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Master of Advanced Engineering (Structural Engineering Design)

Master of Advanced Engineering (Structural Engineering Design) (MAEN)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • Online
  • -
  • 1.5 - 2 years part-time
  • Feb, Jul


  • A Master of Advanced Engineering (Structural Engineering Design) is ideal for experienced practicing engineers who want to specialise in the evolving field of structural engineering.
  • This specialisation is unique to USQ and will give you the opportunity to develop your computer modelling skills in structural engineering further, as well as explore the technology of fibre composites.
  • Key engineering management skills in the management of technological risk and asset management will be developed.
  • You will study with leading Australian researchers from USQ’s Centre for Future Materials. The Centre for Future Materials is a leading Australian research centre which provides engineering solutions for industry and the Queensland Government ranging from fibre composite bridges and railway sleepers to synthetic race track material.
  • Available online, the Master of Advanced Engineering is only provided part-time (1.5 - 2 year duration) enabling you to travel or work while studying.

Entry requirements

  • Australian university four-year Bachelor degree in engineering in a relevant specialisation, or equivalent.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree 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.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.


If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 8 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 2
4 x specialisation courses 4
1 x Industry Project course 2
Total 8

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

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Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 31360

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2022. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.


At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.

The University accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2022 - Monday 21 February, 2022
  • Semester 2, 2022 - Monday 11 July, 2022

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