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.

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  • CRICOS Course Code
  • 076147G(VIC)
  • Duration
  • 2 years [4 Trimesters]
  • Intake
  • March, July, November
  • Campus
  • Melbourne only

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

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

Semester 1

ME502 Overview of Digital Communication
MN503 Overview of Internetworking
ME504 Advanced Networking

Semester 2
MN502 Overview of Network Security
ME503 Telecommunication System Engineering
MN601 Network Project Management
ME700 Industry Experience

Year 2

Semester 1
ME603 Project 1
ME601 Telecommunication Modeling and simulation

Semester 2
ME604 Project 2
ME602 Mobile and Satellite Communication Systems


ME605 Cloud Engineering
ME693 Software Defined Radio Communications
MN504 Networked Application Management
MN506 System Management
MN507 Overview of Software Engineering
MN604 IT Security Management
MN603 Wireless Network and Security
MN605 Enterprise Network Design
MN610 Virtual Private Networks
MN611 System Architecture
MN612 Enterprise Architecture

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.

It is mandatory for awarding of the degree that the student undertake Industry Experience of twelve weeks (full-time) or 24 weeks (half-time). If a third party is required to find the placement for the student, it will incur a fee (currently up to $2500) for which the student is responsible. This industry experience is designed to meet Engineers Australia accreditation requirements. Students will enrol in the Industry Experience unit (ME700) at an approved time from Teaching Period 2.

The Master of Engineering (Telecommunications) is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) -

Professional accreditation and memberships

The Master of Engineering (Telecommunications) MEng(Tel) has full accreditation at the level of Professional Engineer by the Engineers Australia (EA).

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.

  • 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.

For further country specific requirements, contact MIT Admissions Department.

English Language Requirements - International Students

English language Proficiency tests Results Required
IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Overall score 60‐78 with minimum scores: Reading 12, Listening 11, Speaking 17, Writing 20

PTE Academic

Overall score 50 with (no score less than 46)

Cambridge CAE

CAE Score of 169 (no band less than 162)

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