Course at a Glance
Code: MCS
Course Length: 2 Years

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In this accredited and prestigious LIVE ONLINE 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)** qualification

The Engineering Institute of Technology is pleased to bring you the Master of Engineering (Civil: Structural)** program.

** 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.

 

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

This Master Degree (and/or Graduate Diploma) is an academically accredited program by the Australian Government agency (TEQSA) and does not currently offer entry-to-practice to Engineers Australia - Professional Engineering status. However, it is recommended that you directly approach your local professional engineering body for an individual assessment and/or recognition.

For more information please visit: https://www.eit.edu.au/accreditation-international-standing-for-online-engineering-training.

 

Program Details

Overview

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. Students 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.

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.

 

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, communicate their solutions and ideas, to 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 Degree as an exit point only after successful completion of all the ‘500’ level units of the Master degree program. Both qualifications have the same entry requirements. The second year of the Master’s degree does not serve as an entry point.

 

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 and mechanical systems engineers
  • Project engineers

 

Entry Requirements

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.

AND

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.

* 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 and Mechanical 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.

Overseas qualification equivalency is assessed using on Country Education Profiles - an online qualifications recognition tool designed by the Australia Government Department of Education and Training to help organisations understand overseas higher education and postsecondary technical and vocational educational qualifications.

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.

 

Program Structure

Program Structure

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.

 

Year Term Unit Code Subjects Credit Points
Year 1 Term 1

MCS501

MCS502 

Structural Analysis

Advanced Engineering Materials

3

3

Year 1 Term 2

MCS503

MCS504

Structural Design Part 1 - Advanced Topics on Reinforced Concrete Design

Project, Design and Construction Management

3

3

Year 1 Term 3

MCS505

MCS506

Advanced Structural Engineering Methods Part 1

Structural Design Part 2 - Advanced Topics on Steel Design

3

3

Year 1 Term 4

MCS507

MXX501/601

Structural Dynamics

Engineering Reasearch and Practice

3

3

Year 2 Term 1

MCS602

MCS603

Advanced Structural Engineering Methods Part 2

Earthquake Structural Design

3

3

Year 2 Term 2

MCS604

MCS605

Structural Refurbishment and Structural Failure

Design of High Rise Structures and Bridges

3

3

Year 2 Term 3 & 4 ME700

Project Thesis

12

 

Additional Mandatory Units

Units Credit Points
`BXX001 - Hands-on Workshop 1

0

`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.

Learning and Teaching

Live Tutorials

During the program you will participate in weekly interactive sessions with the lecturers and other participants from around the world. Each unit's weekly live tutorial will last 60 to 90 minutes. All you need to participate is an adequate Internet connection, speakers and, if possible, a microphone.

 

Learning and Teaching

Benefits of Online Learning to Students

  • Cost effective: no travel or accommodation necessary
  • Interactive: live, interactive sessions let you communicate with your lecturer and fellow students
  • Flexible: short interactive sessions over the Internet which you can attend from your home or office. Learn while you earn!
  • Practical: perform exercises by remotely accessing our labs and simulation software
  • Expert lecturers: lecturers have extensive industry experience; they are not just 'academics'
  • No geographical limits: learn from any location, all you need is an Internet connection
  • Constant support: from your lecturers and a dedicated Learning Support Officer for the complete duration of the course
  • International insight: interact and network with participants from around the globe and gain valuable insight into international practice 

 

Benefits of Online Learning to Employers

  • Lower training costs: no travel or accommodation necessary
  • Less downtime: short webinars (60-90 minutes) and flexible training methods means less time away from work
  • Retain employees: keep staff who may be considering a qualification as full time study
  • Increase efficiency: improve your engineering or technical employees’ skills and knowledge
  • International insight: students will have access to internationally based lecturers and students

 

How Does it Work?

EIT Online Learning courses involve a combination of live, interactive sessions over the Internet with a lecturer, set readings, and assignments. The courses include simulation software and remote laboratory applications to let you put theory to practice, and provide you with constant support from a dedicated Learning Support Officer.

 

Practical Exercises and Remote Laboratories

You will participate in laboratory practical assignments using a combination of local laboratories and remote/virtual 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, allow you to perform real implementation of engineering activities by interfacing the computers, software and simulators to real-world hardware.

Fee Information

Fee Information

For information regarding the program fees, please visit the fees page.

 

Brochure

Brochure

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