Master of Engineering Science (Civil Engineering)

About Master of Engineering Science (Civil Engineering)

UNSW Master of Engineering Science (Civil Engineering) is a two-year postgraduate degree in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Designed for students who have a four-year accredited engineering degree, this program will broaden your job prospects through cross training, re-training or specialisation.

Civil Engineering is one of the largest fields of engineering. Studying this broad discipline at UNSW means you can tailor your degree to your interests and explore an incredibly diverse range of specialisations and subject areas, including:

  • Project management
  • Transport engineering
  • Water and wastewater
  • Surveying and construction
  • Structural engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Water engineering

You’ll deepen your knowledge and broaden your experience of engineering as part of a faculty that champions hands-on solutions and entrepreneurship. As a graduate, you’ll have the opportunity to work in projects and roles that drive solutions for a better world.

Why Study Master of Engineering Science (Civil Engineering)

When you study Civil Engineering at UNSW, you’ll join a world-renowned engineering faculty and school, where diverse perspectives are celebrated. UNSW Engineering consistently ranks as a top Engineering faculty in Australia and globally, placing #38 in the 2019-2020 QS World University Rankings.

The benefits of studying with the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW are vast and include:

  • We’re acclaimed as the leading Civil and Environmental Engineering School in Australia; globally ranked 12th by QS Rankings, and 10th by AWRU.
  • You’ll have access to state-of-the-art facilities and research hubs, giving you experience with the technology you’ll use in your career.
  • You’ll be immersed in a culture at the forefront of research and innovation in engineering.
  • Our Alumni are consistently on Engineers Australia’s Top 100 list of Most Influential Engineers

Your Career Opportunities

Civil Engineers are highly skilled professionals and are in high demand. Your broad expertise will mean you can work across diverse roles and projects, in many organisations and regions, both across Australia and around the world.

Job opportunities are predicted to continue to grow rapidly in the sector. You’ll have the opportunity to work in the sectors and roles listed below, as well as many more:

  • Civil engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Construction
  • Project management
  • Transport engineering
  • Electricity, gas, water and waste services
  • Professional, scientific and technical services.

Civil Engineers have high base salaries, and 91% of Civil Engineers enter full-time work, which is well above the national average of 66%. Source.

Deepen your knowledge and broaden your hands-on experience of engineering as part of a faculty that champions hands-on solutions and entrepreneurship.

What Our Graduates Say

“I had some really amazing lecturers that I owe my success at university to. It’s important to make sure you go to a university that gives you the support you need to not just survive, but thrive.”

Rachel McVittie, UNSW Engineering Alum and Transport for NSW Graduate Engineer.