Master of Engineering (Structural Engineering) - The University of Sydney

Master of Engineering (Structural Engineering)

- Gain specialist knowledge in structural engineering

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About this course

Develop specialised technical knowledge of the design of high-rise buildings, industrial complexes, bridges, stadiums, and sporting and exhibition centres. You will gain an understanding of how forces are resisted by and transferred through structures and buildings to the ground. 

Who is it for?

This course is ideal for qualified engineers seeking to move into a management role or to specialise or update their skills.

Key information


1.5 years full-time
(Available part-time)
Not available to student visa holders.


Camperdown/Darlington University of Sydney

Study mode

Face to face

Additional information

Credit points
Total amount of credits points required to complete this course. All subjects have a credit point value to indicate their contribution towards completing the course.

Career paths

Graduates will have achieved the higher levels of specialisation necessary to excel in their chosen field.

Professional engineering skills developed throughout the course will reflect current industry standards in order to provide graduates with enhanced opportunities for advancement in their careers.

New opportunities to progress into areas such as research and innovation in their field will also be possible following the completion of this course.


What you’ll study

The Master of Engineering (Stuctural Engineering) is a postgraduate coursework degree that will help you develop specialised technical knowledge in structural engineering, and learn about the transfer of natural and other forces in buildings.

You will complete core professional engineering units and specialist units in structural engineering, in addition to a capstone comprising either a research project or a dissertation.

You will also complete elective units as needed to make up the requirements of the course.

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Why study with us?

  • We're ranked 2nd in Australia and equal 23rd in the world for civil and structural engineering (2024 QS World University Rankings by Subject).
  • We're ranked 25th globally for engineering and computer science (2023 Shanghai Ranking of Academic Subjects).
  • We are a top 20 university globally (2025 QS World University Rankings)
  • We’ve invested over $200m into our new engineering and technology precinct to support leading research and student learning.
  • Access to more than 1200 industry, not-for-profits and government partners to gain real-world work experience before you graduate.



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Admission criteria



Mandatory for course entry

To be eligible for admission, an applicant is required to have:

  • an Australian Bachelor of Engineering degree in the relevant discipline with a credit average (65 percent) or equivalent qualification, or
  • an Australian Bachelor of Engineering degree in the relevant discipline or equivalent, and five years relevant professional work experience, or
  • the relevant University of Sydney Graduate Diploma in Engineering or Graduate Certificate in Engineering with a credit average (65 percent).


English language requirements

Mandatory for course entry

You may need to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study with us. Find out which requirements are applicable to you below:

How to apply

Submit application

Submit an application through our portal.

Closing dates

Semester 1

31 January of the commencing year

Semester 2

15 July of the commencing year

Scholarship applications

Separate deadlines apply for scholarships.

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