Master of Engineering Science (Structural Engineering)

About Master of Engineering Science (Structural Engineering)

The Master of Engineering Science (Structural Engineering) will help you develop advanced professional skills in computational analysis and design of steel, and in reinforced, composite and pre-stressed concrete structures.

It is designed for practising structural engineers and recent graduates planning a career in structural or civil engineering.

You will investigate and gain practical experience in the structural integrity of materials used in buildings, bridges, dams, tunnels, roads, pavements and other structures when exposed to natural phenomena or hostile environments.

The typical two-year program, sitting within the UNSW School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, comprises 16 courses and features complex, open-ended enquiry-based projects as well as many other opportunities to help you become a leader in the field.

The program offers advanced disciplinary knowledge courses in the likes of structural stability, pre-stressed and reinforced concrete design, bridge engineering, advanced materials technology and computational structural mechanics.

In addition, you will develop a systematic approach to solving problems, as well as core project planning skills and the ability to analyse, interpret and communicate results proficiently.

Those with a degree or extensive prior professional experience in a related area can apply for credit of up to 50% of a program.

Why Study Master of Engineering Science (Structural Engineering)

We are acclaimed as one of the leading Civil and Environmental Engineering Schools in the world, ranked #1 in Australia and #11 globally in the 2020 QS Rankings by Subject.

Our Centres and discipline groups provide focal points for our 80 researchers to contribute to global efforts in innovative civil, environmental and geospatial engineering research.

By studying at UNSW School of Civil and Environmental Engineering you will gain access to world-class facilities, including Infrastructure Laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art servo-controlled hydraulic actuators and universal testing machines.

The laboratories maintain a capacity for high load testing, ranging from 10 kN to 5000 kN. Strength testing is often combined with X-Ray measuring of laboratory specimens under load, enabling you to gain improved understanding at the materials level and to develop refined, mechanically based, structural models.

The school has six research hubs working across the full range of civil engineering disciplines and we provide research and consulting services to industry and government that focus on environmental footprint analysis, life cycle assessment and sustainable consumption and production.

Each year our researchers work with over 100 industry and government organisations on industry and community-related projects.

Your Career Opportunities

Each year our academics and research centres work with businesses, government and community organisations on specific projects that transfer our research into practice.

Joining the cohort within the UNSW School of Civil and Environmental Engineering will enable you to take advantage of our strong links with numerous industry partners such as WSP, Advisian, Arup, SMEC, AECOM, Cardno and many more.

The proof is in the fact that our alumni are consistently high contributors to Engineers Australia’s Top 100 list of Most Influential Engineers.