumentation

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Electrical engineer
  • Telecommunications engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Electrical design engineer
  • Biomedical engineer

Professional memberships

When you graduate, you may be eligible for memberships with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to become a member.

  • Engineers Australia

Program accreditation

The Master of Electrical Engineering (Professional) is seeking accreditation from:

  • Engineers Australia

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry, you'll need:

  • a 4-year bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant engineering discipline (see below), or
  • a 4-year bachelor's degree in engineering (or equivalent) which includes all of the relevant discipline content (see below), or
  • to have successfully completed 3 years of study towards an approved qualification at an overseas partner institution, with a formal pathway to the Master of Electrical Engineering (Professional).

You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
  • a 4-year bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant engineering discipline (see below), or
  • a 4-year bachelor's degree in engineering (or equivalent) which includes all of the relevant discipline content (see below), or
  • to have successfully completed 3 years of study towards an approved qualification at an overseas partner institution, with a formal pathway to the Master of Electrical Engineering (Professional).

You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.

Relevant disciplines for previous qualifications

Relevant disciplines include electrical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, electrical power engineering, electronic engineering (not electronic information engineering), telecommunication engineering, communication engineering, and power engineering.

If your bachelor's degree in engineering was not awarded in these disciplines, you must have successfully completed all of the following discipline content in your tertiary studies:

  • advanced/higher/engineering mathematics
  • statistics
  • programming
  • electrical circuits
  • electronic circuits
  • signal systems OR control
  • at least one of the following:
  •     electromagnetic fields and waves OR
  •     electrical machines OR
  •     power and energy systems

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL iBT (including Paper Edition) - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

PTE Academic - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Inherent requirements

To complete this degree, you have to meet its inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes. Read the inherent requirements before you apply.

Learn about inherent requirements

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Electrical Engineering (Professional) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

$8,948

2024

$8,948

2024

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Approximate yearly cost of full-time tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $51,200

2024

AUD $51,200

2024

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Master of Electrical Engineering (Professional) are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

You may be eligible for more than 100 scholarships, including:

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in Semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in Semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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