300 point program
3 years full-time / part-time unavailable
Prior qualification: University of Melbourne engineering pathways
The following undergraduate degree with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%): Bachelor of Science with a Computing and Software Systems major.
Prior Qualification: Any Undergraduate Degree
- An undergraduate degree including:
- the equivalent of 25 points (2 subjects) of first year mathematics (any), and
- the equivalent of 25 points (2 subjects) of first year computing, computer science programming (or equivalent).
- with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%), or equivalent. 
Don’t have a prerequisite subject?
The University’s Community Access Program allows you to undertake single subject study without being enrolled in a course. You can complete prerequisite subjects that you need to qualify for entry via the Community Access Program and then apply for this course. Make an enquiry to determine which subjects you should enrol in.
The reference ‘or equivalent’ refers to a University of Melbourne equivalent score. To determine the equivalent score we look at your academic record and then calculate your University of Melbourne equivalent score based on the following factors:
- Research profile and international standing of the University you received your degree(s) from.
- The ranking of the University you received your degree from — the Times Higher Education Rankings and the Shanghai Jiao Tong World Rankings are good reference points and provide an indication of where other universities are positioned (against the University of Melbourne).
- Australian Government guidelines which assess international universities and education institutions. These guidelines are not made public, however, they take into account a number of factors including scoring systems, etc.
Credit for prior studies (Advanced Standing)
The Master of Engineering is a 300 point or 3 year program. The first 100 points (1 year) is made up of foundation study tailored to students from non-engineering backgrounds. Students who enter the program with some prior study in engineering are eligible to receive credit for up to the first year of the program, reducing the program up to a 200 point or 2 year program. Exact credit can only be determined on application.
To enable credit to be assessed, students who have graduated from an institution other than the University of Melbourne must supply the following with their application:
- Official engineering syllabus item details, or subject descriptions, from their previous institution of study.
Download: Download a syllabus example [RTF file]
- An original or certified copy of their academic transcript.
Ensure your syllabus is thorough and complete and contains as much detail as possible so you can be assessed for the maximum amount of credit. Applications for additional credit after admission will not be considered unless there has been a major change to your transcript.
English language requirements
All domestic and international students studying at the University of Melbourne must satisfy the University of Melbourne English Language Entry Requirements.
You must satisfy the requirements below in one sitting and the test must be have been taken within the last 24 months (2 years) preceding application.
For graduate coursework, if an English language test is required, you must achieve are a minimum of:
|Test||Normal English language requirements|
|IELTS (Academic English only)||6.5 (With no band less than 6)|
|TOEFL (Paper-based test)||577 + and TWE 4.5|
|ITOEFL (internet-based test)||79 +
|Pearson Test of English (Academic)||58+ and no communicative skill below 50|
|Cambridge English: Advanced/Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)||176+ and no skill below 169|
The University of Melbourne English Language Bridging Program (UMELBP)
For graduate entry we offer a pathway to students who have met the alternative English language IELTS or TOEFL scores listed in the table below. You may gain entry to graduate study at the Melbourne School of Engineering by successfully completing the University of Melbourne English Language Bridging Program (UMELBP) offered by Hawthorn-Melbourne.
|Test||Normal English language requirements|
|IELTS (Academic English only)||6.0 (no band less than 5.5)|
|TOEFL (Paper-based test)||550 + TWE 4.0|
|ITOEFL (internet-based test)||60 + Writing 18, Speaking 16, Reading 8, Listening 7|
|Pearson Test of English (Academic)||50 and no communicative skill below 42|
More information is available from Hawthorn-Melbourne website.
Note: UMELBP is not available for MPhil or PhD applicants.