MC180 - Master of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

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Plan: MC180 - Master of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Master of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
Award abbreviation: MEng(Elec&ElectEng)
Total credit points: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: 4 semesters full-time, 8 semesters part-time
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 031301
CRICOS code: 072752G

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Purpose of the Program

The program objectives are:

  • To develop your knowledge and skills in electrical and electronic engineering that will enhance your career prospects in the relevant industries including electrical engineering, electronic engineering, power generation and distribution, aerospace, automotive, computer, communication, manufacturing, resource, defence, and primary industries.
  • To facilitate learning of electrical and electronic engineering concepts and applications that are directly linked to industry needs.
  • To provide a pathway for graduates from other engineering and other appropriate degrees such as Bachelor of Technology, to articulate into electrical and electronic engineering.
  • To facilitate research and promote further research as a natural outcome of successfully completing the program. You would choose Research Project (EEET2312), or Research Project Parts 1 and 2 (EEET2313 and EEET2314), if you intend to proceed to a  Research degree on completion of this Masters degree (you should have a good academic performance in year 1 of this program to take this option, and prior to selecting this option you should consult the program manager). If you intend to seek employment in industry on graduation then taking Professional Advanced Engineering Projects 1 and 2 (EEET2349 and EEET2350) is the best option.
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    Articulation and pathways

    If you have successfully completed one of the following qualifications majoring in engineering you will be eligible for exemptions as follows:

    Qualification levelExemptionsRemaining program duration
    Graduate Certificate in the same disciplineUp to 48 credit points (equivalent to one semesters full time study)144 credit points (equivalent to three semesters full time study)
    Graduate Diploma in the same disciplineUp to 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters full time study)96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters full time study)

    The program provides a pathway for applicants with a relevant qualification in electrical or electronic engineering or related fields such as Bachelor of Technology, to gain an accredited postgraduate qualification specializing in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

    Outstanding graduates from this program may be able to enter a PhD, subject to meeting the general admission criteria.

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    Entrance requirements

    Program entry requirements

    • An Australian bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 in Engineering (computer, electronic, telecommunications, electrical, communication, network) or equivalent.

    International qualifications are assessed according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

    English language requirements

    A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent. For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.

    Credit transfer and recognised prior learning

    Some applicants may be eligible for credit.  Please refer to the Articulation and Pathways section for further information.

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    External accreditation and industry links

    External Accreditation
    The Master of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia. Engineers Australia is the professional body responsible for the accreditation of higher education programs that prepare students to practise as professional engineers. Engineering programs normally go through two stages of accreditation: 

    • Provisional accreditation – Engineers Australia evaluates the program content, structure, delivery and assessment methods. On successful evaluation, the new program is awarded provisional accreditation status. 
    • Full accreditation – Once the program has a cohort of graduates, Engineers Australia re-evaluates it:  this time with a view to awarding full accreditation. Engineers Australia is a signatory to the Washington Accord. This means that programs with full accreditation are internationally recognised and graduates are able to practise as professional engineers in many countries around the world.

    Industry Links
    The School of Engineering's Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) comprises industry representatives, staff and alumni, and it plays a vital role in advising the School on matters associated with the development, delivery and assessment of programs offered by the School. The IAC ensures that the programs offered meet their stated aims and objectives though the evaluation of student demand and community need, likely employment opportunities for graduates and advice on key relationships involving RMIT, employers and the profession.

    In addition to the IAC, the School has extensive links with industry, particularly through laboratories designed to provide work integrated learning and through research projects, consulting services and industry-sponsored student design projects.

    Notable industry links for this program are with: 

    • ITC Global
    • Analog Devices Australia
    • NEC Australia
    • Futuris Automotive Interiors
    • SENSIS
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      Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

      Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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      Library, IT and specialist resources

      Resources available from the Library:
      As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

      Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.
      Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

      The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

      You can find more information on Library resources and services at:

      Online learning tools and content:
      As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, myRMIT

      Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT
      RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals. 

      Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

      • transition to tertiary study and learning
      • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
      • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
      • career development and employment
      • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
      • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
      • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

        We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. 

        You can find more information at

        The school has many laboratories, many with specialised equipment in the area of machines, high voltage and power protection, to support the relevant teaching and learning activities, and most of these labs have been upgraded in recent years, to ensure that you have access to modern computers and equipment that you are likely to use in industry.

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