The Master of Engineering Science provides the opportunity to acquire high-level understanding and advanced analytical skills in areas that span the engineering disciplines as well as project management incorporating those disciplines. There is strong emphasis on extending undergraduate skills and vocational experiences to enable graduates to apply high-level understanding to real-world complex engineering problems. It is a very flexible degree where students can acquire knowledge in different areas in engineering.

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UNSW Canberra

Indicative Enrolments


Why choose this degree?

This degree will improve your ability to analyse complex systems, and it will develop your analytical skills and your ability to apply high-level engineering concepts to problem-solving and management of projects.

Who should choose this degree?

The Master of Engineering Science is aimed at students who wish to acquire high-level knowledge and advanced analytical skills in engineering and data communications

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Data Analyst
  • Engineering project manager
  • Engineer consultant
  • Defence contractor
  • Engineering systems analyst

Entry requirements

Additional selection criteria

*Professional Experience: The evidence required for validation of professional experience will include a statement of service from the employer verifying the position, role and responsibilities, and duration of employment.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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