The Master of Engineering Science is designed for engineers and graduates wanting to develop and expand their knowledge and skills in their area of expertise. You will add breadth to your knowledge of engineering in general and expand your skills in engineering management, in addition to developing your technical knowledge and ability to analyse engineering problems. The degree features complex, open-ended enquiry-based projects.

The 25 specialisations available include: Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Process Engineering; Transport Engineering; Project Management; Water Engineering: catchments to coast, Water, Wastewater and Waste Engineering; Environmental Engineering; Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology; Structural Engineering; Civil Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Energy Systems; Satellite Systems Engineering; Systems and Control; Sustainable Systems; Nuclear Engineering; Food Process Engineering; Manufacturing Engineering and Management; Mechanical Engineering; Petroleum Engineering; Petroleum Engineering Open Learn; Geothermal Engineering: Photovoltaics and Solar Energy; Renewable Energy; and Telecommunications.

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Why choose this degree?

The Master of Engineering Science enables you to significantly extend your knowledge and skills in your existing engineering specialisation.

Who should choose this degree?

This degree is aimed at graduates who already have a four-year accredited engineering degree and who now wish to broaden their job prospects through cross-training, retraining or specialisation. 

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Civil/Environmental engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Project manager
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Information Technologist
  • Petroleum engineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Chemical/Food Process engineer

Entry requirements

Students need a recognised four year bachelor degree in an appropriate area of engineering with a minimum 70% average as determined by the Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator.

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 with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

Credit transfer

A student may apply for credit towards the program as per the UNSW Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and Procedures. For example, a student with a 4-year engineering honours degree could obtain a maximum of 48UOC of advanced standing.If the maximum credit is given, a student must still complete the following:At least 36UOC of courses from their specialisationAt least 6UOC of research-related coursesAt least 6UOC of electives from the approved elective courses listAt least 30UOC of advanced disciplinary courses(Courses may count in more than one of the above categories.) Applications for credit should be addressed to the relevant Stream Authority (contact relevant school for further details).

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Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


^There is a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places are available for some streams of this degree. The indicative tuition fee for domestic postgraduate students shown is for fee paying students, not students in Commonwealth Supported Places. To find out more about the student contribution amounts for Commonwealth Supported Places visit Postgraduate Commonwealth Support.

*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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