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Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical)

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Overview

If you are seeking to make the transition from a science or mathematics-based career to become an engineer, or if you already have an engineering degree and would like to change paths to a different specialisation, the Master of Professional Engineering offers an accredited qualification that will enable you to practise in Australia and overseas. The mechanical specialisation will provide you with an advanced understanding of the design of mechanical components, whole machines, mechanical systems and mechanical processes.

This degree will also help you develop the sound communication, management and decision-making capabilities necessary to interpret and discuss complex issues in your area of specialisation. The program will provide you with the engineering professional practice and research skills that lead to recognition as an Australian graduate engineer. Your qualifications will be recognised internationally through the Washington Accord of the International Engineering Alliance. 

Commonwealth Supported Places

The Master of Professional Engineering degrees have a limited amount of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) available to domestic students in 2018.  No additional application is necessary, all domestic applicants for this degree will be considered for CSP.

Specialisations

This degree does not have a speciliasation of major.

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status

The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your fee

How to apply

What you'll study

Study plan for this course

Candidates for the Master of Professional Engineering (Mechanical) complete 144 credit points.

Candidates will also complete a 12 week industrial placement, which will provide them with the opportunity to participate in a major project in an industrial environment. Areas of study in the course include system dynamics and control, thermal engineering, fluid dynamics, and mechanics of solids.

Units of Study

Admission requirement

To be eligible for admission, an applicant is required to have:

  • an Australian Bachelor of Engineering degree with a 68.5 percent average, or equivalent qualification or
  • an Australian bachelor's degree in a non-Engineering discipline with a 68.5 percent average, with studies equivalent to 48 credit points (equivalent to 1 year full time study load) in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, geology, computing or statistics, as related to the stream sought for admission.

For qualifications awarded outside Australia, equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution and qualification.

Fast-track your master's

If you have the equivalent of an Australian Bachelor of Engineering degree with a 68.5 percent average in an unrelated specialisation, or a Bachelor of Science or similar (in a related discipline), you may be eligible for a Reduced Volume of Learning (RVL) of up to 24 credit points or .5 years/1 semester.

If you have an equivalent of an Australian Bachelor of Engineering degree with a 68.5 percent average in a related specialisation, you may be eligible for RVL of up to 48 credit points or 1 year . - If you have a postgraduate engineering degree with a 68.5 per cent average in a related specialisation, you may be eligible for RVL of up to 72 credit points or 1.5 years.

Applying for RVL/Credit:

To be assessed for RVL/Credit, you are required to indicate in your application for admission that you would like to apply for credit. You will then receive an email with instructions on how to submit your application for credit. If you receive an offer of admission, the outcome of your credit application will be included in your letter of offer. For information on RVL and degree requirements visit CUSP .

Option to combine with

Professional accreditation

The Master of Professional Engineering has been accorded full accreditation at the level of Professional Engineering by the industry governing body, Engineers Australia .

Graduate opportunities

Mechanical engineers work in the fields of power generation, process industry, mineral and oil exploration, manufacturing industry, transportation, building industry, automated port facilities, biomedical implant design, environmental pollution control, and automatic control.
Future study options

The University of Sydney is a research intensive institution with a strong track record of technology transfer, industry leadership and commercialisation. Research activities in the faculty focus on a wide range of areas from aerospace, biomedical, combustion, processing and manufacture, design, robotics, electronics, networks, wireless and satellite systems. If you would like to be part of Sydney's engineering research community, you may consider applying for admission to a research degree. Students completing a Master of Professional Engineering program with excellent average marks are eligible to undertake supervised research in the degree of Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee


The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increase


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Visa/MasterCard/American Express/JCB surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or JCB. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students


The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Visa/MasterCard/American Express/JCB surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or JCB. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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