University of Newcastle

Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic)

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

The Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) is a flexible degree that will allow students to fast-track their career in electrical and electronic engineering. The program includes a variety of advanced engineering courses to help students extend their technical skills. Students can choose to develop their expertise in electrical systems, electrical linear or non-linear control and estimation, signal processing, wireless processing, advanced computer systems, advanced estimation, and real-time optimization for embedded systems. They can also diversify their engineering expertise with courses in mechatronics or computer systems engineering, or broaden their skills base in a complimentary area such as business and management skills, entrepreneurship and innovation, design or environmental management. Students will also complete an advanced engineering project (design-based or theoretical), which can potentially be linked to industry. The flexible nature of the program puts students in control. Whether they want to specialise or diversify, move into a more senior role, lead teams or projects, develop sophisticated research and innovation skills for R&D roles - they can choose courses to support their personal career goals.


  • Key emerging technologies in the area of electrical and electronic engineering, which are currently transforming modern society, include intelligent electricity networks
  • integration of renewable energy sources
  • wireless energy transfer
  • autonomous transportation
  • telecommunication security
  • distributed sensing and smart-home solutions
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine communication.


  • Electrical engineering
  • Electronic engineering

Standard entry requirements

  • Direct admission into the 3 year MPE (Electrical and Electronic) Pathway A: Graduates from the University of Newcastle or another institution with a non-engineering Bachelor Degree with at least 20 units of study in Mathematics (especially calculus and linear algebra)
  • And Science, as related to Electrical and Electronic Engineering AND a UON GPA of 4.5 or above. You may also be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) which will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.Direct admission into the 2 year MPE (Electrical and Electronic) Pathway B with 80 units of Recognition (RPL): Graduates from the University of Newcastle or another institution with a Bachelor Degree (AQF 7) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering AND a UON GPA of 4.5 or above. Direct admission into the 1 year MPE (Electrical and Electronic) Pathway C with 160 units of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):Graduates from an institution other than University of Newcastle with a Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF 8) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a UON GPA of 4.5 or above.University of Newcastle Engineering Graduate Pathway C:Graduates of the University of Newcastle Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours) single and combined programs will automatically be approved for admission to the 80 unit or 1-year program (Pathway C) with 160 units of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Callaghan International: $132,720 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 3 years

Further information

Graduates of an Australian Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree, or equivalent, can complete the MPE in just one year. This program is seeking provisional accreditation with Engineers Australia; and so international students seeking professional recognition from Engineers Australia and the Washington Accord, or those wishing to extend their engineering and professional expertise in an Australian context, will find the 2-year Master of Professional Engineering is the ideal program. The study program will be designed to build on prior studies and develop the core technical competencies to ensure students qualify - these will be chosen from areas such as power electronics and renewable energy systems, programmable logic design, signal processing, advanced drives and power electronics, and telecommunication networks.

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