Master of Engineering

VU course code: NMEN | CRICOS: 084876G | Level of study: Postgraduate
2 years full time or longer for part time
In person

Fee type for this course: Full fee

Footscray Park
30 September 2024
22 September 2024


Gain specialised skills in electrical power, telecommunications, or civil engineering and aim for a top engineering career with the Master of Engineering from Victoria University.

The Master of Engineering prepares you for work in fast-growing industries, with a strong emphasis on real-world problem-solving and international trends.

You’ll acquire targeted skills through a combination of coursework, design exercises and research. You’ll have the chance to develop and implement innovative telecommunication, power-distribution or civil-engineering solutions, with real-world applications.

Our College of Sport, Health and Engineering has world-class facilities, including high-tech engineering labs, strong industry connections and a passionate research community.

Awards & recognition

Engineering at VU is:

  • #1 in Victoria, Overall Quality of Education in Engineering, undergraduate level (GOS 2020)
  • top 3%  of universities worldwide (THE, 2023)
  • #1 in Australia, employability (QILT, 2017-2020) 
  • well above world standard (outstanding performance) – electrical and electronic engineering, and engineering overall (Excellence in  Research for Australia, ERA, 2018).


Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

For PhD applicants, we offer a related ‘Integrated PhD’ which allows you to establish relevant skills before beginning your research.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Fees & scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us, and you’re paying full fees for this course, you may be eligible for a 10% discount.

Find out how




On graduation you'll be able to prepare for a career in one of the following:

  • power generation, transmission, distribution, management and control
  • managing, designing and developing telecommunication network systems
  • microelectronic and electronic design
  • water-related government organisations and private firms.

Average salaries

Check the government job information site Jobs and Skills Australia for salaries and job growth rates:

Job titles

Job titles vary depending on the specialisation chosen.

Electrical power

  • instrument designer
  • energy economist
  • power engineer supervisor
  • power project coordinator.


  • telecommunications engineer
  • telecommunications network engineer.

Civil engineering

  • civil engineer
  • construction engineer
  • environmental engineer
  • geotechnical engineer
  • project engineer
  • roads and transport engineer
  • structural engineer
  • water engineer.

VU stories

 Ravina Kamble
Job skills training delivers results
Master of Engineering
"During the 2nd year of my masters, I started participating in various activities like resume-building workshops, workshops for interview preparation and job fairs."
Ravina's story