Master of Civil Engineering

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





1 to 1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$25,000.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering or higher


Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Next start date

Trimester 1, 2023 (more)

Applications close

Monday, 13 February 2023

Important Notes

Please note that entry to this program in Trimester 2 is only available to students admitted with advanced standing (see admission requirements for further information).

About this program

This degree will give you advanced study across the breadth of specialisations in civil engineering. It is designed to extend and deepen your knowledge and skills gained from an undergraduate degree in civil engineering.

It is ideal for professional civil engineers who aspire to develop their design skills and advance their capabilities to analyse and solve structural problems across a wide range of real world civil engineering applications.

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
5642 Master of Civil Engineering (this program) Gold Coast Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
5692 Master of Civil Engineering Advanced Gold Coast Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
5682 Master of Civil Engineering/Master of Engineering Project Management Gold Coast Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
3301 Graduate Certificate in Civil Engineering Gold Coast Exit point only

Note: Progression through this program suite is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.

Attendance information

The Master of Civil Engineering is offered full-time, part-time and on-campus at the Gold Coast.

Studying amid COVID-19

The University's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing policy is under review and consultation and will be suspended from 14/4/2022. Please visit Studying amid COVID-19 for more information.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

My career opportunities

You will be prepared for a wide range of senior roles in the building, construction, infrastructure, and mining industries undertaking projects for a variety of public and private sector clients. More specifically, you will provide structural analysis and design services to engineering projects such as roads, bridges, tunnels, water distribution networks and high-rise buildings.

Given the current shortage of civil engineering graduates and experienced civil engineers in Australia, coupled with the huge investment in infrastructure projects nationally and internationally, this degree will enable recently qualified engineering graduates to improve their specialist technical skills.

Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points.

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Master of Civil Engineering (5642)

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Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Further information