Study pathway to


Part-time and accelerated study options available

With a current worldwide shortage of engineers and a demand for new kinds of engineering jobs to tackle today’s environmental and technological challenges, qualified engineers are in high demand and command high salaries.

As a Melbourne engineering graduate you’ll graduate with a bachelors and a masters degree and enter the engineering profession at an advanced level with a professionally recognised qualification and the ideal combination of technical, analytical and interpersonal skills.

To become an engineer:

Step 1
Choose the Bachelor of Biomedicine, Design or Science at Melbourne and complete an engineering major or sequence within your degree.

The engineering major or sequence you choose in your undergraduate degree determines which engineering stream you can complete in your masters degree (see below for details).

Step 2
Choose the Master of Engineering to qualify as an engineer.


Example pathway

Year 1 Undergraduate Year 2 Year 3   Year 4 Graduate Year 5
Bachelor of Biomedicine Master of Engineering
Bachelor of Science    
Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship    
Bachelor of Design    

Or any approved undergraduate degree


Engineering through the Bachelor of Biomedicine
A major in Bioengineering Systems in the Bachelor of Biomedicine can lead to a Master of Engineering (Biomedical). This pathway into engineering is ideal if you’re looking to complement your technical skills with medical knowledge and take up a career in the challenging field of biomedical engineering.

Engineering through the Bachelor of Science 
Engineering through the Bachelor of Science offers the largest range of engineering majors and subject choices leading to the Master of Engineering. This is the ideal pathway if you want to study engineering in a wider scientific context.

About the Master of Engineering
The Master of Engineering is designed to produce graduate engineers with outstanding personal and professional qualities. By studying the Master of Engineering, you’ll gain technical expertise, industry exposure and professional accreditation, giving you insight into the social, environmental and economic aspects of real-world engineering problem solving. You’ll develop communication, teamwork and project management skills, along with advanced skills in your chosen engineering specialisation.

Entry requirements
This program may have specific entry requirements such as prerequisite subjects or a minimum GPA (Grade Point Average) that must be completed to be considered for entry.

Guaranteed entry
The University offers guaranteed entry into selected graduate degrees to domestic and international students who have completed an Australian Year 12 or the IB in Australia. Eligible students must enrol in a University of Melbourne undergraduate degree immediately following year 12, or be granted a deferral by the University. These guarantees are usually based on your ATAR/notional ATAR.

Find out if you’re eligible for guaranteed entry.

Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship
Chancellor’s Scholars at Melbourne are guaranteed a place in the graduate program of their choice, and participate in a program of enrichment activities during their undergraduate studies.

Find out more about the Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholarship