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University of Melbourne

Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Master of Civil Engineering

Re-imagine our cities in a growing world with the Master of Civil Engineering at Australia’s leading university.* Develop unique skills and knowledge to apply to urban developments, environmental protection, water resource and energy conservation.

* Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023

Choose your path

Once you’ve started studying, you can specialise in ‘Business’, ‘Energy’ or ‘Structural’, or continue without specialising.

Learn from world leading experts

Gain advanced civil engineering skills, guided by experts in infrastructure design, water resource management and transport engineering. Our civil engineers are working on breakthrough projects from prefabricated housing for a more efficient and sustainable construction industry to applying geothermal energy for greener and cheaper heating and cooling.

Industry aligned curriculum

Apply your skills in internships, industry projects, and innovation challenges with industry mentors.

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.


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  • 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 civil engineer, you could work in urban development, transport and infrastructure, water resources and mining.

Job roles

  • Project Engineer
  • Site Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Consultant
  • Design Engineer
  • Tunnel Engineer
  • Field Engineer
  • Build Reports Consultant
  • Construction Engineer
  • Rail Engineer
  • Drainage Engineer

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 Science with a Civil Engineering Systems major
  • Bachelor of Design with a Civil Engineering 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.