University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Master of Engineering (Extension)

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

This course provides an opportunity at master's level for professionally qualified engineers to extend in depth and breadth the knowledge and skills gained from their engineering undergraduate studies. Each program is designed to enhance technological knowledge pertaining to one or more fields of engineering. Students can complete one major in engineering and also choose a sub-major in another field of engineering, information technology or another discipline. The completion of subjects and an independent graduate project in at least one field of engineering is central to this requirement. The subjects offered in this course follow an integrated approach to professional practice through compulsory professional engineering subjects, compulsory subjects relevant to the chosen major and sub-major, an independent engineering graduate project in at least one field of engineering, and a set of electives (any engineering or IT subjects, some with prior approval). This course allows students to choose a program of study that deepens the body of knowledge acquired in their first degree as well as expands knowledge boundaries into policy and engineering management areas. It also provides a unique opportunity to broaden knowledge in another discipline through a sub-major, giving an added advantage to students who seek career options in multidisciplinary areas.


  • Candidates complete coursework subjects and an independent engineering graduate project, totalling 96 credit points of study. The project component consists of a preparatory subject and a project (in the area of the major) and is typically undertaken after completing one session's worth of coursework. Some postgraduate program majors may require students to complete a number of prescribed subjects with or without opportunity for electives. Subjects are selected from postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology. A major is granted if subjects worth 42 credit points (including the project component) are completed within a particular postgraduate program major. In order to be granted a sub-major, students are required to complete at least 24 credit points in the discipline area
  • this does not include the project component. Examples of sub-majors are: any of engineering majors, engineering management, Australian language and culture studies.


  • Biomedical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Energy planning and policy
  • Computer control engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Manufacturing engineering and management
  • Software systems engineering
  • Telecommunications engineering
  • Water engineering
  • Operations

Standard entry requirements

  • UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies. It is a requirement that the bachelor's degree be in engineering and relevant to the major being applied for, with no more than 25 per cent failed subjects. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
  • Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
  • Or AE5: Pass
  • Or PTE: 58-64
  • Or CAE: 176-184. Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Study pathways

Applicants who have already gained a UTS recognised Bachelor of Engineering (four or five years) may be eligible for a maximum of 24 credit points of exemption on application. Applicants given maximum credit recognition complete the course in one-and-a-half years (full time) or three years (part time)

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
City International: $88,512 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

This course is offered on a one-and-a-half-year, full-time or three-year, part-time basis for applicants with a UTS recognised bachelor's degree in engineering. For applicants without recognised qualifications, it is offered on a two-year, full-time or four-year, part-time basis. The course is made up of subjects that provide students with flexibility. Classes are usually held in standard mode (weekly attendance) or block mode (attend classes only two or three times during the session per subject). Some subjects may be available in distance mode.

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