Master of Engineering

CQUniversity Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00219C

Engineers are required to work at the interface of multiple disciplines, interact with a range of stakeholders and solve highly complex problems in a responsible and ethical manner. This demands a high level of discipline knowledge, skills and expertise, and personal traits such as strong communication skills, leadership, ethical behaviour and a commitment to lifelong learning for the most effective professional practice. The goal of this course is to instil these qualifications in you. The engineering subjects within this course will provide you with opportunities to apply deep knowledge and state-of-the-art computational tools and methodologies to solve complex engineering problems through modelling, simulation and predictive analyses. You work individually and as part of teams which will help you develop professional skills such as leadership, teamwork and communication. The authentic engineering projects embedded in the course, some with industry mentors, will provide you with deeper insights into engineering practice in the Australian context. In addition to this, a suite of elective units from Project Management, Construction Management and Information Technology will provide opportunities for you to expand your knowledge base and skill sets. Upon graduating from this course, you will find exciting engineering opportunities in a wide range of areas, including the infrastructure, manufacturing, resources engineering and energy sectors, to mention a few. In the first year, you will study Australian Engineering Practice, core discipline units and discipline-specific elective units. To complete the accredited civil, electrical and mechanical majors, you need to achieve a minimum GPA of 4.1 after completing 48 credit points of study. If you do not meet this GPA requirement, you will switch to the non-accredited Professional major at the start of the second year. In the second year, if you study civil, electrical and mechanical majors, you will complete an individual capstone project over two terms and undertake an internship where you will gain work experience at an engineering organization. If you study the Professional major, you will complete a team project over one term and recommended elective units, providing you with the opportunity to receive either a Graduate Certificate in Project Management or a Graduate Certificate in Information Technology that will improve your graduate employment prospects.


11 units (96 credit points)


  • Civil engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering.

Standard entry requirements

  • To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must hold:A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) three-year Bachelor of Engineering, or equivalent, with an aligned engineering major.Degrees completed without standard engineering majors (Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical) will be assessed for compatibility on a case-by-case basis by the Head of Course PG (Engineering).English Language Proficiency RequirementsIf you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), orAn Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, orBachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0Completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland or the United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset
  • OrTest of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test)
  • OrPearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46
  • Or An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.English test results remain valid for no more than two years between the final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
CQUniversity Melbourne International: $76,320 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
CQUniversity Rockhampton City International: $76,320 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
CQUniversity Rockhampton North International: $76,320 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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