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Overview

The Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) is the ideal two-year full-time degree for those engineers who have previously graduated with an undergraduate engineering degree in a related field seeking recognised accreditation to practice in Australia and overseas. 

Please note that the degree to be conferred will be the Master of Professional Engineering which is accredited by Engineers Australia.

The electrical specialisation covers designing and building systems that generate, transmit, measure, control and use electrical energy.

This accelerated version of our Master of Professional Engineering degree is designed to provide you with deep technical skills in your chosen field of engineering combined with professional development in the areas of communication, leadership, and time and resource management.

It will also help you develop the sound communication, management and decision-making capabilities necessary to interpret and discuss complex issues in your area of specialisation.

The program will provide you with the engineering professional practice and research skills that lead to recognition as an Australian graduate engineer. 

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Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 11 February of the commencing year
Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) or Semester 2 (August)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year
Semester 2 - 30 June of the commencing year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) or Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

Study plan for this course

Candidates for the Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Electrical) complete 96 credit points.

Areas of study in the course include electricity networks, engineering electromagnetic, digital signal processing and electrical circuit design.

Units of Study

Work component

Mandatory work component = 420 hours.

This mandatory work component must be completed as part of the award requirements for the course.

This will usually be undertaken over 12 weeks and will provide you with an opportunity to gain industry exposure within an engineering environment.

Admission criteria

To be eligible for admission, an applicant is required to have:

- an Australian Bachelor of Engineering degree with a 65 percent average, or equivalent qualification, in a related field of engineering to which the student is applying.

For qualifications awarded outside Australia, equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution and qualification.

Professional accreditation

The degree to be conferred will be the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical).

This degree has been accorded full accreditation at the level of Professional Engineering by the industry governing body, Engineers Australia.

Career Pathways

Career paths for electrical engineering graduates include developing body area networks, medical imaging scanners, bionic ears and eyes, heart pumps, pacemakers and hearing aids.

There are also opportunities to work in computer systems, data and telecommunication networks including the Internet, biomedical instruments and applications, such as, mobile telecommunications and wireless networks, optical and microwave communications, integrated electronic systems, advanced robotics and intelligent machines, image and signal processing systems, generation and transmission of electric power and renewable energy systems, 'smart' systems which monitor and maintain themselves, and high voltage engineering.

Future study options

The University of Sydney is a research intensive institution with a strong track record of technology transfer, industry leadership and commercialisation. Research activities in the faculty focus on a wide range of areas from aerospace, biomedical, combustion, processing and manufacture, design, robotics, electronics, networks, wireless and satellite systems. If you would like to be part of Sydney's engineering research community, you may consider applying for admission to a research degree. Students completing a Master of Professional Engineering program with excellent average marks are eligible to undertake supervised research in the degree of Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.

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