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Master of Engineering Science (Civil Engineering)

Master of Engineering Science Specialisation Civil Engineering (MENS)

Start

  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Flexibility

  • On-campus
  • Distance

Campus

  • Toowoomba

Duration

  • 2 years or part-time equivalent

Units

  • 16 units

Approximate annual fees

  • Commonwealth supported
    AUD 8917
  • Domestic full fee paying
    AUD 21900

Master of Engineering Science Specialisation Civil Engineering (MENS) - CRICOS: 067689G

Start

  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Flexibility

  • On-campus
  • Distance

Campus

  • Toowoomba

Duration

  • 2 years or part-time equivalent

Units

  • 16 units

Approximate annual fees

  • Distance/Online
    AUD 22910
  • On-campus
    AUD 26350

Design practical solutions

If you want to become a Professional Engineer, and have a 3 year engineering degree but no work experience, the Master of Engineering Science (Civil Engineering) will get you there.

Throughout the degree there is an emphasis on practical experience and preparing you thoroughly for the engineering profession. In addition to the hands-on laboratory sessions and 60 days industry experience, you will complete a research project and dissertation applying all your formal knowledge to a real world problem. Whether this is the risks posed by natural disasters to structures or testing new construction materials, your project will provide insight to the profession of a Civil Engineer.

The research project and dissertation can also be a stepping stone to further research degrees, such as PhD.

As a civil engineering graduate your career pathway could be as a construction engineer, structural engineer, transport engineer or water supply distribution engineer in either the public or private sector. There are great opportunities for travel with consulting and contracting engineers often moving from one major engineering site to another. Your expertise could land you a job in some of the largest construction projects in the engineering world.

The Master of Engineering Science (Civil Engineering) has been accorded full accreditation at the level of Professional Engineer by Engineers Australia and graduates are eligible for Graduate membership at the Professional Level. 

Entry requirements
  • 3 or 4 year engineering degree in the relevant specialisation or equivalent  

or 

  • An appropriate 4 year engineering degree in a non-related specialisation or equivalent

English Language Requirements

Domestic and international students from a non-English speaking background are required to satisfy English Language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

How to apply

Domestic students (Australian and New Zealand) apply to QTAC or can apply directly to USQ depending on your circumstance.

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2016 - applications close Monday 22 February 
  • Semester 2, 2016 - applications close Thursday 7 July.

If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.

Credit for previous study or work experience
You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study in this program are:
Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

Residential schools

This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Disclaimer

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2016 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. The rate is calculated on the basis of a full time year of study (8 units of study). Fees may vary as they are reviewed annually.


Practical experience

In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete practical experience, where interactive hands-on activities, such as experiments and use of specialist equipment, are undertaken.

All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of practical experience within this program. 

Residential schools

In addition to the courses listed below, external students will also have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.

Please note: the courses listed below are a sample only and current students should consult the USQ Handbook for their recommended enrolment patterns.
 
Courses to be studied Units
7 x core courses 8
plus 6 x specialisation courses 6
plus 2 x elective courses 2
plus 5 x practice courses 0
Total 16
Course codeCourse name
Core courses:
ENG5001Professional Skills in Engineering
ENM2600Advanced Engineering Mathematics
ENG8208Advanced Engineering Project Management
ENG3104Engineering Simulations and Computations
ENG8001Engineering Research Methods
ENG8411Masters Engineering Research Project A
ENG8412Masters Engineering Research Project B
Civil Engineering specialisation:
CIV3505Structural Analysis
CIV3403Geotechnical Engineering
ENV4203Public Health Engineering
CIV5704Road and Street Engineering
ENV3104Hydraulics II
CIV4508Structural Design II
Elective courses:
Select two of the following courses: 
CIV3506Concrete Structures
CIV3703Transport Engineering
CIV8802Advanced Prestressed Concrete2
CIV8803Mechanics and Technology of Fibre Composites
ENG8101Technological Impact and its Management
ENG8104Asset Management in an Engineering Environment
ENV3105Hydrology
ENV4107Water Resources Engineering
ENV4204Environmental Technology 
ENV5205Solid and Liquid Waste Treatment
URP4002Urban and Regional Planning Theory​3
Practice courses:
ENG3902Professional Practice 1
ENG4903Professional Practice 2
ENG4909Work Experience - Professional
CIV3907Civil Systems Practice
CIV4908Civil Design Practice
Footnotes

1 Two unit course.

This course is available in odd-numbered years only. 

3 This course will be available from 2017.

 

 

International entry requirements

English Language Requirements

Domestic and international students from a non-English speaking background are required to satisfy English Language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Pre-requisites
  • 3 or 4 year engineering degree in the relevant specialisation or equivalent  

or 

  • An appropriate 4 year engineering degree in a non-related specialisation or equivalent
International how to apply

CRICOS code: 067689G

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1 - 29 February 2016
  • Semester 2 - 11 July 2016
International credit for previous study or work experience
If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for credit to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.
International alternate pathways to university study
Pathway programs are also available if you don’t meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.

How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study in this program:
  • Distance/Online : AUD 22910
  • On-campus : AUD 26350
Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

Residential schools

This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Disclaimer

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2016 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. The rate is calculated on the basis of a full time year of study (8 units of study). Fees may vary as they are reviewed annually.


Practical experience

In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete practical experience, where interactive hands-on activities, such as experiments and use of specialist equipment, are undertaken.

All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of practical experience within this program. 

Residential schools

In addition to the courses listed below, external students will also have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.

Please note: the courses listed below are a sample only and current students should consult the USQ Handbook for their recommended enrolment patterns.
 
Courses to be studied Units
7 x core courses 8
plus 6 x specialisation courses 6
plus 2 x elective courses 2
plus 5 x practice courses 0
Total 16
Course codeCourse name
Core courses:
ENG5001Professional Skills in Engineering
ENM2600Advanced Engineering Mathematics
ENG8208Advanced Engineering Project Management
ENG3104Engineering Simulations and Computations
ENG8001Engineering Research Methods
ENG8411Masters Engineering Research Project A
ENG8412Masters Engineering Research Project B
Civil Engineering specialisation:
CIV3505Structural Analysis
CIV3403Geotechnical Engineering
ENV4203Public Health Engineering
CIV5704Road and Street Engineering
ENV3104Hydraulics II
CIV4508Structural Design II
Elective courses:
Select two of the following courses: 
CIV3506Concrete Structures
CIV3703Transport Engineering
CIV8802Advanced Prestressed Concrete2
CIV8803Mechanics and Technology of Fibre Composites
ENG8101Technological Impact and its Management
ENG8104Asset Management in an Engineering Environment
ENV3105Hydrology
ENV4107Water Resources Engineering
ENV4204Environmental Technology 
ENV5205Solid and Liquid Waste Treatment
URP4002Urban and Regional Planning Theory​3
Practice courses:
ENG3902Professional Practice 1
ENG4903Professional Practice 2
ENG4909Work Experience - Professional
CIV3907Civil Systems Practice
CIV4908Civil Design Practice
Footnotes

1 Two unit course.

This course is available in odd-numbered years only. 

3 This course will be available from 2017.