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Graduate degree pathway

How to become an engineer

    3 years Bachelor degree
    +
    2 years Master 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 major Master 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 major Master of Engineering (Civil) or Master of Engineering (Civil with Business) Civil engineer
    Civil Systems major Master of Engineering (Structural) Structural engineer
    Mechanical Systems major

    Master of Engineering (Mechanical), Master of Engineering (Mechanical with Aerospace) or Master of Engineering (Mechanical with Business)

    Mechanical engineer or Aerospace 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 major Master of Engineering (Biomedical) or Master of Engineering (Biomedical with Business) Biomedical engineer
    Chemical Systems major Master of Engineering (Chemical) or Master of Engineering (Chemical with Business) Chemical engineer
    Chemical Systems major Master of Engineering (Materials) Materials engineer
    Civil Systems major Master of Engineering (Civil) or Master of Engineering (Civil with Business) Civil engineer
    Civil Systems major Master of Engineering (Structural) Structural engineer
    Civil Systems major Master of Engineering (Environmental) Environmental engineer
    Computing and Software Systems major Master of Engineering (Software) or Master of Engineering (Software with Business) Software engineer
    Computing and Software Systems major Master of Engineering (Mechatronics)* Mechatronic engineer
    Electrical Systems major Master of Engineering (Electrical) or Master of Engineering (Electrical with Business) Electrical engineer
    Electrical Systems major Master of Engineering (Mechatronics)* Mechatronic engineer
    Environmental Engineering Systems major Master of Engineering (Environmental) Environmental engineer
    Mechanical Systems major Master of Engineering (Mechanical), Master of Engineering (Mechanical with Aerospace)or Master of Engineering (Mechanical with Business) Mechanical engineer or Aerospace Engineer
    Mechanical Systems major Master of Engineering (Mechatronics) Mechatronic engineer
    Mechatronics Systems major Master of Engineering (Mechatronics) Mechatronic engineer
    Spatial Systems major Master 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 (Mechanical with Aerospace) 
    Master of Engineering (Mechatronics) 
    Master of Engineering (Software) 
    Master of Engineering (Spatial) 
    Master of Engineering (Structural)