Graduate Certificate in Civil Engineering: (Structural Performance, Monitoring and Management)

Graduate Certificate in Civil Engineering: (Structural Performance, Monitoring and Management)

Course Overview


This Graduate Certificate course in Civil Engineering (Structural Performance, Monitoring and Management) will enable you to gain in-depth understanding of key concepts of advanced engineering materials, structural design, refurbishment and failure analysis. 

You will also develop your professional skills in project, design and construction management. 

Funding available*

For a limited period the Australian Government is offering a number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) for eligible students* for this program. This means that the fee for this course will be reduced from AU$4,760 to AU$100 (AU$25 per unit).

At a glance

  • 6 Months
Study Mode
  • Online
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  • Online
27 June 2022
Course Type
  • Graduate Certificate

Program Details

Structural analysis, performance, monitoring and management is a rapidly growing area of interest in the civil construction engineering industry. The Graduate Certificate in Civil Engineering (Structural Performance, Monitoring and Management) provides specialist knowledge and skills in advanced engineering materials underpinned by theoretical and applied industry practice. You will also develop advanced knowledge and skills in structural performance, condition assessment, fatigue assessment, address corrosion and durability issues.    

The learning outcomes of the course is designed to cultivate critical thinking, creative problem solving, sound engineering judgement, communication and construction project management. 

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
MCS502 Advanced Engineering Materials 3
MCS504 Project, Design and Construction Management 3
MCS603 Earthquake Structural Design 3
MCS604 Structural Refurbishment and Structural Failure 3

Applicants are required to:

  • Hold a recognized bachelor degree (or above) in engineering or science in a congruent field of practice*,
  • Have completed the equivalent of first-year Bachelor level mathematics, or are able to demonstrate recognized relevant work experience.
  • Have 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.

Applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree in a non-congruent engineering field are required to demonstrate their prior learning and experience is equivalent to the entry requirements (exact positions and roles that will be considered relevant are to be decided by each specialisation and will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the EIT Admissions Committee).

Applicants who do not hold a recognized bachelor’s degree are required to demonstrate their prior learning and experience is equivalent to this qualification. A minimum of an Australian Advanced Diploma (or equivalent) in Engineering and 5 years of technical work experience at a technologist level or above in a relevant engineering field is required for an application to be considered (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) ***

Please note:

  1. All applicants must have evidence of engineering exposure in their degree and/or work experience
  2. All applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  3. All documents submitted as part of your application must be certified.

*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

*** Applicants who enter and complete this qualification without holding a prior Bachelor’s Degree and go on to complete an EIT Master’s 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.

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Commonwealth Supported Places

The Australian Government is currently offering a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) for eligible students for this program which means they will subsidize part of your program fees which makes the cost to students much lower. If you are eligible for a CSP your subsidized course fees will be AU$100 (AU$25 per unit).

Payment Methods

Learn more about payment methods, including payment terms & conditions and additional non-tuition fees.

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.

As a graduate from this course, you have increased employability in the areas of structural engineering, construction engineering, civil engineering and project management. 

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 10-15 hours per week per unit learning the program material and completing assessments. This includes attending tutorials.

Applications are open for both our upcoming intakes. You must submit your application at least four weeks prior to 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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Understanding of pre-requisites for Graduate Certificates

  • General requirements include:

    • A recognized bachelor degree in engineering or science in a relevant field of practice or 5 years of technical work experience at a technologist level
    • First-year Bachelor level mathematics
    • An appropriate level of English Language Proficiency
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    Fees for this course can be found here, or by returning to the fees section.

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