Master of Engineering (Civil Engineering)

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1300 UNI NSW (1300 864 679)
Program code: 
CVENYS8621
Program type: 
Master
Duration: 
2 years
Intake term 1: 
Yes
Intake term 2: 
Yes
Intake term 3: 
Yes
Ajay Raj Adhikari

Although the subject matter is very complex, the lecturers and tutors are extremely helpful and willing to tailor lectures to individual classes to meet the different interests and situations.

Ajay Raj Adhikari

Civil Engineering is one of the oldest and largest fields in this discipline and it offers graduates the opportunity to get involved in projects that enhance humanity’s quality of life. As the broadest engineering discipline at UNSW, it also offers an incredible range of specialisation options.

The two-year Master of Engineering course is for students who want to develop their technical knowledge and skills, and enter the engineering profession with a degree accredited with Engineers Australia.** Students complete at least 16 courses – including professional development in engineering management, analysis and design – and they must meet the prerequisite requirements for each. 

The Master of Engineering takes two years to complete and industrial training is a component of the program. A typical program structure includes: six Disciplinary Knowledge Courses, five Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge Courses, two Engineering and Technical Knowledge Courses, one Design course and two Research Project Courses.

The Master of Engineering is designed for those students who do not have an accredited engineering degree, but do have either a non-accredited engineering degree, or have completed the equivalent of the first three years of an accredited engineering degree.

To qualify for the Masters Degree, students should successfully complete courses that total at least 96 UOC and 60 days of Civil Engineering related industrial experience.

 

Required Background

Students need a three or four year equivalent Engineering degree with a minimum 65% average in one of the following:

- Civil Engineering
- Civil with Architecture
- Structural Engineering
- Geotechnical Engineering

Applicants with a three or four year Bachelor degree in Engineering or Science degree with other Engineering or Science backgrounds may also be considered.



Sample Program Outlines*

Year 1

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN3303 Steel Structures -
CVEN9625 Fundamentals of Water Engineering nan
CVEN9525 Fundamentals of Geomechanics nan

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN9000 Civil Engineering Design Practice nan
CVEN3304 Concrete Structures -
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Year 2

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN9451 Masters Project A Research Thesis 1/3
CVEN9050 Masters Practice Project A Thesis 1/2
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN9452 Masters Project B Research Thesis 2/3
CVEN9051 Masters Practice Project B nan
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN9453 Masters Project C Research Thesis 1/3. If you are taking CVEN9050/CVEN9051, you will not need to take a course in this slot
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Year 1

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN3304 Concrete Structures -
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN9525 Fundamentals of Geomechanics nan
CVEN9625 Fundamentals of Water Engineering nan

Year 2

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN3303 Steel Structures -
CVEN9000 Civil Engineering Design Practice nan
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN9451 Masters Project A Research Thesis 1/3
CVEN9050 Masters Practice Project A Thesis 1/2
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN9452 Masters Project B Research Thesis 2/3
CVEN9051 Masters Practice Project B nan
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Year 3

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN9453 Masters Project C Research Thesis 1/3. If you are taking CVEN9050/CVEN9051, you will not need to take a course in this slot
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

* The programs outlined above are intended as a guide only. The Faculty of Engineering reserves the right to change any information herein without prior notice. Students should seek approval from their relevant Schools before using these guides.

** Provisionally accredited.

† Minimum 65% average as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator  in a relevant discipline. (Minimum 70% from a non-211 university in China). Find the Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator here.