Overview

The Master of Engineering Practice allows you to build on the knowledge gained from your existing undergraduate degree. Choose a speciality area to focus on, and gain a deeper technical education to set yourself aside from other graduates in the field. There is scope to work on industry-based research projects to give you practical experience into how the industry works.

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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

Key codes

CRICOS course code
103428D
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.

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
  • Manufacturing Systems Designer
  • Civil Engineering Project Manager

Why Swinburne?

89.1% of students found employment within 4 months of graduating.

The median income for PG graduates nine years out is $111K (2nd highest in Melbourne)

Top 20% for PG Skills Development in Australia.

Top 20% for PG Teaching Quality in Australia.

Qualifications

The entry requirements for Master of Engineering Practice are as follows:

  • a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree (minimum 4 years of full time study) in an approved cognate field, or

  • a Graduate Certificate of Engineering degree in an approved cognate field following on from a 4-year Bachelor of Engineering degree, or

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

The entry requirements for Master of Engineering Practice are as follows:

  • a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree (minimum 4 years of full time study) in an approved cognate field, or

  • a Graduate Certificate of Engineering degree in an approved cognate field following on from a 4-year Bachelor of Engineering 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 award of Master of Engineering Practice, students must complete 100 credit points.

2
Core units
+
12
Specialisation units
=
Masters Degree

Your units

Units of study Unit code
Core units
Engineering Project Management
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
CSM80006
Research Paper
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
CVE80001
Specialisation Units
View specialisation units
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Civil Engineering specialisation units

Students completing the Civil Engineering specialisation must complete 4 core specialisation units and 2 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

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$37,800

Total fee* ($AUD)

$37,800

Commonwealth Supported Yearly Fee* ($AUD)

$8,948

Commonwealth Supported Total Fee* ($AUD)

$8,948

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 2023 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 Fees (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 2023 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.

Representatives and agents
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Apply directly

Ready to take on a new challenge and reach your academic goals? If you already know which course you want to study and understand the entry requirements, what are you waiting for? Apply online! 

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CRICOS code
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26-February-2024
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Hawthorn
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24-July-2024
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