Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical) (MPE)

University of Newcastle, Australia

Cricos: 00109J

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How long you will study
1 - 2 year

Domestic course fees
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How you will study

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International course fees
AUD 36280 per year

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About Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical) at University of Newcastle, Australia

The Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical) is a flexible degree that will allow you to fast-track your career in chemical engineering.

The program includes a variety of advanced chemical engineering courses to help you extend your technical skills. You can choose to develop your expertise in renewable energy systems, mineral processing, low emissions technologies and advanced particle processing. 

You can also broaden your skills base in a complimentary area, such as business and management skills, entrepreneurship and innovation, design or environmental management. You will also complete a year-long advanced chemical engineering project (design-based or theoretical - the choice is yours), which can potentially be linked to industry.

The flexible nature of the program puts you in control. Whether you want to specialise or diversify, move into a more senior role, lead teams or projects, develop sophisticated research and innovation skills for R&D roles - you can choose courses to support your personal career goals.

2-year or 1-year?
If you are a graduate of an Australian Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree, or equivalent, you can complete the MPE in just one year.

If you are an international student seeking professional recognition from Engineers Australia* and the Washington Accord, or if you wish to extend your engineering and professional expertise in an Australian context, the 2-year MPE is the ideal program. Your study program will be designed to build on your prior studies and develop the core technical competencies to ensure you qualify. You will complete courses in Process Simulations and Control, Project Management and Innovation in Process Industries, and Chemical Engineering Design.

* Pending accreditation of this degree by Engineers Australia.

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Entry requirements

Direct Admission into the 1 Year MPE (Chemical) Program*:

Direct Admission into the 2 Year MPE (Chemical) Program*:

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*Further Admission Requirements (if applicable)

Alternative Engineering Disciplines:

Applications for the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical) from graduates from a different engineering discipline other than chemical engineering are welcomed, but will be assessed for eligibility on an individual basis by the Faculty.

GPA Equivalence for Non-University of Newcastle Applicants:

Applicants from external institutions will be required to provide transcripts of previous studies to allow assessment of GPA equivalence on the University of Newcastle scale.

Alternate Entry Path Incorporating Work Experience:

Applications from graduates with an appropriate Bachelor Degree (AQF 7) or Honours Degree (AQF 8 ) in engineering not meeting the above requirements, BUT with significant relevant work experience will be assessed for eligibility on an individual basis by the Faculty.

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