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Master of Advanced Engineering (Structural Engineering Design)

Master of Advanced Engineering Specialisation Structural Engineering Design (MAEN)

Study Mode
  • Online

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

Number of Units
  • 8 units

  • 1.5 - 2 years part-time

  • -

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Program Information Set

Examine the technology of fibre composites

A Master of Advanced Engineering (Structural Engineering Design) is ideal for experienced practicing engineers who want to specialise in the evolving field of structural engineering.

This major is unique to USQ and will give you the opportunity to develop your computer modelling skills in structural engineering further, as well as explore the technology of fibre composites. Key engineering management skills in the management of technological risk and asset management will also be developed.

You will study with leading Australian researchers from USQ’s Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites (CEEFC). The CEEFC is a leading Australian research centre which provides engineering solutions for industry and the Queensland Government ranging from fibre composite bridges and railway sleepers to synthetic race track material.

Available online, the Master of Advanced Engineering is only provided part-time (1.5 - 2 year duration) enabling you to travel or work while studying. You may also be able to graduate sooner with a Graduate Certificate of Advanced Engineering.

Graduates of the Master of Advanced Engineering (Structural Engineering Design) have the skills and knowledge to become specialist structural design engineers with the management skills to lead.

Professional accreditation

The Master of Advanced Engineering is not accredited by any professional bodies, but is accredited by the University of Southern Queensland.

Other specialisations for the Master of Advanced Engineering: Engineering and Project Management.

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

If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will 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.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 2
plus 4 x specialisation courses
plus 1 x industry project course
Total 8
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying AUD 23855

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. 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.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2018 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Australian university four-year Bachelor degree in engineering in a relevant specialisation, or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable 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

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 3, 2019 - applications close Monday 15 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 18 November 2019.
  • Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 24 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.

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.