- Course at a Glance
- Code: MCS
- Course Length: 2 Years
This Program is Delivered via EIT's Innovative LIVE ONLINE Approach.
The Master of Engineering (Civil: Structural) will equip you with the necessary skills to address the demands of the structural engineering industry. Sudents with a background in civil, construction, transport and systems engineering will especially benefit from this program as it prepares them for further career development in the structural engineering industry. Upon completion of this program you will gain:
- Skills and knowledge in the latest and developing technologies in civil: structural engineering
- Practical tuition from civil: structural experts from around the world
- Global networking contacts in the industry
- Improved career choices and income
- A valuable and accredited Master of Engineering (Civil: Structural)** degree
** A note regarding recognition of this program in the Australian education system: EIT is the owner of this program. The qualification is officially accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). EIT delivers this program to students worldwide.
The Master of Engineering (Civil: Structural) addresses the specific core competencies and associated underpinning knowledge required of structural engineers. This course offers twelve units and a project thesis to provide the knowledge and skills required to become competent and confident engineers.
Society has come to enjoy and rely upon the benefits that engineering and technology bring to our daily lives. The society in which we live today is fundamentally dependent on the structures that structural engineers design and deliver. This Master of Engineering (Civil: Structural) therefore addresses a very fundamental requirement in our society, the ability to provide structural engineering services which deliver safe and reliable structures.
The curriculum addresses a diverse range of topics geared to producing well-rounded graduates who are equipped with the knowledge that employers require in order to put graduates to work. The aim of this master’s program is to equip the student with a multitude of tools and techniques, including those that tackle specific organizational problems and also those required to design and implement engineering structures.
Theory forms the crucial foundation in any Master degree and is crucial to successful mastery. Thus it is required that the graduate students of the Master of Engineering (Civil: Structural) will have a general undergraduate knowledge and/or prior work experience in the structural engineering field.
The Project Thesis is the capstone unit of the course and draws on the topic and reinforces the knowledge and skill base developed in the preceding units. As a significant research component of the course, this project will facilitate research, critical evaluation along with the application of knowledge and skills with creativity and initiative, enabling students to critique and potentially enhance current professional practice in the civil industry. The Project Thesis requires a high level of personal autonomy and accountability.
Successful students are thus likely to spend approximately 20 hours per week in order to cover the material adequately and to gain sufficient knowledge in each unit. This includes the preparatory reading, attendance at each webinar and the time necessary to complete the assignments and laboratory work.
Potential Job Outcomes
Potential job roles include engineering and management positions in the following areas of expertise:
- Water works
- Town planning
Who Will Benefit from this Prestigious Program
Those seeking to achieve advanced knowledge and expertise in civil: structural engineering, including but not limited to:
- Civil engineers
- Construction engineers
- Transport engineers
- Urban engineers
- Material engineers
- Project engineers
Rules of Progression
The Project Thesis can only be attempted once all other units have been successfully completed.
All engineering disciplines are built up of individual bodies-of-knowledge that together target a specific application. It not only relies on the combined body of knowledge from the undergraduate degree, specifically mathematics, physics, and discipline knowledge, but also on the various units that form this course. The ‘500’ level units are designed at AQF level 8 (Graduate Diploma). The knowledge from each unit allows students to be able to investigate difficult problems, analyze and synthesize complex solutions, and communicate their solutions and ideas. This will enable successful progress to the ‘600’ level units at AQF level 9 (master's degree). All this knowledge is brought together as the students tackle complex application problems in their final Thesis.
The content of each unit is designed to provide a graduated increase in knowledge and skills from the ‘500’ level units to the ‘600’ level units culminating in a Project Thesis. All units must be passed, or have exemptions, to achieve the qualification.
The Graduate Diploma of Engineering is nested within the master's degree as an exit point only after successful completion of all the ‘500’ level units of the program. Both qualifications have the same entry requirements. The second year of the master's degree does not serve as an entry point.
In terms of industrial or practical experience, EIT's Master of Engineering programs require the completion of 240 hours of relevant industrial experience (i.e. internship, paid/unpaid work) in an engineering environment under professional supervision. In addition, the course will also entail some hands-on workshops through BXX001-004 units, which will be used to provide you hands-on work skills. The course also requires the completion of Professional Practice Workshop through MXX001 unit, which has engineering student project teams working on a discipline related comprehensive industrial case study. If you already have some work experience in the relevant engineering field, you may apply to have credit granted by completing the associated recognition of prior learning form to demonstrate that your experience is of a sufficient nature and standard.
Entry Requirements - Master of Engineering (Civil: Structural)
To gain entry into this program, applicants need one of the following:
a) a recognized 3-year bachelor degree* in an engineering qualification in a congruent** field of practice
b) an EIT Bachelor of Science (Engineering) degree in a congruent** field of practice.
c) a 4-year Bachelor of Engineering qualification (or equivalent), that is recognized under the Washington Accord or Engineers Australia, in a congruent**, or a different field of practice at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.
d) a 4-year Bachelor of Engineering qualification (or equivalent)* that is not recognized under the Washington Accord, in a congruent** field of practice to this program.
An appropriate level of English Language Proficiency equivalent to an English pass level in an Australian Senior Certificate of Education, or an IELTS score of 6.0 (with no individual band less than 6.0)***, or equivalent as outlined in the EIT Admissions Policy.
Evidence of mathematical competence by means of completion of courses/units which include:
- Complex Numbers,
- Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs) and Series,
- Multivariable Calculus, and
- Linear Algebra
* With integrated compulsory 12-week professional industry experience, training or project work of which 6 weeks are directly supervised by a professional/eligible professional engineer as determined by EIT.
** Congruent field of practice means one of the following with adequate Civil Engineering content (fields not listed below to be considered by the Dean and the Admissions Committee on a case-by-case basis):
- Civil Engineering
- Construction Engineering
- Transport Engineering
- Urban Engineering
- Material Systems
- Project Engineering
***Applicants may have a maximum of one individual band of 5.5 and be granted entry subject to the provision of English language support by EIT.
Please note: All documents submitted as part of your application must be certified.
Maths Bridging Test/Exam
Maths bridging test/exam (non-proctored/invigilated): to be completed by all Higher Education students (online and on-campus) during orientation week, to be administered through Moodle. If a student fails the initial test they must complete EIT’s 3 week bridging course (online) and then take the test again (non-proctored/invigilated). If the student fails again they will be considered a student at risk and managed in accordance with EIT’s Student at Risk Policy.
Recognition of Prior Learning and Exemptions
EIT can give you credit for units where you can demonstrate substantial prior experience or educational background. An assessment fee may apply. For more information, please see EIT's Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.
Please note: meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry to our programs. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Students must complete 48 credit points comprising 12 core units and one (1) capstone Thesis. There are no electives in this program. The program duration is two years. Subjects will be delivered over four (4) terms per year, and students will take 2 subjects per term. There will be a short break between years. For program learning outcomes, click here.
|Year||Term||Unit Code|| |
|Year 1||Term 1|| |
|Year 1||Term 1||MCS502|| |
Advanced Engineering Materials
|Year 1||Term 2|| |
Structural Design Part 1 - Advanced Topics on Reinforced Concrete Design
|Year 1||Term 2||MCS504|| |
Project, Design and Construction Management
|Year 1||Term 3|| |
Advanced Structural Engineering Methods Part 1
|Year 1||Term 3||MCS506||Structural Design Part 2 - Advanced Topics on Steel Design|| |
|Year 1||Term 4|| |
|Year 1||Term 4||MXX501/601||Engineering Reasearch and Practice|| |
|Year 2||Term 1|| |
Advanced Structural Engineering Methods Part 2
|Year 2|| |
|MCS603||Earthquake Structural Design||3|
|Year 2||Term 2|| |
Structural Refurbishment and Structural Failure
|Year 2|| |
|MCS605||Design of High Rise Structures and Bridges||3|
|Year 2||Term 3 & 4||ME700|| |
Additional Mandatory Units
|`BXX001 - Hands-on Workshop 1|| |
|`BXX002 - Hands-on Workshop 2||0|
|`BXX003 - Hands-on Workshop 3||0|
|`BXX004 - Hands-on Workshop 4||0|
|MXX001 - Professional Practice Hands-on Workshop||0|
|MXX510 - Professional Experience||0|
` Applicable to students gaining entry under option a) or d) of the Entry Requirements.
Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Civil: Structural): Students who elect to exit the program after successfully completing all of the first year units, as outlined above, can opt to receive EIT's Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Civil: Structural). If students wish to finalize the Master qualification after exiting at Graduate Diploma level, they will need to re-enrol and relinquish the Graduate Diploma testamur.
This master's degree is accredited by the Australian government Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), which is an independent statutory authority. TEQSA regulates and assures the quality of Australia’s large, diverse and complex higher education sector. Details of the courses that EIT have accredited can be seen here.
Why Study With EIT?
EIT programs are specifically designed by an international body of industry experts, ensuring you graduate with cutting-edge skills that are valued by employers around the world.
Our lecturers include highly experienced engineers, with real-world knowledge, not just academics.
Like all Australian higher education providers and universities, EIT programs are accredited by the exacting standards of the Australian Government’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). Through the Washington Accord, this online program is also recognized by many authorizing bodies around the world. Together with its sister organization IDC Technologies, the group has trained over 500,000 engineers, technicians and technologists globally over the last 30 years.
Our innovative online delivery model ensures that you have access to the best instructors and resources 24 hours a day. You can participate from anywhere in the world, as long as you have an Internet connection.
You will be supported by dedicated Learning Support Officers and Course Coordinators for the duration of your studies, giving you a greater chance of success. Global Reach EIT’s current students join from over 140 countries, with expert lecturers based around the globe, providing you with a truly international perspective.
EIT is one of the only private colleges in the world specializing in engineering.
Online Delivery Mode
EIT uses an innovative, online approach to ensure that you have a supportive, interactive and practical education experience. Our delivery model involves live, interactive online tutorials, remote laboratories, simulation software, and assignments with support from dedicated Learning Support Officers and Academic Staff.
Tutorials are conducted using our own specialized, live, interactive software system. You will receive course materials and assessments through an online Learning Management System which is available 24 hours a day.
All you need to participate is an adequate Internet connection, a computer, speakers and, if possible, a microphone.
EIT recognizes that many students have work and/or family commitments which makes pursuing further study very challenging. Our online programs have been specifically designed to reduce the significant financial, time and travel commitments often required by on campus programs.
Practical Exercises and Remote Laboratories
You will participate in laboratory practical assignments using remote laboratories and simulation software, to ensure you receive the requisite hands-on experience. The hardware equipment connected to most of the computers, both industrial and educational, allows you to perform real implementation of engineering activities by interfacing the computers, software and simulators to real-world hardware.
The Master of Engineering (Civil: Structural) is also available to study on campus.
How to Apply
Domestic and International Online Students
Once you have reviewed the above entry requirements for this course, you can commence the application process by completing the form below. You will then receive an email with detailed course information and access to our application portal. Alternatively, please watch this video, for a summary of the application process. Please note that you will be required to provide certified documents to complete your application.
To access the detailed program brochure, please complete the form below.