Civil Engineering

As the world’s population explodes, we must adapt our built environment to modern life. Prepare for a top-level job in infrastructure – grow your expertise in the design of steel and timber structures, geomechanics, building technologies, bridge design, computational methods, and much more, in units taught by industry experts. Acquire the technical knowledge essential to design, construct, improve and lead infrastructure projects. Focus on a particular area by selecting a stream in structure, transport or water.

Civil engineers enjoy great employability. Build sustainable prefabricated housing. Design earthquake-resistant schools. Create systems to protect against foods. Construct highspeed railways. Devise conditions for improved traffic flow. Develop large-scale recycling schemes. Whether in private consulting practice or a construction company, a multinational company or government department, here or overseas, you can blaze the trail.


The course comprises 24 units (144 points). The course progression map provides guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Unit = 6 credit points unless otherwise indicated.

All students complete part B, C, D, and E. Depending on prior qualifications, you may receive credit for Part A (foundation studies). Students must also complete Continuous Professional Development* to meet Engineers Australia competencies requirement.

* The Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is a compulsory requirement for all Master of Professional Engineering students. It's a collection of all work, volunteering and personal and professional development opportunities you experience throughout your time studying engineering at Monash University. In order to graduate, you will be required to complete a total of 420 hours of CPD activities and submit a series of reflections on your experience with particular reference to the development of each of the key Engineers Australia Stage 1 competencies.

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