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Postgraduate coursework degrees

A career advantage in engineering, IT or project management

A postgraduate qualification in engineering, project management or IT will give you the edge in a global economy that places a premium on demonstrated professional skills and genuine innovation.

What is a postgraduate degree?

A postgraduate degree is study that you undertake after the completion of a bachelor's or undergraduate degree. Postgraduate study can take the form of coursework or research in the engineering, information technology or project management fields.

Why do your postgraduate study with us?

A postgraduate qualification from the University of Sydney in engineering, project management or IT is known and respected around the world, opening new doors in your career. Here’s why.

We’re well connected with industry

At the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, we understand the importance of working closely with industry. Our courses are designed with, and taught by, industry professionals. We partner with leaders from business, industry and academia based here in Sydney and around the world.

Our expertise and facilities are highly sought after, with staff regularly invited to provide professional consulting services for business and government agencies.

International partnerships

We are committed to international teaching, research and industry partnerships. We encourage our students, researchers and staff to engage in collaboration that deepens their knowledge and broadens their global outlook.

The faculty has developed partnerships with top 100 international institutions, including a landmark biomedical engineering alliance with Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China.

As one of our postgraduate students, we’ll support you to make the best possible use of our international connections through internships, field trips and exchange programs. The University of Sydney has more than 270 exchange partners in 41 countries.  

Globally-recognised qualifications

Our Master of Professional Engineering is accredited by Engineers Australia, the national engineering accreditation body. This enables you to practise as an engineer in Australia and around the world.

Our Master of Information Technology, Master of Information Technology Management and the combined master’s degree program are accredited by the Australian Computer Society as professional-level courses.

Our Master of Project Management and Master of Project Leadership are both accredited by the Project Management Institute’s Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education programs.

Innovative learning environment

To support research and teaching excellence, we are investing in the latest technology and exceptional facilities. Our labs, teaching spaces and learning hubs are designed to help you get the most out of your learning experience. Our leading facilities include the:


We offer various scholarships and other forms of financial assistance to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Read about our specific scholarships for engineering and IT postgraduate coursework students.

Reduce the length of your postgraduate degree

Related study or professional work experience may be counted as credit toward your degree as recognition of prior learning, also called credit for previous studies.

If granted RPL, you may be allowed to skip certain units of study and reduce the total credit points needed to complete your course. This would enable a fast track to graduation. RPL arrangements vary by course, so check the relevant application details for your course.