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Overview

The Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) is the ideal two-year full-time degree for those engineers who have previously graduated with an undergraduate engineering degree in a related field seeking recognised accreditation to practice in Australia and overseas. 

Please note that the degree to be conferred will be the Master of Professional Engineering which is accredited by Engineers Australia.

The structural specialisation is concerned with the design of high-rise buildings, industrial complexes, bridges, stadiums, and sporting and exhibition centres.

This accelerated version of our Master of Professional Engineering degree is designed to provide you with deep technical skills in your chosen field of engineering combined with professional development in the areas of communication, leadership, and time and resource management.

It will also help you develop the sound communication, management and decision-making capabilities necessary to interpret and discuss complex issues in your area of specialisation.

The program will provide you with the engineering professional practice and research skills that lead to recognition as an Australian graduate engineer. 

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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

Your funding & scholarships

How to apply

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 (February) or 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 (February) or Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

Study plan for this course

Candidates for the Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Structural) complete 96 credit points.

Areas of study include concrete structures, steel structures, civil engineering, and structural dynamics.

Work component

This course has a mandatory work component totalling 420 hours that must be completed as part of the award requirements for the degree. This will usually be undertaken over 12 weeks and will provide an opportunity to gain industry exposure within an engineering environment.

Units of Study

Admission criteria

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

- an Australian Bachelor of Engineering degree with a 65 percent average, or equivalent qualification, in a related field of engineering to which the student is applying.

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

Professional accreditation

The degree to be conferred will be the Master of Professional Engineering (Structural).

This degree has been accorded full accreditation at the level of Professional Engineering by the industry governing body, Engineers Australia.

Career Pathways

Career paths for structural engineering graduates include working in the design of major structures including bridges, high-rise buildings, industrial buildings, stadiums, and sporting and exhibition centres. Structural engineers need to show innovation and apply artistic, creative and technical skills to design. Many find employment in specialist consulting structural engineering firms.

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 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 Professional Engineering program with excellent average marks are eligible to undertake supervised research in the degree of Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.

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