Postgraduate coursework programs provide professional engineers with essential specialist knowledge, enhancing your career prospects. Coursework degrees generally consist of a series of lectures, workshops and labs, with a possible research component. 

At the UNSW School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, our academic staff are globally recognised leaders in their field. They will train you to the highest level in civil engineering or environmental engineering. Study full-time or part-time alongside leading researchers with strong links to industry, launching the next phase of your career. 

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The Master of Engineering (Civil Engineering) is one of the broadest engineering disciplines at UNSW, with professional development in engineering management, analysis, design and more. This two-year program is for students who want to develop their technical knowledge and skills and importantly, gain accreditation from Engineers Australia.  

The Master of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) covers the safe, ecological, sustainable and ethical development of urban infrastructure. This two-year program is for students who want to develop their technical knowledge and skills, and gain accreditation from Engineers Australia. 

The Master of Engineering Science (Civil Engineering) is a flexible program, covering a range of advanced study options. You can pursue topics such as project management, transport engineering, water and wastewater, surveying and construction. This two-year course is for students who want to be involved in projects that enhance humanity’s quality of life. 

The Master of Engineering Science (Environmental Engineering) provides advanced study options in the safe, ecological, sustainable and ethical development of urban infrastructure. This two-year program is ideally suited for practising engineers and recent graduates who wish to broaden their job prospects. 

The Master of Engineering Science (Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology) combines the  fundamental sciences with practical problem-solving in soil mechanics, rock mechanics, slope stability, foundation design, earthworks and geotechnical design. This two-year program is for students looking to develop advanced skills and knowledge applicable to professional engineering projects. 

The Master of Engineering Science (Project Management) covers planning, risk, contracts, people, equipment, materials, legal, finances and economics. Designed as a professional qualification for practitioners, this two-year program enables graduates to take a leading role in the industry. 

The Master of Engineering Science (Structural Engineering) develops your analysis and design of steel and concrete structures, and a deeper understanding of modern materials. This two-year program is for students who wish to specialise or broaden their job prospects. 

The Master of Engineering Science (Sustainable Systems) examines how engineers discover holistic and effective solutions to unsustainable practices in the modern world. This two-year course is for students who want to specialise across Sustainable Systems Engineering, industrial ecology, sustainability and environmental sciences, and sustainability management. 

The Master of Engineering Science (Transport Engineering) covers the planning, functional design, operation and management of transport infrastructure, focusing on economic and environmental impact. This two-year course provides advanced study options, developing skills in modelling and analysing systems for all types of transport. 

The Master of Engineering Science (Water Engineering; Catchments to Coast) looks at the full cycle of water in natural and engineered systems. It covers surface water hydrology, urban hydrology and stormwater management, catchment and water resources modelling, groundwater investigations, and hydrodynamics of rivers and estuaries. This two-year program is best suited to practising water engineers and recent graduates planning a career in large-scale water engineering. 

The Master of Engineering Science (Water, Wastewater and Waste Engineering) provides technical professionals with the fundamentals of current practices. This two-year program provides the opportunity to engage with existing and future technologies for water usage, wastewater treatment and waste disposal. 

Complete a research project under the supervision of Australia’s leading researchers to produce a thesis or other piece of written work. At UNSW Civil and Environmental Engineering, we offer a Masters by Research and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). 

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Our internationally acclaimed research centres and partnerships with over 100 industry and government organisations have taken our research to the forefront of fundamental and applied research within the fields of civil, environmental, geospatial engineering and surveying. Learn about how our research initiatives continue to make an impact in the real world.

We offer a multitude of opportunities to excel in engineering disciplines and connect with dedicated, like-minded individuals. Our student community will inspire you to extend your university experiences whilst doing your best work as you pursue your path towards a career as a Civil or Environmental Engineer or Surveyor.

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on rewarding excellence and making university life accessible to students from all walks of life. Whether you’re a local or international student, our range of scholarships, prizes and awards can support your journey. Learn how to apply for funding options for your degree.