Master of Software Engineering
Fees & scholarships
Your fees explained
Guaranteed CSPs for Melbourne graduates
Domestic students who have completed one of the following undergraduate degrees with a weighted average mark of 65% at the University of Melbourne (commenced in 2008 or later):
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Biomedicine
- Bachelor of Design
- Bachelor of Commerce
- Bachelor of Music
- Bachelor of Science.
Domestic students enrolled in a Graduate Degree Package into the Master of Engineering are guaranteed a CSP .
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 still need to pay a student contribution amount. This fee is organised in bands based on the discipline area of the subjects that you take, not the course you are studying. The discipline fees are set each year by the Australian Government.
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.
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.
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, fees may be adjusted each year.
Tuition fees are calculated according to your course and study load each semester. You can defer payment of your fees via the Australian Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme 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.
FEE-HELP can cover all or part of your tuition fees. The Australian Government pays the amount of the loan direct to the University. It enables you to borrow the amount of your tuition fees and then pay that loan back once you are in the workforce and earning at a specified level or you can make voluntary repayments to the 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 Australian fee places, Commonwealth Supported Place and HELP Loans.
Other financial assistance
The University's Student Financial Aid Service can provide you with advice and information on student loans and bursaries/grants, cost of living, budgeting and tax advice.
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.
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology Scholarship
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology Scholarships are available to both domestic and international students into all engineering and IT programs. Approximately 150 scholarships are awarded each year, valued at $5,000–$20,000 per annum. These scholarship offers are made at the time of course offer.
Melbourne School of Engineering Foundation Scholarships
Melbourne School of Engineering Foundation offers up to 20 scholarships each year. Valued between $5000–$20,000 per annum, these scholarships are offered to high-achieving domestic and international students commencing in Engineering and IT Professional Masters programs. These scholarships may be offered at the time of the course offer but will also be offered in rounds 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
Women in Engineering & IT
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 Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology Scholarships and Melbourne School of Engineering Foundation scholarships. The Graduate Access Melbourne program also offers a small number of bursaries valued at $5,000 for females who enter via this scheme.
Graduate Access Melbourne
If you are a domestic student who has experienced adverse circumstances that affected your tertiary results, you may apply for entry via the Graduate Access Melbourne program. A limited number of bursaries of $5,000 are awarded as part of this entry scheme.
Other scholarships and prizes
There are also scholarships for commencing graduate students available through the University:
Scholarships for current students
Once enrolled Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology offers a range of there are scholarships and prizes for current students:
We have recently expanded the number of scholarships available to support graduate students who want to take up study with us in 2022. When applying, you’ll automatically be considered for domestic or international student scholarships. Find out what you may be eligible for.