Overview

The Master of Engineering Practice/Master of Construction Management Practice is for students who want to enhance their knowledge of civil, structural engineering, and construction management. The course has an applied industry focus with content also geared towards sustainability, which affects the way infrastructure is delivered in the 21st century.

View Master of Engineering Practice / Master of Construction Management Practice course handbook
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Your specialisation

The Civil Engineering Specialisation will give you the skills and knowledge to ensure the safe, efficient, and sustainable development of physical infrastructure. Develop expertise in advanced Concrete Design, Geotechnical Design, Construction law and Contract Management. Apply your learnings to industry-linked projects and develop the ability to critically analyse problems and develop effective solutions.

Upgrade your skills

  • Information analysis
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Research planning and execution

Stretch your career further

Students can enhance their career opportunities by gaining additional leadership and management skills – an important asset in a today’s complex and changing business environment. The below examples demonstrate the types of roles graduates can attain.

  • Senior Electrical Engineer
  • Renewable Energy Engineer
  • Telecommunication Network Designer
  • Civil Engineering Project Manager

Key codes

CRICOS course code
107395J
International student visa

International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.

Professional recognition

Why Swinburne?

Top 10 Australian university for Computer Science and Electronics

85.1% of students found employment within 4 months of graduating

The median income for PG graduates nine years out is $105.5K

Ranked top 100 in the world for Computer Science and Engineering

Qualifications

Applicants are required to have one of the following:

  • a Bachelor of Engineering (in Civil or Infrastructure or Construction) (Honours) (minimum 4 years of full-time study) degree, or

  • a Graduate Certificate of Engineering (in Civil or Structural or Infrasructure) degree, or

  • a qualification deemed to be equivalent to any of the above. 

Applicants are required to have one of the following:

• a Bachelor of Engineering (in Civil or Infrastructure or Construction) (Honours) (minimum 4 years of full-time study) degree, or 
• a Graduate Certificate of Engineering (in Civil or Structural or Infrasructure) degree, or 
• a qualification deemed to be equivalent to any of the above.

Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee an offer of a place. See admission requirements for general information about the admission process.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Need to undertake an English assessment for entry?

A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) can now be done at our Hawthorn campus.

Credit transfer

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit (advanced standing) towards their course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Finding your fit

At Swinburne, we recognise that not one size fits all. If this course doesn’t meet all your study criteria, check out these alternatives.

How credit points work

To qualify for the Master of Engineering Practice / Master of Construction Management Practice, students must complete a total of 14 units (200 credit points) as follows:

  • 7 Core units (100 credit points)
  • 6 Engineering Specialisation units (75 credit points) from Civil or Structural comprising
  • 2 electives (25 credit points)
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Specialisation units
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Elective units
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Masters

Your units

Units of study Unit code
Core units
Engineering Project Management
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
CSM80006
BIM and Digital Twins for Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure
Core unit, 25.0 credit points
CSM80015
Research Paper
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE80001
Select 4 additional core units
Construction Law and Contract Management
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
CSM80003
Procurement, Tendering and Contracts
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
CSM80013
Advanced Scheduling and Visualisation-Based Integrated Project Controls
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
CSM80014
Estimating and Project Costing
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
CSM80016
Resource Planning and Management
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
MME80001
Units of study Unit code
Elective units
Systems, Processes and Technologies for Construction
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
CSM80011
Documentation and Information Management with BIM
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
CSM80012
Managing Quality and Safety in Construction Site Operations
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
CSM80017
Engineering Master Thesis
Elective unit, 25.0 credit points
ENG80001
Risk Management in Projects and Engineering Industries
Elective unit, 12.5 credit points
RSK80006

Civil Engineering specialisation units

Units of study Unit code
Transport Planning, Modelling and Economics
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE80003
Advanced Concrete Design
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE80004
Geotechnical Design
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE80007
Integrated Water Design
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE80009
Estimating and Project Costing
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
CSM80016
Strengthening and Monitoring of Structures
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE80005
Infrastructure Deterioration Modelling
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE80006
Principles of Sustainability
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE80010
Bridge Design
Specialisation unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE80020
Building Design Project
Specialisation unit, 25.0 credit points
CVE80021
Want to see the full range of electives?

Learn about all the electives you can take in the course handbook.

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$37,800

Total fee* ($AUD)

$75,600

Commonwealth Supported Yearly Fee* ($AUD)

$8,948

Commonwealth Supported Total Fee* ($AUD)

$17,896

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$44,240.00

Fees are estimates only

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply for units studied in 2024 only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester.

Fees are estimates only

The indicative course fees shown apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. International tuition fees are generally inclusive of Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

How do I pay my fees?

Two types of loans are available to assist with student study fees. Depending on eligibility, you’re able to apply for one of the loans outlined below.

  • FEE-HELP is a loan that’s available for full-fee paying higher education students. Depending on your eligibility, the Commonwealth Government can help pay all or part of your loan directly to Swinburne.
  • HECS-HELP is a loan and discount scheme that’s available if you’re enrolled in a Commonwealth-supported place. Depending on eligibility, a HECS-HELP loan can cover all or part of your contribution amount.

International students need to pay tuition fees up-front by the relevant due date. You can find the due dates on your Statement of Account.

To pay your fees:

  • log in to My Finances
  • check your Australian bank account details are correct 
  • check your Statement of Account to see how much you owe 
  • pay using your preferred payment method.

Eligibility for FEE-HELP

You’re eligible for a FEE-HELP loan if you are studying an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, or UniLink or OUA course at Swinburne, and you:

  • are an Australian citizen doing at least one unit of your course in Australia; or
  • hold a permanent humanitarian visa and will be living in Australia for the duration of your course; or
  • hold a New Zealand Special Category visa and meet the special eligibility requirements for New Zealand citizens
  • are undertaking bridging study for overseas trained professionals and will be living in Australia for the duration of this study
  • have not exceeded the new combined Help Loan limit.
     

The HELP limit is the maximum amount you can borrow from the government in your lifetime towards your education costs. It is fixed and cannot be topped up.

Eligibility for HECS-HELP

You are eligible for a HECS-HELP loan if you have been offered a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) for an undergraduate degree at Swinburne or a UniLink course, and you:

  • are an Australian citizen and doing at least one unit of your course in Australia; or
  • hold a permanent humanitarian visa and will be living in Australia for the duration of your course; or
  • hold a New Zealand Special Category visa and meet the special eligibility requirements for New Zealand citizens.

Student services and amenities fee

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

The fee shown in the capped amount for 2024.

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

This amenities fee is included within your annual tuition fee listed above. The fee shown in the capped amount for 2024.

Please refer to the Student Services Amenities Fee page for more information.

SSAF fee* ($AUD)

$351.00

SSAF fee* ($AUD)

$351.00

Scholarships

Scholarship applications for 2024 are open. Scholarships at Swinburne are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. We want you to reach your potential and achieve your life and career goals. 

Our handy guide will assist you to gather documents for your application.

When you apply for a Swinburne course, we automatically consider you for an international scholarship of up to 20 per cent off your course fees – no separate application required! Just apply for your Swinburne course of choice and when we review your course application, we will also assess you for an international scholarship.

Apply through an agent

Most international students use an education agent to help them through the application process. Swinburne has agents all over the world that can help you with your application to study. Search for a Swinburne representative in your country. If your country is not listed, please contact us.

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Hawthorn
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24-July-2024
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29-July-2024
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Hawthorn
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26-February-2025
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03-March-2025
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28-July-2024