Master of Engineering (Civil and Transport) - 2016

Please note: This course has recently undergone a major change. Please refer to Transition Arrangements for more information.

The 2017 course information for this course is now available. View 2017 course details.

Course summary

Course summary - 2016

Level: Postgraduate
Qualification: Masters Degree
Number of units: 7 units to complete
Provider:

This course has been withdrawn and is no longer available for new applicants. Students who are already working towards this degree can continue to enrol in units.

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Please note: The application for the Master of Engineering (Civil and Transport) has been removed as this course is no longer on offer for new students.

The Master of Engineering (Civil and Transport) aims to provide graduates and current practitioners with an advanced level of knowledge and skills in a range of areas relevant to the transport sector of Civil Engineering.

Extend and consolidate knowledge in a specialised area of Civil Engineering

Plan and undertake a substantial project that synthesises and integrates advanced knowledge in a research context either in an academic or industry setting

Adapt and apply latest technologies, advanced modelling and analytic methods to solve complex problems in a specialised area of Civil Engineering

Develop skills and qualities that enhance their career development as a professional engineer

Consolidate knowledge of the ethical implications and challenges of Civil Engineering professional practice

Communicate complex ideas and evaluate outcomes appropriately for a range of audiences

Adapt and apply latest technologies, advanced modelling and analytic methods to solve complex Civil Engineering problems in a range of international contexts.

The Master of Engineering (Civil and Transport) prepares graduates to move into specialist transport engineering roles. This program will meet the needs of students expecting to achieve a high level of educational qualifications prior to entering the workforce, as well as the needs of those who are already in the workforce and are seeking formal continuing professional development.

Applicants for the Master of Engineering (Civil and Transport) are required to have:

Academic:

  • A completed four-year Bachelors degree with Honours in civil engineering or a related discipline from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent; OR
  • A completed Graduate Certificate in a Civil Engineering from UniSA, or related discipline from a recognised higher education institution

A related discipline may be other engineering degrees or related 4 year Science degrees with Honours. Applicants who do not hold an honours degree in Civil Engineering will be assessed on a case by case basis by the Program Director.

English Language Requirements

  • Required IELTS Score of 6.5

Students may form their own study path, however, METS5076 Civil Engineering Research Project must be taken in the final semester of a student's course. It is offered in both postgraduate session 1 and 2 each year. Hence, students who commence the program mid-year will take all 3 of the 4.5 unit units shown in session 2 as well as Case Studies in Transport which is offered in each session. In Session 1 these students will take Civil Engineering Research Project, Traffic Engineering and either Spatial Analysis and Modelling OR Research Data Analysis.

Case Studies in Transport must be taken in the session immediately prior to the Civil Engineering Research Project as it is used to develop the student's proposal for their project.

The Master of Engineering (Civil and Transport) requires the completion of 6 units of coursework and 1 double unit of research. Civil Engineering Research Project must be taken in the final semester of a student's course.

Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Traffic Engineering
METS5005 UniSA Sess 1 - -
Case Studies in Transport
METS5019 UniSA Sess 1 Sess 2 -

Please note: METS5015 and METS5016 have been removed from this stream. Alternative unit options are being considered and will be available shortly.

Total number of units to complete: 3 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Civil Engineering Research Project
METS50761 UniSA Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Road Safety Engineering
METS5021 UniSA - Sess 2 -
Transport, Land Use and Environment
METS5024 UniSA - Sess 2 -
Transport Modelling
METS5010 UniSA - Sess 2 -

1 This is a double unit.

METS5076 Civil Engineering Research Project must be taken in the final Study Session of a student's course.

No credit will be granted in this program. Where a student has completed one or more of the courses from this schedule as part of another program they will be required to complete alternative courses to obtain the Masters.

You can pay fees in one of two main ways:

Eligible OUA students can access the government loan scheme known as FEE-HELP. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a minimum threshold.

Who can access it?

  • Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to their course
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian visa holders who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit
    OR
  • Permanent visa holders who are undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of their study

Find out more about FEE-HELP

You can pay your fees upfront - in full at the beginning of a unit - using:
  • Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
  • Cheque
  • Money order

You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
Melbourne 3001
Australia

Pre-2015 Students:

Please note: This course has undergone a major change due to changes in the Australian Qualification Framework. Students who started their degree prior to 2015 can continue with the pre2015 course. All students beginning their studies from 2015 will need to study the new course structure.

Students who have started this program prior to 2015 will not be disadvantaged by following the amended structure. Units that have been completed will still count towards their eligibility for the award.

Changes in 2015:

There is no longer a list of electives for this program. There are now 5 core units (including 1 double research units) and a list of 3 units from which students choose 2 units to complete. In summary, students will now completed 6 units of coursework and 1 double unit of research.

New unit:
METS5016 - Spatial Analysis and Modelling

Renamed unit:
METS5015 - Transport Data Analysis and Statistics
to
METS5015 - Research Data Analysis

If you are concerned about your study plan, please contact your course coordinator for advice.

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