Civil Engineering - CVENYS8621

Stream Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Contact: School

Program: 8621 - Engineering


Master of Engineering (Specialisation)

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Stream Outline

Two Year Masters – Civil Engineering

The program in which the stream belongs aligns with the Structure of Postgraduate Coursework Policy and procedures.

The stream of Civil Engineering enables students to specialise, and gain depth of knowledge across a broad range of areas, including project management, transport engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resources and waste water treatment.


Entry is open to students with a four year non-accredited (under the Washington Accord) Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree or equivalent with a minimum 65% average.* Alternatively, eligible applicants include those who hold a three year Engineering Science degree, at least equivalent to the first three years of a relevant Civil Engineering degree accredited under the Washington Accord.

* NOTE: Minimum 65% average is determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator. Students from a non-211 university in China need a minimum 70% average. For entry details (particularly for South Asian students) please click here.

Stream Structure

To qualify for the Masters Degree, students should successfully complete courses that total at least 96 UOC including:

Year 1 Professional Development - 48 UOC of L4 courses, chosen from the lists below.

Students are educated across the breadth of engineering management (minimum 12 UOC), analysis and design (minimum of 12 UOC) and engineering and the environment (minimum of 6 UOC). A minimum of 36 UOC in total of professional development courses are to be selected from these groups.

Students may also select up to 12 UOC of professional development elective courses.


Select a minimum of 12 UOC of management courses from the following list:
Core Civil Engineering:

You must complete all of the following courses (24 UOC)
Engineering and the Environment:

Select a minimum of 6 UOC of engineering and the environment courses from the following list:

Select a maximum of 6 UOC from the elective courses from the following list:
Note: Not all courses may be available in a given year; available courses will be as per the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering program for that year.

Year 2 Advanced Courses - 48 UOC of L5 courses plus 60 days of civil engineering related industrial training.
Plus 30 UOC of elective courses taken from the following list with no more than 18 UOC taken from any one discipline group:

Note: Not all courses may be available. Please refer to the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering for an up-to-date list of courses on offer.

Project and Construction Management

Geotechnical Engineering

Structural Engineering

Transport Engineering

Water Engineering

Geospatial Engineering
Plus 60 days of Civil Engineering related industrial experience.

Please see the School Website for further information about the stream structure.

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