Graduate degree pathway

How to become an engineer

    3 years Bachelor degree
    +
    2 years A Master of Engineering course

    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 major Master of Biomedical Engineering Biomedical engineer

    Bioengineering Systems major

    Master of Industrial Engineering

    Industrial 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 major Master of Civil Engineering Civil engineer, Environmental engineer, or Structural engineer
    Mechanical Systems major Master of Mechanical Engineering Mechanical engineer or Aerospace engineer
    Spatial Systems major Master of Spatial Engineering Spatial engineer
    Civil systems, Mechanical Systems or Spatial Systems major Master of Industrial Engineering Industrial 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 major Master of Biomedical Engineering Biomedical engineer
    Chemical Systems major Master of Chemical Engineering Chemical engineer
    Civil Systems major Master of Civil Engineering Civil engineer, Environmental engineer, or Structural engineer
    Computing and Software Systems major Master of Software Engineering Software engineer
    Computing and Software Systems major Master of Mechatronics Engineering Mechatronic engineer
    Electrical Systems major Master of Electrical Engineering Electrical engineer
    Electrical Systems major Master of Mechatronics Engineering Mechatronic engineer
    Environmental Engineering Systems major Master of Environmental Engineering Environmental engineer
    Mechanical Systems major Master of Mechanical Engineering Mechanical engineer or Aerospace engineer
    Mechanical Systems major Master of Mechatronics Engineering Mechatronic engineer
    Mechatronics Systems major Master of Mechatronics Engineering Mechatronic engineer
    Spatial Systems major Master of Spatial Engineering Spatial engineer
    Any engineering major listed above Master of Industrial Engineering Industrial 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.

    Find out how to study engineering through the Bachelor of Commerce pathway.

    In addition, the Bachelor of Commerce / Master of Engineering Graduate Degree Package provides entry into one of our 3-year Master of Engineering courses.

    2. Enter a Master of Engineering course

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

    You can complete a Master of Engineering course 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 courses offer specialisations. Once you’ve started studying, you can choose a specialisation or continue without specialising.

    Course Specialisations
    Master of Biomedical Engineering Business
    Master of Chemical Engineering Business
    Materials and Minerals
    Sustainability and Environment
    Master of Civil Engineering Business
    Energy
    Structural
    Master of Electrical Engineering Autonomous Systems
    Business
    Communications and Networks
    Electronics and Photonics
    Low-Carbon Power Systems
    Master of Environmental Engineering Earth Observation
    Energy Systems
    Water Systems
    Master of Mechanical Engineering Aerospace
    Business
    Manufacturing
    Materials
    Master of Mechatronics Engineering Manufacturing
    Master of Software Engineering Artificial intelligence
    Business
    Cyber Security
    Distributed Computing
    Human Computer Interaction
    Master of Spatial Engineering Business
    Computational Systems
    Environmental Systems
    Land Systems