Master of Engineering (Civil & Structural)

Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 2 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM060
CRICOS 071202B

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Civil and structural engineers create and maintain buildings, systems and infrastructure. They make sure bridges, roads, tunnels, railways, dams, airports and water channels meet the needs of our society in safe and sustainable ways.

This intensive degree is suited to high-achieving engineering graduates, as well as engineers with relevant work experience. It is fully accredited by Engineers Australia.

What will you do?

Our Master of Engineering (Civil and Structural) comprises a foundation year and an advanced studies year. We have a strong focus on design and analysis using modern, computer-based methods. You will:

  • study structural dynamics, reinforced concrete and steel design
  • develop and evaluate geotechnical models
  • pursue specialist topics according to your interests and career goals
  • build communication and project management skills
  • undertake a significant research project.

To stay in the program, you’ll need to maintain a high grade point average. An exit path will be available if you’re only completing the foundation year. In this case you’ll receive a graduate diploma.

Where could it take you?

You might manage water resources or supervise major transportation projects. You could develop infrastructure for underground renewable energy systems. Perhaps you’ll specialise in the design of earthquake-resistant buildings.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3CM060
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Higher Education Study A completed four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent in a related discipline.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM060

    International applicants

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    CRICOS 071202B
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Tertiary Qualifications A completed four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent in the field of Civil, Mining or Environmental Engineering.
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $36,000

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $43,000

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Civil and structural engineers can follow careers in a wide range of areas and often find employment in private consulting engineering practices, construction companies, civil engineering service providers, and federal, state and local government departments in Australia and abroad.

    Some of the more common careers in civil engineering including structural engineer, water resources engineer, coastal engineer, geotechnical engineer, transportation and highways engineer, and materials and testing engineer.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Professional Accreditation

    The Master of Engineering (Civil and Structural) is fully accredited by Engineers Australia.

    Potential careers

    Engineer, Structural Engineer, Catchment Management, Civil Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, Harbour / Water Engineering, Hydrogeologist, Water Resources Engineer

  • Degree Structure

    The Master of Engineering is a 48-unit program comprising 12 units of core courses, 12 units of foundation courses, 12 units of advanced technical coursework and a project to the value of 12 units, which introduces candidates to research. Normally, students will complete the requirements for the Master of Engineering in two years of full-time study.

    Graduates of a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Adelaide or another institution whose program is equivalent to an AQF level 8 honours program, and accredited under the Washington Accord will be eligible to be considered for credit allowing them to complete the master's program in less than two years, with a minimum of one year of full-time study.

    International students from non-English speaking backgrounds will be required to take an English language communications course as part of the program.

    The availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff, facilities and sufficient enrolments.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

     

    Example Study Plan

    Assessment

    Assessment includes course and project work. All students are required to complete a minimum of 12 weeks of practical experience outside normal class time. Practical experience can be undertaken in Australia or overseas.

    Students who have already completed equivalent practical experience that is deemed acceptable by the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences may be given a partial or total exemption from this requirement.
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  • Further Information

    Further enquiries
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    The annual Open Day provides an excellent opportunity to see our campus, meet with academics, and discuss your study options.

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Last updated: Thursday, 29 Aug 2019