UWA Handbook 2014

Master of Professional Engineering Preliminary

About this course

This course caters for students with a bachelor's degree in a non-engineering area of study (e.g. a Bachelor of Science), and is designed to enable students to move into the professionally accredited Master of Professional Engineering on completion. A student who has completed some studies in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or Computing to an appropriate level within their undergraduate bachelor's degree may be eligible to have these studies recognised, reducing the length of their course.

Course overview

Course titleMaster of Professional Engineering Preliminary
Award abbreviationMPE Prelim
Course code60450
Course typemaster's degree preliminary
Statuscurrent / 2014
Administered byFaculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
CRICOS code074100F
Intake periodsbeginning of year and mid-year
Attendance typefull- or part-time (Student visa holders should read http://www.international.uwa.edu.au/students/esos for more information.)
Estimated time commitmentThe estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
ArticulationThis course does not form part of an articulated course.
Minimum credit points required6 (normally up to a maximum of 72)
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Full-time duration1.5 years
Time limitTo be advised by the Faculty
Delivery modeinternal
Locations offeredUWA (Crawley)
Domestic fee typepostgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)W/Prof. Michael Johns (Chemical), Prof. Tongming Zhou (Civil), Prof. Victor Sreeram (Electrical & Electronic), W/Prof. Carolyn Oldham (Enviromental), Prof. Adam Wittek (Mechanical), Prof. Richard Durham (Mining), Asst/Prof. Tim French (Software)
Course adviceECM Student Office
6488 3061
Note(1) The Master of Professional Engineering Preliminary is a non-award course. Students receive an offer for the Master of Professional Engineering Preliminary and a conditional offer for the Master of Professional Engineering.

(2) As is normal for new courses, provisional accreditation for the Master of Professional Engineering from Engineers Australia is pending. Full accreditation will occur on graduation of the first cohort of students from the Master of Professional Engineering in 2014/2015.

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.


Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mining Engineering

Software Engineering

Refer to the Master of Professional Engineering for more information about these specialisations.

Course structure

Master of Professional Engineering Preliminary

(1) The course comprises the units required 1 for admission to the Master of Professional Engineering taken from the following:

(a) units required to complete a degree-specific major in Engineering Science (MJD-ENGSC) as relevant to the choice of program in the Master of Professional Engineering; and

(b) where there are unmet prerequisites, additional units from those offered in the Bachelor of Science and approved by the Faculty.

(2) Students may be permitted to enrol in units from their chosen Master of Professional Engineering specialisation up to a maximum total value of 48 points as approved by the Faculty for which credit may be transferred to the Master of Professional Engineering on successful completion of the Preliminary course.

1 The course will normally not exceed 72 points.

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.