Faculty of Engineering

Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Civil) (2019)


Note: This course version applies only to students first enrolling in 2019.
WARNING: This course version is currently under review and is subject to change.


1. Overview

Course: Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Civil) (2019)
CP Required: 96
Min FT Duration: 2.00 Years
Min PT Duration: N/A
Faculty/School: Faculty of Engineering
Years Offered: 2021, 2020, 2019

2. Requirements

To qualify for the award of the Master of Professional Engineering in this specialisation, a candidate must complete 96 credit points, including core and elective units of study as listed here.

Admission to candidature

Admission to candidature requires: EITHER (a) a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Sydney, OR (b) equivalent qualification, with a minimum credit average; OR (c) a non-engineering bachelor's degree with a minimum credit average, with studies equivalent to 48 credit points in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, geology, computing or statistics, as related to the intended engineering specialisation.

All candidates for admission must have prior learning equivalent to 48 credit points in total, which, in the estimation of the Dean, is comparable to the requirements for the first year of a Bachelor of Engineering at this University in the stream sought for admission.

Credit for previous study

Candidates with a Bachelor of Engineering or equivalent in the relevant discipline, and who have reached an acceptable level of academic achievement in their prior degree, may be eligible for a reduction of volume in learning of up to 48 credit points.

A maximum of 72 credit points may be granted towards the Master of Professional Engineering from external postgraduate studies where no award has been, or will be made, provided the studies are acceptable to the Program Director Dean and are equivalent to units of study offered in the Master of Professional Engineering.

Candidates transferring from the Master of Engineering to the Master of Professional Engineering may transfer up to 24 credit points provided units are equivalent to units of study offered in the Master of Professional Engineering. Any additional credit is subject to the approval by the Dean.

Progression

Candidates are required to meet the progression requirements as specified in the University's Coursework Rule.

Course resolutions

This course is administered under course resolutions published in the Faculty Handbook at http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/

3. Semesters

Year 1 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ENGG5204: Engineering Professional Practice
Core
6 CIVL9205: Concrete Structures 1
Core
6 CIVL9612: Fluid Mechanics
6 Select from Unit Block:
Electives


Note: At least two of the electives need to be level-5000 UoS (CIVL5XXX, CSYS5XXX or ENGG5203)

Year 1 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ENGG5205: Professional Practice in Project Management
Core
6 CIVL9206: Steel Structures 1
Core
6 CIVL9811: Engineering Design and Construction
6 Select from Unit Block:
Electives


Note: At least two of the electives need to be level-5000 UoS (CIVL5XXX, CSYS5XXX or ENGG5203)

Year 2 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL5020: Capstone Project A


Note: See Pathways for full details.

Students achieving an average mark of 75% or higher over 48 credit points of units of study or equivalent are eligible for the Research Pathway and may replace CIVL5020 and 6cp of recommended electives with CIVL5222 Dissertation A
Core
0 ENGG5217: Practical Experience
Core
6 CIVL9903: Civil Engineering Design
6 Select from Unit Block:
Advanced Electives
6 Select from Unit Block:
Advanced Electives

Year 2 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL5021: Capstone Project B


Note: See Pathways for full details.

Students achieving an average mark of 75% or higher over 48 credit points of units of study or equivalent are eligible for the Research Pathway and may replace CIVL5021 and 6cp of recommended electives with CIVL5223 Dissertation B
6 Select from Unit Block:
Advanced Electives
6 Select from Unit Block:
Electives


Note: At least two of the electives need to be level-5000 UoS (CIVL5XXX, CSYS5XXX or ENGG5203)
6 Select from Unit Block:
Advanced Electives

4. Pathways

Capstone Project

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL5020: Capstone Project A
Core
6 CIVL5021: Capstone Project B

Note: Capstone Project must be completed by all students, unless undertaking Research Pathway (conditions below). Capstone Project is normally completed across two semesters in two stages through CIVL5020 (6cp) and CIVL5021 (6cp). However, it may also be completed in a single semester (12 cp).

Extended Capstone Project

Type CP CP From
Core
6 CIVL5020: Capstone Project A
Core
12 CIVL5022: Capstone Project B Extended

Note: Students take Capstone Project units CIVL5020 and CIVL5022 (total 18 cp) in place of Capstone Project CIVL5021 and 6 cp of elective units.

Students achieving an average mark of 70% or higher over 48 credit points of units of study or equivalent are eligible for the Extended Capstone Project.

Research Pathway

Type CP CP From
Core
12 CIVL5222: Dissertation A
Core
12 CIVL5223: Dissertation B

Note: Research pathway students take Dissertation units Research pathway students take Dissertation units CIVL5222 and CIVL5223 (total 24 cp) in place of Capstone Project units and 12 cp of elective units.

Students achieving an average mark of 75% or higher over 48 credit points of units of study or equivalent are eligible for the Research Pathway.

5. Unit Blocks

Block 1 - Electives (Min CP: 18,Max CP: 18)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
CIVL5266 Steel Structures - Stability 6 Semester 1
CIVL5269 Advanced Concrete Structures 6 Semester 2
CIVL5277 Structural Rehabilitation and Timber Design 6 Semester 2
CIVL5320 Engineering for Sustainable Development 6 Semester 2
CIVL5351 Geoenvironmental Engineering 6 Semester 2
CIVL5452 Foundation Engineering 6 Semester 1
CIVL5453 Geotechnical Hazards 6 Semester 2
CIVL5458 Numerical Methods in Civil Engineering 6 Semester 1
CIVL5460 Particle Mechanics for Geotechnics 6 Semester 1
CIVL5668 Fundamentals of Wind Engineering for Design 6 Semester 1
CIVL5670 Reservoir, Stream and Coastal Engineering 6 Semester 1
CIVL5999 Advanced Research and Analysis 6 Semester 1
CIVL9235 Structural Analysis 6 Semester 2
CIVL9310 Humanitarian Engineering 6 Semester 1
CIVL9411 Geotechnical Engineering 6 Semester 2
CIVL9614 Hydrology 6 Semester 2
CIVL9704 Transport Informatics 6 Semester 1
CSYS5010 Introduction to Complex Systems 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
CSYS5020 Interdependent Civil Systems 6 Semester 1
ENGG5203 Quality Engineering and Management 6 Semester 2

Note: Students must complete 18 credit points from the following Elective units of study. At least 12 credit points must be 5000-level (CIVL5XXX, CSYSXXX or ENGG5203).

Block 2 - Advanced Electives (Min CP: 24,Max CP: 24)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
CHNG5005 Wastewater Engineering 6 Semester 1
CIVL6257 Concrete Structures - Prestressed Concrete 6 Semester 1
CIVL6264 Composite Steel-Concrete Structures 6 Semester 2
CIVL6267 Steel Structures - Advanced Analysis and Design 6 Semester 1
CIVL6268 Structural Dynamics 6 Semester 2
CIVL6450 Analysis and Design of Pile Foundations 6 Semester 1
CIVL6454 Rock Engineering 6 Semester 1
CIVL6455 Engineering Behaviour of Soils 6 Semester 2
CIVL6456 Energy Geotechnics 6 Semester 2
CIVL6665 Advanced Water Resources Engineering 6 Semester 2
CIVL6666 Open Channel Flow & Hydraulic Structures 6 Semester 1
CIVL6669 Applied Fluid Engineering Computing 6 Semester 2

Note: Students must complete 24 credit points from the units listed across Year 2.

Block 3 - Exchange Units

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
ENGG5231 Engineering Graduate Exchange A 6 Int January
Int July
ENGG5232 Engineering Graduate Exchange B 6 Int January
Int July

Note: Summer/Winter Exchange units require the approval of the Program Director. With approval, up to 12 credit points of Exchange units may taken in place of other units, towards the requirements of the degree.