How to Apply
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.
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:
- Electrical and electronic
UWA Engineering Scholarship
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"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
Direct Pathways for high school leavers
- UWMEA (Arts)
UWMEB (Biomedical Science)
- UWMEC (Commerce)
- UWMES (Science)
- UWMEP (Philosophy [Honours])
- BA + MPE
- BBiomedSc + MPE
- BCom + MPE
- BSc + MPE
- BPhil (Hons) + MPE
- ATAR only (subject to meeting prerequisites)
- Completion of a UWA bachelor’s degree with a major in Engineering Science
 This pathway is also available through the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours). Students taking this pathway require an ATAR of 98.00.
Bachelor of Philosophy students undertaking the MPE will take 5.5 years to complete.
Pathways for mature-age students
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.*
More about this course
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.