Master of Professional Engineering (Specialisation)

University of Tasmania

Program Overview

The Master of Professional Engineering (Specialisation) is designed to inspire the next generation of innovative professional engineers. Whether you want to transition into a new specialisation, or update your qualification to meet Australian industry requirements, this postgraduate course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to reach your career goals in this evolving industry.
In this practical course, you will put theory into practice through a variety of ways. You will test your skills in hands-on laboratory classes, attend exciting field trips around the state, and hear from industry guest lecturers.


In your final year of study, you will undertake a research project within your chosen specialisation, where you will design, development, prototype test, and implement your designs with the support of your peers and individual supervisor. You’ll graduate with job-ready skills and the ability to improve society in areas such as electricity, construction, mechanics, and design.



  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 35,656


IELTS: 6 0

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Year 1 is common to all specialisations and is comprised of six 12.5% weighted core engineering science and mathematics units and two 12.5% elective engineering design unit. 


Year 2 is comprised of eight 12.5% weighted units specified in the schedules for each specialisation. Some specialisations offer a limited choice. A work placement unit is included amongst the eight Year 2 units, and must be completed in order to meet the Engineers Australia Professional Engineer Stage 1 competency standard. 


Year 3 is comprised of two 25% weighted core project units. Students will also select four 12.5% units from the schedule relevant to their chosen specialisation.


Admission to most postgraduate coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies, meet any prerequisite subjects, and meet English language requirements to be eligible for an offer.


English Language Requirements  

For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

Course cost based on a rate of $35,656 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

Engineers are well paid, and find interesting and engaging career opportunities across government, private companies, industry and consulting firms. Employment outlook for Engineers is growing with skilled engineers in demand across a vast array of industries.


According to the National Skills Commission projected employment growth November 2020 and projections to November 2025, the top careers projected to grow in the next five years include Engineering Professionals (13.7% growth), Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers (15.9% growth), and Civil Engineering Professionals (15.2% growth).

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