Master of Engineering (Telecommunications)

About the course

The Master of Engineering (Telecommunications) MEng(Tel) provides its graduates a skilled pathway in engineering and related disciplines. They gain employment-ready skills and knowledge of analogue and digital mobile and wireless communication, telecommunication systems, modelling, simulation techniques and communication networks. The course combines theoretical insights with substantial in-depth general management practice. Students also acquire professional skills for independent learning, interpersonal communication, time management and teamwork.


Level Higher Degree Course (Masters)
Approval Status This course is approved by TEQSA under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9



CRICOS Course Code 076147G (VIC)
Duration 2 Years (4 Trimesters) Full-Time or Equivalent Part-Time  (Domestic Students only)
Intake March, July, November
Campus Melbourne (City)
Study mode On Campus

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this course will:

  • Possess a body of knowledge that includes state-of-the-art developments in the area of Telecommunications
  • Be able to investigate and evaluate key telecommunication technologies and apply them effectively in an organisation
  • Exercise critical thinking, and problem-solving ability to tackle complex new problems
  • Demonstrate significant research, analysis and evaluation skills in the telecommunications  discipline
  • Be able to adapt their knowledge to different circumstances
  • Be capable of independent professional work with high level of autonomy and accountability
  • Be able to collaborate and communicate with others in a professional setting

Course Structure

Each unit consists of 20 credit points. A full time study load is 60 credit points per semester. MEng(Tel) comprises of ten core units and two electives. Electives are at Level 5 or 6 (Advanced Study).
This study plan may change according to unit availability, credit transfers or Recognition of Prior Learning.

Year 1

Year 2


ME501 Professional Engineering Practice
MN605 Enterprise Network Design
ME693 Software-Defined Radio Communication
MN503 Overview of Internetworking
MN506 System Management
MN507 Overview of Software Engineering

Some Remarks

  • The program is available each intake but note that some units of study are subject to quotas and minimum enrolment requirements.
  • Not all units of study are available every semester, and changes in program structure occur from time to time.

Program structures and units are subject to change through the process of regular course revision.  There is no guarantee that every unit will be offered in any particular trimester.

Industry Experience

A crucial part of Master of Engineering (Telecommunication) is, it has Work Integrated Learning component through the unit ME700. This enables student to put their theoretical knowledge into practice in a real workplace. This program uses the institution's partnerships with industry to give students access to a range of employers.

This is a mandatory component for awarding of the degree. Students are required to undertake Industry Placement of twelve weeks (full-time) or 24 weeks (part-time).

If a third party is required to find the placement, a fee of upto $2,500 (currently) will incur - for which the student is responsible. This industry experience is designed to meet Engineers Australia accreditation requirements.

Industry-Based Projects and Internships

Mapping Engineering Stage 1 Completency Standards

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Career Opportunities

Graduates of the MEng(Tel) may find employment in leadership roles in telecommunications management, administration, engineering services, delivery and management within a wide range of public and private enterprises.  Typical roles include: Telecommunications Engineer, Telecommunications Network Planner, Telecommunication Technical Senior Officer or Technologist, Network Engineer, Network Architect, Network Analyst, Network Designer, Senior Network Developer, Network Manager, Project Manager, or Senior Sales Manager/Consultant.

Professional recognition and accreditation

The Master of Engineering (Telecommunications) is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of this program are eligible for membership at Professional level of Engineers Australia according to Washington Accord. Your engineering accreditation is recognised around the world in countries that are signatories of the Washington Accord

Other countries also are likely to recognise the Washington Accord qualification since there is nothing higher in engineering accreditation than the accord, but it is not guaranteed.

Entry Requirement

  • Applicants must have successfully completed a Bachelor degree of at least four years duration in an area of Engineering that is related to Telecommunications or Networks, such as Computer Systems, Electronics, or Electrical Engineering.

Overseas applicants must have a qualification recognized by the Australian Government National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition [NOOSR] as equivalent to at least an Australian Bachelor of Engineering.

International Students - English Language Requirement

English language Proficiency testsResults Required
IELTS (Academic)Overall score 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent


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