Graduate Certificate in Structural Engineering (K5D)

Overview  2021

Entry Requirements

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Duration

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Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 1 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Winter school (early)

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online Course Guide (PDF 809KB) for courses that are offered to international students

The Graduate Certificate in Structural Engineering is a great way to advance your career in Engineering. Whether you're interested in above ground or below ground construction, Structural Engineers work across many forms of infrastructure such as high-rise buildings, tunnels, bridges and more.

Learn about concrete structures, engineering geology, steel and timber materials/structures, and more, while getting you up to speed on the Australian Standards for structural design.

If you want to be in line with the next generation of professionals who are capable of modern engineered solutions that are sustainable, economically feasible, safe, and appropriate to context and purpose, then this course is suited to you. You can help positively impact the world by pushing the boundaries and creating solutions.

This Certificate provides a pathway into the Master of Professional Engineering with all four units as advanced standing. Students can transition into the Civil and Structural Specialisation only by using advanced standing against core and elective units.

Please visit our Certificates page for answers to frequently asked questions about the Job Ready Certificates.

LO1 Formulate substantiated conclusions for contemporary structural engineering problems through applying local and advanced engineering knowledge and methods of engineering analysis.

LO2 Design and communicate structural engineering components, systems and/or processes to address an assemblage of technical, ethical, legislative and resourcing considerations.

LO3 Apply the Engineers Australia 'professional and personal attributes' to real-world structural engineering problems.

Career outcomes

Structural Engineers have an important role in designing and building structures, to ensure the end product does not collapse, bend, or vibrate in way that is undesirable for the infrastructure. A Structural Engineer works with professionals such as builders, architects and designers to determine materials, construction methods and standards, along with drafting and interpreting plans and specifications.

Having a career that takes you on site, working with other professions and ensuring the structural stability of the infrastructure around you is suitable and safe, is rewarding and fulfilling. Whether it be in the public sector, private sector that outsource to government, differing fields of construction, or architecture, your options of employment are exciting and in demand nationally. The job growth for this specialisation in engineering is projected to grow by 21.9% over the next five years.

Course structure

You will complete 4 core units (50 credit points).

The unit aims to give students the skills to analyse structures as a foundation skill to the design, construction and supervision of structural and mechanical projects. Topics include analysis of internal forces, stresses and deflections in statically determinate and indeterminate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartWinter school (early)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    
Choose any three units from the following:

This unit familiarises students with concrete theory, and the analysis and design of concrete structures. Students will be using Australian Standards in addition to Limit Sate Design to determine the loads and load combinations and then analyse and design concrete…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

School of Engineering to advise…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces the principles and materials used in prestressed concrete design. The unit explores in details the design of prestressed concrete structures for serviceability and strength by covering essential topics such as the design of statically determinate and indeterminate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit, you will learn about the processes for the design of engineered timber structures used in multistory and commercial buildings in compliance with the relevant Australian and International Standards. You will also learn about the design of timber…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit extends your knowledge learnt in ENG321 and focuses on the design of aspects of advanced timber structures such as timber-framed multi-storey residential or commercial buildings. Students will extend prior knowledge of design actions based on current Australian design…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

A Bachelor degree in a science-based discipline with sufficient numerical skills to undertake the Graduate Certificate Structural Engineering course; or
A Bachelor degree in Engineering (Non-Washington Accord) or
A Bachelor degree in Engineering (Washington Accord) majoring in a different specialisation than Civil Engineering.
Depending on elective choices, students may be required to have completed previous study or experience deemed equivalent to relevant prerequisites.


Students who have completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil or Similar) from an Institution accredited under the Washington Accord cannot enrol in the Graduate Certificate Structural Engineering.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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