Postgraduate program Master of Professional Engineering (Civil)
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Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.
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Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesSemester 2 (19 Jul 2021), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (19 Jul 2021), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022),
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CRICOS CodeCRICOS code: 098283G
Program Code40183

Program Handbook

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 practising 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 at9 May 2021 12:30 am
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.
  • International students - 3 years full-time.

Accelerated options available

Term typeSemesters
Fees
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code098283G

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Direct admission into the 3 year MPE (Civil) Pathway A: 

  • Graduates from the University of Newcastle or another institution 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 AND a UON GPA of 4.5 or above. You may also be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) which will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Direct admission into the 2 year MPE (Civil) Pathway B with 80 units of Recognition (RPL): 

  • Graduates from the University of Newcastle or another institution with a Bachelor Degree (AQF 7) in Civil Engineering AND a UON GPA of 4.5 or above. 

Direct admission into the 1 year MPE (Civil) Pathway C with 160 units of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

  • Graduates from an institution other than University of Newcastle with a Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF 8) in Civil Engineering with a UON GPA of 4.5 or above.

University of Newcastle Engineering Graduate Pathway C:

  • Graduates of the University of Newcastle Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) single and combined programs will automatically be approved for admission to the 80 unit or 1-year program (Pathway C) with 160 units of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

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 for more information on applying 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, and 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.

International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

Program requirements

Pathway A:

The MPE (Civil) Pathway A is comprised of 240 units, of which, 190 units are core courses, 20 units are design core courses, 20 units are directed courses and 10 units are elective courses. 

Students are not recommended to commence in Semester 1 unless they receive credit, due to course availability.

Pathway B:

The MPE (Civil) Pathway B is comprised of 160 units, of which, 130 units are core courses, 20 units are design core courses and 10 units are elective courses. 

Pathway C:

The MPE (Civil) Pathway C is comprised of 80 units, of which, 30 units are core courses and 50 units are directed courses.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

Additional documents


Transition arrangements

The MPE (Civil) [40183] program has been revised for 2020. Students who commenced prior to 2020 are advised to contact their Program Convenor or Academic Program Advisor (ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu) to ensure they are on track with their enrolment.


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 must complete the following core courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CIVL2060Numerical Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2130Theory of Structures 1
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2240Civil Engineering Materials
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2282Introduction to Geomechanics
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2720Transportation Engineering and Design
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG2100Engineering Risk and Uncertainty
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG2300Engineering Fluid Mechanics
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL3180Theory of Structures 2
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG3500Managing Engineering Projects
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
CIVL6160Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6170Steel Design
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6201Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6280Geomechanics 2
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6330Hydrology
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6400Water Engineering
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6460AMPE Thesis A
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6460BMPE Thesis B
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6840Advanced Analysis for Design
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG6500Engineering Complexity
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
Pathway A Core Design Courses

Students choose 20 units from the following courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CIVL6521Structural Engineering Project
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6541Water Engineering Project
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6571Geotechnical Engineering Project
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
Pathway A Directed Courses

Students choose 20 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ARBE3305Infrastructure Development
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
CIVL6110Advanced Structural Analysis
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6120Residential Footings, Masonry, Timber DesignNot currently offered10 units
CIVL6220Computational MechanicsNot currently offered10 units
CIVL6230Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6240Geotechnical Risk Analysis
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6250Geotechnical Site Characterisation
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6410Hydrobiological Modelling
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6431Land Surface Process and Management
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6470Contaminant Hydrogeology
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS6530Environmental Management
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
SURV6730Town Planning
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
Electives

Complete 10 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

10 units

Pathway B

Pathway B Core Courses

Students must complete the following core courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CIVL2720Transportation Engineering and Design
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL3180Theory of Structures 2
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG3500Managing Engineering Projects
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
10 units
CIVL6160Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6170Steel Design
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6201Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6280Geomechanics 2
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6330Hydrology
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6400Water Engineering
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6460AMPE Thesis A
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6460BMPE Thesis B
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6840Advanced Analysis for Design
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG6500Engineering Complexity
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
Pathway B Core Design Courses

Students choose 20 units from the following courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CIVL6521Structural Engineering Project
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6541Water Engineering Project
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6571Geotechnical Engineering Project
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
Pathway B Directed Courses

Students choose 10 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ARBE3305Infrastructure Development
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
CIVL6110Advanced Structural Analysis
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6120Residential Footings, Masonry, Timber DesignNot currently offered10 units
CIVL6220Computational MechanicsNot currently offered10 units
CIVL6230Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6240Geotechnical Risk Analysis
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6250Geotechnical Site Characterisation
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6410Hydrobiological Modelling
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6431Land Surface Process and Management
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6470Contaminant Hydrogeology
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS6530Environmental Management
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
SURV6730Town Planning
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units

Pathway C

Pathway C Core Courses

Students must complete the following core courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CIVL6460AMPE Thesis A
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6460BMPE Thesis B
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG6500Engineering Complexity
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
Pathway C Directed Courses

Students choose 50 units from the following directed courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ARBE6406Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6601Theory and Practice of Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6605Policy and Social Considerations in Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6606Disaster Resilience Economics
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6607Government Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6608Private Sector Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
ARBE6614Professional Practice in Disaster Risk Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
CHEE6420Safety and Risk Management
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6110Advanced Structural Analysis
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6120Residential Footings, Masonry, Timber DesignNot currently offered10 units
CIVL6220Computational MechanicsNot currently offered10 units
CIVL6230Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6240Geotechnical Risk Analysis
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6250Geotechnical Site Characterisation
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6330Hydrology
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6400Water Engineering
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6410Hydrobiological Modelling
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6431Land Surface Process and Management
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6470Contaminant Hydrogeology
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6521Structural Engineering Project
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6541Water Engineering Project
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL6571Geotechnical Engineering Project
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS6510Environmental Legislation and Policy
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
ENVS6530Environmental Management
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
ENVS6545Impact Assessment and Climate Change Policy
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6001Managing Under Uncertainty
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6004Organisational Behaviour and Design
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6012Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6200Financial and Management Accounting
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6484Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
INFT6304Project Planning and Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
LEGL6004Law for Workplace Health and Safety
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
OHSE6070Workplace Health and Safety Management
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
SURV6730Town Planning
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units

Additional information

All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.

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.

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