Structural Engineering

Master of Engineering Science
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Program code: 
CVENXS8338
Program type: 
Master
Duration: 
2 years
Begins: 
February and September
Ajay Raj Adhikari, Master of Engineering Science (Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology)

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, Master of Engineering Science

This discipline suits practising structural engineers and recent graduates planning a career in Structural Engineering. Students develop their skills in the analysis and design of steel and concrete structures, and develop a deeper understanding of modern materials.

 

This program allows students to develop advanced professional skills in computational analysis and design of steel, and in reinforced, composite and pre-stressed concrete structures.  

 

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 one of the following:

- Civil Engineering
- Civil Engineering with Architecture
- Manufacturing Engineering
- Materials Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mining Engineering
- Naval Engineering

Sample Program Outlines*

Choose at least 4 from

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CVEN4102Operations & Projects
CVEN4103Engineering Contracts
CVEN4104Sustainability in Construction
CVEN4201Rock & Slope Engineering
CVEN4202Advanced Topics in Geotechnical Engineering
CVEN4204Ground Improvement & Monitoring Techniques
CVEN4301Advanced Concrete Structures
CVEN4308Structural Dynamics
CVEN4310Deformation Monitoring Surveys

Choose at least 4 from

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CVEN9802Structural Stability
CVEN9806Prestressed Concrete Design
CVEN9809Reinforced Concrete Design
CVEN9820Computational Structural Mechanics
CVEN9822Steel and Composite Structures
CVEN9824Advanced Materials Technology
CVEN9826Advanced Mechanics of Structures and Materials

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

Transport Engineering

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CVEN9405Urban Transport Planning Practice
CVEN9407Transport Modelling
CVEN9415Transport Systems Part 2

Project and Construction Management

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CVEN9710Management of Risk
CVEN9723Design of Construction Operations
CVEN9731Project Management Framework
CVEN9888Environmental Management
CVEN9892Sustainability Assessment and Risk Analysis in Water and Energy Systems Planning

Geotechnical Engineering

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CVEN9511Geotechnical Models and Site Investigation
CVEN9512Geomechanics
CVEN9513Advanced Foundation Engineering
CVEN9514Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering
CVEN9521Slope Instability and Stabilisation
CVEN9522Rock Engineering
CVEN9523Pavement Engineering and Analysis
CVEN9524Geotechnical Engineering of Dams

Water Engineering

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CVEN9610Surface Water Hydrology
CVEN9611Urban Hydrology and Stormwater Management
CVEN9612Catchment and Water Resources Modelling
CVEN9620Channels, Rivers and Estuaries
CVEN9630Groundwater Hydrology and Resources Analysis
CVEN9640Coastal Engineering
CVEN9855Water and Wastewater Analysis and Quality Requirements

Structural Engineering

Course codeCourse nameNotes
CVEN9802Structural Stability
CVEN9806Prestressed Concrete Design
CVEN9809Reinforced Concrete Design
CVEN9820Computational Structural Mechanics
CVEN9822Steel and Composite Structures
CVEN9824Advanced Materials Technology

* 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.