Master of Engineering Science (Civil)

Flinders University

Program Overview

The Master of Engineering Science (Civil) provides a broad range of skills to investigate, plan, design and maintain complex civil engineering solutions. Throughout the course, there is a strong emphasis on practical skills and teamwork.

Civil engineers develop and maintain a wide variety of physical infrastructure such as bridges, buildings, airports, roads, railways, ports, mine sites, water and wastewater supply, treatment and reuse systems. They also help to maintain sustainable natural environments.

They are highly creative and innovative problem solvers who design, construct, manage, maintain, or rehabilitate all aspects of this infrastructure. The technical solutions developed by civil engineers must take into consideration social, environmental and financial constraints.

Civil engineers work closely with architects, planners and the community to ensure that what is constructed is what is needed. And unlike many disciplines, the fruits of civil engineering often last a very long time.



  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 39,500



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You will be provided with study in both the theoretical and practical aspects of engineering, and the course builds on your previous experience and knowledge.

Topics cover areas such as physics, materials, mechanics, mathematics, project management and innovation, and a masters research project.

In addition, the Master of Engineering Science (Civil) may include topics in:

  • infrastructure systems engineering
  • advanced infrastructure engineering design
  • civil engineering design
  • engineering geology and geomechanics
  • geotechnical engineering
  • structural engineering
  • hydraulics and water engineering
  • transport systems engineering.

Year 1

  • Engineering Mathematics GE
  • Mechanics and Structures GE
  • Fluid Mechanics GE
  • Infrastructure Systems Engineering GE
  • Engineering Physics and Materials GE
  • Structural Engineering 1 GE
  • Engineering Geology and Geomechanics GE
  • Introduction to Geographical Information Systems GE

Year 2

  • Masters Project (4.5/9 units)
  • Engineering Management
  • Masters Project (4.5/9 units)
  • Systems Engineering

Applicants must normally hold one of the following appropriate qualifications:

  • an engineering degree
  • a science degree
  • an Australian TAFE diploma or advanced diploma (AQF Level 5) qualification in an appropriate field plus seven years relevant work experience
  • an equivalent overseas qualification.

A knowledge of mathematics (equivalent to first year university mathematics), and science (equivalent to a university undergraduate topic in physics and other relevant sciences), is assumed.

International students must satisfy our English language proficiency requirements for admission. If your first language is not English you will need to have:

  • Achieved the required test score for the course you are applying for. The IELTS and equivalent scores to meet the various levels #. IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and Cambridge tests must be taken in a registered testing centre.; or
  • Successfully completed an approved secondary or tertiary qualification, taught in the English language in a country where English is the official language or the main language spoken (for up to an overall IELTS of 6.0) with evidence no more than five years old on the proposed date of commencement of the course; or
  • Successfully completed a pre-course English program from an approved ELICOS Provider*.

Annual fees:  $39,500

Civil engineering graduates are in great demand with career destinations including building and construction, transport and the mining industries.

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