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Specialisation (formal)Year: 2019

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Overview

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 Civil specialisation of the Master of Engineering 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.

Structure

300 credit points

The Civil specialisation of the Master of Engineering consists of 300 points of study - 237.5 points core, 12.5 points selective and 50 points elective subjects as detailed below.

Advanced standing will be awarded for equivalent subjects taken in prior study to applicants on the following basis:

Credit, Advanced Standing and Accelerated Entry Policy (MPF1293) https://policy.unimelb.edu.au/MPF1293

Subject Options

Total 300 points - consisting of 237.5 points core (compulsory), 12.5 points selective and 50 points elective subjects from the lists below. Students must complete all 300 points of subjects, including all core subjects, or have advanced standing or exemption.

The core and elective subjects are those listed below. The order of subjects below is one way of progressing through the course - students who meet subject requisites may tailor their individual study plan to take into account advanced standing and their study load. Students plan their study online and can seek further advice from Stop 1 on individual study plans.

Suggested first 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the first 100 points:

  • 100 points Core (including one selective)

Core (100 points)

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ENGR20004 Engineering Mechanics
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ENGR30002 Fluid Mechanics
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MAST20029 Engineering Mathematics
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ENEN20002 Earth Processes for Engineering
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ENGR20003 Engineering Materials
Semester 2
12.5
CVEN30009 Structural Theory and Design
Semester 2
12.5
CVEN30010 Systems Modelling and Design
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

  • Selective (choose one) - University of Melbourne pathway students are recommended to take ENGR90034

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ENGR90021 Engineering Practice and Communication
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ENGR90034 Creating Innovative Engineering
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Suggested second 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the second 100 points:

  • 87.5 points Core
  • 12.5 points Civil Engineering Elective from the list below

Core (87.5 points)

Code Name Study period Credit Points
CVEN90043 Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering
Semester 1
12.5
CVEN90044 Engineering Site Characterisation
Semester 1
12.5
CVEN90049 Structural Theory and Design 2
Semester 1
12.5
CVEN90050 Geotechnical Engineering
Semester 1
12.5
CVEN90045 Engineering Project Implementation
Semester 2
12.5
CVEN90048 Transport Systems
Semester 2
12.5
CVEN90051 Civil Hydraulics
Semester 2
12.5

Suggested third 100 points:

Suggested study plan for the third 100 points:

  • 25 points Core
  • 12.5 points Civil Engineering Selectives
  • 25 points from the Research Component (core) listed below
  • 37.5 points from the Civil Engineering Electives listed below

Core (25 points)

Code Name Study period Credit Points
CVEN30008 Engineering Risk Analysis
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
CVEN90058 Construction Engineering
Semester 2
12.5

Civil Engineering Selectives (12.5 points)

Students must choose one of the subjects listed below:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
CVEN90059 Integrated Design - Infrastructure
Semester 1
12.5
CVEN90060 Integrated Design - Civil
Semester 2
12.5

Research Component (25 points)

Students must choose one of the below options:

Option 1: CVEN90064 IE Research Project 1 Part 1 and CVEN90065 IE Research Project 1 Part 2. CVEN90064 IE Research Project 1 Part 1 and CVEN90065 IE Research Project 1 Part 2 must be taken in 2 consecutive semesters. Students may commence in either Semester 1 or Semester 2 and continue their enrolment in the consecutive semester.

Option 2: CVEN90047 IE Research Project 2 is completed over one semester only.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
CVEN90064 IE Research Project 1 Part 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
CVEN90065 IE Research Project 1 Part 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
CVEN90047 IE Research Project 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
25

Civil Engineering Electives

Civil Engineering Electives (50 points)

Note: Students may also choose one Infrastructure Engineering elective subject not on the list below.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
CVEN90016 Concrete Design and Technology
Semester 2
12.5
CVEN90017 Earthquake Resistant Design of Buildings
Semester 1
12.5
CVEN90018 Structural Dynamics and Modelling
Semester 2
12.5
CVEN90024 High Rise Structures
Semester 1
12.5
CVEN90026 Extreme Loading of Structures
Semester 1
12.5
CVEN90027 Geotechnical Applications
Semester 2
12.5
CVEN90035 Structural Theory and Design 3
Semester 2
12.5
CVEN90061 Freight Systems
Semester 1
12.5
CVEN90062 Building Information Modeling
Semester 2
12.5
ENEN90005 Environmental Management ISO 14000
Semester 2
12.5
ENEN90006 Solid Wastes to Sustainable Resources
Semester 1
12.5
ENEN90011 Energy Efficiency Technology
Semester 2
12.5
ENEN90014 Sustainable Buildings
September
12.5
ENEN90027 Energy for Sustainable Development
Semester 1
12.5
ENEN90029 Water and Waste Water Management
Semester 2
12.5
ENEN90030 Groundwater Hydrology
Semester 1
12.5
ENEN90033 Solar Energy
Semester 1
12.5
ENEN90034 Environmental Applied Hydrology
Semester 1
12.5
ENEN90037 International River Basin Management
July
12.5
ENGM90007 Project Management Practices
Semester 1
12.5
ENGM90006 Engineering Contracts and Procurement
Semester 2
12.5
ENGR90026 Engineering Entrepreneurship
Semester 2
12.5
GEOM90033 Satellite Positioning Systems
Semester 2
12.5
EVSC90025 Water Sensitive Urban Design
February
12.5
ENGR90033 Internship
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
25
CVEN90063 Transport System Modelling Not available in 2019 12.5
CVEN90066 Metocean Engineering
July
12.5
CVEN90067 Port Structural Design
July
12.5
CVEN90069 Dredging Engineering
February
12.5
CVEN90068 Port Access and Navigation
Semester 1
September
12.5
CVEN90070 Port and Harbour Engineering
February
12.5
CVEN90019 Sustainable Water Resources Systems
Semester 1
12.5
ENGR90036 Leadership for Innovation
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Notes

  • 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.

Links

http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/study/degrees/master-engineering-civil/overview

Last updated: 12 September 2019