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Master of Engineering (Structural Engineering)




What will I learn?

If you are a qualified engineer seeking to move into a management role or to specialise or update your skills, the Master of Engineering will build on your engineering undergraduate degree. You’ll develop specialised technical knowledge in structural engineering, gaining an understanding of how structures and buildings resist and transfer natural and other forces to the ground.

This program will allow you to build on your existing engineering undergraduate degree by developing specialised technical knowledge in structural engineering.

Career Pathways

Graduates of the Master of Engineering (Structural Engineering) will have achieved the higher levels of specialisation necessary to excel in their chosen field. Professional engineering skills developed throughout the course will reflect current industry standards in order to provide graduates with enhanced opportunities for advancement in their careers. New opportunities to progress into areas such as research and innovation in their field will also be possible following the completion of this course.

Future study options

The University of Sydney is a research intensive institution with a strong track record of technology transfer, industry leadership and commercialisation. Research activities in the Faculty of Engineering focus on a wide range of areas from aerospace, biomedical, combustion, processing and manufacture, design, robotics, electronics, networks, wireless and satellite systems. If you would like to be part of Sydney's engineering research community, you may consider applying for admission to a research degree. Students completing a Master of Engineering program with outstanding results are eligible to undertake supervised research in the degree of Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering



Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$50,500.00 (27,56,550) per year
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $50,500; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

25 June 2023

More details

Start date

31 July 2023


The University of Sydney

Camperdown/Darlington Campus,

Level 4, Jane Foss Russell Building G02 City Road,


New South Wales,

2006, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

All candidates are required to have achieved a grade point average of 70% in their final year of university study prior to admission into the Master of Education (Research) degree. a Bachelor degree in an appropriate area of study and a Bachelor of Teaching/Master of Teaching degree or equivalent.

For international students

To be eligible for admission, an applicant is required to have:

an Australian Bachelor of Engineering degree in the relevant discipline with a credit average (65 percent) or equivalent qualification or

an Australian Bachelor of Engineering degree in the relevant discipline or equivalent, and five years relevant professional work experience or

the relevant University of Sydney Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate in Engineering with a credit average (65 percent).

IELTS score: A minimum result of 6.5 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 85 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing.

Pearsons Test of English: A minimum result of 61 overall and a minimum result of 54 in each band

Application deadline: Jan/15 for Semester 1 and June/25 for semester 2.

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


About The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Australia for graduate employability by the 2022 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

  • Consistently placed among the world’s top 50 universities
  • 9 subjects in the top 20 – 2022 QS Subject Rankings
  • 28 subjects in the top 50 - 2022 QS Subject Rankings
  • Sydney is ranked 4th in the Safe Cities Index by the Economist