Master of Engineering

Postgraduate Study


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Re-engineering engineering

Western’s streamlined Master of Engineering can be completed in two years to get you fully qualified and progressing your career sooner. This degree is taught at our innovative Parramatta City Campus, and enables you to pursue a major from our broad set of engineering fields.

Completion of this program will prepare you for a dynamically developing and changing technological environment, allowing you to stay at the forefront of the engineering world.

All six Majors, namely, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering and Telecommunication Engineering of the Master of Engineering program have Full accreditation at the Professional Engineer level from Engineers Australia.

World-class facilities

Study at Western's high tech Parramatta City campus.

Professional accreditation

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for full membership of Engineers Australia. They are eligible to apply for Chartered Professional Engineering registration upon successful completion of required engineering practice period specified by Engineers Australia.

Program structure

Our program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.

Civil engineering covers the fields of structural design, geotechnical engineering and water engineering, together with infrastructure design and environmental engineering. Graduates will work in the fields of design, construction and management of engineering structures. Projects may cover residential and commercial buildings, highways and airports, water supply and sewerage schemes, etc. You may be an engineer in private industry, government departments, or in city, municipal or shire councils.

This program includes core subjects from all branches of electrical engineering. Graduates will work in the fields of electronic components, computers, electro-magnetics, power generation and distribution systems, power and control in public utilities, telecommunications, manufacturing, and electrical systems.

In addition to providing training in conventional mechanical engineering subjects, the program structure introduces students to subjects of study that address sustainability including sustainable design and sustainable energy engineering. Graduates will be well equipped with broad-based skills that meet the demand of Australian industries and are conscious of the need to promote sustainable design and practices. Examples include mechanical and machinery design; manufacturing; energy production; and marketing and management activities. Skills gained are required in industries such as manufacturing, materials handling, automobile, aerospace, mining, building services and infrastructure development.

Mechatronics (and robotics) provides the skills necessary for the design of smart machines of all types: cruise control in automobiles, pilotless spacecraft, automated factories and medical telerobotics. The program, accompanied by an extensive and integrated hands-on laboratory program, is essentially concerned with the design of intelligent mechanical systems and automation, and includes the study of robotics, computer control, automated manufacturing, microprocessor applications and machine design. Graduates in the program acquire the combined skills of mechanical and computer/electrical engineering that are needed in leading-edge industries such as aerospace systems, the car industry, automation and robotic applications, biomedical engineering, laser systems, and building materials manufacture.

Recent advances in computer and telecommunications networked systems have increased the importance of network technologies in the discipline of computer science. This major gives you a thorough technical understanding of modern networked computer systems, how they work and the principles that govern them.

In the Environmental major you will study Sustainable systems, Advanced Waste Management, Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment, Sustainability and Risk Engineering, Planning and Environmental Regulation, Safety and Risk Management, Building in Bushfire Prone Areas

Fees and delivery

Fees: $32,176*

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $34,944* 

Delivery: On campus



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"Engineering is a subject that provides you with excellent career opportunities and insight into how the world around you works."

— Syhra Fieck. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Civil.

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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.  

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