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Professional Engineering (Civil)

University of Newcastle

36 months
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40715 AUD/year
31085 AUD/year
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The Professional Engineering (Civil) program from University of Newcastle is a flexible degree that will allow you to fast-track your career in civil engineering. You will develop the strategic and technical skills required to tackle ‘wicked problems’, applying design thinking and systems engineering principles to develop solutions that are both innovative and ethical.

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Overview

Why study with us?

  • Designed around you: choose up to four courses in an area outside of engineering. Diversify your skills in areas such as business, design, or entrepreneurship.
  • Relevant in the real world: connect with business through industry-based projects, guest lectures, mentorship and case studies.
  • Ready for your future, ready for the world: our professional practice and leadership courses will help you develop skills in project management, complex problem solving, innovation and communications. Choose a major project that’s linked to industry or focused on research.
  • Recognised by industry and globally: take your career anywhere in the world with international recognition through Engineers Australia and the Washington Accord. The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranks UON in the Top 300 for Civil Engineering.
  • Powerful learning: our smaller student cohort means you’ll have greater access to teaching staff and be part of a close-knit student community.

Career opportunities

Engineers work on a huge range of tasks in many different environments – industries like electronics, energy, food, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, construction, environmental health and transportation. Engineering continues to be one of the most in-demand qualifications in the world, with many countries desperate to fill a shortage of professional skills in this field.

A Professional Engineering (Civil) program from University of Newcastle will open up even more varied career opportunities, empowering you to take on a leadership role, start your own business or manage major engineering projects.

  • Salaries: As an engineer you’ll be valued and well rewarded. Starting salaries average around $80,000p.a. In 2015, 85% of our engineers had jobs when they graduated - making the University of Newcastle one of the top 2 universities in NSW for graduate employment rates.
  • Flexibility: Some engineers work 9-5 in an office, others fly-in-fly out from a project site. You might prefer hands-on fieldwork, design and development, or managing people and projects.
  • Global opportunities: As a qualified engineer you can travel the world and work almost anywhere you choose. Professional recognition through Engineers Australia lets you work in places such as Canada, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Turkey, the UK and the USA.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Numerical Methods
  • Theory of Structures 
  • Civil Engineering Materials
  • Geomechanics
  • Transportation Engineering and Design
  • Engineering Risk and Uncertainty
  • Engineering Fluid Mechanics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 96 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International: It is recommended you submit your application a minimum of 12 weeks before your intended semester or trimester start date.

Credits

240 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 098283G

Direct admission into the 3 year MPE (Civil) Pathway A: 

  • Graduates from the University of Newcastle or another institution with a non-engineering Bachelor Degree with at least 20 units of study in Mathematics (especially calculus and linear algebra); and Science, as related to Civil Engineering AND a UON GPA of 4.5 or above. You may also be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) which will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Direct admission into the 2 year MPE (Civil) Pathway B with 80 units of Recognition (RPL): 

  • Graduates from the University of Newcastle or another institution with a Bachelor Degree (AQF 7) in Civil Engineering AND a UON GPA of 4.5 or above. 

Tuition Fee

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    40715 AUD/year
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  • National

    31085 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 31085 AUD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Newcastle

1333 - 2400 AUD /month
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