Course at a Glance

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

In this accredited and prestigious program you will gain:

  • Skills and know-how in the latest and developing technologies in structural engineering
  • Practical guidance and feedback from civil and structural engineering experts from around the world
  • Learn from the extensive experience of expert lecturers, rather than from just theoretical information gained from books and college
  • Credibility and respect as the local structural expert in your firm
  • Global networking contacts in the industry
  • Improved career choices and income
  • A valuable and accredited Master of Engineering (Civil: Structural)** qualification 

The next intake is planned for July 2019.

Contact us for more information.

** 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.

 

Program Details

 

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, analyse and synthesise complex solutions, communicate their solutions and ideas, to enable successful progress to the ‘600’ level units at AQF level 9 (Masters 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 Masters degree does not serve as an entry point.

 

Prior Learning Recognition and Exemptions

EIT can give you credit for units where you can demonstrate substantial prior experience or educational background. An assessment fee may apply. If you wish to find out more please ask us for your copy of the policy for recognition of prior learning.

 

Presentation Format

The program is delivered on-campus, facilitiated by an on-campus lecturer.

The classroom sessions will be conducted by a dedicated on-campus lecturer, and will include video presentations, live stream tutorials with supplementary expert lecturers based around the world, practical exercises, assessments, class discussions and personal study.

There will be four (4) units delivered concurrently over each 15 week semester, each unit composed of 10 hours of study per week (40 hours total) as follows:

  • 1 hour pre-recorded lecture facilitated by the on-campus lecturer
  • 1 hour tutorial lecture (live stream)
  • 1 hour remote/virtual and local lab/assignment work
  • 7 hours of personal study (guided and unguided)


Hardware and Software Requirements

You will be provided with all the necessary hardware and software in your classroom sessions however we strongly recommend that students arrange access to a computer and Internet connection outside classroom session hours, either through purchase, public library access or other arrangements, in order to continue with self study, assessment work etc.

 

Program Structure

Program Structure

Students must complete 48 credit points comprised of 12 core subjects and one capstone Thesis. The Thesis is the equivalent of one full semester. There are no electives in this program. The program duration is two years full time. Subjects will be delivered over 2 semesters per year. Students will take 4 units per semester and will be able to complete 8 units per year. There will be a short mid-semester break and extended breaks between semesters. For the detailed academic calendar, please see below:

 

Semester Unit Code Subjects  
Year One
Semester 1

MXX501/601

MCS502

MCS503

MCS504

Engineering Practice and Key Research Methods

Structural Analysis

Advanced Engineering Materials

Advanced Structural Engineering Methods Part 1

3

3

3

3

Semester 2

MCS505

MCX50X

MCS507

MCS508

Structural Design Part 1 - Advanced Topics on Reinforced Concrete Design

Project, Design and Construction Management

Structural Design Part 2 - Advanced Topics on Steel Design

Structural Refurbishment and Structural Failure

3

3

3

3

Year Two  
Semester 1

MCS601

MCS602

MCS603

MCS604

Structural Dynamics

Advanced Structural Engineering Methods Part 2

Design of High Rise Structures and Bridges

Earthquake Structural Design

3

3

3

3

Semester 2 ME700 Project Thesis (taken over 1 semester) 12

 

Additional Mandatory Courses

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 Grad Dip level, they will need to re-enrol and relinquish the Graduate Diploma testamur.

 

 

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.HE

AND

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 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
  • Structural Engineering
  • Urban Engineering
  • Civil Railway Systems


Note: If applicants do not meet the above requirements, applicants are welcome to apply in writing to the Admissions Committee.

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.

 

Note: If applicants do not meet the above requirements, applicants are welcome to apply in writing to the Admissions Committee.

English

All CRICOS applicants will be subject to a phone interview as a condition of their Letter of Offer (This is in addition to the English Language Proficiency requirements).

 

Fee Information

Fee Information

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

 

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In Company Online Training Solutions

Special class groups can be arranged on request to match your own schedule. If you have a large number of staff who should complete any of our programs, read more about EIT's In Company Online Training HERE and contact us to assist you further.

 

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