Master of Engineering Practice (Mechanical Engineering)
Use technology to your advantage
If you are an Engineering Technologist and have more than 5 years industry experience under your belt, then USQ’s Master of Engineering Practice (Mechanical Engineering) will give you the necessary qualification to be eligible for Professional Engineer registration with Engineers Australia.
Right from the beginning you will be able to use the knowledge and skills you have already gained in the workplace to complete your first year core units. Through self-assessment and workplace portfolios you will demonstrate how you may already meet Engineers Australia’s competencies and identify the technical courses you will need to complete in order to graduate. Available to study through distance education, the Master of Engineering enables you to travel or work while studying and allows you to adapt your study to your life.
You will build upon your prior knowledge in Mechanical Engineering with advanced studies in areas such as computational mechanics in design, fluid mechanics and materials technology. Your capstone course will see you work as part of a student team developing the practical skills such as flow visualisation and measuring the velocity of fluids in our state-of-the-art laboratories.
The program is accredited by Engineers Australia and graduates are eligible for Graduate membership at the Professional Engineer level.
In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete professional experience. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice.Residential schools
In addition to the courses listed below, external students will also have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 9048|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 22720|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
This program includes a compulsory professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
- Australian university three year Bachelor degree in engineering science or engineering technology in the relevant specialisation area, or equivalent.
- A minimum of five years' relevant professional work experience.
- Must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident; citizen of New Zealand or holder of a 457 visa with a duration of at least three years.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 3, 2017 - applications close Monday 6 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 13 November 2017.
- Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
- Semester 2, 2018 – applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July 2018.