Professional

Engineering Pathways

Engineers pursue the challenge to develop technologies, products and solutions to support our rapidly developing world.

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Pathway details

Implementing new ways of thinking and being able to put ideas into practice are key elements of becoming a successful engineer. You can study at UWA to become an engineer via a number of pathways. The Engineering program at UWA has been developed in consultation with industry to equip students with the skills to succeed in their future careers. To become a professionally qualified engineer, you’ll complete five years of study, consisting of a three-year undergraduate degree with an Engineering Science major, followed by a two-year Master of Professional Engineering.

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Choose a three-year bachelor's degree with a major in Engineering Science to begin your professional pathway. You'll then complete a two-year Master of Professional Engineering (MPE) where you can specialise in one of eight disciplines:

  • Biomedical
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Electrical and electronic
  • Environmental
  • Mechanical
  • Mining
  • Software
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UWA Engineering Scholarship

Get a $25,000 head start with a UWA Engineering Scholarship

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EMS Scholarship recipient 

"At the end of year 12 when I was awarded the scholarship I felt a sense of accomplishment and that my hard work had paid off."

Porsha Krajancich, 2017 UWA Engineering Scholarship recipiant

Get a $25,000 head start with a UWA Engineering Scholarship

About the scholarship

Application Status:Automatically Awarded (No application required)
Applicable study: To encourage high-achieving students to undertake a major in Engineering Science, and subsequently the Master of Professional Engineering (MPE) at the University.
Tenure:See below
For:Academic Achievement
Number on offer: 150
Offer rate: as per below
  • A maximum of two semesters for candidates with an ATAR between 96 and 97.95 inclusive total $5000
  • A maximum of 10 semesters, for candidates with an ATAR of at least 98.00 total $25,000
Value: As per above
 
No Application Required
 

The University of Western Australia (‘the University’) provides this scholarship to encourage high-achieving students to undertake a major in Engineering Science, and subsequently the Master of Professional Engineering (MPE), at the University by accepting the offer of an Engineering Direct Pathway into the MPE.

Full terms and conditions can be found here

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Direct Pathways for high school leavers

Minimum ATAR
  • UWMEA (Arts)
    UWMEB (Biomedical Science)
  • UWMEC (Commerce)
  • UWMES (Science)
  • UWMEP (Philosophy [Honours])
Qualifications
  • BA + MPE
  • BBiomedSc + MPE
  • BCom + MPE
  • BSc + MPE
  • BPhil (Hons) + MPE
Duration
Limited places
  • No
Selection criteria
  • ATAR only (subject to meeting prerequisites)
Undergraduate major
Conditions for progress to Postgraduate Study

[1] This pathway is also available through the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours). Students taking this pathway require an ATAR of 98.00.

[2]Bachelor of Philosophy students undertaking the MPE will take 5.5 years to complete.

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Pathways for mature-age students

If you will be aged 20 years or older on 1 March (for Semester 1 entry) or 1 August (for Semester 2 entry) you qualify for our mature-age-entry pathways.
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Standard entry

You can study engineering by completing a bachelor's degree after high school. This requires a minimum ATAR of 80.00, and you will need to maintain a weighted average mark (WAM) of 60 per cent to qualify for entry into the Master of Professional Engineering.
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Course accreditation

The Master of Professional Engineering (MPE) has been assessed for accreditation by Engineers Australia, the national accreditation body. 

The Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Electronic, Environmental, Mechanical and Mining specialisations are fully accredited by Engineers Australia. The Software specialisation remains provisionally accredited until the required number of students graduate.*

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The Master of Professional Engineering has been assessed for accreditation by Engineers Australia, the national accreditation body. 

The Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Electronic, Environmental, Mechanical and Mining specialisations are fully accredited by Engineers Australia. The Software specialisation remains provisionally accredited until the required number of students graduate.*

 

The Master of Professional Engineering (Software Engineering) has now been provisionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

 

The Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering) is fully accredited by the Institution of Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

 

This course is accredited by The Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM). Completion of this course does not guarantee eligibility or admission to the ACPSEM Training, Education and Accreditation Program (TEAP).


*As is standard practice for new courses, Engineers Australia accreditation of the MPE courses are provisional until they can be considered for full accreditation upon graduation of the first cohort of students.

More about this course

This course allows you to explore your passion for problem-solving and finding out how things work. Through practical and theory-based units, you'll learn in an exciting and engaging environment to inspire creativity, innovation and collaboration.

Our teaching is informed by the latest developments in research and industry, together with purpose-built learning facilities. You will connect with industry to develop hands-on experience and work on creative industry-based projects of global significance.