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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas


  • Start Date

    February, September

  • Course Duration

    2 years

  • Course Type

    MSc, Other

  • Course Fees

    Estimated first year tuition: A$43,440

  • Last Updated

    28 June 2019

Who is this degree for?

The Master of Engineering Science program is designed for engineers and graduates wishing to develop and expand their knowledge and skills in their current area of expertise.* This will enable students to meet or maintain professional accreditation standards and to provide opportunities for continuing professional development, as well as the opportunity to interact with those at the cutting edge of their discipline. Students will develop their technical knowledge and ability to analyse engineering problems. They will also gain further skills in solving engineering problems and justifying professional decisions.

Students will have the chance to work on a complex, open-ended enquiry-based project. This will develop their systematic approach to a problem and require project planning and the ability to analyse, interpret and communicate results proficiently. The completion of the research provides a pathway towards postgraduate research degrees through the development and demonstration of enquiry-based skills.

Program structure


This degree is offered in the following specialisations (streams):

Research project

Students complete between 18UOC and 30UOC of enquiry-based projects and research-directed courses. A project involves an independent investigation at an advanced level by the student and may include research, design, feasibility or other analysis requiring integration of knowledge and evaluation across a range of topics in the area of specialisation.

Enquiry-based projects must be complex, open-ended problems that allow room for student creativity, and the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of results. There must be multiple possible solutions or conclusions at the outset and sufficient complexity to require a degree of project planning from the student.

Work-based projects are encouraged for practising engineers provided they meet the requirements of advanced independent study. Such projects must be approved by the specialisation authority prior to commencement of the project.

UNSW Engineering

The UNSW Faculty of Engineering is the largest and offers the widest choice of engineering degree programs for students in Australia. 

The Faculty has 810 staff, comprising of 530 academic and 280 professional and technical staff, teaching over 11,000 enrolled students. About 20% of engineers that graduate each year from Australian universities, graduate from UNSW.

UNSW is currently ranked 27th overall for Engineering according to the 2018 QS World University Rankings.

Visit the Master of Engineering Science page on the UNSW Sydney website for more details!





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