Civil engineers are concerned with all types of infrastructures including dams, bridges, pipelines, roads, towers and buildings. They are responsible for the design and construction of all our transport systems, the design and management of our gas and water supply, harbours, airports and railways.
The Master of Professional Engineering (Civil) is a 3 year full-time course delivering technical and professional outcomes that will allow you to be recognised as an Australian graduate engineer in this field. This degree has been given full accreditation at the level of Professional Engineering by the industry governing body, Engineers Australia http://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/
If your bachelor's degree included foundational engineering units, you may be given advanced standing in the Master of Professional Engineering. Entry pathways are available for students with widely varying backgrounds.
In this course you will engage in areas of study including fluids engineering, geomechanical engineering and structural engineering.
The MPE is comprised of foundation units of study, elective units in the area of your specialisation and a 12- week practical industry experience component. There are also a number of professional electives you can choose from and a capstone project in your final year.
If you are interested in continuing on to complete a research degree, a research dissertation can act as a research pathway.