Electrical Engineering, M.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)


You'll focus on technical areas of electrical engineering, including:

  • renewable energy
  • high-voltage systems
  • power transmission and distribution
  • building services
  • industry control and automation

You'll gain leading-edge knowledge and skills in power engineering with effective business skills in communication, teamwork and management.

The sectors of smart grid technology and renewable energy are experiencing rapid growth. As a result, the field of power engineering has a strong employment market, offering a range of opportunities to electrical engineers.

The program is suitable for both electrical engineering graduates looking for specialist knowledge in the latest power engineering technologies, and graduates from another discipline seeking a career change.


Professional recognition and accreditation

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

Programme Structure

  • Tutorial and laboratory sessions are run in the afternoon and evening to fit in with the work commitments of part-time students.
  • RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work.
  • You will have access to online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.
  • Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
  • Classes are taught by experts in their fields. There is a strong emphasis on laboratory work and professional engineering projects to put theory into practice and to enhance research, teamwork, leadership, communication and project management skills.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Evening, Flexible
  • 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

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2
Recommended score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 2 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Entry requirements

You must have successfully completed:

  • An Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in engineering (computer, electronic, telecommunications, electrical, communication, network) or physics (electromagnetic theory) disciplines with a minimum of 60% average/Credit or a GPA of at least 2.0 (out of 4.0
  • An Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in any discipline with a minimum of 60% average/Credit or a GPA of at least 2.0 (out of 4.0) and at least five years work experience in the computer, electronic, telecommunications, electrical, communication or network engineering industry.
  • If you are applying on the basis of work experience you are expected to have skills in analysis, design and management within the computer, electronic, telecommunications, electrical, communication or network engineering industry.
English language requirements
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE A)): minimum score of 58 (with no band less than 50)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    33600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33600 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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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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