Career Pathways

Become an engineer

Join the next generation of innovators, working towards a more productive and sustainable tomorrow

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How long will it take?

3 years Bachelor degree
2 years A Master of Engineering course

Why study Engineering?

Gain real-world experience during your degree: complete an industry project, take part in internships, undertake an innovation challenge with an industry mentor or connect with a STEM mentor.

Choose to specialise in biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, industrial, mechanical, mechanical with aerospace, mechatronics, software, spatial or structural engineering.

Complete an undergraduate degree followed by the Master of Engineering to become a professionally accredited engineer entering the profession at an advanced level with the ideal combination of technical, analytical and interpersonal skills.

Where will this take me?

Career outcomes

Qualified engineers are in high demand. As a Melbourne engineering graduate, you can access a vast array of interesting and well-paid opportunities around the world:

  • Civil, structural or chemical engineering roles
  • Urban development and environmental sustainability
  • Management consulting
  • Manufacturing and construction
  • Biomedical and pharmaceutical development
  • Research

Professional accreditation

  • Engineers Australia
  • EUR-ACE (European Accreditation)

What are the study options?

Standard entry

Our curriculum is designed to prepare you for tomorrow’s engineering challenges. You'll graduate with the ideal combination of advanced technical and professional skills valued by employers, and a higher-level qualification that is recognised around the world.

Our coursework and research study options are designed to prepare you to become a professionally qualified engineer, advance or change your career, or undertake research.

1. Undergraduate degree

First you need to meet the entry requirements for your undergraduate degree. This will vary depending on the engineering specialisation you wish to complete.

2. Graduate degree

The Master of Engineering courses have specific prerequisite and grade entry requirements to be considered for entry. Relevant maths and science prerequisite subjects must be completed with a minimum weighted average mark (WAM) of 65% or higher.

Other entry pathways

Graduate Degree Packages

The University also offers guaranteed entry to high–achieving domestic and international students who have completed an Australian Year 12 or the IB in Australia baseed on your ATAR.

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Melbourne Chancellor's Scholars

Melbourne Chancellor's Scholars are guaranteed a place into the graduate degree of their choice following successful completion of their undergraduate degree.

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The University offers a range of scholarships at both undergraduate and graduate level.

Find a scholarship that's right for you

Guaranteed entry

Guaranteed entry means you’ll have the peace of mind of a secure graduate pathway with us without having to make any big decisions from Year 12. You will also be able to leave Melbourne with an undergraduate qualification if you decide further study isn’t right for you.

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Looking for personalised advice?

Find out more about our graduate degrees and get support with your application. Speak to our expert staff online, via phone or at an upcoming event. You can also register to learn more about your course options and opportunities via email.

Why study Engineering at the University of Melbourne

Be inspired by leading researchers

Be inspired by leading researchers

Learn from world-leading researchers working on groundbreaking innovations.

Learn more about our research
Connect with industry

Connect with industry

Take part in internships, complete industry projects or an innovation challenge with an industry mentor.

Find out about our partnerships
Be internationally recognised

Be internationally recognised

Maximise your career opportunities with accreditation from Engineers Australia, Washington Accord (USA) and EUR-ACE® (Europe).

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Talk to us

Please speak to our expert staff to discover more about our learning opportunities and get support with your application.