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