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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Sydney , New South Wales ,Australia

Master of Engineering (Advanced)

This course provides an opportunity at master's level for professionally qualified engineers to explore in depth specific engineering aspects by undertaking a substantial research study in a major field of engineering. As part of this course students undertake at least 48 credit points of coursework and a research project of 48 credit points (over a period of one year) under individual academic supervision. The subjects offered in this course follow an integrated approach to professional practice through compulsory professional engineering subjects, compulsory subjects relevant to the chosen major, an independent engineering graduate project in at least one field of engineering, and a set of electives (any engineering or IT subjects, some with prior approval).

This course is designed to create pathways for eligible students into higher degree by research (HDR) programs such as the Master of Engineering (Research) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Students who seek admission into HDR programs still need to go through the relevant assessment process. 

Admission to this course is restricted to students enrolled in the Master of Engineering (C04271) or Master of Engineering (Extension) (C04277) and is made by internal course transfer.

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Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Students who hold an undergraduate engineering degree are able to enhance their knowledge and ability through postgraduate-level study in their respective majors, enabling them to gain and hold employment in relevant engineering fields. Students who are currently employed are able to enhance their opportunity to solve engineering problems encountered in their profession and thus may receive commendation for their achievement. There may be opportunities in the research and development areas related to their specific engineering field.


PSW Opportunity

  • 2 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification,
  • submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants are required to have: (i) completed 48 credit points in the Master of Engineering (C04271) or Master of Engineering (Extension) (C04277); and (ii) received approval from a member of academic staff to act as their research project supervisor.

Applicants should contact the Faculty to request a copy of the research project application form. The completed form (signed by the potential supervisor) should be attached to the application for internal course transfer.

Minimum English Language Requirements

  • Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0;
  • TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21;
  • AE5: Pass;
  • PTE: 58-64;
  • CAE: 176-184