Master of Engineering Science (Structural Engineering)
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If you want to become a Professional Structural Engineer, and have a 3 year engineering degree but no work experience, the Master of Engineering Science (Structural 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 permanent affordable housing for developing countries or performance testing of concrete, your project will provide insight to the profession of a Structural Engineer.
The research project and dissertation can also be a stepping stone to further research degrees, such as PhD.
The Master of Engineering Science (Structural 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.
With the highly practical knowledge and skills you gained in the design, construction and maintenance of built structures against the forces of nature and stresses of the modern environment your expertise will be called for in major construction projects, including buildings, towers, bridges, dams and tunnels. You will often collaborate with architects, builders and those in mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering on projects and there are great opportunities for consulting and contracting engineers to travel.
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.
This degree has a mandatory attendance requirement for some of the residential school courses. View the USQ Handbook (see link below) or please contact us for more information.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 9352|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 23425|
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.
This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
- Australian university three or four-year Bachelor degree in engineering in the relevant specialisation, or equivalent.
- Australian university four-year Bachelor degree in engineering in a non-related 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
Applying directly to USQ:
- 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.