Master of Engineering in Australia

Master of Engineering in Australia

Master of Engineering in Australia
Sandeep NepalThu Mar 17 2022

Master of Engineering is mostly 1.5 to 2 years long in Australia. To study this course, international students need to complete a Bachelor's degree in a relevant engineering course and also demonstrate English language proficiency via recognized international tests. 

Getting into leading Engineering universities in Australia is comparatively easier than getting into apex engineering universities in the US, Canada etc.

The salary range for graduates with an MS degree in Engineering is AUD 60,000 to AUD 100,000 per year in Australia. 

With experience, you can do much better as well.  

Why study Master of Engineering in Australia?

  • According to THE Ranking, 8 of the top 100 engineering universities globally are from Australia. 
  • Aptitude tests like GRE/GMAT scores are not required
  • Many partial to full scholarships are available. 
  • Many specialisations are available.
  • Entry requirements are lenient.  

Top Universities for Master of Engineering in Australia

The Times Higher Education (THE) 2022 recognizes the following as the leading engineering universities in Australia. 

Australia Engineering Rank 2022

WUR Engineering Rank 2022

University

City 

1

=46

UNSW Sydney

Sydney

2

55

Monash University

Melbourne

3

57

University of Melbourne

Melbourne

4

65

University of Sydney

Sydney

5

66

The University of Queensland

Brisbane 

6

83

University of Wollongong

Wollongong

7

92

University of Adelaide

Adelaide

8

=93

Australian National University

Canberra

9

101–125

University of Technology Sydney

Sydney

=10

126–150

Curtin University

Perth

=10

126–150

Deakin University

Geelong 

=10

126–150

Queensland University of Technology

Brisbane 

=10

126–150

The University of Western Australia

Perth

=14

151–175

Edith Cowan University

Joondalup

=14

151–175

Griffith University

Brisbane, Gold Coast, Logan 

=14

151–175

Swinburne University of Technology

Hawthorn

=17

176–200

RMIT University

Melbourne

=17

176–200

University of Southern Queensland

Toowoomba

Click here for more information regarding the top engineering universities in Australia and the courses they offer. 

Master of Engineering courses and Specialisations in Australia

The universities in Australia offer a wide range of options for Master of Engineering majors. Depending upon their interest, students can take any major as long as they have prior education in relevant areas and fulfil the entry requirements.

These are some majors offered by leading engineering universities-

  • Sustainability and Environmental Engineering
  • Civil Engineering 
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Mechanical Engineering with Business
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Software Engineering with Business
  • Fluids Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering with Aerospace
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Food Process Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Biomolecular Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Spatial Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Telecommunication and Networking Engineering
  • Biological Engineering

Master Masters in Engineering in Australia Cost

The tuition fees for a Master in Engineering in Australia ranges from AUD 25,000 per year to AUD 50,000 per year. 

The average annual fees for some universities are listed below. However, since a single university offers many variations of engineering programs, the fees might vary slightly depending upon the course. 

University

Annual tuition fees (AUD)

University of Sydney

49,000

Edith Cowan University

36,900

RMIT University

42,250

University of Southern Queensland

35,200

Queensland University of Technology

37,700

Deakin University

40,000

Swinburne Institute of Technology

38,600

University of New South Wales

49,235

University of Adelaide

46,000

University of Technology Sydney

64,440

Master of Engineering in Australia: Admission Requirement

General Application Requirement

In general, these are the documents you shall need-

  • Academic documents such as transcripts, character certificates and provisional certificates of masters, bachelor, and intermediate levels 
  • English Language Scores- Should be valid
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  • Research Proposal (for thesis/ research-based programs)
  • Experience letter for gap
  • Application fees
  • 2-3 Letter of Recommendations if asked
  • Identification documents like passport
  • Proof of funding if any

University Specific Entry Requirements

University of Sydney

  • English test scores:
    • TOEFL: Overall 85, 17 in reading, listening and speaking, 19 in writing. 
    • IELTS: Overall score 6.5, with at least 6.0 in each band. 
    • PTE:  Overall 61, with a minimum 54 in each communication skill. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to complete a bachelor's degree or graduate diploma in engineering or relevant discipline with a minimum of 65% or atleast 5 years of experience.  

University of Melbourne

  • English test scores:
    • IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5 and equivalent. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to complete a bachelor's degree in a relevant engineering background minimum of 65%. 

RMIT University

  • English test scores:
    • TOEFL: Overall 70, minimum of 12 in listening, 13 in reading, 18 in speaking and 21 in writing. 
    • IELTS: 6.5, with no score less than 6.0 in individual bands
    • PTE:  58, with 50 or better in each communication skill
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to demonstrate successful completion of a bachelor's degree in relevant engineering specialisation at least 2.0 out of 4.0.

University of Adelaide

  • English test scores:
    • TOEFL: 79, with 13 in reading and listening, 18 in speaking and 21 in writing. 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5, with at least 6.0 in each band. 
    • PTE:  Overall 58, with at least 50 in each communication skill.  
  • Academic Requirements: A completed four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.5. 

University of Southern Queensland

  • English test scores:
    • TOEFL PBT: 570
    • TOEFL IBT: 80, with no less than 19 in each section. 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5, with at least 6.0 in each band. 
    • PTE:  50, with a minimum of 50 in each band.
  • Academic Requirements: Students need to have a 3 or 3-year bachelor's degree in  a related discipline.

University of Southern Australia

  • English test scores:
    • TOEFL: Overall 60, with no score less than 18 in any bands. 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.0, with no module score less than 6.0
    • PTE:  50, with at least 50 in each communicative skill
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to hold a successful bachelor's degree in a closely related degree. 

Swinburne University

  • English test scores:
    • TOEFL: overall 79, with 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking 21 in writing.
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5, with no module score less than 6.0
    • PTE:  58, with at least 50 in each communicative skill
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to hold a bachelor's degree in engineering with minimum of 4 years of full-time study or a graduate diploma in a relevant field. 

Flinders University

  • English test scores:
    • TOEFL: Overall 72, with at least 18 in speaking and 18 in writing.
    • IELTS: Overall 6.0, with no module score less than 6.0
    • PTE:  50, with at least 50 in each communicative skill
  • Academic Requirements: Candidates need to hold a bachelor's degree in engineering, other relevant cognate disciplines. 

Federation University

  • English test scores:
    • IELTS: 6.0, with 6.0 and better in each band or equivalent. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to successfully complete a 3 or 4-year bachelor's degree in relevant specialisation from an accredited institution. 

Master of Engineering in Australia: Scholarship

Most Australian universities offer a 10-20 % tuition fee waiver for students with decent academics. Nevertheless, some also offer full scholarships based on financial need to merit basis.

University

Scholarship

Value and Eligibility

University of Wollongong

UOW Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship

30% tuition fee waiver

UOW Alumni Postgraduate Scholarship

10% tuition fee waiver

Deakin University

Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Scholarship

Eligibility: ATAR Score of 95 and more

Value: 100% of tuition fee waiver and AUD 5,000 per year as stipend. 

Deakin Student Support Scholarship

Value: $5,000 paid per year as cash or towards tuition or a combination

Deakin Student Support Scholarship

Value: up to $10,000 per year

Deakin Achieving Potential Scholarship

Value: Up to 50% waiver in tuition fees

Deakin Sanctuary Scholarships

Value: $5,000 paid per year as cash or towards tuition or a combination

Deakin International Merit Scholarship (South Asia- Onshore)

Value: 20 or 25% discount on your tuition fees

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA)

$28,597 per annum

Tuition Fee Scholarship (TFS) plus a Research Stipend

$28,597 per annum

University of Melbourne

Graduate Research Scholarships

100% tuition fee waiver

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Up to 100% fee waiver

Melbourne Mobility Awards

Up to AUD 6,000

University of Technology Sydney

Global Exchange Scholarship

AUD 1000

Koch & Frances Inclusion and Diversity Scholarship

AUD 18,000

UTS Vice-Chancellor’s International Undergraduate Scholarship

A full waiver on UTS Tuition fees

Scope of Engineering in Australia after completing ME

Thanks to the endless career prospects upon graduation, engineering is one of the most sought after courses in Australia. 

The scope of Engineering extends to construction companies, telecommunication, networking, IT, the Education sector, Consultancies, Mining companies, Manufacturing companies, Automotives, Food processing and many more. 

These are engineering jobs and salaries in Australia post-Masters

Job Title

Range

Average

Computer Engineer

AU$60K-AU$113K

AU$ 83,000

Civil Engineer

AU$58k - AU$97k

AU$73,264

Mechanical Engineer

AU$56k - AU$102k

AU$73,133

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)

AU$74k - AU$172k

AU$111,488

Structural Engineer

AU$58k - AU$99k

AU$74,015

Software Engineer

AU$60k - AU$111k

AU$81,496

Electrical Engineer

AU$55k - AU$107k

AU$75,781

Graduate Civil Engineer

AU$52k - AU$74k

AU$62,268

Process Engineer

AU$63k - AU$106k

AU$82,043

Design Engineer

AU$57k - AU$103k

AU$75,179

Control Systems Engineer

AU$66k - AU$115k

AU$87,006

Senior Project Engineer

AU$106k - AU$172k

AU$137,120

Software Developer

AU$52k - AU$92k

AU$69,198

Senior Software Engineer

AU$82k - AU$135k

AU$106,732

If students wish to do research, they can also go for PhD in Engineering. 

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