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.

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CRICOS Course Code 076147G (VIC)
Duration 2 Year (4 Trimesters)
Intake March, July, November
Location On Campus at Melbourne Campus only
Study mode Fulltime & part time

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


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.

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 accreditation and memberships

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

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

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.

For further country specific requirements, contact MIT Admissions Department.

English language requirements - International students

English language Proficiency tests Results Required
IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.5

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)

Mapping Engineering Stage 1 Completency Standards

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Industry Experience

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.

Industry-Based Projects and Internships

Company Contacts for Internships and Industry Projects

  1. Career of the Day (CotD)
    Ms Jennifer McCoy

  2. Industry Placements Australia (IPA)
    Mr Jack Clayfield
    0409841340 (1300 729 501)

  3. Outcome.Life
    Mr Gerard Holland
    0402329 476 (03 8899 7424)

How to Apply?

Find out more about MIT's Admission Criteria and application information here.

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You must apply through VTAC if you are a current Year 12 student (Australian Year 12, the IB in Australia or New Zealand) Intending to apply to multiple institutions.

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