Project Management

Master of Engineering Science
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Vanessa Calderon - Master of Engineering Science (Transport Engineering)

I realised that to progress my career I needed to formalise my professional knowledge. There are so many interesting courses to choose from, and those I’ve taken so far are practical and reflective.

Vanessa Calderon - Master of Engineering Science

Postgraduate study in Project Management provides students with the skills to excel in a professional career in the public or private sectors, and from strategic to details management. Designed as a professional qualification for practitioners, this Project Management program enables graduates to take a leading role in the industry.


This program, developed with extensive industry consultation, covers both the fundamentals and applications of Project Management, including planning, risk, contracts, people, equipment, materials, legal, finances and economics.


The Master of Engineering Science promotes flexible learning as a keystone of the program – it is designed for students who already have a four year accredited engineering degree and who now wish to broaden their job prospects through cross training, re-training or specialisation. This program takes two years to complete (students may be granted credit for some courses. Those with a degree or extensive professional experience in a related area can apply for credit of up to 50% of a program); it is a non-accredited program, and does not offer industrial training.


The typical program structure comprises sixteen courses, broken down into: four Disciplinary Knowledge Courses, five Advanced Disciplinary Courses, three Research Courses and four Electives.


Required Background

Students need a recognised four year Bachelor degree in engineering with a minimum 70% average in any Engineering discipline. 

Sample Program Outlines*

Choose 4 from

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CVEN4101Problem Solving for Engineers
CVEN4102Operations & Projects
CVEN4103Engineering Contracts
CVEN4104Sustainability in Construction
CVEN4201Rock & Slope Engineering
CVEN4202Advanced Topics in Geotechnical Engineering
CVEN4301Advanced Concrete Structures
CVEN4308Structural Dynamics
CVEN4310Deformation Monitoring Surveys
CVEN4402Transport Systems Part 1: Network Analysis
CVEN4404Fundamentals of Traffic Engineering
CVEN4503Groundwater Resource Investigation
CVEN4507Advanced Water Engineering

Choose 4 from

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CVEN9701Engineering Economics & Financial Management
CVEN9702Project Planning & Control
CVEN9706Human Resources Management
CVEN9707Contracts Management
CVEN9710Management of Risk
CVEN9714Resource Management
CVEN9718Strategic Management for Engineering
CVEN9720Problem Solving and Decision Making
CVEN9723Design of Construction Operations
CVEN9727Construction Estimating and Tendering
CVEN9730International Project Management
CVEN9731Project Management Framework
CVEN9741Engineering Construction
CVEN9742Professional Civil Engineering
CVEN9743Construction Engineering Practices
CVEN9744Civil Engineering Practices

Choose 3 from

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CVEN9931Masters Project AStudents who have not completed a four year degree which included a thesis must complete this course
CVEN9932Masters Project BStudents who have not completed a four year degree which included a thesis must complete this course
GSOE9010Engineering Postgrad Coursework Research Skills
GSOE9011Engineering PGCW Research Skills (online)
GSOE9220Launching a startupGSOE9220 can be taken if student is exempt from completing the masters thesis project.

Choose at least 1 from

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CVEN9701Engineering Economics & Financial ManagementRecommended for this stream.
CVEN9731Project Management FrameworkRecommended for this stream.
CVEN9888Environmental ManagementRecommended for this stream.
CVEN9892Sustainability Assessment and Risk AnalysisRecommended for this stream.
Read moreEngineering and Technical Management Elective

Chooseup to 4from

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CVEN9405Urban Transport Planning Practice
CVEN9407Transport Modelling
CVEN9415Transport Systems Part 2
CVEN9422Traffic Management and Control
CVEN9511Geotechnical Models and Site Investigation
CVEN9513Advanced Foundation Engineering
CVEN9521Slope Instability and Stabilisation
CVEN9522Rock Engineering
CVEN9524Geotechnical Engineering of Dams
CVEN9610Surface Water Hydrology
CVEN9611Urban Hydrology and Stormwater Management
CVEN9612Catchment and Water Resources Modelling
CVEN9620Channels, Rivers and Estuaries
CVEN9630Groundwater Hydrology and Resources Analysis
CVEN9640Coastal Engineering
CVEN9802Structural Stability
CVEN9806Prestressed Concrete Design
CVEN9809Reinforced Concrete Design
CVEN9820Computational Structural Mechanics
CVEN9822Steel and Composite Structures
CVEN9824Advanced Materials Technology
CVEN9855Water & Wastewater Analysis and Quality Requirements
CVEN9856Water Treatment
CVEN9857Wastewater Treatment
CVEN9872Solid Waste Management
CVEN9884Environmental Chemical and Microbial Processes
CVEN9885Transport and Transformation of Contaminants
CVEN9888Environmental Management
CVEN9892Sustainability Assessment
GEOS9016Principles of Geographic Information Systems and Science
GMAT9200Principles of GPS Positioning
GMAT9205Fundamentals of Geopositioning

* 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.

† Minimum 70% average as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator  in a relevant discipline. (Minimum 75% from a non-211 university in China). Find the Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator here.