Civil Engineering - CVENGT7320

Stream Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Contact: School

Program: 7320 - Engineering Science


Graduate Certificate in Engineering Science (Specialisation)

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Stream Outline

The Civil Engineering stream belongs to the proposed 0.5 year (24UOC) Graduate Certificate of Engineering Science program (program code 7320). The program is designed to develop and enhance career opportunities for graduate engineers, including cross-training, re-training and advanced level technical specialisations.


In order to be admitted to the program a student would be expected to hold a 4-year Bachelor of Engineering with at least Honours II/2 (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline or an equivalent qualification from a recognised university or tertiary institution.

Those without such a qualification are required to argue their prior learning is equivalent to this qualification. For example, a 3- or 4-year Bachelor of Engineering or Science combined with relevant discipline experience (exact positions and roles that will be considered relevant to be decided by each specialisation) may be recognised.

Stream Structure

Students must complete 24UOC of courses to be eligible for the degree. The courses can be taken from:

Disciplinary Knowledge Courses
Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge Courses

Students may choose courses from any postgraduate specialisation offered from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering:
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering & Engineering Geology
  • Project Management
  • Structural Engineering
  • Water, Wastewater and Waste Engineering
  • Water Resources (includes coastal engineering courses)
as well as the courses listed below from the additional areas of transport and traffic engineering and construction management.
At the discretion of the Program or Stream Authority, students may be required to develop their foundational disciplinary knowledge through enrolment in undergraduate level courses that are deemed appropriate by the Program or Stream Authority. Students will be granted credit towards the program for the satisfactory completion of these courses up to a maximum of 12UOC.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

A student may apply to the Program or Stream Authority for advanced standing or exemption as per the UNSW RPL Policy and Procedures. Program or Stream Authorities may grant up to 12UOC of advanced standing or exemption if they consider the student has prior learning (formal, informal or non-formal) where it can be demonstrated that the student has achieved equivalent learning outcomes to the particular course(s). Application for advanced standing or exemption would require substantiating evidence including documents such as academic records, continuing professional education, professional registration and statements of service from the employer.

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