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Master of Engineering (MC-ENG) // Entry and participation requirements

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Entry requirements

1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:

  • An undergraduate degree with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%) or equivalent; and
  • At least 25 points of appropriate tertiary-level Mathematics and at least 25 points of appropriate tertiary-level Science that meet the specific prerequisite requirements of the stream within the Master of Engineering that the applicant seeks to enter.

Applicants who are completing prerequisite subjects as single subject study in order to meet the Mathematics and/or Science entry requirements will be required to achieve a grade of at least H3 (65%) or equivalent in each individual prerequisite subject to satisfy this entry requirement.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.

2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:

  • Prior academic performance; and if relevant
  • Professional experience.

3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.

4. Applicants are required to satisfy the University’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.


Applicants with the following may be awarded up to 100 points of credit:

– Graduates of Melbourne Model undergraduate degrees who complete one of a set of prescribed Engineering Systems majors or sequences (pathways) and continue in the same stream with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%) or equivalent;

– a Bachelor of Engineering, or equivalent as recognised by the Melbourne School of Engineering, in a cognate discipline appropriate to the stream of the Master of Engineering into which entry is sought with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%) or equivalent.

Available credit for other University of Melbourne graduates and graduates of other universities is normally evaluated on a case-by-case basis, but the Academic Board may approve standard credit arrangements for specified entry pathways.

For more information on meeting the University's English language requirements, see: http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/entry-requirements/language-requirements

Core participation requirements

The Master of Engineering welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and degree policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the degree.

The Master of Engineering requires all students to enrol in subjects where they will require:

  • The ability to comprehend complex science, technology and engineering related information;
  • The ability to clearly and independently communicate a knowledge and application of science, technology and engineering principles and practices during assessment tasks; and in some areas of study,
  • The ability to actively and safely contribute in clinical, laboratory, and fieldwork/excursion activities.

Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students.

There are additional inherent academic requirements for some subjects, and these requirements are listed within the description of the requirements for each of these subjects.

Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the relevant Subject Coordinator and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/