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

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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

Met the requirements of a four year Bachelor degree in engineering or Bachelor's degree with Honours with a major in a cognate discipline from a recognised tertiary institution; or Have met the requirements of a Graduate Diploma from UNSW in a cognate discipline; or Have met the requirements of a three or four year Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline, which includes a major in the cognate discipline; and have completed at least 3-years relevant full-time professional experience*.

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.

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