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Master of Professional Engineering (Power Engineering)

Master of Professional Engineering (Power Engineering) (MENS)
CRICOS: 067689G

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 2 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Jan, May, Sep
Note: For all modes of study there are mandatory practical components which require either on-campus participation or residential school attendance.

Overview

  • If you want to become a Professional Power Engineer, and have an Australian 3 year engineering degree (or recognised equivalent international degree) but no work experience, the Master of Professional Engineering (Power Engineering) will provide a pathway.
  • Throughout the degree there is an emphasis on practical experience with hands-on laboratory sessions and 60 days industry experience, preparing you thoroughly for the engineering profession.
  • Develop your knowledge of the principles and application of power electronics, real-time systems, electricity supplies and metering, and asset management.
  • You will complete a research project and dissertation applying all your formal knowledge to a real world problem. Whether this is smart grids, microgrids, energy storage systems, for future electricity distribution or the capture of solar energy, your project will provide insight to the profession of a Power Engineer.
  • The research project and dissertation can also be a stepping stone to further research degrees, such as PhD.

Further study

Master of Professional Engineering graduates are eligible to be considered for higher research degrees such as the Master of Research or PhD studies.

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Professional accreditation

The Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering) has been accorded full accreditation at the level of Professional Engineer by Engineers Australia and graduates are eligible for Graduate membership at the Professional Level.

Career outcomes

  • With the highly practical knowledge and skills you gained in the design, construction and management of power generation, there will be a wide range of career opportunities available to you including mining, transportation, manufacturing, energy distribution operators and power stations.
  • Power Engineers are also at the forefront of alternative power sources and energy storage systems, along with solar and wind energy.

Entry requirements

  • Australian university three or four-year Bachelor degree in engineering in the relevant specialisation, or equivalent.
    Or
  • Australian university four-year Bachelor degree in engineering in a non-related specialisation, or equivalent.

To be eligible for advanced standing entry:

  • Completion of an Australian university four-year embedded honours degree in engineering in the same or closely related cognate specialisation (major).

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements that must be met in order to successfully complete this degree. Inherent requirements are fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the degree, while maintaining the academic integrity of the degree. Please read and understand the inherent requirements specific to the Master of Professional Engineering before applying.

If you think you may experience any problems meeting inherent requirements, you can talk to a Student Equity Officer about reasonable adjustments that may be put in place to assist you. Any reasonable adjustments made must not fundamentally change the nature of the inherent requirement.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 16 units.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 6
Specialisation courses 6
Electives 4
Total 16

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for an example of courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Residential schools

This degree has a mandatory attendance requirement for some of the residential and practical school courses. You'll attend  residential schools on-campus, where you will attend face-to-face practicals and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 35920
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 35920

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Residential school costs

This degree includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Scholarships

At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.

CRICOS: 067689G

Intakes

You can select to start your study in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period  Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August
Trimester 3, 2024 Monday 26 August Monday 2 September Friday 6 December 

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