Master of Professional Engineering (Specialisation) (N7E)

Overview  2015


ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

See entry requirements


Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years


Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.


This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

This new conversion course is primarily aimed at students with non-Washington accord Engineering degrees, or who have a Washington accord degree in a different engineering discipline, and who wish to practice as a professional engineer following graduation. 

At this stage, Civil and Structural will be the first specialisation to be offered in 2016.

The learning outcomes of the Master of Professional Engineering (Specialisation) degree are:

  • to provide a sound basis in the physical sciences, mathematics and basic engineering science;
  • to provide specific theory and practice in the relevant engineering discipline;
  • to train students to an AQF level 9 graduate level
  • to deliver graduates equipped with Engineers Australia Stage 1 competencies to allow entry to engineering practice in the relevant engineering specialisation and form the foundation for ongoing learning towards Stage 2 Competency and Chartered Status
  • to produce well-rounded graduates who can develop their professional and managerial skills in their places of employment;
  • to provide students with experience and expertise in substantive research training as is required for AQF level 9 certification; and
  • to offer a pathway into AQF level 10 Doctoral research studies.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 12 weeks practical experience in an engineering environment outside the university where they are exposed to professional engineering practice. This is normally achieved through a summer placement during the course, but relevant prior experience may be counted.

Career outcomes

Professional Recognition

Accreditation (Stage 1 competencies) will be sought for the proposed Masters degree through Engineers Australia and related international recognition in all other countries that are co-signatories to the Washington Accord.  Provisional accreditation will be sought in 2016 with full accreditation after first graduations.

Course structure

The MProfEng (Specialisation) is a three year qualification but advanced standing for up to 1 year may be granted for suitably qualified candidates.  It is open to both science and engineering graduates who seek to obtain an AQF Level 9 qualification that satisfies the Engineers Australia requirement for admission as a graduate member at the professional engineering (Washington Accord) Stage 1 Level.

Entry requirements

  • A Bachelor degree in a science based discipline with sufficient numerical skills to undertake the MProfEng (Specialisation) course; or
  • A Bachelor degree in Engineering (Non-Washington Accord) or
  • A Bachelor degree in Engineering majoring in a different specialisation than that to be undertaken under the MProfEng (Specialisaton).

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is NOT the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided.  For the MProfEng (Specialisation) an IELTS score of 6.0 or above (with no area below 6.0), or equivalent is required.

Candidates who are able to demonstrate a minimum of 12 weeks practical experience in an engineering environment outside a university where they have been exposed to professional engineering practice will be granted credit for KNE389 and KNE390.

Advanced standing for the first year of the MProfEng (Specialisation) may be granted for suitably qualified candidates.  Granting of additional credit in years 2 and 3 may be considered where applicable.

Students who have completed a Bachelor of Engineering from an Institution accredited under the Washington Accord cannot enroll in the MProfEng (Specialisation) for which they already hold the specialisation.

MProfEng (Specialisation) graduates will be eligible to apply for a Higher Degree Research program, including PhD, contingent on performance.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.


For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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