Master of Engineering (Structural)

3 years full-time, Parkville — Domestic and International students. CRICOS code: 069275C

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Course Description

Structural engineers design, develop and evaluate materials and systems used in constructing load-bearing infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, buildings, railway lines and dams.

You will be guided by researchers, who are recognised internationally for their expertise in high-rise structures, and earthquake and blast-resistant technologies. You will have access to some highly specialised subjects in structural engineering, including the design of resilient structures to counter extreme conditions. Design seminars, field work and workshops provide opportunities to work with industry professionals.

The Master of Engineering (Structural) will lead to a formal qualification in structural engineering.

Career outcomes

Career opportunities exist in a variety of roles related to the design and development of structures, their longevity, and their ability to withstand extremes, such as earthquake, high winds, blast or fire, and the risk assessment of infrastructure, for government, consultancies and industry.

You will find employment with national and global companies such as Arup, Bonacci Group, Brookfield Multiplex, GHD, WorleyParsons and AECOM.

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Structural Engineering Career Pathways [PDF]

Professional accreditation

The Master of Engineering is professionally recognised under two major accreditation frameworks — EUR-ACE® and the Washington Accord (through Engineers Australia). Graduates can work as professional engineers throughout Europe, and as professional engineers in the 17 countries of the Washington Accord.

Accreditation Recognised in


Accrediting Agency: ASIIN

European Union

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Engineers Australia

Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, UK, USA

(Through the Washington Accord)

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