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Overview

If you are a qualified engineer seeking to move into a management role or to specialise or update your skills, the Master of Engineering will build on your engineering undergraduate degree. You’ll develop specialised technical knowledge in structural engineering, gaining an understanding of how structures and buildings resist and transfer natural and other forces to the ground.

This program will allow you to build on your existing engineering undergraduate degree by developing specialised technical knowledge in structural engineering.

Commonwealth Supported Places

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)* are available for postgraduate study for eligible domestic students. This means that your course fees are subsidised by the Australian Government and you pay a student contribution amount (SCA). CSPs are limited in number and are allocated based on academic merit.

*Some available streams, subject to availability.

Subject areas

This degree does not have a specialisation or major.

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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)* are available for postgraduate study for eligible domestic students. This means that your course fees are subsidised by the Australian Government and you pay a student contribution amount (SCA). CSPs are limited in number and are allocated based on academic merit.

*Some available streams, subject to availability.

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 11 February of the commencing year
Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year
Semester 2 - 30 June of the commencing year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

Study plan for this course

To meet requirements for the Master of Engineering (Structural Engineering) a candidate will complete 72 credit points (cp) including 24cp of specialist units, 24cp of engineering management, a minimum 12cp project and up to 12cp of elective units. Candidates who have received a 24cp reduction in volume of learning, must complete 48 credit points (cp) including 24cp of specialist units, 12cp of engineering management and a minimum 12cp project.

Units of Study

Admission criteria

To be eligible for admission, an applicant is required to have:

  • an Australian Bachelor of Engineering degree in the relevant discipline with a credit average (65 percent) or equivalent qualification or
  • an Australian Bachelor of Engineering degree in the relevant discipline or equivalent, and five years relevant professional work experience or
  • the relevant University of Sydney Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate in Engineering with a credit average (65 percent).

Units completed in the graduate diploma/graduate certificate can be credited to the master's degree.

For qualifications awarded outside Australia, equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution and qualification. 

Fast-track your master's 

If you have the equivalent of an Australian Bachelor of Engineering degree with a distinction average (75 percent) in the same area of your discipline, you may be eligible for a Reduced Volume of Learning (RVL) of up to 24 credit points or .5 years/1 semester. 

Applying for RVL/Credit: 

To be assessed for RVL/Credit, you are required to indicate in your application for admission that you would like to apply for credit. You will then receive an email with instructions on how to submit your application for credit. If you receive an offer of admission, the outcome of your credit application will be included in your letter of offer. For information on RVL and degree requirements visit CUSP.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice.

Career Pathways

Graduates of the Master of Engineering (Structural Engineering) will have achieved the higher levels of specialisation necessary to excel in their chosen field. Professional engineering skills developed throughout the course will reflect current industry standards in order to provide graduates with enhanced opportunities for advancement in their careers. New opportunities to progress into areas such as research and innovation in their field will also be possible following the completion of this course.

 

Future study options

The University of Sydney is a research intensive institution with a strong track record of technology transfer, industry leadership and commercialisation. Research activities in the Faculty of Engineering focus on a wide range of areas from aerospace, biomedical, combustion, processing and manufacture, design, robotics, electronics, networks, wireless and satellite systems. If you would like to be part of Sydney's engineering research community, you may consider applying for admission to a research degree. Students completing a Master of Engineering program with outstanding results are eligible to undertake supervised research in the degree of Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.

Domestic students

International students

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