Professional master degrees

Swinburne’s professional master degrees are designed to help you transition smoothly from the classroom to the workplace. 

These degrees aim to enhance graduate employability by preparing you for career advancement in Australia and internationally.

Career Success Program

The Career Success Program is a key feature of our professional master degrees.

The program focuses on career planning and employment readiness through a combination of career coaching sessions and a series of workshops. The program also prepares students for the Professional Masters Industry Project.

Student experience

Hear from Parth, Master of Engineering student, as he shows us how the Career Success Program has enhanced his employability, provided employer networking opportunities and paved the path to his success in the workplace.


Personalised career coaching

As a professional master degree student, you will receive one-on-one career coaching. You will have the opportunity to design a career plan under the guidance of a career management specialist.

You will also be shown how to refine your job applications and interview techniques to help you stand out from other job-seekers.

Employer networking

The Career Success Program includes networking events the provide you with an in-depth understanding of the Australian job market, the opportunity to build connections with prospective employers and the chance to explore the different avenues that your career could take.

Employability skills development

A key component of the program is developing skills that will enhance your employability. This includes learning professional communication, presentation and networking skills; developing a personal brand; and learning job search strategies.

Industry project

The professional master industry projects are designed to provide you with meaningful professional experience. Selected students will be partnered with Australian and global employers (who operate in Melbourne) to work on a project that will add substantial experience to their CV.

Units of study

The Career Success Program comprises four units that students complete throughout the normal duration of the professional master degree. The units are delivered on weekends and during the mid Semester break.

Students are also encouraged to attend two one-on-one career coaching sessions during the course. These sessions provide you with individual career planning support from industry experts.

master degree
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1

Career Success Program unit 1 (MFPA00001)

  • Career Success Program orientation
  • Industry engagement event
  • Employability skills workshop

Career Success Program unit 2 (MFPA00002)

  • Industry engagement event
  • Employability skills workshop
Year 2

Career Success Program unit 3 (MFPA00003)

  • Industry engagement event
  • Employability skills workshop
  • Industry project selection activities

Career Success Program unit 4 (MFPA00004)

  • Professional Masters Industry Project event
  • Industry engagement event
  • Employability skills workshop
  • Job search intensive strategies workshop