MC235 - Master of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)

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Plan: MC235 - Master of Engineering (Electrical 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 Engineering)
Award abbreviation: MEng(ElectEng)
Total credit points: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: 4 semesters full time or 8 semesters part time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 031301
CRICOS code: 079937J

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Purpose of the Program

The program objectives are of the Master of Engineering (Electrical Engineering): 

  • To develop your knowledge and skills in electrical engineering that will enhance your career prospects in the relevant industries including power transmission and distribution and electronics industry.
  • To facilitate learning of electrical engineering concepts and applications that are directly linked to industry needs.
  • To provide a pathway for graduates from other engineering and appropriate science degrees to articulate into electrical engineering.
  • Capstone Project: Masters Research Project (OENG1088), or Masters Research Project Parts 1 and 2 (OENG1089 and OENG1090) can facilitate research and promote further research as a natural outcome of successfully completing the program, . 

The program is primarily delivered face to face at the city campus. While most courses in the program are delivered on campus, others are delivered online.

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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 level Exemptions Remaining program duration
Bachelor of Engineering degree in the same discipline (AQF Level 7 or equivalent) Up to 48 credit points (equivalent to one semester full time study) 144 credit points (equivalent to three semesters full time study)
Graduate Certificate in the same discipline Up to 48 credit points (equivalent to one semesters full time study) 144 credit points (equivalent to three semesters full time study)
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree in the same discipline (AQF Level 8 or equivalent) Up to 96 credit points (equivalent to two semester full time study) 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters full time study)
Graduate Diploma in the same discipline Up 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 engineers and scientists, or those with an alternative acceptable qualification and relevant experience in industry, to gain a postgraduate qualification specializing in Electrical Engineering.

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Electrical Engineering or the Graduate Diploma in Electrical Engineering can articulate into this program with full credit.

Opportunities also exist if you decide not to pursue the full Masters qualification. After completing 96 credit points you may choose to exit with the Graduate Diploma. After completing 48 credit points you may choose to exit with the Graduate Certificate. Please note that these exemptions for study cannot be transferred to the Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate in Electrical Engineering. 

Opportunities also exist for graduates of this Master’s program with good academic performance to undertake a PhD.

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Entrance requirements

Program Entry Requirements

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or international equivalent) in one of the following fields: Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Communication Engineering or Network Engineering with a GPA of at least 2.0 out of 4.0.

Applicants who have a successfully completed a relevant degree (as above) with a GPA of at least 1.5 out of 4, will be considered if they have at least 3 years of relevant industry experience.


Successful completion of an Australian postgraduate qualification (or international equivalent) in a related discipline (as above).


Applicants without any relevant prior qualification will be considered if they have at least 10 years of relevant industry experience.

If you wish to have industry or employment experience assessed as part of meeting the entry requirements you will need to provide a detailed CV/resume listing previous positions, dates of employment and position responsibilities; a statement from your employer confirming these details (or contact details of employer so RMIT can seek confirmation); and evidence of any relevant professional development undertaken.

International qualifications are assessed for comparability to Australian qualifications 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.  For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page


Some applicants may be eligible for exemptions. Approved exemptions may change the duration of their study in the program


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External accreditation and industry links

External Accreditation
The Master of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) is not accredited, although it has been developed to align with the Engineers Australia accreditation framework. Engineers Australia is the professional body responsible for the accreditation of higher education programs that prepare students to practise as professional engineers. Graduates of the Master of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) may be eligible to apply for membership of Engineers Australia. More details on membership of Engineers Australia can be found here.

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.

The School of Engineering has extensive links with industry, particularly through research projects, consulting services and industry-sponsored design projects. Examples of the collaborative links in the energy and control area include work with:

  • Powercor/Citipower and Jemena in an ARC Linkage Project led by Prof. Xinghuo Yu
  • Holden Innovative in Formula SAE Car Racing led by Prof. Liuping Wang
  • Futuris Australia in the Final Year Student Project

In a number of cases, industry has provided direct support by donating laboratory equipment.  One such example is ABB sponsorship of a new Variable Speed Drive Controllers Laboratory

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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

    In addition, many academics have their notes printed for distribution to off-shore students.  These notes are also available from the RMIT Bookshop at a very affordable cost for local students.

    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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