Postgraduate Course

Master of Engineering Practice

Are you looking to advance your career in engineering? A Master of Engineering Practice is for you. Upskill in emerging areas such as renewable and sustainable energy, environmental and sustainable systems, intelligent and autonomous systems, and industrial control. 

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code
M1330
Study mode
Part Time or Full Time
Duration
2
Selection rank
CRICOS code
108655H
First year fee (domestic)
$23,160
First year fee (international)
$39,960
Full course fee (domestic)
$46,320
Full course fee (international)
$79,920
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The fees provided are indicative and intended only as a guide. They are based on a typical full-time enrolment for a first year student at Murdoch University of 24 credit points. The indicative fee is based on the applicable Commonwealth Supported Fee.

Overview

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 the Master of Engineering Practice at Murdoch

  1. Advance your career with a qualification that specialises in an emerging area of engineering. 
  2. Five-star rating and #1 university in Western Australia for overall postgraduate experience in engineering and technology by the Good Universities Guide 2024.
  3. 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.

 

Professional accreditation

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.

Professional recognition

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.

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Entry requirements

Select which option best describes your path to university :
Means of admission Minimum academic requirement Minimum English requirement
University study

Successful completion of 4 units at an Australian University or Open Universities Australia (OUA).

For the Bachelor of Engineering Technology:

Successful completion of 2 units at an Australian University or Open Universities Australia (OUA).

Successful completion of 4 units at an Australian University or Open Universities Australia (OUA).

For the Bachelor of Engineering Technology:

Successful completion of 2 units at an Australian University or Open Universities Australia (OUA).

Enabling courses (after Year 12)

​Successful completion of one of the following:

  • OnTrack Flex, OnTrack Sprint or K-Track at Murdoch University.
  • An enabling or bridging course at another Australian university.

 

Successful completion of the course.

Murdoch Institute of Technology (MIT) courses

Successful completion of one of the following:

  • Murdoch University Preparation Course with a minimum of 50% in every subject
  • MUPC (1 Trimester)
  • Foundation Studies Course with a minimum of 50% in every subject.

Successful completion of one of the following:

  • Murdoch University Preparation Course
  • Introduction to Academic Communication unit
  • Foundation Studies Course with a minimum of 50% in every subject.
University study

Minimum academic requirement

Successful completion of 4 units at an Australian University or Open Universities Australia (OUA).

For the Bachelor of Engineering Technology:

Successful completion of 2 units at an Australian University or Open Universities Australia (OUA).

Minimum English requirement

Successful completion of 4 units at an Australian University or Open Universities Australia (OUA).

For the Bachelor of Engineering Technology:

Successful completion of 2 units at an Australian University or Open Universities Australia (OUA).

Enabling courses (after Year 12)

Minimum academic requirement

​Successful completion of one of the following:

  • OnTrack Flex, OnTrack Sprint or K-Track at Murdoch University.
  • An enabling or bridging course at another Australian university.

 

Minimum English requirement

Successful completion of the course.

Murdoch Institute of Technology (MIT) courses

Minimum academic requirement

Successful completion of one of the following:

  • Murdoch University Preparation Course with a minimum of 50% in every subject
  • MUPC (1 Trimester)
  • Foundation Studies Course with a minimum of 50% in every subject.

Minimum English requirement

Successful completion of one of the following:

  • Murdoch University Preparation Course
  • Introduction to Academic Communication unit
  • Foundation Studies Course with a minimum of 50% in every subject.
Means of admission Minimum academic requirement Minimum English requirement
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Total score of 24 or higher.

Higher level (HL): 3 or better.

Standard Level (SL): 4 or better.

Evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic Applicants Only)

Evidence of completing a minimum of 2 years of studies at TAFE or an RTO (Domestic Applicants Only).

GCE A Levels

Minimum of 6 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects where A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 (AS Levels are equivalent to half points e.g. A=2.5, B=2 etc.) or higher.

A Levels: D in one of the following:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Knowledge and Inquiry.

AS Level: C in one of the following:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Knowledge and Inquiry.
Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)

Overall Position (OP) of 13 or lower.

Sound Achievement (4) or better in a Queensland Studies Authority approved subject of one of the following:

  • English
  • English Extension (Literature)
  • English for ESL Learners.

Evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic Applicants Only)

Evidence of completing a minimum of 2 years of studies at TAFE or an RTO (Domestic Applicants Only).

Extenuating circumstances

We'll consider applications from prospective students whose education has been compromised due to genuine hardship, resulting in them falling short of entry requirements for an undergraduate course. Find out more.

Case-by-case assessment.
Overseas Year 12
Please refer to the information under the country of study.
Please refer to the information under the country of study.
Enabling courses (in Year 12)

Successful completion of one of the following:

  • Murdoch FlexiTrack High Program in Year 12
  • TLC Learning for Tomorrow in Year 12
  • An enabling or bridging program at another Australian university
Evidence of completing Year 11 and 12 in Australia at any level (domestic applicants only), OR
 
Evidence of completing a minimum of 2 years study at TAFE or an RTO (domestic applicants only), OR
 
A STAT Written English score of 140 or higher, OR
 
Scaled mark of 50 or higher in one of the following:
  • English ATAR 
  • Literature ATAR
  • English as and Additional Dialect (EALD)
Western Australian Universities Foundation Program (WAUFP)

CPS 59 or higher.

For the Bachelor of Engineering Technology:

CPS 54 or higher.

50% in English Language and Australian Cultural Studies (ELACS).

Minimum Selection Rank (WA/ACT/NSW/NT/SA/TAS/VIC)

70

Scaled mark of 50 or higher in one of the following (or interstate equivalent):

  • English ATAR
  • Literature ATAR
  • English as an Additional Dialect (EALD) ATAR

Or a STAT Written English score of 140 or higher.

Or evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic applicants only)​.

VET course studied at school

Successful completion of a Diploma or higher.

For the Bachelor of Engineering Technology:

Successful completion of a Certificate IV or higher.

Scaled mark of 50 or higher in one of the following:

  • English ATAR
  • Literature ATAR
  • English as an Additional Dialect (EALD) ATAR

or a STAT Written English score of 140 or higher.

Evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic Applicants Only)

Evidence of completing a minimum of 2 years of studies at TAFE or an RTO (Domestic Applicants Only).

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Minimum academic requirement

Total score of 24 or higher.

Minimum English requirement

Higher level (HL): 3 or better.

Standard Level (SL): 4 or better.

Evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic Applicants Only)

Evidence of completing a minimum of 2 years of studies at TAFE or an RTO (Domestic Applicants Only).

GCE A Levels

Minimum academic requirement

Minimum of 6 points taken from the best 2 or 3 subjects where A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 (AS Levels are equivalent to half points e.g. A=2.5, B=2 etc.) or higher.

Minimum English requirement

A Levels: D in one of the following:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Knowledge and Inquiry.

AS Level: C in one of the following:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Knowledge and Inquiry.
Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)

Minimum academic requirement

Overall Position (OP) of 13 or lower.

Minimum English requirement

Sound Achievement (4) or better in a Queensland Studies Authority approved subject of one of the following:

  • English
  • English Extension (Literature)
  • English for ESL Learners.

Evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic Applicants Only)

Evidence of completing a minimum of 2 years of studies at TAFE or an RTO (Domestic Applicants Only).

Extenuating circumstances

Minimum academic requirement

We'll consider applications from prospective students whose education has been compromised due to genuine hardship, resulting in them falling short of entry requirements for an undergraduate course. Find out more.

Minimum English requirement

Case-by-case assessment.
Overseas Year 12

Minimum academic requirement

Please refer to the information under the country of study.

Minimum English requirement

Please refer to the information under the country of study.
Enabling courses (in Year 12)

Minimum academic requirement

Successful completion of one of the following:

  • Murdoch FlexiTrack High Program in Year 12
  • TLC Learning for Tomorrow in Year 12
  • An enabling or bridging program at another Australian university

Minimum English requirement

Evidence of completing Year 11 and 12 in Australia at any level (domestic applicants only), OR
 
Evidence of completing a minimum of 2 years study at TAFE or an RTO (domestic applicants only), OR
 
A STAT Written English score of 140 or higher, OR
 
Scaled mark of 50 or higher in one of the following:
  • English ATAR 
  • Literature ATAR
  • English as and Additional Dialect (EALD)
Western Australian Universities Foundation Program (WAUFP)

Minimum academic requirement

CPS 59 or higher.

For the Bachelor of Engineering Technology:

CPS 54 or higher.

Minimum English requirement

50% in English Language and Australian Cultural Studies (ELACS).

Minimum Selection Rank (WA/ACT/NSW/NT/SA/TAS/VIC)

Minimum academic requirement

70

Minimum English requirement

Scaled mark of 50 or higher in one of the following (or interstate equivalent):

  • English ATAR
  • Literature ATAR
  • English as an Additional Dialect (EALD) ATAR

Or a STAT Written English score of 140 or higher.

Or evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic applicants only)​.

VET course studied at school

Minimum academic requirement

Successful completion of a Diploma or higher.

For the Bachelor of Engineering Technology:

Successful completion of a Certificate IV or higher.

Minimum English requirement

Scaled mark of 50 or higher in one of the following:

  • English ATAR
  • Literature ATAR
  • English as an Additional Dialect (EALD) ATAR

or a STAT Written English score of 140 or higher.

Evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic Applicants Only)

Evidence of completing a minimum of 2 years of studies at TAFE or an RTO (Domestic Applicants Only).

Means of admission Minimum academic requirement Minimum English requirement
Diploma or Advanced Diploma AQF level 5-6

Successful completion of a Diploma or Advanced Diploma.

Successful completion of a Diploma or Advanced Diploma.

Certificate IV AQF level 4

Successful completion of a Certificate IV.

STAT Written English score of 140 or higher (145 if prior to May 2010), OR

Evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic Applicants Only), OR

Evidence of completing a minimum of 2 years of studies at TAFE or an RTO (Domestic Applicants Only)

Diploma or Advanced Diploma AQF level 5-6

Minimum academic requirement

Successful completion of a Diploma or Advanced Diploma.

Minimum English requirement

Successful completion of a Diploma or Advanced Diploma.

Certificate IV AQF level 4

Minimum academic requirement

Successful completion of a Certificate IV.

Minimum English requirement

STAT Written English score of 140 or higher (145 if prior to May 2010), OR

Evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic Applicants Only), OR

Evidence of completing a minimum of 2 years of studies at TAFE or an RTO (Domestic Applicants Only)

Means of admission Minimum academic requirement Minimum English requirement
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

Multiple Choice score of 155 (165 if taken prior to May 2010).

For the Bachelor of Engineering Technology:

Multiple Choice score of 135 (145 if taken prior to May 2010).

Written English Score of 140 (145 if taken prior to May 2010).

Evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic Applicants Only).

Evidence of completing a minimum of 2 years of studies at TAFE or an RTO (Domestic Applicants Only).

Mature Age Pathway (MAP)

MAP involves an interview and a portfolio submission to be assessed by the Academic Chair of the course. Admission is based on relevant work and life experience. Applicants must also meet the English Language Competency requirements for the course. Email us for more information.

Must be met according to the respective courses standard ELC requirements, STAT Written English 140, etc.

​Evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic Applicants Only).

Evidence of completing a minimum of 2 years of studies at TAFE or an RTO (Domestic Applicants Only).

Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

Minimum academic requirement

Multiple Choice score of 155 (165 if taken prior to May 2010).

For the Bachelor of Engineering Technology:

Multiple Choice score of 135 (145 if taken prior to May 2010).

Minimum English requirement

Written English Score of 140 (145 if taken prior to May 2010).

Evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic Applicants Only).

Evidence of completing a minimum of 2 years of studies at TAFE or an RTO (Domestic Applicants Only).

Mature Age Pathway (MAP)

Minimum academic requirement

MAP involves an interview and a portfolio submission to be assessed by the Academic Chair of the course. Admission is based on relevant work and life experience. Applicants must also meet the English Language Competency requirements for the course. Email us for more information.

Minimum English requirement

Must be met according to the respective courses standard ELC requirements, STAT Written English 140, etc.

​Evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic Applicants Only).

Evidence of completing a minimum of 2 years of studies at TAFE or an RTO (Domestic Applicants Only).

Entry may be gained through either of the following means into the Master of Engineering Practice: 1. Successful completion of a four-year Engineering degree accredited by Engineers Australia (or equivalent Washington Accord-recognised degree) in an approved field of Engineering, * 2. Successful completion of a Bachelor's degree (AQF Level 7, non-Washington Accord), or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by Murdoch University, which includes prior studies in Engineering or Engineering Technology, * Advanced standing for any students with existing studies would be considered on a case-by-case basis through the standard advanced standing processes at Murdoch. *Entry into each major is subject to different approved field of Engineering and cognate degrees

English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which for most courses can be demonstrated by providing evidence that you have completed Year 11 and 12 in Australia at any level if you are a domestic student, or through either English proficiency tests, university preparation courses, English language courses, previous tertiary study or vocational education.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai  and Singapore campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai  and Singapore campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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Make the most of your university experience by reducing the financial costs with a scholarship.

Whether you’re a high achiever or have experienced hardship, we offer a wide range of scholarships and awards to students from all walks of life. Explore our scholarships to find the ones you could be eligible for as a new Murdoch student as well as what's available throughout your degree.

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Instead of paying an overall course fee, you pay for the individual units you enrol in. The total course cost will vary depending on the units you choose.

Following your successful application, you’ll receive a Letter of Offer which will contain specific course and fee information.

If you are applying for an undergraduate course, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place. Postgraduate programs are full fee paying, unless indicated otherwise in your Letter of Offer.

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Scholarships

Make the most of your university experience by reducing the financial costs with a scholarship. Our International Welcome Scholarship offers eligible students between $8,000 and $11,000, depending on the course you study.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

Explore our scholarships and find out if you’re eligible to apply.

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Your document checklist

Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have all the following documentation ready for a quick application.

Compulsory documents

Evidence that you meet Academic entry and English language requirements such as:

  1. Official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion (of your highest academic study) both original and English translated versions.
  2. Evidence of meeting the minimum English language requirements

Recommended documents (if applicable)

  1. Change of name documentation
  2. Marriage certificate
  3. Unit outlines if applying for Advanced Standing

Your document checklist

Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have all the following documentation ready for a quick application.

Compulsory documents

Evidence that you meet Academic entry and English language requirements such as:

  1. Official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion (of your highest academic study) both original and English translated versions.
  2. Evidence of meeting the minimum English language requirements
  3. A copy of your Passport
  4. GTE Documents (if applicable) - Check the GTE requirements page for further information

*GTE Form 2

* Personal Statement (SOP)

* Up to date Curriculum Vitae

Recommended documents (if applicable)

  1. Change of name documentation
  2. Marriage certificate
  3. Unit outlines if applying for Advanced Standing
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All fees are indicative and are provided as a guide only. The actual fees will depend on the individual units you enrol in. You should refer to your Letter of Offer for specific course and fee related information.

The first-year indicative fee is based on a typical full-time enrolment at Murdoch University of 24 credit points.

For domestic students, including Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens, the indicative fee is based on the applicable Commonwealth Supported fee.

Indicative fees for international students are based on applicable full fee paying rates.

The estimated, indicative fee covers tuition fees only, and certain additional fees and charges may apply, depending on the course and units you choose. It also does not take into account any scholarships or bursaries for which you may be eligible.

The estimated, indicative fee assumes no fee increases or indexation. Over time, fee increases or indexation may occur and will affect the estimate. If you are a full fee paying student, this may occur at the start of your second and each subsequent year of study. In the case of Commonwealth Supported students, this will occur for each new calendar year in line with Government policy.

All fee estimates are provided in Australian dollars.