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Master of Engineering (Extension)

 

location
City campus

Min. duration
2 years full time or
4 years part time

course codes
UTS: C04277v1
CRICOS: 081094G
View UAC codes

UAC codes

940301 NoSpecifiedMajor (Autumn session, Spring session)
940304 SoftwareSysEng (Autumn session, Spring session)
940307 Structural (Autumn session, Spring session)
940310 TelecommunicationNetw (Autumn session, Spring session)
940313 TelecommunicationsEng (Autumn session, Spring session)
940316 Water (Autumn session, Spring session)
940319 ComputerControlEng (Autumn session, Spring session)
940322 EnergyPlanningPolicy (Autumn session, Spring session)
940331 ManufacturingEngManagement (Autumn session, Spring session)
940350 Civil (Autumn session, Spring session)
940359 Geotech (Autumn session, Spring session)
940365 Operations (Autumn session, Spring session)
940368 Environmental (Autumn session, Spring session)
940371 BiomedEng (Autumn session, Spring session)

This course provides an opportunity at master's level for professionally qualified engineers to extend in depth and breadth the knowledge and skills gained from their engineering undergraduate studies. Each program is designed to enhance technological knowledge pertaining to one or more fields of engineering. Students can complete one major in engineering and also choose a sub-major in another field of engineering, information technology or another discipline. The completion of subjects and an independent graduate project in at least one field of engineering is central to this requirement.

This course provides an opportunity at master's level for professionally qualified engineers to extend in depth and breadth the knowledge and skills gained from their engineering undergraduate studies. Each program is designed to enhance technological knowledge pertaining to one or more fields of engineering. Students can complete one major in engineering and also choose a sub-major in another field of engineering, information technology or another discipline. The completion of subjects and an independent graduate project in at least one field of engineering is central to this requirement.

The subjects offered in this course follow an integrated approach to professional practice through compulsory professional engineering subjects, compulsory subjects relevant to the chosen major and sub-major, an independent engineering graduate project in at least one field of engineering, and a set of electives (any engineering or IT subjects, some with prior approval).

This course allows students to choose a program of study that deepens the body of knowledge acquired in their first degree as well as expands knowledge boundaries into policy and engineering management areas. It also provides a unique opportunity to broaden knowledge in another discipline through a sub-major, giving an added advantage to students who seek career options in multidisciplinary areas.

Typical study program

A typical program for the Civil Engineering major and Structural Engineering sub-major is shown below.

Autumn or Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
MAJ03476 Biomedical Engineering42maj03476
MAJ03477 Civil Engineering42maj03477
MAJ03478 Geotechnical Engineering42maj03478
MAJ03479 Structural Engineering42maj03479
MAJ03480 Energy Planning and Policy42maj03480
MAJ03481 Computer Control Engineering42maj03481
MAJ03482 Environmental Engineering42maj03482
MAJ03484 Manufacturing Engineering and Management42maj03484
MAJ03486 Software Systems Engineering42maj03486
MAJ03488 Telecommunications Engineering42maj03488
MAJ03489 Water Engineering42maj03489
MAJ03485 Operations42maj03485
STM90868 No specified major stream42stm90868

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

In most cases, UTS offers domestic students entry to postgraduate courses on a fee paying basis.

Tuition fees are charged:

  • based on the particular course in which you are enrolled
  • based on the number of credit points in which you are enrolled
  • at the rates set for the current year and revised annually

Fees for future year(s) published in the online calculator, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only.  UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

Tuition fees can be found in the online calculator.

A small number of postgraduate courses offer government subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Find out whether there are CSPs available in this course by visiting our postgraduate fees page.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional costs.

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Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$19,840 to A$34,080 per year.

Tuition fees for international postgraduate coursework students can be found using fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $698. The total credit points are 96.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

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For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

Careers

Students who have a basic undergraduate engineering degree are able to enhance their ability and knowledge through master's-level courses in their respective majors, enabling them to gain and hold employment in their respective engineering fields. This course allows students to be desirable for employers in organisations that seek multidisciplinary teams.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM90883 Professional Engineering stream18
CBK90967 Major choice (Engineering PG)42
CBK90997 Advanced choice24
CBK90743 Electives12
Total96

Course structure explained

Candidates complete coursework subjects and an independent engineering graduate project, totalling 96 credit points of study. The project component consists of a preparatory subject and a project (in the area of the major) and is typically undertaken after completing one session's worth of coursework.

Some postgraduate program majors may require students to complete a number of prescribed subjects with or without opportunity for electives. Subjects are selected from postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology.

A major is granted if subjects worth 42 credit points (including the project component) are completed within a particular postgraduate program major. In order to be granted a sub-major, students are required to complete at least 24 credit points in the discipline area; this does not include the project component. Examples of sub-majors are: any of engineering majors, engineering management, Australian language and culture studies.

Additional information

Course duration

This course is offered on a one-and-a-half-year, full-time or three-year, part-time basis for applicants with a UTS recognised bachelor's degree in engineering. For applicants without recognised qualifications, it is offered on a two-year, full-time or four-year, part-time basis.

The course is made up of subjects that provide students with flexibility. Classes are usually held in standard mode (weekly attendance) or block mode (attend classes only two or three times during the session per subject). Some subjects may be available in distance mode.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

It is a requirement that the bachelor's degree be in engineering and relevant to the major being applied for, with no more than 25 per cent failed subjects.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Credit recognition

Applicants who have already gained a UTS recognised Bachelor of Engineering (four or five years) may be eligible for a maximum of 24 credit points of exemption on application. Applicants given maximum credit recognition complete the course in one-and-a-half years (full time) or three years (part time).

Scholarships, prizes and awards

UTS: Handbook

See the Master of Engineering (Extension) in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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