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Civil engineers design and create many different kinds of infrastructure to support our society. This specialisation offers considerable scope. It is the objective of this course that graduates have acquired a sound fundamental understanding of the scientific principles underlying a number of sub-disciplines including sustainability, environmental processes, structural engineering, geo-technical and hydraulic engineering, transport, and project management.

Great emphasis is also placed on the development of generic skills with management, communication, problem-solving and design and innovation in civil engineering. Interaction with industry professionals is available through guest lectures, field and project work. Career opportunities abound in government, construction, property, infrastructure, consulting, mining, land, water, and waste.

The Master of Engineering (Civil) has full accreditation with Engineers Australia and EUR-ACE®.

Intended learning outcomes

On the successful completion of the Master of Engineering (Civil) students should have:

a) Gained advanced knowledge of the principles of civil engineering underpinning the provision of infrastructure;
b) Had the opportunity to develop research principles and methods in the field of civil engineering;
c) Cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice of civil engineering;
d) Cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge of civil engineering;
e) Communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions, to professional engineering and non-engineering audiences;
f) Technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse, theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship in the field of civil engineering.

Graduates of the Master of Engineering (Civil) will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills in the fields of infrastructure engineering with specific opportunity to study some sub-disciplines (structural, geotechnical, water) of civil engineering in greater depth:

g) With creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning;
h) With high level personal autonomy and accountability;
i) To plan and execute a substantial piece of scholarship.


  • ENGR30002 Fluid Mechanics replaced ENGR30001 Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics in 2013. Students who have completed ENGR30001 are not required to undertake ENGR30002; credit cannot be obtained for both subjects.
Last updated: 20 October 2018