Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental) (MPE)

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The award
MPE

How long you will study
1 - 2 year

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February

International course fees
AUD 36280 per year

All study options

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

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

You can choose to diversify your engineering expertise with courses in advanced renewable energy systems, particle processing, low emission technologies, and dynamic process simulations and control. Or you could broaden your skills base in a complimentary area such as environmental sciences, environmental management, disaster risk reduction, business and management skills, entrepreneurship and innovation. You will also complete a year-long, advanced 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 -these will be chosen from areas such as water engineering, hydrology, hydrobiological modelling, land surface process and management and engineering project management.

* Pending accreditation of this degree by Engineers Australia.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMPEHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course startsFebruaryDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesAUD 36280 per year

Entry requirements

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

  • Graduates from the University of Newcastle or another institution with a Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF 8) with Class 2 Division 2 or above in Environmental Engineering
  • Graduates from the University of Newcastle or another institution with a Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF 8) in Environmental Engineering with a Newcastle calculated GPA of 4.5 or above

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

  • Graduates from the University of Newcastle or another institution with a Bachelor Degree (AQF 7) in Environmental Engineering AND a Newcastle calculated GPA of 4.5 or above

Direct Admission into the MPE Program:

  • Applicants currently undertaking or having completed the Master of Engineering Management program at the University of Newcastle may be admitted to the Master of Professional Engineering in the same discipline area as their undergraduate engineering degree.  The volume of learning required for the MPE will be assessed for individual applicants based on their background.

*Further Admission Requirements (if applicable)

Alternative Engineering Disciplines:

Applications for the Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental) from graduates from a different engineering discipline other than environmental 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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