Project Management

Master of Engineering Science
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February and September
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 65% average in any Engineering discipline. 

Sample Program Outlines*

Choose 4 from

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN4101 Problem Solving for Engineers
CVEN4102 Operations & Projects
CVEN4103 Engineering Contracts
CVEN4104 Sustainability in Construction
CVEN4201 Rock & Slope Engineering
CVEN4202 Advanced Topics in Geotechnical Engineering
CVEN4203 Geomechanics
CVEN4301 Advanced Concrete Structures
CVEN4308 Structural Dynamics
CVEN4310 Deformation Monitoring Surveys
CVEN4402 Transport Systems Part 1: Network Analysis
CVEN4404 Fundamentals of Traffic Engineering
CVEN4503 Groundwater Resource Investigation
CVEN4507 Advanced Water Engineering

Choose 4 from

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN9701 Engineering Economics & Financial Management
CVEN9702 Project Planning & Control
CVEN9706 Human Resources Management
CVEN9707 Contracts Management
CVEN9710 Management of Risk
CVEN9714 Resource Management
CVEN9718 Strategic Management for Engineering
CVEN9720 Problem Solving and Decision Making
CVEN9723 Design of Construction Operations
CVEN9727 Construction Estimating and Tendering
CVEN9730 International Project Management
CVEN9731 Project Management Framework
CVEN9741 Engineering Construction
CVEN9742 Professional Civil Engineering
CVEN9743 Construction Engineering Practices
CVEN9744 Civil Engineering Practices

Choose 3 from

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN9931 Masters Project A Students who have not completed a four year degree which included a thesis must complete this course
CVEN9932 Masters Project B Students who have not completed a four year degree which included a thesis must complete this course
GSOE9010 Engineering Postgrad Coursework Research Skills
GSOE9011 Engineering PGCW Research Skills (online)
GSOE9220 Launching a startup GSOE9220 can be taken if student is exempt from completing the masters thesis project.

Choose at least 1 from

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN9701 Engineering Economics & Financial Management Recommended for this stream.
CVEN9731 Project Management Framework Recommended for this stream.
CVEN9888 Environmental Management Recommended for this stream.
CVEN9892 Sustainability Assessment and Risk Analysis Recommended for this stream.
Read more Engineering and Technical Management Elective

Chooseup to 4from

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN9405 Urban Transport Planning Practice
CVEN9407 Transport Modelling
CVEN9415 Transport Systems Part 2
CVEN9422 Traffic Management and Control
CVEN9511 Geotechnical Models and Site Investigation
CVEN9512 Geomechanics
CVEN9513 Advanced Foundation Engineering
CVEN9521 Slope Instability and Stabilisation
CVEN9522 Rock Engineering
CVEN9524 Geotechnical Engineering of Dams
CVEN9610 Surface Water Hydrology
CVEN9611 Urban Hydrology and Stormwater Management
CVEN9612 Catchment and Water Resources Modelling
CVEN9620 Channels, Rivers and Estuaries
CVEN9630 Groundwater Hydrology and Resources Analysis
CVEN9640 Coastal Engineering
CVEN9802 Structural Stability
CVEN9806 Prestressed Concrete Design
CVEN9809 Reinforced Concrete Design
CVEN9820 Computational Structural Mechanics
CVEN9822 Steel and Composite Structures
CVEN9824 Advanced Materials Technology
CVEN9855 Water & Wastewater Analysis and Quality Requirements
CVEN9856 Water Treatment
CVEN9857 Wastewater Treatment
CVEN9872 Solid Waste Management
CVEN9884 Environmental Chemical and Microbial Processes
CVEN9885 Transport and Transformation of Contaminants
CVEN9888 Environmental Management
CVEN9892 Sustainability Assessment
GEOS9016 Principles of Geographic Information Systems and Science
GMAT9200 Principles of GPS Positioning
GMAT9205 Fundamentals 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 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.