The Master of Engineering is a flexible postgraduate degree designed for students who dont have an accredited engineering qualification but who have either completed a non-accredited engineering degree or the equivalent of the first three years of an accredited engineering degree. You can choose from one of eight specialisations: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Renewable Energy and Telecommunications.

This Master is designed to provide in-depth knowledge as well as deeper project experience and increased technical confidence across selected research disciplines. You will have the opportunity for continued professional development and be able to update qualifications and knowledge to meet or maintain professional accreditation standards.

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Why choose this degree?

This degree allows you to develop your technical knowledge and skills and start your journey into engineering.

Who should choose this degree?

Students looking for an entry point to move into the engineering profession choose this degree.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • Civil Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mining Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Renewable Energy Engineer
  • Telecommunications

Accreditation / Professional Recognition

Accredited by Engineers Australia (Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications streams). Mechanical Engineering stream is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia. 

UNSW is currently applying to Engineers Australia for provisional accreditation for Mining Engineering, Petroleum Engineering and Renewable Energy.

Entry requirements

Admission to this program requires one of the following:

  • A 4-year non-accredited (under the Washington Accord) Bachelor of Engineering degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline with a minimum 65% average; or
  • A 3-year Bachelor of Engineering Science degree in a cognate discipline, at least equivalent to the first three years of an Engineering degree accredited under the Washington Accord with a minimum 65% average.

A pathway for entry into the program for graduates from both 4-year Bachelor of Engineering degrees in non-cognate disciplines, and 3-year Bachelor of Science degrees, exists via enrolment first into the Bachelor of Engineering (BE) program, where advanced standing (to a maximum of 2 years) may be granted.

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.



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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