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Graduate degree pathway

How to become an engineer

      What will I study?

      3 yearsBachelor degree
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      2 yearsMaster of Engineering

      1. Choose your undergraduate degree

      At Melbourne you can focus on engineering from day one and complement your course with subjects from outside your discipline. First you will complete a three-year undergraduate degree with an engineering major through one of:

      Engineering through the Bachelor of Biomedicine  

      This pathway into engineering is ideal if you’re looking to complement your technical skills with medical knowledge and take up a career in biomedical engineering.

      To graduate as an engineer with professional accreditation, you must complete one of the following combinations:

      Your undergraduate major (3 years)Your graduate degree (2 years)You will graduate as a:
      Bioengineering Systems majorMaster of Engineering (Biomedical) or Master of Engineering (Biomedical with Business)Biomedical engineer

      Engineering through the Bachelor of Design

      This will provide you with a unique skillset in engineering and design thinking. These skills are applicable to a wide range of contexts such as the creation and improvement to cities, buildings, transport, machinery, processes, infrastructure and the environment.

      To graduate as an engineer with professional accreditation, you must complete one of the following combinations:

      Your undergraduate major (3 years)Your graduate degree (2 years)You will graduate as a:
      Civil Systems majorMaster of Engineering (Civil) or Master of Engineering (Civil with Business)Civil engineer
      Civil Systems majorMaster of Engineering (Structural)Structural engineer
      Mechanical Systems majorMaster of Engineering (Mechanical) or Master of Engineering (Mechanical with Business)Mechanical engineer
      Spatial Systems major Master of Engineering (Spatial) Spatial engineer

      Engineering through Science

      This pathway offers the full range of engineering systems majors leading to the Master of Engineering. It is ideal if you want flexibility and the opportunity to study engineering in a wider scientific context.

      To graduate as an engineer with professional accreditation, you must complete one of the following combinations:

      Your undergraduate major (3 years)Your graduate degree (2 years)You will graduate as a:
      Bioengineering Systems majorMaster of Engineering (Biomedical) or Master of Engineering (Biomedical with Business)Biomedical engineer
      Chemical Systems majorMaster of Engineering (Chemical) or Master of Engineering (Chemical with Business) Chemical engineer
      Chemical Systems majorMaster of Engineering (Materials)Materials engineer
      Civil Systems majorMaster of Engineering (Civil) or Master of Engineering (Civil with Business)Civil engineer
      Civil Systems majorMaster of Engineering (Structural)Structural engineer
      Civil Systems majorMaster of Engineering (Environmental)Environmental engineer
      Computing and Software Systems majorMaster of Engineering (Software) or Master of Engineering (Software with Business)Software engineer
      Computing and Software Systems majorMaster of Engineering (Mechatronics)*Mechatronic engineer
      Electrical Systems majorMaster of Engineering (Electrical) or Master of Engineering (Electrical with Business)Electrical engineer
      Electrical Systems majorMaster of Engineering (Mechatronics)*Mechatronic engineer
      Environmental Engineering Systems major Master of Engineering (Environmental)Environmental engineer
      Mechanical Systems majorMaster of Engineering (Mechanical) or Master of Engineering (Mechanical with Business)Mechanical engineer
      Mechanical Systems majorMaster of Engineering (Mechatronics)Mechatronic engineer
      Mechatronics Systems majorMaster of Engineering (Mechatronics)Mechatronic engineer
      Spatial Systems majorMaster of Engineering (Spatial)Spatial engineer

      Engineering through the Bachelor of Commerce

      This pathway into engineering is best suited if you want to combine business skills like management, finance or accounting with technical knowledge in engineering to lead into an engineering management or consultancy career.

      The Bachelor of Commerce / Master of Engineering Graduate Degree Package provides entry into a 3-year Master of Engineering.

      2. Enter the Master of Engineering

      Next, you will choose one of the Master of Engineering streams to qualify as a professionally accredited engineer.

      You can complete the Master of Engineering in two years if you have studied the matching engineering systems major in your undergraduate degree.

      If you want to change your specialisation, or you have a non‐engineering major, you can still do a 2.5–3-year Master of Engineering.

      Some of the Master of Engineering specialisations offer a ‘with business’ stream so you can combine technical engineering subjects with business skills to understand the commercial aspects to an engineering operation.

      Your graduate degree

      Master of Engineering streams available:

      Master of Engineering streams availableMaster of Engineering with Business streams available
      Master of Engineering (Biochemical)Master of Engineering (Biomedical with Business)
      Master of Engineering (Biomedical)Master of Engineering (Chemical with Business)
      Master of Engineering (Chemical)Master of Engineering (Civil with Business)
      Master of Engineering (Civil)Master of Engineering (Electrical with Business)
      Master of Engineering (Electrical)Master of Engineering (Mechanical with Business)
      Master of Engineering (Environmental)Master of Engineering (Software with Business)
      Master of Engineering (Materials) 
      Master of Engineering (Mechanical) 
      Master of Engineering (Mechatronics) 
      Master of Engineering (Software) 
      Master of Engineering (Spatial) 
      Master of Engineering (Structural)