University of Newcastle

Master of Professional Engineering (Civil)

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

The Master of Professional Engineering (Civil) is a flexible degree that will allow students to fast-track their career in civil engineering. Students will develop the strategic and technical skills required to tackle 'wicked problems', applying design thinking and systems engineering principles to develop solutions that are both innovative and ethical. Students will also complete a year-long advanced civil engineering project (design-based or theoretical), which can potentially be linked to industry. Students can choose to deepen their skills through advanced civil engineering courses in areas such as hydrology, land surface process and management, or geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering, or broaden their skill base with complimentary management courses in natural disasters, business and the environment as well as project planning, entrepreneurship and innovation. The flexible nature of the program puts students in control. Whether they want to specialise or diversify, move into a more senior role, lead teams or projects, develop sophisticated research and innovation skills for R&D roles - they can choose courses to support their personal career goals.


Students eligible to complete a one year program will be advised at time of admission and will complete 80 units, including 30 units of Core Courses and 50 units of Directed Courses. Students completing the two year program will complete 160 units, including 50 units of Core Courses, 60 units of Civil Engineering Directed Courses and 60 units Program Directed Courses.


  • Civil engineering

Standard entry requirements

A minimum of a Bachelor Degree (AQF 7) in an Engineering discipline with a GPA of 4.5 or above

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Callaghan Domestic: $90,495
International: $128,346
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

Graduates of an Australian Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree, or equivalent, can complete the MPE in just one year. This program is seeking provisional accreditation with Engineers Australia; and so international students seeking professional recognition from Engineers Australia and the Washington Accord, or those wishing to extend their engineering and professional expertise in an Australian context, will find the 2-year Master of Professional Engineering is the ideal program. Students' study program will be designed to build on their prior studies and develop the core technical competencies to ensure they qualify - these will be chosen from areas such as Water Engineering, Steel Design, Geomechanics, Hydrology and Advanced Structural Analysis.

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