La Trobe University

Master of Engineering (Manufacturing)


Start dates
Semester 2 (July) 2018
2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Fees and costs
$29,600 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.

Be the engineer of the future who understands engineering in a manufacturing and business context, with our distinctive Master of Engineering (Manufacturing).

Become a manufacturing engineer who is flexible, adaptable, innovative, creative and prepared for Industry 4.0 - the current industrial revolution driven by the application of technology and built on the 'internet of things', cyber-physical systems and cloud computing. This phenomenon will be characterised by emerging industries and roles that are yet to be created.

Employers want engineering graduates with adaptable knowledge that transcends traditional engineering boundaries. With Engineering at La Trobe, you will be equipped to think and act beyond these boundaries, to deliver sustainable and creative solutions to complex technical problems. You'll learn how to make advanced engineering decisions that make commercial sense.

This degree has been developed in response to industry needs. Our engineering enterprise approach provides study across the engineering specialties needed in industry and management skills including negotiation, consultation, quality system design, risk analysis, innovation and implementing innovations.

With the opportunity for six months of real-world industry or research experience, you can expand your technical skills, develop first-hand understanding of a business environment and build your industry contacts.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

Entry requirements


A four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or an Honours degree in science in an appropriate field, or an international equivalent.

If students do not strictly meet this requirement, they may be considered for admission following successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Electronic Engineering.

NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Career outcomes

Be at the epicentre of this revolution which is transforming existing industries, while also creating a wide range of new and exciting emerging industries. Graduates could work in the following fields. - supply chain management - logistics and distribution - quality management - government - resources - consulting - project management - defence - construction and design - product design.

Fees and costs

Course fees

$29,600 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.


Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.

Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2018.

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