Master of Professional Engineering (Civil)

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Overview

The Master of Professional Engineering (Civil) is a flexible degree that will allow you to fast-track your career in civil engineering.

You will develop the strategic and technical skills required to tackle ‘wicked problems’, applying design thinking and systems engineering principles to develop solutions that are both innovative and ethical. You will also complete a year-long advanced civil engineering project (design-based or theoretical – the choice is yours), which can potentially be linked to industry.

You can choose to deepen your skills through advanced civil engineering courses in areas such as hydrology, land surface process and management, or geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering, or broaden your skill base with complimentary management courses in natural disasters, business and the environment as well as project planning, entrepreneurship and innovation.

The flexible nature of the program puts you in control. Whether you want to specialise or diversify, move into a more senior role, lead teams or projects, develop sophisticated research and innovation skills for R&D roles - you can choose courses to support your personal career goals.

2-year or 1-year?
If you are a graduate of an Australian Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree, or equivalent, you can complete the MPE in just one year.

If you are an international student seeking professional recognition from Engineers Australia* and the Washington Accord, or if you wish to extend your engineering and professional expertise in an Australian context, the 2-year MPE is the ideal program. Your study program will be designed to build on your prior studies and develop the core technical competencies to ensure you qualify –these will be chosen from areas such as Water Engineering, Steel Design, Geomechanics, Hydrology and Advanced Structural Analysis.

* Pending accreditation of this degree by Engineers Australia.

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8-16

Program Code

40049

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Number of Courses
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8-16
CRICOS

092853D

Program Code

40049

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Program Code 40049
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
Locations
  • Newcastle (Callaghan)
CRICOS Code 092853D
Contributing Schools and Faculties
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Description

The Master of Professional Engineering (Civil) program offers the opportunity for students to broaden their technical competence either in another discipline (such as disaster management, business, sustainability, construction management, safety and risk), or to deepen their competence in the program discipline.  It may also be used to strengthen a student’s technical capacity based on any gaps in their prior knowledge and to expose students to Australian design, construction and management practices.

Admission Requirements

Direct Admission into the 1 Year MPE (Civil) Program*:

  • Graduates from the University of Newcastle or another institution with a Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF 8) with Class 2 Division 2 or above in Civil Engineering
  • Graduates from the University of Newcastle or another institution with a Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF 8) in Civil Engineering with a Newcastle calculated GPA of 4.5 or above

Direct Admission into the 2 Year MPE (Civil) Program*:

  • Graduates from the University of Newcastle or another institution with a Bachelor Degree (AQF 7) in Civil Engineering AND a Newcastle calculated GPA of 4.5 or above

Direct Admission into the MPE Program:

  • Applicants currently undertaking or having completed the Master of Engineering Management program at the University of Newcastle may be admitted to the Master of Professional Engineering in the same discipline area as their undergraduate engineering degree.  The volume of learning required for the MPE will be assessed for individual applicants based on their background.

*Further Admission Requirements (if applicable)

Alternative Engineering Disciplines:

Applications for the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil) from graduates from a different engineering discipline other than civil engineering are welcomed, but will be assessed for eligibility on an individual basis by the Faculty.

GPA Equivalence for Non-University of Newcastle Applicants:

Applicants from external institutions will be required to provide transcripts of previous studies to allow assessment of GPA equivalence on the University of Newcastle scale.

Alternate Entry Path Incorporating Work Experience:

Applications from graduates with an appropriate Bachelor Degree (AQF 7) or Honours Degree (AQF 8 ) in engineering not meeting the above requirements, BUT with significant relevant work experience will be assessed for eligibility on an individual basis by the Faculty.

 

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Requirements and Structure

Two year program:

The MPE (Civil) comprises 160 units, 50 of which are core courses, 50 of which are directed courses, and 60 of which are electives that can be selected from a specialised area of study.

One year program:

Students completing a one year MPE (Civil) must complete 80 units, 30 of which are core courses, and 50 of which are directed courses.

  • Core courses for 1 year program: ENGG6500, CIVL6460A and CIVL6460B.

Course Information

Core Courses

Core Courses for 1 Year Students: 1 Year students complete the following core courses..

Code Name Availability Units
CIVL6460A MPE Thesis A Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6460B MPE Thesis B Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
ENGG6500 Engineering Complexity Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units

Core Courses for 2 Year Students: 2 Year students complete the following core courses..

Code Name Availability Units
ARBE3305 Infrastructure Development Semester 2 - 2017 (BCA)
Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
CIVL6460A MPE Thesis A Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6460B MPE Thesis B Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
ENGG3500 Managing Engineering Projects Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
ENGG6500 Engineering Complexity Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units

Directed Courses

Directed courses: Choose 50 units from the following directed courses to complete the requirements of the program.

Code Name Availability Units
ARBE6312 Sustainable Development Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6331 Property and Facilities Management Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6406 Negotiation & Conflict Resolution Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6601 Theory and Practice of Disaster Management Trimester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ARBE6602 Post-disaster Project Management Trimester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
ARBE6603 Disaster Mitigation and Sustainable Re-development Trimester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
ARBE6604 Professional Practice in Disaster Management Trimester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
ARBE6605 Policy and Social Considerations in Disaster Management Trimester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
ARBE6606 Disaster Management Economics Trimester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
ARBE6607 Government Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ARBE6608 Private Sector Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE6420 Safety and Risk Management Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
CIVL6110 Advanced Structural Analysis Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
CIVL6120 Residential Footings, Masonry, Timber Design Not currently offered 10 units
CIVL6201 Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
CIVL6220 Computational Mechanics Not currently offered 10 units
CIVL6230 Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering Not currently offered 10 units
CIVL6240 Geotechnical Risk Analysis Not currently offered 10 units
CIVL6250 Geotechnical Site Characterisation Not currently offered 10 units
CIVL6330 Hydrology Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
CIVL6400 Water Engineering Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
CIVL6410 Hydrobiological Modelling Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
CIVL6431 Land Surface Process and Management Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
CIVL6470 Contaminant Hydrogeology Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
CIVL6521 Structural Engineering Project Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
CIVL6541 Water Engineering Project Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
CIVL6571 Geotechnical Engineering Project Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
ENVS6510 Environmental Legislation and Policy Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6530 Environmental Management Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6545 Impact Assessment and Climate Change Policy Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6560 Contemporary Issues in Water Management Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
GSBS6001 Managing Under Uncertainty Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6004 Organisational Behaviour and Design Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6012 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
10 units
GSBS6200 Accounting and Financial Management Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
10 units
GSBS6484 Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6304 Project Planning and Management Trimester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
LEGL6004 Law for Workplace Health & Safety Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
OHSE6070 Management for Occupational Health and Safety Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
SURV6730 Town Planning Not currently offered 10 units

Specialised Area of Study Courses

2 Year Specialised Area of Study Courses: Choose 60 units from the following list to fulfil the requirements of the program. Note that the program allows a maximum of 60 units at 4000 level, and requires a minimum of 80 units at 6000 level..

Code Name Availability Units
ARBE6312 Sustainable Development Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
ARBE6331 Property and Facilities Management Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
CIVL4110 Advanced Structural Analysis Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
CIVL4120 Residential Footings/Masonry/Timber Design Not currently offered 10 units
CIVL4201 Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
CIVL4250 Geotechnical Site Characterisation Not currently offered 10 units
CIVL4330 Hydrology Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
CIVL4450 Water Engineering Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
CIVL6160 Reinforced Concrete Design Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
CIVL6170 Steel Design Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
CIVL6280 Geomechanics 2 Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
CIVL6410 Hydrobiological Modelling Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
CIVL6431 Land Surface Process and Management Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
CIVL6470 Contaminant Hydrogeology Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units
CIVL6840 Advanced Analysis for Design Not currently offered 10 units
SURV4730 Town Planning Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

Learning Outcomes

  • Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of engineering fundamentals and/or the underpinning natural and physical sciences as applicable to the engineering discipline
  • Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline
  • In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline
  • Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline
  • Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline
  • Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline
  • Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving
  • Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources
  • Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes
  • Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects
  • Ethical conduct and professional accountability
  • Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains
  • Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour
  • Professional use and management of information
  • Orderly management of self, and professional conduct
  • Effective team membership and team leadership
  • Demonstrated capacity for dealing with uncertain problems using self-direction

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University’s credit website and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Special Needs

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages unless they can complete both their principal program and the Diploma in Languages within the duration of their CoE. For more information please contact the Student Advice team.

Assumed Knowledge

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) or equivalent Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) or equivalent

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