What will I learn?

Civil and structural engineers create and maintain buildings, systems and infrastructure. They ensure man-made structures including buildings, bridges, railways, and water channels meet the needs of our society in safe and sustainable ways.

Our Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Civil and Structural) is suited to engineering graduates and working engineers with relevant experience.

What will you do?

The program acts as a foundational year for the Master of Engineering (Civil and Structural). It’s designed to upskill students for advanced studies and career opportunities. You will:

build and evaluate geotechnical models
analyse structural dynamics using computer technologies
study reinforced concrete and steel design
develop skills for research, communication, critical thinking, business and management.

Career Readiness

Civil and structural engineering graduates can follow careers in a wide range of areas and often find employment in private consulting engineering practices, construction companies, civil engineering service providers, and federal, state and local government departments in Australia and abroad.

Some of the more common careers in civil engineering including structural engineers, water resources engineers, coastal engineers, geotechnical engineers, transportation and highways engineers, and materials and testing engineers.

Graduate Attributes

The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.

Deep discipline knowledge
Critical thinking and problem solving
Teamwork and communication skills
Career and leadership readiness
Intercultural and ethical competency
Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

Potential careers

Catchment Management, Civil Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, Harbour / Water Engineering, Hydrogeologist, Water Resources Engineer

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

CRICOS

071212M

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$42,000.00 (US$ 28,459) per year

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

Start date

2 March 2020

Venue

The University of Adelaide

North Terrace Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE,

South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry to postgraduate coursework programs as a minimum requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification from an approved institution as a qualification for entry. Some of the graduate certificates and graduate diplomas that are offered may be accepted as qualifying work for entry to a Master’s program, or as professional qualifications in their own right. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic) Minimum Scores - Overall band score of 6.5 and Band score of 6 in all bands; TOEFL Minimum Scores - Paper-based: total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE) or Internet-based: total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; Pearson Test of English (Academic) Minimum Scores - Overall score of 58 and Skills profile of no less than 50 in all skills, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Overall score of 176 and Individual score of 169 in all skills.

For international students

Students are required to complete four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent in the field of Civil, Mining or Environmental Engineering.

IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5 and Band score of 6 in all bands; TOEFL Paper-based: total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE) or Internet-based: total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 and Skills profile of no less than 50 in all skills; and Cambridge English-Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176 and Individual score of 169 in all skills.

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About this uni

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  • Based in South Australia.
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