Overview

The Master of Systems Engineering is for students who want to develop a high-level understanding of the principles and practices of systems engineering and their implementation through the design, development and application phases.As well as the standalone degree, you can specialise in electronic warfare, networking, space systems, test and evaluation, weapons and ordnance, marine engineering, simulation and reliability engineering.

Program Code

8567

Total units of credit (UOC)

48

Campus

UNSW Canberra

Indicative Enrolments

255

Why choose this degree?

The Master of Systems Engineering is unique in Australia, covering the principles of systems engineering as well as allowing specialisation in networking, space systems, test and evaluation, reliability engineering, weapons and ordnance, electronic warfare and marine engineering.

Who should choose this degree?

This degree is designed to broaden knowledge and skills, rather than deepen them (as in a traditional science or engineering degree). It is open to students from a background in any discipline.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Systems engineer
  • Marine engineer
  • Weapons and ordnance engineer
  • Test and Evaluation engineer
  • Networks and Satellite communication engineer
  • Reliability engineer
  • Simulation Engineer

Entry requirements

Have completed a Bachelor degree with Honours with a major in the cognate discipline; or Have completed a Graduate Diploma in the cognate discipline; or Have completed a 3 or 4-year Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline, which includes a major in the cognate discipline; and have completed at least 3-years full-time professional experience in the cognate discipline; or Have completed a Bachelor degree in a NON-cognate discipline; and have completed at least 4-years full-time professional experience in the cognate discipline; or Have evidence of other academic qualifications and professional experience to be submitted to the relevant Program Authority to be acceptable grounds for admission into the degree; or Have no tertiary qualifications but evidence of professional experience to be submitted to the relevant Program Authority to be acceptable grounds for admission into the degree.

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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