The skills attained from the program should assist graduates gaining employment in a range of industries including consulting engineering, construction, local government, and public and private infrastructure owners.
At the completion of the Master of Engineering Science (Civil) course, graduates will be able to:
1. demonstrate high-level advanced knowledge and skills in civil engineering practice related to design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings and civil infrastructure
2. plan and execute an independent research project in a relevant civil engineering topic by applying appropriate research principles, sound methods and technical research skills
3. reflect in managing practical issues/ complex problems and describing/ developing contemporary and sustainable civil engineering trends and best practices related to design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings and civil infrastructure
4. investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, perceptions, problems, concepts and theories of civil engineering practice to provide rational solutions to composite problems using critical thinking and team-based/ independent judgement in the project-based construction industry
5. demonstrate clear and coherent communication skills to articulate complex knowledge and justify propositions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences; including clients, customers, multi-disciplinary/ multi-cultural project teams and stakeholders
6. demonstrate a high level of autonomy, accountability, credibility, ethics, and responsibility for all personal work outputs.
The program will provide the following generic attributes:
- Providing career orientated education
- Developing links with industry and knowledge transfer
- Undertaking research which is applied and relevant to the needs of industry
- Developing lifelong learning skills
- Establishing international links including opportunities for collaboration with Swinburne’s other campuses