Engineering Pathways

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

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Frequently asked questions

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 seven disciplines:

  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Electrical and electronic
  • Environmental
  • Mechanical
  • Mining
  • Software
5 years to be an

Direct Pathways for high school leavers

Minimum ATAR
TISC Codes
  • BA + MPE
  • BBiomedSc + MPE
  • BCom + MPE
  • BSc + MPE
  • BPhil (Hons) + MPE
Limited places
  • No
Selection criteria
  • ATAR only (subject to meeting prerequisites)
Undergraduate major
Conditions for progress to Postgraduate Study

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.

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.

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.