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Master of Engineering Practice (Public Works and Infrastructure)

Summary
Master of Engineering Practice Specialisation Public Works & Infrastructure (MEPR)

Study Mode
  • External

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 12 units

Duration
  • 1.5 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • -

This program is not available to international students unless living in Australia and holding a valid 457 visa with a duration of no less than 3 years.
View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Customise your degree to suit your interests

If you are an Engineering Technologist and have more than 5 years industry experience under your belt, then USQ’s Master of Engineering Practice (Public Works and Infrastructure) will give you the necessary program recognition to be eligible to apply for Professional Engineer registration with Engineers Australia.

Right from the beginning you will be able to use the knowledge and skills you have already gained in the workplace to complete your first year core units. Through self-assessment and workplace portfolios you will demonstrate how you may already meet Engineers Australia’s competencies and identify the technical courses you will need to complete in order to graduate. 

You will build upon your prior knowledge in civil engineering with further studies in areas such as transport engineering, hydraulics and geo-technical engineering. You can customise your degree and explore public health engineering, water resource management, waste treatment, pavement design and analysis, road and street engineering, or transport networks.

Professional accreditation

Graduates with this specialisation are eligible to apply to the Institute of Public Works Engineering Queensland (IPWEQ) for Professional Engineering registration as a Public Works engineer. This specialisation is the only specialisation within the Australian tertiary sector directly named for the Institute.

Other majors for the Master of Engineering Practice: Civil, Electrical and Electronic, Environmental, MechanicalPower Systems and Structural.
Residential schools

In addition to the courses listed below, external students will also have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.

Courses to be studied Units
5 x Core courses 7
plus 2 - 5 technical courses 5
plus 1 x practice course (0 unit value) 0
Total 12
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studies and recommended enrolment patterns. 

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 9048
Domestic full fee paying AUD 22720

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

Professional experience

This program includes a compulsory professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Residential schools

This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2017 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Australian university three year Bachelor degree in engineering science or engineering technology in the relevant specialisation area, or equivalent.
  • A minimum of five years' relevant professional work experience.
  • Must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident; citizen of New Zealand or holder of a 457 visa with a duration of at least three years.
 

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.


How to apply

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 3, 2017 - applications close Monday 6 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 13 November 2017.
  • Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Semester 2, 2018 – applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July 2018.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.