Engineering Science - 8569

Program Summary

Faculty: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Contact: UNSW Canberra, Student Administrative Services

Campus: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Career: Postgraduate

Typical Duration: 1 Years  

Typical UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC Per Semester: 6

Max UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC For Award: 48


Master of Engineering Science (Specialisation)

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Program Description

The Master of Engineering Science enables students with appropriate undergraduate qualifications to undertake more advanced study in engineering.

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

The Master of Engineering Science program provides students with the opportunity to acquire high level understanding and advanced analytical skills in the key areas that span the engineering disciplines and the management of projects frequently incorporating those engineering disciplines. There is strong emphasis on extending undergraduate skills and knowledge and vocational experiences to enable graduates to apply their high level understanding to real world complex engineering problems and their management.

Program Structure

Students undertaking the Master of Engineering Science program are required to take 8 coursework courses (48 UOC) from the courses below. The course options provide the flexibility to tailor the degree to meet individual needs and requirements.
Research Project

The option of undertaking a research project worth 12 UOC is available to Masters students who obtain a high credit average or better in four courses and is subject to approval by the Program Coordinator. The research project can be completed within one semester through enrolment in ZEIT8299 Project Report – Engineering Science (F/T) or spread across two semesters through enrolment in ZEIT8298 Project Report -Engineering Science (P/T). Completion of either course results in the achievement of 12 UOC. The project is recommended for those with a strong interest in pursuing original research in a particular area or intending to undertake a higher research degree qualification.

Academic Rules

1. Entry Requirements

1.1 To gain entry into the Master of Engineering Science by coursework program an applicant must have:

1.1.1 Met the requirements of a four year Bachelor degree in engineering or Bachelor's degree with Honours with a major in a cognate discipline from a recognised tertiary institution;


1.1.2 Have met the requirements of a Graduate Diploma from UNSW in a cognate discipline;


1.1.3 Have met the requirements of a three or four year Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline, which includes a major in the cognate discipline; and have completed at least 3-years relevant full-time professional experience*.

Cognate Discipline: Engineering

* Professional Experience: The evidence required for validation of professional experience will include a statement of service from the employer verifying the position, role and responsibilities, and duration of employment.

2. Enrolment and Progression

2.1 An application to enrol as a student for the degree shall be made via Apply Online and enrolment via myUNSW or a later enrolment via the prescribed form and lodged with Student Administrative Services by the advertised date.

2.2 A student for the degree must undertake courses and pass assessment as prescribed by UNSW.

2.3 The program of study shall total a minimum of 48 units of credit.

2.4 The Academic Standing of a student shall be reviewed at the end of each semester. Movement between levels of academic standing is based on progress, measured by cumulative number of failures.

3. Fees

A student shall pay fees as determined by the UNSW Council.


For information regarding fees for UNSW programs, please refer to the following website:  UNSW Fee Website.

Faculty regulations for postgraduate study via coursework

These regulations apply to all postgraduate degrees and are to be used in conjunction with Academic Rules and Program Information. All rules in this Handbook apply to each student who enters an UNSW Canberra of ADFA postgraduate program in 2018. The rules remain applicable until the student exits their program, either by discontinuation or graduation. Students who entered a program in another year should consult the rules and regulations for that year.

Please refer to Faculty Regulations information

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