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Coursework

Master of Engineering (Biochemical)

  • CRICOS Code: 069275C

Fees & scholarships

Your fees explained

What about other costs?

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place for your graduate course, your tuition fees are subsidised by the Australian Government.

You’ll pay a student contribution amount – with the amount determined each year by the Australian Government – based on the subjects you take not the overall course you are studying.

You can pay your student contribution amount to the University when you enrol (upfront), or you can defer this cost through the Australian Government’s Higher Education Loan Program (HECS-HELP) if you’re eligible.

The number of Commonwealth Supported Places available is reviewed annually by the University.

HECS-HELP

Payment of your student contribution amount can be made when you enrol (upfront), or can be deferred through HECS-HELP if you’re eligible.

HECS-HELP is the Australian Government’s Higher Education Loan Program. It enables you to borrow the amount of your student contribution and then pay that loan back once you are in the workforce and earning at a specified level. A HECS-HELP loan is not means tested.

HECS-HELP is available to eligible Australian citizens and permanent humanitarian visa holders who are enrolled in a CSP.

The Government’s Study Assist website provides more information about Commonwealth Supported Places and HECS-HELP.

Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)

If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), you will be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), which in 2018 was $298 for full-time students and $223 for part-time students. SA-HELP, a government funded loan scheme, is available to help eligible students pay all or part of their SSAF.

The Government’s Study Assist website provides more information about Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and SA-HELP.

Australian Fee Places

When you apply, you will automatically be considered for an Australian Fee place if you meet course entry requirements.

You’ll pay tuition fees for each year that you are enrolled. Tuition fees are calculated according to your course and study load each semester. You may defer payment of your fees via FEE-HELP if you are eligible.

If your course is relevant to your current employment, you may be able to claim fees as a work-related tax deduction.

Tuition fees may be adjusted each year.

FEE-HELP

FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that helps eligible Australian fee-paying students (full-time or part-time) pay their graduate tuition fees.

FEE-HELP can cover all or part of your tuition fees. The Australian Government pays the amount of the loan direct to the University. You’ll make repayments on your loan through the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) whenever your income is above the threshold, or you can make voluntary repayment to ATO at any time.

FEE-HELP is not means tested and there is no loan fee for graduate study. If you already have a HECS-HELP loan from your undergraduate studies, you can still access a FEE-HELP loan.

No interest is charged on your FEE-HELP loan, however, it is indexed each year with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in line with the cost of living.

The Government’s Study Assist website provides more information about FEE-HELP.

Graduate Access Melbourne

You can enhance your opportunity for selection and be considered for a bursary by applying for the University’s Graduate Access Melbourne scheme.

Other Financial Assistance

The University's Student Financial Aid Service can provide you with advice and information on: Student loans and bursaries/grants, Government student assistance, including Austudy, Abstudy or Youth Allowance, cost of living advice, budgeting and tax advice.

Scholarships

Find a scholarship that's right for you

All applicants for our programs are automatically considered for scholarships based on academic merit. No separate applications for scholarships are necessary.

Scholarships may be awarded at the time of your course offer or after the application deadlines. If you do not receive a scholarship offer at the time of your course offer you may still receive an offer later.

Melbourne School of Engineering Foundation Scholarships

The Melbourne School of Engineering Foundation offers up to 14 scholarships each year. Valued at $10,000 each, these scholarships are offered to high-achieving local students entering Professional Masters programs. These scholarships are offered in rounds after a course offer has been made as follows:

Start-year (February) intake:

Round 1: Mid-October

Round 2: Mid-December

Round 3: Early February

Mid-year (July) intake:

Round 1: End March

Round 2: End April

Round 3: Early June

Melbourne School of Engineering Scholarships

The Melbourne School of Engineering has recently created a generous new suite of scholarships for commencing students. Over 80 scholarships will be awarded, ranging from $5,000–$20,000 per annum. These scholarships offers are made at the time of course offer.

Women in Engineering & IT

The Melbourne School of Engineering is committed to improving access to engineering for women. Scholarships valued at $10,000–$20,000 are available to high-achieving female students through the Melbourne School of Engineering FoundationGraduate Access Melbourne program offers bursaries of $5,000 for females entering Engineering and IT Professional Masters programs.

Other scholarships and prizes

There are also scholarships for commencing graduate students available through the University:

University Graduate Scholarships

Scholarships for current students

Once enrolled Melbourne School of Engineering offers a range of there are scholarships and prizes for current students:

Scholarships for Current Students