Master of Engineering Structures
This program is for civil engineering and architecture professionals working in disciplines associated with the advanced design of engineering structures.
It focuses on the study of ecologically sustainable building and the design of structures for extreme loading, such as earthquake, wind, blast and fire. The course provides students with a thorough understanding of structural systems, conceptual design and advanced analysis techniques. The Melbourne School of Engineering has many top-quality researchers in the field of structural engineering, who are nationally and internationally recognised, teaching both within the University, as well as in industry around Australia. Research within the area is strong and students have access to a dynamic mix of guest and local seminar presentations on leading research topics.
Students graduate with a good command of the theory and practice of structural engineering. This knowledge enhances the technical, management and leadership skills of graduates, who work in many different areas including: the design of major structures; the vulnerability assessment of existing structures for projected extreme scenarios of strong wind, waves, earthquakes and impact loading; and the risk assessment of infrastructure. Structural engineers can find employment with national and global companies such as Arup, Bonacci Group and AECOM.
- 1 year full-time
- Semester 1, Semester 2
- Local: $26,976 per annum
International: $33,184 per annum
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A four-year undergraduate degree in Structural Engineering with an average of 65% (University of Melbourne equivalent).
A three-year undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering with an average of 65% (University of Melbourne equivalent) and at least three years of full-time relevant and documented work experience.
English Language Requirements
All students studying at the University of Melbourne must satisfy the University’s English language entry requirements. For graduate entry, Engineering offers an alternative.
Students will complete a one year (100 point) full-time (or part-time equivalent) program, consisting of eight subjects of 12.5 points each. Students take a minimum of five subjects (62.5 points) selected from the list of structural engineering electives and up to three subjects (37.5 points) from the list of civil and environmental engineering electives.
Structural Engineering electives
- Earthquake Resistant Design of Buildings
- High Rise Structures
- Extreme Loading of Structures
- Concrete Design and Technology
- Structural Dynamics and Modelling
- Design in Steel and Other Materials
Civil and Environmental electives
- Sustainable Infrastructure Systems
- Quantitative Environmental Modelling
- Solar Energy
- Energy for Sustainable Development
- Project Management Practices
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Research Topic
- Engineering Project Implementation
- Geotechnical Applications
- Energy Efficiency Technology
- Sustainable Buildings
- Engineering Contracts and Procurement
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Associate Professor Nelson Lam
Associate Professor Nelson Lam is the Academic Program Coordinator of the Master of Engineering (Civil), Master of Engineering (Structural) and Master of Engineering Structures programs in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering. Associate Professor Lam is a Reader in Civil Engineering with extensive professional experience working as an engineer in the design and assessment of civil infrastructure. He is also a leading academic in the field of earthquake engineering and impact dynamics and has received medals from Engineers Australia in acknowledgement of his contributions to the civil and structural engineering profession. Associate Professor Lam’s main research interests are in various areas of structural dynamics related to both natural hazard (earthquake engineering) and homeland security issues (blast and impact). His teaching covers the areas of concrete and steel design, bridge engineering, structural analysis, earthquake engineering and structural dynamics.
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