Course at a Glance
Course Length: 2 Years (part-time)
Course taught in English
CRICOS Provider Code: 03567C | CRICOS Course Code: 0100461
The Master of Engineering (Civil: Structural) addresses the specific core competencies and associated underpinning knowledge required of structural engineers. This course offers twelve units and a project thesis to provide the knowledge and skills required to become competent and confident engineers.
Society has come to enjoy and rely upon the benefits that engineering and technology bring to our daily lives. The society in which we live today is fundamentally dependent on the structures that structural engineers design and deliver. This Master of Engineering (Civil: Structural) therefore addresses a very fundamental requirement in our society, the ability to provide structural engineering services which deliver safe and reliable structures.
The curriculum covers a diverse range of topics geared to producing well-rounded graduates who are equipped with the knowledge that employers require in order to put graduates to work. The aim of this master’s programme is to equip the student with a multitude of tools and techniques, including those that tackle specific organizational problems and also those required to design and implement engineering structures.
The theory forms the crucial foundation in any Master degree and is crucial to successful mastery. Thus it is required that the graduate students of the Master of Engineering (Civil: Structural) will have general undergraduate knowledge and/or prior work experience in the structural engineering field.
The Project Thesis is the capstone unit of the course and draws on the topic and reinforces the knowledge and skill base developed in the preceding units. As a significant research component of the course, this project will facilitate research, critical evaluation along with the application of knowledge and skills with creativity and initiative, enabling students to critique and potentially enhance current professional practice in the civil industry. The Project Thesis requires a high level of personal autonomy and accountability.
Like all Australian higher education providers and universities, EIT programs are accredited by the exacting standards of the Australian Government’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).
Potential Job Outcomes
Potential job roles include engineering and management positions in the following areas of expertise:
Who Will Benefit from this Prestigious Programme
Those seeking to achieve advanced knowledge and expertise in civil: structural engineering, including but not limited to:
On-Campus Delivery Mode
Whether you are a domestic or international student, when you study on-campus with EIT our supportive blended learning model and small class sizes encourage you to advance your technical knowledge and remain engaged in your studies while forming global networks.
We deliver our on-campus degrees via a unique methodology that makes use of an international pool of expert lecturers, dedicated learning support officers, and provides you access to cutting-edge simulation software alongside physical and virtual laboratories to test concepts and deepen your understanding of programme content.
We have campuses in Perth, Western Australia, and Melbourne, Victoria.
Rules of Progression
The Project Thesis can only be attempted once all other units have been successfully completed.
All engineering disciplines are built up of individual bodies-of-knowledge that together target a specific application. It not only relies on the combined body of knowledge from the undergraduate degree, specifically mathematics, physics, and discipline knowledge but also on the various units that form this course. The ‘500’ level units are designed at AQF level 8 (Graduate Diploma). The knowledge from each unit allows students to be able to investigate difficult problems, analyse and synthesize complex solutions, and communicate their solutions and ideas. This will enable successful progress to the ‘600’ level units at AQF level 9 (master's degree). All this knowledge is brought together as the students tackle complex application problems in their final Thesis.
The content of each unit is designed to provide a graduated increase in knowledge and skills from the ‘500’ level units to the ‘600’ level units culminating in a Project Thesis. All units must be passed, or have exemptions, to achieve the qualification.
The Graduate Diploma of Engineering is nestled within the master's degree as an exit point only after successful completion of all the ‘500’ level units of the programme. Both qualifications have the same entry requirements. The second year of the master's degree does not serve as an entry point.
In terms of industrial or practical experience, EIT's Master of Engineering programmes require the completion of 240 hours of relevant industrial experience (i.e. internship, paid/unpaid work) in an engineering environment under professional supervision. In addition, the course will also entail some hands-on workshops through BXX001-004 units, which will be used to provide you with hands-on work skills. The course also requires the completion of Professional Practice Workshop through MXX001 unit, which has engineering student project teams working on a discipline related comprehensive industrial case study. If you already have some work experience in the relevant engineering field, you may apply to have credit granted by completing the associated recognition of prior learning form to demonstrate that your experience is of a sufficient nature and standard.
Students must complete 48 credit points comprising 12 core units and one (1) capstone Thesis. There are no electives in this programme. The programme duration is two years. We deliver units over two semesters per year, and you will take four units per semester. There will be a short mid-semester break and extended breaks between semesters..
Advanced Engineering Materials
Structural Design Part 1 - Advanced Topics on Reinforced Concrete Design
Project, Design and Construction Management
Advanced Structural Engineering Methods Part 1
Structural Design Part 2 - Advanced Topics in Steel Design
Engineering Research and Practice
Advanced Structural Engineering Methods Part 2
Earthquake Structural Design
Structural Refurbishment and Structural Failure
Design of High Rise Structures and Bridges
Additional Mandatory Units
`BXX001 - Hands-on Workshop 1
`BXX002 - Hands-on Workshop 2
`BXX003 - Hands-on Workshop 3
`BXX004 - Hands-on Workshop 4
MXX001 - Professional Practice Hands-on Workshop
MXX510 - Professional Experience
` Applicable to students gaining entry under option 1) or 4) of the Entry Requirements.
*Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Civil: Structural): Students who elect to exit the programme after successfully completing all of the first-year units, as outlined above, can opt to receive EIT's Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Civil: Structural). If students wish to finalize the Master qualification after exiting at the Graduate Diploma level, they will need to re-enrol and relinquish the Graduate Diploma testamur.
This master’s degrees take two years to complete. Full-time students will spend about 40 hours per week on study. This includes attending tutorials.
To gain entry into this programme, applicants need one of the following:
A recognized 3-year bachelor degree* in an engineering qualification in a congruent** field of practice
An EIT Bachelor of Science (Engineering) degree in a congruent** field of practice.
A 4-year Bachelor of Engineering qualification (or equivalent), that is recognized under the Washington Accord or Engineers Australia, in a congruent**, or a different field of practice at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.
A 4-year Bachelor of Engineering qualification (or equivalent)* that is not recognized under the Washington Accord, in a congruent** field of practice to this programme.
An appropriate level of English Language Proficiency equivalent to an English pass level in an Australian Senior Certificate of Education, or an IELTS score of 6.0 (with no individual band less than 6.0)***, or equivalent as outlined in the EIT Admissions Policy.
* With integrated compulsory 12-week professional industry experience, training or project work of which 6 weeks are directly supervised by a professional/eligible professional engineer as determined by EIT.
** Congruent field of practice means one of the following with adequate Civil Engineering content (fields not listed below to be considered by the Dean and the Admissions Committee on a case-by-case basis):
***Applicants may have a maximum of one individual band of 5.5 and be granted entry subject to the provision of English language support by EIT.
Please note: All documents submitted as part of your application must be certified.
A Maths bridging test and English proficiency test must be completed by all Higher Education students during orientation week.
International students who wish to study on campus in Australia will need to have a valid international student visa. For more information please complete the contact form available on this page.
How to Apply
Once you have reviewed the above entry requirements for this course, you can commence the application process by completing the form on this page and one of our friendly Course Advisors will guide you through the process.
It has been interesting and rewarding studying at EIT. The teaching and learning methodology is modern and simply out of this world. When I completed an Advanced Diploma in Industrial Automation at EIT several years ago, I knew I would be back for more academic pursuits. Now, having completed a master's Degree programme in the same field, I cannot wait any longer to commence a PhD study in the same field at EIT.
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