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What will I learn?

Examine the technology of fibre composites

A Master of Advanced Engineering (Structural Engineering Design) is ideal for experienced practicing engineers who want to specialise in the evolving field of structural engineering.

This major is unique to USQ and will give you the opportunity to develop your computer modelling skills in structural engineering further, as well as explore the technology of fibre composites. Key engineering management skills in the management of technological risk and asset management will also be developed.

You will study with leading Australian researchers from USQ’s Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites (CEEFC). The CEEFC is a leading Australian research centre which provides engineering solutions for industry and the Queensland Government ranging from fibre composite bridges and railway sleepers to synthetic race track material.

Available online, the Master of Advanced Engineering is only provided part-time (1.5 - 2 year duration) enabling you to travel or work while studying. You may also be able to graduate sooner with a Graduate Certificate of Advanced Engineering.

Graduates of the Master of Advanced Engineering (Structural Engineering Design) have the skills and knowledge to become specialist structural design engineers with the management skills to lead.

Professional accreditation

The Master of Advanced Engineering is not accredited by any professional bodies, but is accredited by the University of Southern Queensland.

Other majors

Other specialisations for the Master of Advanced Engineering: Engineering and Project Management.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences

Study options

Online/Distance (1.5 year)

Tuition fees
A$31,360.00 (17,06,202) per year
Start date

11 July 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have Australian university three or four-year Bachelor degree in an approved discipline, or equivalent. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic only) score of 6.5 (or better)(no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based) score of 570 (with a minimum Test of Written English score TWE 5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) score of 230 (with an essay rating of at least 5); TOEFL (internet based) score of 90 (or better) (with 20 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) score of 58 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 58); Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)/ C1 Advanced or Proficiency (CPE)/C2 Proficiency with a score of 176 or above. No less than 169 in each skill.

For international students

Pre-requisite: 3-year bachelor degree, or equivalent, from a recognised university

Australian university four-year Bachelor degree in engineering in a relevant specialisation, or equivalent.

IELTS (Academic only) - 6.5 (or better) (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based) - 570 (or better) (with a minimum Test of Written English Score of TWE 5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) - 230 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 5); TOEFL (internet based) - 90 (or better) (with 20 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 58 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 58); Cambridge English Scale Scores for FCE, CAE and CPE3 - Cambridge English: First (FCE) with a score of 176 or above. No less than 169 in each skill.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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