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Master of Engineering


Faculty of Science and Engineering
Master of Engineering (MEng)
Admission Requirement:
Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent in computing, computer science, engineering IT, science, technology, or a related discipline
English Language Proficiency:
IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent
Study Mode:
Full-time, Part-time
Attendance Mode:
Candidature Length:
Full-time: 1 year - 2 years depending on RPL granted
North Ryde — Session 1 (February)
North Ryde — Session 2 (July)
Volume of Learning:
Equivalent to 2 years
General requirements:
Minimum number of credit points 64
Minimum number of credit points at 600 level or above 16
Minimum number of credit points at 800 level or above 48
Completion of other specific minimum requirements as set out below

In order to graduate students must ensure that they have satisfied all of the general requirements of the award.

Specific minimum requirements:

Credit points

600 level

Engineering Project Practice (4)
Systems Design and Engineering (4)

800 level

Engineering Project 1 (4)
Engineering Project 2 (4)
Society, Sustainability, and Engineering (4)
8cp from
Systems Engineering Process (4)
Advanced Topics in Computer Networks (4)
Special Topic in Information Technology (4)
Information Systems Project and Risk Management (4)
Strategic Project Management (4)
Network System Design (4)
Mobile Data Networks (4)
Advanced System and Network Security (4)
Security Management (4)
Data Mining and Business Intelligence (4)
Big Data Technologies (4)
1 specialisation




Program Learning Outcomes and Additional Information
AQF Level Level 9 Masters by Coursework Degree
CRICOS Code 085030B
Overview and Aims of the Program Macquarie engineers will graduate with an internationally recognized qualification with the capability for life-long learning. They will be able to maintain and develop skills and knowledge with fast-rate-of-change technologies; and to adapt and change with changing organisation needs.

The outcome of a Macquarie engineering degree is development of a core skill-set of capabilities based in an area of specialisation and in the context of an international perspective distinguished by a broad domain expertise with:
• Understanding of systems engineering: the process of understanding and designing a system, or component of a system, to meet desired needs within realistic constraints;
• Background in fundamental engineering principles: with an ability to apply these to identify, formulate, and solve problems;
• Competency in principles of professional practice: including project management, business practice, documentation, sustainability, product life-cycle, social and ethical constraints and responsibilities;
• Practiced capabilities in communications: including personal and interpersonal capabilities to communicate effectively by oral and written means in a variety of contexts including meetings, presentations, team leadership and participation, customer relations;
for careers in the high-technology, precision manufacturing, telecommunications, government and academic sectors. Macquarie Engineers will be prepared for work in research, manufacturing, product development and production, and in operations roles such as sales, marketing, technology management and support.
Graduate Capabilities

The Graduate Capabilities Framework articulates the fundamentals that underpin all of Macquarie’s academic programs. It expresses these as follows:

Cognitive capabilities
(K) discipline specific knowledge and skills
(T) critical, analytical and integrative thinking
(P) problem solving and research capability
(I) creative and innovative

Interpersonal or social capabilities
(C) effective communication
(E) engaged and ethical local and global citizens
(A) socially and environmentally active and responsible

Personal capabilities
(J) capable of professional and personal judgement and initiative
(L) commitment to continuous learning

Program Learning Outcomes By the end of this program it is anticipated you should be able to:

1. demonstrate a knowledge of contextual factors, research direction, and underpinning information impacting the engineering discipline, including risk identification and management, design metrics and alternatives, systems measurement, modern computer simulation, modelling and analysis, computational theory and application, and environmental constraints and safety issues (K, T, E, A)
2. demonstrate an understanding of contemporary engineering , including the role of standards and the need for the continuing professional development of engineers (K, T, P, I, C, E, A, J, L).

3. design and implement the necessary experimental, theoretical, and computational processes, information management, records keeping, project management, and communications that should be undertaken for an engineering project (K, T, P, I, C)
4. conduct yourself in an ethical and professional manner, understanding your obligations as a citizen and as a professional engineer; carry ethical considerations into design and solution of engineering problems (E, A, J)
5. synthesize experimentation, analysis, simulation, and design into an effective process to solve research and development problems significant enough to warrant a team to implement the process/solution (T, C, E, A, J).

6. identify, formulate and solve engineering problems, including complex and open-ended problems in a research and development setting, using established engineering methods, processes, and procedures (K,T, P, I, E, A, J, L)
7. manage, and participate in, complex intra- and cross-disciplinary practical engineering projects that would typically be found in a non-academic setting through applying established systematic approaches (K, T, P, I, C, E, A, J)
8. carry out a complex engineering research and/or development project, using appropriate technical skills, data management and synthesis, computational and simulated analysis and/or design, interpretation of results; culminating in an effective written and oral report (K, T, P, C, L).
Recognition of Prior Learning

Macquarie University may recognise prior formal, informal and non-formal learning for the purpose of granting credit towards, or admission into, a program. The recognition of these forms of learning is enabled by the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy (see and its associated Procedures and Guidelines. The RPL pages contain information on how to apply, links to registers, and the approval processes for recognising prior learning for entry or credit. 

Domestic Students
For undergraduate RPL information visit
For domestic postgraduate RPL information visit

International Students
For RPL information visit

Support for Learning

Macquarie University aspires to be an inclusive and supportive community of learners where all students are given the opportunity to meet their academic and personal goals. The University offers a comprehensive range of free and accessible student support services which include academic advice, counselling and psychological services, advocacy services and welfare advice, careers and employment, disability services and academic skills workshops amongst others. There is also a bulk billing medical service located on campus.

Further information can be found at

Campus Wellbeing contact details:
Phone: +61 2 9850 7497

Program Standards and Quality

The program is subject to an ongoing comprehensive process of quality review in accordance with a pre-determined schedule that complies with the Higher Education Standards Framework. The review is overseen by Macquarie University's peak academic governance body, the Academic Senate and takes into account feedback received from students, staff and external stakeholders.

Graduate Destinations and Employability Engineering is a professional program that develops the ability to solve problems. In many respects, a competent engineer is ably to apply their skills to many disciplines, so careers opportunities outside the technical field are available. This program in particular prepares technically graduated non-engineers for a career in engineering as well as refreshing, updating, or adding skills to those already with a Bachelor of Engineering.

Salaries for graduate Engineers are among the highest graduate salaries in the country, particularly for Engineers working in remote regions.

The great majority of graduates find employment in the first few months after graduation.

The qualification is recognised in Europe, North America, and Asia.

Refer to specific Majors for details of career opportunities and employers.
Assessment Regulations

This program is subject to Macquarie University regulations, including but not limited to those specified in the Assessment Policy, Academic Honesty Policy, the Final Examination Policy and relevant University Rules. For all approved University policies, procedures, guidelines and schedules visit

Accreditation This is an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) accredited qualification.

Accreditation can be sought from Engineers' Australia but only after enough graduates have been through the degree for the retrospective accreditation to be performed. EA will be advised of the addition of the degree and consulted throughout the pre- and post-accreditation cycle.

2017 Unit Information

When offered:
S1 Day
Permission of Executive Dean of Faculty
HSC Chinese, CHN113, CHN148