Graduate Certificate in Civil Engineering: Structural

Course Overview

EIT is one of the only institutes in the world specializing in engineering.

This graduate certificate will equip you with the necessary skills to address the demands of the structural engineering industry. 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. Upon completion of this program, you will gain skills and knowledge in the latest and developing technologies in civil and structural engineering.

At a glance

Duration
  • 6 Months
Study Mode
  • Online
Fees
Location
  • Online
Intakes
4 Jan 2021, 28 Jun 2021
Course Type
  • Graduate Certificate

Program Details

The society in which we live today is fundamentally dependent on the structures that structural engineers design and deliver. This graduate certificate addresses a very fundamental requirement in our society, the ability to provide structural engineering services which deliver safe and reliable structures. You will be able to identify, critically analyse and creatively solve intellectually complex, specialized professional engineering problems relevant to civil and structural engineering.

The curriculum covers a diverse range of topics geared to producing well-rounded graduates equipped with the knowledge that employers require. This program aims to provide the student with a multitude of tools and techniques, including those that tackle specific organizational problems and also those needed to design and implement engineering structures.

You must complete 12 credit points comprising four core units. There are no electives in this program. The program duration is six months across two terms, and you will study two units per term. For further study, graduates may consider EIT’s Master of Engineering (Civil: Structural).

Unit Code Subjects Credit Points
MCS501 Structural Analysis 3
MCS502 Advanced Engineering Materials 3
MCS503 Structural Design Part 1 – Advanced Topics on Reinforced Concrete Design 3
MCS504 Project, Design and Construction Management 3

Applicants require a recognized bachelor degree (or above) in engineering or science in a congruent field of practice**, with the completion of the equivalent of first-year Bachelor level mathematics, or recognized relevant work experience.

Those without a recognized Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline of engineering or science are required to demonstrate their prior learning and experience is equivalent to this qualification (exact positions and roles that will be considered relevant are to be decided by each specialization and will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the EIT Admissions Committee) ***.

All applicants must have evidence of engineering exposure in their degree and/or work experience.

Students via the work experience pathway may be required to undertake additional diagnostic mathematics testing. AND

An appropriate level of English Language Proficiency at 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.

** 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 who enter and complete this qualification without holding a prior Bachelor’s Degree and go on to complete an EIT Masters Degree may not be eligible for Engineers Australia recognition. However, students can lodge a personal application with Engineers Australia to be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

****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.

Maths Bridging Test

A proctored/invigilated maths bridging test is to be completed by all higher education students during orientation week. If you fail the initial test, you must complete EIT’s three-week online bridging course and then retake the test. If you fail again, you will be considered a student at risk and managed as per EIT’s Student at Risk Policy.

Please note: meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry to our programs. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis

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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). This Graduate Certificate is a formally recognized qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Find out more about country-specific accreditation and professional recognition.

Potential job roles include engineering and management positions in the following areas of expertise:

  • Construction
  • Roads
  • Railway
  • Transportation
  • Geotechnical
  • Structural
  • Waterworks
  • Earthworks
  • Irrigation
  • Town planning
  • Environmental

Our graduate certificates take six months to complete. We deliver our online graduate certificates on a part-time intensive basis. Part-time students are expected to spend approximately 28 hours per week learning the program material and completing assessments. This includes attending tutorials.

Applications are open for our upcoming intakes. You must submit your application at least four weeks before the start date to be considered for your desired intake.

A census date is the date at which an enrolment is considered to be final. Any withdrawal you make after the study period census date will incur an academic penalty (for example, a fail grade) and a financial penalty (for example, no refund of your student contribution or tuition fees). See our current census dates.

Any student has a right to appeal a decision of the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) or any member of the institute’s staff. EIT has a comprehensive Policy on Appeals and Grievances to assist students.

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