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What will I learn?

Civil and environmental engineers design sustainable solutions for meeting society’s needs. They build and improve the infrastructure and systems underpinning modern life, without compromising our environment or future generations.

This intensive degree is suited to high-achieving engineering graduates, as well as engineers with relevant work experience. It is fully accredited by Engineers Australia.

What will you do?

Our Master of Engineering (Civil and Environmental) comprises a foundation year and an advanced studies year. You will:

practise advanced civil engineering analysis and design
study environmental science and engineering principles
pursue specialist topics according to your interests and career goals
build communication and project management skills
undertake a significant research project.

To stay in the program, you’ll need to maintain a high grade point average. An exit path will be available if you’re only completing the foundation year. In this case you’ll receive a graduate diploma.

Where could it take you?

You might manage coastal erosion, develop policy on energy futures or come up with large-scale recycling schemes. You could supervise major urban water projects. Perhaps you’ll design high-speed railways or help with the construction of Australia’s next state-of-the-art sporting facility.

Potential careers

Coastal Engineer, Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Natural Resource Manager, Catchment Management, Civil Engineer, Seismologist, Harbour / Water Engineering, Hydrogeologist, Water Resources Engineer

Degree Structure

The Master of Engineering is a 48-unit program comprising 12 units of core courses, 12 units of foundation courses, 12 units of advanced technical coursework and a project to the value of 12 units, which introduces candidates to research. Normally, students will complete the requirements for the Master of Engineering in two years of full-time study.

Graduates of a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Adelaide or another institution whose program is equivalent to an AQF level 8 honours program, and accredited under the Washington Accord will be eligible to be considered for credit allowing them to complete the master's program in less than two years, with a minimum of one year of full-time study.

International students from non-English speaking backgrounds will be required to take an English language communications course as part of the program.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

CRICOS

071201C

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$44,500.00 (US$ 33,057) per year
COVID-19 OFFSHORE STUDY FEE REBATE: All continuing and commencing international students who are studying offshore and unable to travel to Australia due to border restrictions may be eligible for the rebate of up to 20%.

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

Start date

Expected March, July 2022

Venue

The University of Adelaide (UoA)

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 -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

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.

Application deadline: Nov 05.

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

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About The University of Adelaide (UoA)

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