Master of Engineering (Civil Engineering)

About Master of Engineering (Civil Engineering) at UNSW

UNSW Master of Engineering (Civil Engineering) is a two-year full-time postgraduate degree that’s professionally accredited by Engineers Australia. This degree includes an integrated industrial training component and courses to develop your technical knowledge and skills in engineering management, analysis and design to ensure you graduate career-ready and accredited

You’ll undertake an extensive research project in a specific area of interest to you. Through this project you’ll learn valuable skills in project planning and management and the critical analysis, interpretation and communication of results. The structure of this degree also provides the opportunity for students to specialise in an area of interest while gaining a depth of knowledge across a broad range of topics, including:

  • Project and construction management
  • Transport engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Water resources and wastewater treatment

Why Study Master of Engineering (Civil Engineering) at UNSW

This degree is taught at UNSW Engineering through the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, internationally ranked number one in Australia. The school is consistently among the world’s top twenty schools, as ranked by both the QS World University and AWRU Rankings in 2019. You’ll study at Australia’s leading faculty for engineering and learn from the best minds in the field of civil engineering. With such a formidable reputation it’s no wonder our graduates are so sought after when they enter the field.

Benefits of studying with us include:

  • More postgraduate engineering specialisations and opportunities than any other Australian university. Allowing you to develop career paths in multiple industries
  • Courses and teaching informed by internationally leading research centres in Infrastructure Engineering and Safety, Integrated Transport Innovation and Surveying and Geospatial Engineering
  • Close links to industry with the school engaged with over 100 industry and government organisations every year

Gain Practical Training & Accreditation

Accredited by Engineers Australia and acknowledged by the Washington Accord, the Master of Engineering degree has professional recognition globally. This degree includes a practical component where you’ll apply your knowledge in practical settings through 60 days of approved industrial training in Australia or overseas.

Your Career Opportunities

Civil Engineers support the development of almost all vital infrastructure that's required for modern society – from bridges, roads and tunnels to airports, buildings and water supplies. This formal qualification provides a broad range of opportunities and is internationally recognised for careers in:

  • Construction
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Transport
  • Water infrastructure and supply
  • Civil engineering for architecture

Our previous postgraduate students have gone on to work with a wide range of industry sectors and companies, including:

  • Transport for NSW
  • John Holland
  • Lendlease
  • Arcadis
  • WSP