University of Southern Queensland USQ

Master of Engineering Practice

University of Southern Queensland USQ

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)

This program enables experienced engineering technologists who have more than five years industry experience, to attain the academic, personal, professional and technical knowledge, skills and understanding required to be a professional engineer.

Designed for

Engineering technologists with 5 years of experience who wish to become a certified practising engineer


  • 12 units: 1 one-unit self-assessment portfolio
  • 1 workplace portfolio subject (2 units)
  • 1 Industry Project (2 units)
  • 2 other core courses
  • 5 technical courses
  • 1 practice subject. Credit may be possible for subjects within the program, subject to the outcome of the first course: Self-Assessment Portfolio. i.e. less than 12 units would then be required.


  • Civil engineering
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Power systems engineering
  • Public works and infrastructure
  • Structural engineering

Standard entry requirements

  • Completion of a 3-year bachelor, or equivalent qualification, in the area of Engineering science or engineering technology in the relevant cognate specialisation
  • Or be a Technologist Member of Engineers Australia
  • Plus at least 5 years of relevant experience in the Engineering industry
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) to demonstrate their industry experience. Note: This program is not available to international students living overseas.


This program is accredited by Engineers Australia and graduates are eligible for Graduate membership at the Professional Engineer level.

Study pathways

Articulate from: Bachelor of Engineering Science.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Yes
  • Part-time : 6 semesters
  • Online/Off-campus : 3 years

Further information

This program is not available to international students unless living in Australia and holding a valid 457 visa with a duration of no less than 3 years.

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