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University of Melbourne

Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Master of Digital Infrastructure Engineering

Digital infrastructure engineers work on the systems that connect the physical and digital world. They design the infrastructure for driving sustainable and resilient outcomes for businesses, projects, asset management, and ecosystems.

As a digital infrastructure engineering graduate, you'll work in industries on pressing problems and application solutions across:

  • Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC)
  • Facilities management
  • Quality of public services
  • Societal well-being.

The infrastructure sector in Australia is booming and relying on digital engineering tools like Building Information Modelling (BIM), Internet of Things (IoT) and virtual reality. With digital systems required in many industries, you can meet the demand for skilled people to assist with the transition to digital strategies and systems.

Choose your path

You'll have the option to specialise in areas such as:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Business
  • Communication Infrastructure
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Industry
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Land
  • Mobility
  • Smart Cities
  • Sustainable Cities
  • Water

Campus Information

Parkville campus

Our Parkville campus is a city within a city. With cafes, 12 libraries, gyms, specialty stores, a small supermarket, and even a seasonal farmers market, you’ll never have to leave. The Parkville campus is situated within a renowned knowledge precinct, which includes eight hospitals, many leading research institutes and a wide range of knowledge-based industries.


  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 90

Application Process

After Offer Acceptance, student receives ECOE ( Electronic Confirmation of Enrollment) and therafter visa is lodged.

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

As a digital infrastructure engineer, you could work in a range of industries such as digital construction, facility management, the transport, energy or any other infrastructure sector, the environment, government, digital land, and surveying.

Job roles

  • Digital Transition Manager
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Technical Consultant
  • Geospatial Analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • Service Developer
  • Land surveyor, construction/engineering surveyor, mining surveyor or marine surveyor

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 years PSW

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

The Master of Spatial Engineering is offered as either a 2-year or 3-year program, depending upon your prior qualifications.

1. Prior qualification: an engineering major from the University of Melbourne

If you hold one of the following engineering pathway degrees from the University of Melbourne, with a weighted average mark of at least 65%, you will be eligible to enter the 2-year program:

  • Bachelor of Design with a Spatial Systems major
  • Bachelor of Science with a Spatial Systems major

With a weighted average mark of at least 65%, or equivalent.

Don’t have a prerequisite subject?

The University’s Community Access Program allows you to undertake single subject study without being enrolled in a course. You can complete prerequisite subjects that you need to qualify for entry via the Community Access Program and then apply for this course.

2. Prior qualification: an engineering degree or major

If you hold an engineering degree or major in an equivalent specialization from another institution, with a weighted average mark of at least 65%, or equivalent, you may be eligible to receive credit for up to one year and enter the 2-year program. Exact credit can only be determined on application.

3. Prior qualification: any undergraduate degree

You will be eligible to enter the 3-year program if you hold any undergraduate degree with:

The equivalent of 25 points (two subjects) of first year mathematics (any). The equivalent of 25 points (two subjects) of first year science from the following: Physics or Biology or Chemistry or Computer Science or Geography.