Unit of study table

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Structural)

To qualify for the award of the Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) in this specialisation, a candidate must complete 96 credit points, including core and elective units of study as listed below.

Core units

CIVL9205
Concrete Structures 1
6    A CIVL9110 AND CIVL9201. Basic concepts of solid mechanics and structural mechanics, including: compatability of strains; stress-strain relationships; equilibrium; flexure, shear and torsion; statically determinate load effects (reactions, bending moments, shear forces); elastic beam theory (strains, stresses and beam deflections).
Semester 1
CIVL9612
Fluid Mechanics
6    A CIVL9201 AND CIVL9611 AND (ENGG9802 OR CIVL9802). This unit of study follows on from Fluid Mechanics CIVL9611, which provides the essential fundamental fluid mechanics background and theory, and is assumed to be known and fully understood.
Semester 1
ENGG5204
Engineering Professional Practice
6    A Competences and experience in engineering obtained during an accepted engineering degree
Semester 1
ENGG5205
Professional Practice in Project Management
6   

This is a core unit for all Master of Professional Engineering students as well as all students pursuing Project Management studies (including Master of Project Management, Graduate Certificate in Project Management and Graduate Diploma in Project Management). No prerequisite or assumed knowledge.
Semester 1
Semester 2
CIVL6268
Structural Dynamics
6    A Students are assumed to have a good knowledge of fundamental structural analysis, which is covered in the courses of Structural Mechanics,Introduction to Structural Concepts and Design, Structural Analysis, and Finite Element Analysis.
N CIVL5268
Semester 2
CIVL9206
Steel Structures 1
6    A CIVL9110 AND CIVL9201 AND CIVL9235


It is assumed that students are competent in the following areas: the methods of load transfer in structures - tension, compression, bending, shear, torsion, and bearing; an appreciation of stress and strain, and being able to determine stresses and strains in simple sections under axial force, bending moments, shear and torsion; calculating and understanding the physical significance of geometric section properties - centroid, Ix, Iy, Zx, Zy, Sx, Sy, rx, ry, J, Ag; knowledge of the basic elastic-plastic material properties of steel, E, G, fy, fu; and knowledge of loading of structures. A special "assumed knowledge" lecture will be given in Week 1 to refresh the knowledge of students.
Semester 2
CIVL9811
Engineering Design and Construction
6    P CIVL9810


This unit aims to prepare students for employment in a broad range of engineering areas including design, planning and construction management.
Semester 2
CIVL6257
Concrete Structures - Prestressed Concrete
6    N CIVL5257
Semester 1
CIVL6267
Steel Structures - Adv Analysis and Design
6    N CIVL5267
Semester 1
CIVL6264
Composite Steel-Concrete Structures
6    N CIVL5264
Semester 2
CIVL9903
Civil Engineering Design
6    A CIVL9410 AND CIVL9612 AND CIVL9811
P CIVL9205 AND CIVL9206
Semester 1
ENGG5217
Practical Experience
   N ENGP1000 OR ENGP2000 OR ENGP3000 OR ENGG4000 OR CHNG5205 OR AMME5010


Students should have completed one year of their MPE program before enrolling in this unit.
Intensive April
Intensive August
Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Intensive June
Intensive March
Intensive May
Intensive November
Intensive October
Intensive September

Specialist Elective units

Candidates must complete 12 credit points from the following Specialist Elective units of study.
CIVL5266
Steel Structures - Stability
6    A There are no prerequisites for this unit of study but it is assumed that students are competent in the content covered in Structural Mechanics, Steel Structures, and Structural Analysis.
Semester 1
CIVL5269
Advanced Concrete Structures
6    P CIVL3205 OR CIVL9205
Semester 2
CIVL5277
Structural Rehabilitation and Timber Design
6    A (CIVL2201 AND CIVL3205 AND CIVL3206) OR (CIVL9201 AND CIVL9205 AND CIVL9206)
Semester 2
CIVL5458
Numerical Methods in Civil Engineering
6      Semester 1

Elective units

Candidates must complete 6 credit points from the following Elective units of study.
CIVL5320
Engineering for Sustainable Development
6    P CIVL3310 OR CIVL9310
Semester 2
CIVL5351
Geoenvironmental Engineering
6      Semester 2
CIVL5452
Foundation Engineering
6    A CIVL2410 AND CIVL3411. Students are assumed to have a good knowledge of fundamental soil mechanics, which is covered in the courses of soil mechanics (settlement, water flow, soil strength) and foundation engineering (soil models, stability analyses; slope stability; retaining walls; foundation capacity)
N CIVL6452
Semester 1
CIVL5453
Geotechnical Hazards
6    A (CIVL2410 AND CIVL3411) OR (CIVL9410 AND CIVL9411). Students are assumed to have a good knowledge of fundamental soil mechanics, which is covered in the courses of soil mechanics (settlement, water flow, soil strength) and foundation engineering (soil models, stability analyses; slope stability; retaining walls; foundation capacity).
Semester 2
CIVL5460
Particle Mechanics for Geotechnics
6    A (CIVL2410 OR CIVL9410) AND (CIVL3411 OR CIVL9411)
Semester 1
CIVL5668
Fundamentals of Wind Engineering for Design
6      Semester 1
CIVL5670
Reservoir, Stream and Coastal Engineering
6    A (CIVL3612 OR CIVL9612) AND MATH2061
Semester 1
CIVL5999
Advanced Research and Analysis
6    A (CIVL2201 OR CIVL9201) AND (CIVL2611 OR CIVL9611) AND (CIVL2410 OR CIVL9410)
Semester 1
CIVL9235
Structural Analysis
6    A This unit of study assumes previous study of the fundamental principles of structural mechanics obtained from CIVL9201 Foundations of Structural Mechanics or equivalent introductory structural mechanics subject.
Semester 2
CSYS5010
Introduction to Complex Systems
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
CSYS5020
Interdependent Civil Systems
6      Semester 1
ENGG5203
Quality Engineering and Management
6    A First degree in Engineering or a related discipline
Semester 2

Project units

All candidates are required to complete a minimum of 12 credit points of Project or Research units during the final year of study.
Candidates achieving an average mark of 70% or higher over 48 credit points of units of study are eligible for the Extended Capstone Project.
Extended Capstone Project candidates take Capstone Project units CIVL5020 and CIVL5022 (total 18 cp) in place of Capstone Project CIVL5021 and 6 cp of elective units.
CIVL5020
Capstone Project A
6    P 96 cp from MPE degree program or 48 cp from the MPE(Accel) program or 24 cp from the ME program (including any credit for previous study).
N CIVL5222 OR CIVL5223
Semester 1
Semester 2
CIVL5021
Capstone Project B
6    C CIVL5020
N CIVL5222 OR CIVL5223 OR CIVL5022
Semester 1
Semester 2
CIVL5022
Capstone Project B Extended
12    P 24 credit points in the Master of Engineering and WAM >=70, or 96 credit points in the Master of Professional Engineering and WAM >=70 or 48cp from MPE(Accel) program and WAM >=70
N CIVL5021 OR CIVL5222 OR CIVL5223

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2

Research pathway

Candidates achieving an average mark of 75% or higher over 48 credit points of units of study or equivalent are eligible for the Research Pathway.
Research pathway candidates take Dissertation units CIVL5222 and CIVL5223 (total 24 cp) in place of Capstone Project units and 12 cp of elective units.
CIVL5222
Dissertation A
12    N CIVL5020 OR CIVL5021 OR CIVL5022

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In order to enrol in a project, students must first secure an academic supervisor in an area that they are interested. The topic of your project must be determined in discussion with the supervisor. The supervisor can come from any of the Engineering Departments, however, they need to send confirmation of their supervision approval to the Postgraduate Administrator.
Semester 1
Semester 2
CIVL5223
Dissertation B
12    N CIVL5020 OR CIVL5021 OR CIVL5022

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In order to enrol in a project, students must first secure an academic supervisor in an area that they are interested. The topic of your project must be determined in discussion with the supervisor. The supervisor can come from any of the Engineering Departments, however, they need to send confirmation of their supervision approval to the Postgraduate Administrator.
Semester 1
Semester 2

Exchange units

Exchange units require the approval of the Program Director. With approval, up to 12 credit points of Exchange units may taken in place of other units, towards the requirements ofthe degree.
ENGG5231
Engineering Graduate Exchange A
6      Intensive January
Intensive July
ENGG5232
Engineering Graduate Exchange B
6      Intensive January
Intensive July

For more information on degree program requirements visit CUSP (https://cusp.sydney.edu.au).