Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Master of Professional Engineering (Civil) is designed to facilitate a broader and deeper approach to civil engineering which leads to a formal qualification at the Masters level. The program duration is between 1-3 years full time depending on the student’s prior qualification/s. The program offers students the opportunity 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 civil engineering 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.
Pathway A: The MPE (Civil) Pathway A is comprised of 240 units, of which, 190 units are core courses, 20 units are design core courses, 20 units are directed courses and 10 units are elective courses.Pathway B: The MPE (Civil) Pathway B is comprised of 160 units, of which, 130 units are core courses, 20 units are design core courses and 10 units are elective courses.Pathway C: The MPE (Civil) Pathway C is comprised of 80 units, of which, 30 units are core courses and 50 units are directed courses. If a student has not successfully completed the Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) as part of the admission requirements, they are required to complete both ENGG3500 and CIVL6201 as part of their Directed courses.
- Civil engineering
Standard entry requirements
- Direct admission into the 3 year MPE (Civil) Pathway A: Graduates from the University of Newcastle or another institution with a non-engineering Bachelor Degree with at least 20 units of study in Mathematics (especially calculus and linear algebra)
- And Science, as related to Civil Engineering AND a UON GPA of 4.5 or above. You may also be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) which will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.Direct admission into the 2 year MPE (Civil) Pathway B with 80 units of Recognition (RPL): Graduates from the University of Newcastle or another institution with a Bachelor Degree (AQF 7) in Civil Engineering AND a UON GPA of 4.5 or above. Direct admission into the 1 year MPE (Civil) Pathway C with 160 units of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):Graduates from an institution other than University of Newcastle with a Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF 8) in Civil Engineering with a UON GPA of 4.5 or above.University of Newcastle Engineering Graduate Pathway C:Graduates of the University of Newcastle Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) single and combined programs will automatically be approved for admission to the 80 unit or 1-year program (Pathway C) with 160 units of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
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Graduates of an Australian Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree, or equivalent, can complete the MPE in just one year. This program is seeking provisional accreditation with Engineers Australia; and so international students seeking professional recognition from Engineers Australia and the Washington Accord, or those wishing to extend their engineering and professional expertise in an Australian context, will find the 2-year Master of Professional Engineering is the ideal program. Students' study program will be designed to build on their prior studies and develop the core technical competencies to ensure they qualify - these will be chosen from areas such as Water Engineering, Steel Design, Geomechanics, Hydrology and Advanced Structural Analysis.