Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Civil: Structural)

Course Duration
  • 12 Months
Course Study
Study Mode
  • Online
  • Online Civil Engineering
Course Location
  • Online
Course Code
Course Code
Course Intakes
  • 24 June 2024
Course Type
Course Type
  • Civil Engineering
  • Graduate Diploma
Course Fees

Course Overview

This Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Civil: Structural) addresses specific core competencies and associated underpinning knowledge required of structural engineers.

This program is offered standalone or as an exit point after the first year of the two-year master’s degree.

What will I learn/gain:

  • Skills and knowledge in the latest and developing technologies in civil: structural engineering
  • Practical guidance from civil and structural engineering experts from around the world
  • Global networking contacts in academia and industry
  • Improved career options
  • You will learn advanced techniques in structural analysis and design methods
  • You will develop your knowledge to investigate and recommend appropriate engineering materials
  • You will investigate advanced topics in reinforced concrete and in steel design, using an integrated approach to the design of standard structural systems.

Not sure if this is the right course for you? Check out other Postgraduate Engineering Study Options at EIT.

The program covers 8 core units that cover a diverse range of topics geared to producing well-rounded graduates equipped with the knowledge that employers require. Students with a background in civil, construction, transport, and infrastructure engineering will especially benefit from this program as it prepares them for further career development in the structural engineering industry.

The program is delivered on a part-time intensive basis over 4 terms, each of 12 weeks..

Term Unit Code Unit Title  Credit Points
Term 1 MCS501 Structural Analysis 3
Term 1 MCS502 Advanced Engineering Materials 3
Term 2 MCS503 Structural Design Part 1 – Advanced Topics on Reinforced Concrete Design 3
Term 2 MCS504 Project, Design and Construction Management 3
Term 3 MCS505 Advanced Structural Engineering Methods Part 1 3
Term 3 MCS506 Structural Design Part 2 – Advanced Topics on Steel Design 3
Term 4 MCS507 Structural Dynamics 3
Term 4 DENG601 / MXX501/601 Engineering Practice and Key Research Methodologies 3

To gain entry into this program, we require applicants to hold:

  1. A recognized 3-year bachelor degree* in an engineering qualification in a congruent** field of practice; OR
  2. An EIT Bachelor of Science (Engineering) degree* in a congruent** field of practice; OR
  3. A 4-year Bachelor of Engineering qualification (or equivalent) that is recognized under the Washington Accord or by Engineers Australia, in a congruent**, or a different field of practice at the discretion of the Admissions Committee; OR
  4. 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
  5. 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; AND
  6. 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 twelve-week professional industry experience, training or project work of which six 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: meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry to our programs. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Please check the Documentation Guidelines for your application.

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Payment Methods

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Dr. Ana Evangelista (Course Coordinator, Civil Engineering)
Dr.Shasha Wang (Expertise in Ultra-High-Performance Concrete – UHPC and Sustainability)
Dr. Hadi Harb (Research engineer – Artificial Intelligence and Audio Signal Processing projects)
Dr Mohammad Khan (Experienced in Durability and Structural Analysis of Concrete Structures)
Dr Pejman Sabet (Expertise in Sustainability, Value engineering, Construction Productivity)
Dr Ahmad Firouzianhaji (Experienced in Steel Structures and Earthquake Engineering)
Dr Subhra Majhi (Experienced in Numerical Methods and Structural Analysis)


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 Diploma is a formally recognized qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework.

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

This course is classified as Level 8 under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

This course may use the following software:

  • Inducta (FTG,SLB)

Due to ongoing unit and course reviews, software’s may change from the list provided. Learn more about the Practical Learning at EIT here

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

  • Civil engineering
  • Construction engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Transport engineering
  • Urban engineering
  • Infrastructure engineering
  • Project engineering
  • Civil: structural project management and business development

The online graduate diploma is delivered on a part-time intensive basis over 4 terms, each of 12 weeks. Part-time students are expected to spend approximately 20 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.

Hear from our students

  The delivery methodology and the information available in the e-library can’t be beaten. The other important aspect of online education is recorded lectures. You can review the tutorial and lessons on repeat when you need to understand the concept.  
M Masemola, South Africa
  What I liked most about the course and EIT is the flexibility is offered regarding education. It gave me the opportunity to study and work full-time.  
C Groenewald, South Africa
  I enjoyed interacting with students all around the world, and seeing how the principles I have learned applies to them as well.  
S Zeelie, South Africa
  My line of work requires me travel quite often. I could not attend every class due to my remote locations, but still I could recap and stay on top of the study material thanks to the recordings. Also, all the Instructors were world class.  
P Pretorius, South Africa

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