The University of Newcastle, Australia
Fast facts
Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • First intake in 2019
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

UON program code: 40183

Currently enrolled, continuing students looking for the previous version of this program should refer back to the: Master of Professional Engineering (Civil)

Program handbook

Description

The Master of Professional Engineering (Civil) is designed to facilitate a broader and deeper approach to civil engineering which leads to a formal qualification at the Masters level. The program duration is between 1-3 years full time depending on the student’s prior qualification/s. The program offers students the opportunity to broaden their technical competence either in another discipline (such as disaster management, business, sustainability, construction management, safety and risk), or to deepen their competence in the civil engineering discipline. It may also be used to strengthen a student's technical capacity based on any gaps in their prior knowledge and to expose students to Australian design, construction and management practices.

The program focuses on:

  • Fundamental background knowledge to successfully study civil engineering at an advanced level.
  • Advanced engineering skills and knowledge required by a practicing civil engineer.
  • Capstone courses in civil engineering while also completing an advanced level research program.

Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of engineering fundamentals and/or the underpinning natural and physical sciences as applicable to the engineering discipline
  • Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline
  • In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline
  • Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline
  • Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline
  • Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline
  • Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving
  • Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources
  • Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes
  • Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects
  • Ethical conduct and professional accountability
  • Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains
  • Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour
  • Professional use and management of information
  • Orderly management of self, and professional conduct
  • Effective team membership and team leadership

Details

Information correct as at19th Aug 2018 3:40pm
Program code40183
AQF level

Level 9 Masters Degree (Extended)

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Term typeSemesters
Fees
    Managing faculty
    1. Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
    Contributing schools
    1. Newcastle Law School
    2. Newcastle Business School
    3. School of Architecture and Built Environment
    4. School of Engineering
    5. School of Health Sciences
    6. School of Environmental and Life Sciences
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    Admission information

    Admission requirements

    Applicants with a non-engineering Bachelor Degree with at least 20 units of study in Mathematics (especially calculus and linear algebra); and Science, as related to civil engineering will, if admitted into the program, be required to complete the 240 unit or 3 year program (Pathway A).

    For applicants with a Bachelor Degree in a different engineering discipline area entry and program duration will be assessed by the Faculty on a case-by-case basis.

    Applicants with a Bachelor Degree equivalent to the Sydney Accord standard in the same engineering discipline area: i.e. Bachelor of Civil Engineering with a UoN determined GPA of 4.5 and above, may be eligible for up to 80 units (1 year) of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Potentially reducing the program duration to 160 unit or 2 years (Pathway B). Exact RPL can only be determined on application.

    Applicants with a Bachelor Honours Degree recognised by the Washington Accord in the same engineering discipline area, may be eligible for up to 160 units of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) (2 years). Potentially reducing the program duration to 80 unit or 1 year (Pathway C). Exact RPL can only be determined on application.

    University of Newcastle Engineering Graduate Pathways

    Graduates of the University of Newcastle Bachelor of Civil (Honours) single and combined programs will automatically be awarded 160 units of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) reducing the program duration to only 80 units or 1 year (Pathway C).

    Minimum English language proficiency requirements

    All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


    Credit transfer

    If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


    Compulsory program requirements

    Students in Pathway A and Pathway B are required to complete 12 weeks of Industrial Experience as part of the program requirement.

    It is anticipated that some commencing students may have met the Industrial Experience requirement, as such they will be deemed to have met this requirement, provided they can submit suitable evidence, such as a statement from the employer.

    As students in Pathway C will already hold a Washington Accord qualification they are exempted from this requirement.


    Academic requirements for program completion

    Total units required

    240 units

    Program duration

    3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

    Program requirements

    Pathway A:

    The MPE (Civil) Pathway A comprises 240 units, 170 of which are core courses, 20 of which are design core courses, and 50 of which are directed courses.

    Pathway B:

    Students completing the MPE (Civil) Pathway B must complete 160 units, 90 of which are core courses, 20 of which are design core courses, and 50 of which are directed courses.

    Pathway C:

    Students completing the MPE (Civil) Pathway C must complete 80 units, 30 of which are core courses and 50 of which are directed courses.


    Program structure

    Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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    Pathway A

    Core Courses

    Students in Pathway A must complete the following core courses.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    CIVL1100Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics
    • Summer 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (BCA Singapore)
    10 units
    ENGG1002Introduction to Engineering Computations
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (BCA Singapore)
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL2060Numerical Methods
    • Semester 1 - 2018 (BCA Singapore)
    • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL2130Theory of Structures 1
    • Semester 1 - 2018 (BCA Singapore)
    • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL2240Civil Engineering Materials
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (BCA Singapore)
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL2282Introduction to Geomechanics
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (BCA Singapore)
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL2310Fluid Mechanics
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (BCA Singapore)
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL2720Transportation Engineering and Design
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (BCA Singapore)
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    ENGG3500Managing Engineering Projects
    • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Singapore)
    • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6160Reinforced Concrete Design
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6170Steel Design
    • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6280Geomechanics 2
    • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6330Hydrology
    • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6400Water Engineering
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6460AMPE Thesis A
    • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6460BMPE Thesis B
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    ENGG6500Engineering Complexity
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    Pathway A Core Design Courses

    Students choose 20 units from the following courses.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    CIVL6521Structural Engineering Project
    • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6541Water Engineering Project
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6571Geotechnical Engineering Project
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    Pathway A Directed Courses

    Students choose 50 units from the following courses.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    ARBE3305Infrastructure Development
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (BCA Singapore)
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan Distance)
    10 units
    ARBE6312Sustainable Development
    • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
    10 units
    CIVL6110Advanced Structural Analysis
    • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6120Residential Footings, Masonry, Timber Design
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6201Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
    • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6220Computational Mechanics
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6230Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6240Geotechnical Risk Analysis
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6250Geotechnical Site Characterisation
    • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6410Hydrobiological Modelling
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6431Land Surface Process and Management
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6470Contaminant Hydrogeology
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6840Advanced Analysis for DesignNot currently offered10 units
    ENVS6530Environmental Management
    • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
    10 units
    SURV6730Town Planning
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units

    Pathway B

    Pathway B Core Courses

    Students in Pathway B must complete the following core courses.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    ENGG3500Managing Engineering Projects
    • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Singapore)
    • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6160Reinforced Concrete Design
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6170Steel Design
    • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6280Geomechanics 2
    • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6330Hydrology
    • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6400Water Engineering
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6460AMPE Thesis A
    • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6460BMPE Thesis B
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    ENGG6500Engineering Complexity
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    Pathway B Core Design Courses

    Students choose 20 units from the following courses.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    CIVL6521Structural Engineering Project
    • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6541Water Engineering Project
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6571Geotechnical Engineering Project
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    Pathway B Directed Courses

    Students choose 50 units from the following courses.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    ARBE3305Infrastructure Development
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (BCA Singapore)
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan Distance)
    10 units
    ARBE6312Sustainable Development
    • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
    10 units
    CIVL6110Advanced Structural Analysis
    • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6120Residential Footings, Masonry, Timber Design
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6201Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
    • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6220Computational Mechanics
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6230Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6240Geotechnical Risk Analysis
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6250Geotechnical Site Characterisation
    • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6410Hydrobiological Modelling
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6431Land Surface Process and Management
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6470Contaminant Hydrogeology
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6840Advanced Analysis for DesignNot currently offered10 units
    ENVS6530Environmental Management
    • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
    10 units
    SURV6730Town Planning
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units

    Pathway C

    Pathway C Core Courses

    Students in Pathway C must complete the following core courses.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    CIVL6460AMPE Thesis A
    • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6460BMPE Thesis B
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    ENGG6500Engineering Complexity
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    Pathway C Directed Courses

    Students choose 50 units from the following directed courses.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    ARBE6312Sustainable Development
    • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
    10 units
    ARBE6331Property and Facilities Management
    • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
    10 units
    ARBE6406Negotiation & Conflict Resolution
    • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
    10 units
    ARBE6601Theory and Practice of Disaster Risk Reduction
    • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
    10 units
    ARBE6605Policy and Social Considerations in Disaster Risk Reduction
    • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
    10 units
    ARBE6606Disaster Resilience Economics
    • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
    10 units
    ARBE6607Government Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction
    • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
    • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
    10 units
    ARBE6608Private Sector Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction
    • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
    • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
    10 units
    ARBE6614Professional Practice in Disaster Risk Management
    • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
    10 units
    CHEE6420Safety and Risk Management
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6110Advanced Structural Analysis
    • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6120Residential Footings, Masonry, Timber Design
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6201Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
    • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6220Computational Mechanics
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6230Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6240Geotechnical Risk Analysis
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6250Geotechnical Site Characterisation
    • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6330Hydrology
    • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6400Water Engineering
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6410Hydrobiological Modelling
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6431Land Surface Process and Management
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6470Contaminant Hydrogeology
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6521Structural Engineering Project
    • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6541Water Engineering Project
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CIVL6571Geotechnical Engineering Project
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    ENVS6510Environmental Legislation and Policy
    • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
    10 units
    ENVS6530Environmental Management
    • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
    10 units
    ENVS6545Impact Assessment and Climate Change Policy
    • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
    10 units
    ENVS6560Contemporary Issues in Water Management
    • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
    10 units
    GSBS6001Managing Under Uncertainty
    • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
    • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Singapore)
    • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
    • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)
    • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
    • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Singapore)
    10 units
    GSBS6004Organisational Behaviour and Design
    • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Singapore)
    • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
    • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
    • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
    • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)
    • Trimester 2 - 2018 (GOSFORD)
    • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
    • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Singapore)
    • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
    10 units
    GSBS6012Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
    • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
    • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
    10 units
    GSBS6200Financial and Management Accounting
    • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Online)
    • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
    • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Online)
    • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)
    • Trimester 2 - 2018 (GOSFORD)
    • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
    • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Singapore)
    10 units
    GSBS6484Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
    • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
    • Trimester 1 - 2018 (Sydney CBD)
    • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Singapore)
    • Trimester 2 - 2018 (Online)
    • Trimester 3 - 2018 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    10 units
    LEGL6004Law for Workplace Health & Safety
    • Semester 1 - 2018 (Online)
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Online)
    10 units
    OHSE6070Management for Occupational Health and Safety
    • Semester 1 - 2018 (Online)
    10 units
    SURV6730Town Planning
    • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
    10 units

    Additional information

    All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


    International students

    All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


    Additional support

    AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

    Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online