Extend your knowledge of engineering by specialising in one of three emerging areas of engineering that will prepare you for a career across a range of industries.
Develop your professional skills with over 300 hours of practical experience through an integrated professional practice unit while developing your professional portfolio.
You will learn from industry practitioners and can tailor your degree to graduate in a compressed timeframe. Develop your studies even further with the option of Engineering Design or Engineering Research minors that can progress into a research career.
3 reasons to study Masters of Engineering Practice at Murdoch
- Advance your career with a qualification that specialises in an emerging area of engineering.
- Five-star rating and #1 university in Western Australia for overall postgraduate experience in engineering and technology by the Good Universities Guide 2024.
- Learn through innovative technologies including virtual reality, augmented reality, remote labs and online learning.
What you'll learn
- How to evaluate and employ science and engineering knowledge and skills to solve complex engineering problems and broader aspects of engineering practice.
- How to systematically investigate, interpret, analyse and create innovative solutions to advanced engineering problems.
- Methods to identify and critically appraise current research developments, advanced technologies, emerging issues and interdisciplinary linkages impacting engineering, including sustainable engineering practice.
- How to identify, analyse and communicate the interactions between systems, practice and people for a sustainable engineering environment.
- Well-developed ethical and professional behaviours in the application of broad engineering knowledge.
- Effective strategies for advanced oral and written communication in professional and non-professional domains.
- How to be an effective team member and leader including how to recognise the value of alternative and diverse viewpoints.
Your future career
This course will give you the qualification you need to work in a broad range of engineering jobs such as electrical generation, distribution and electrical design industries and utilities, renewable energy systems, autonomous systems, mechatronics, robotics, process control, control and instrumentation, mining industries, oil & gas, municipal water supply and wastewater management, governmental departments of water and natural resources, private or public irrigation and water resource management entities, mining, manufacturing and other industrial enterprises in which water is extensively used.
Provisional accreditation from Engineers Australia (EA) will be sought for the Master of Engineering Practice in 2023.
EA is the professional body for Engineers in Australia and is also the accrediting body for Engineering degrees within Australia. Graduates from an accredited degree are eligible for EA membership, which is recognised worldwide and provides our graduates with strong employment pathways. The course level outcomes of the Master of Engineering Practice are aligned with the EA Stage 1 Competencies, making the course eligible for accreditation.
Accreditation will be sought in 2023 from Clean Energy Council for Smart and Renewable Electrical Power Systems Engineering to enable students to meet the provisional accreditation requirements for Stand Alone Power System Design and Grid Connected System Design. Accreditation will also be sought for Environmental and Sustainable Systems Engineering to enable students to meet the provisional accreditation requirements for Green Infrastructure Design.
Accreditation with Engineers Australia is currently being sought for this course. Once accreditation has been achieved, graduates will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full Chartered Professional Engineer status can then be achieved after a further five years of work experience in the engineering profession.