Telecommunication and Network Engineering, M.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #247 (QS) ,
Rapid developments in global telecommunication and network technologies present exciting career opportunities for graduates of this program.


This program enables you to:

  • develop expertise in the analysis, design, implementation and operation of telecommunication devices, systems, networks and services
  • enhance your professional development skills in research, problem solving, communication, teamwork and, leadership and project management
  • advance your career in the telecommunication and network industries.
Career outlook

Graduates work in leadership roles in telecommunication and network industries.

In the private sector, graduates work in the design, manufacture and supply of telecommunication and network devices, systems and services.

In the public sector, graduates provide the community with essential services in areas such as:

  • telecommunications
  • networking
  • transportation
  • security
  • defence
  • health
  • education
  • emergency services
  • environment protection.

Others graduates establish their own business or undertake higher studies by research.


Professional recognition and accreditation

Graduates will meet the requirements for Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level 9.

Programme Structure

The program strongly links formal learning with professional practice. In this program you’ll undertake structured activities that enable you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional skills. You’ll carry out these activities in real-work contexts or situations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      4 semesters full time, 8 semesters part time. International student visa holders can only study full-time.

  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score (Grade B):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

A bachelor degree majoring in engineering degree (equivalent to AQF 7) you may be able to receive up to 48 credit points of exemptions (equivalent to 1 semester) if successful in gaining a place.

A graduate certificate in the same discipline you may be able to receive up to 48 credit points of exemptions (equivalent to 1 semester) if successful in gaining a place.

An honours degree majoring in engineering (equivalent to AQF 8) you may be able to receive up to 96 credit points of exemptions (equivalent to 2 semesters) if successful in gaining a place.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    17520 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 70080 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    7440 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29760 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

In 2017, if you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, the annual student contribution amount (tuition fee) you will pay for a standard year of full-time study is between AU$6,349 and AU$10,596.

Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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