Master of Engineering (Transport Technologies)

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Master of Engineering (Transport Technologies)


Program summary

Get the skills you need to manage complex infrastructure projects.

The Master of Engineering (Transport Technologies) is a coursework degree that provides practising engineers with skills in applying an advanced body of knowledge to solve complex problems in a range of contexts, at the level of professional practice.

The program provides higher level skills in the design, construction, operation and renewal, and maintenance of transport infrastructure. A key component is interactions with recognised specialists teaching each course.

The degree is designed to interface with a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Seminar series that utilises international specialists and helps engineers stay current in their knowledge and skills.

Professional recognition 

The Master of Engineering (Transport Technologies) complies with Type 1 Continuing Professional Development as defined by the National Engineers Registration Board of Australia. Registered professional engineers can use it to maintain registration and graduate engineers can use it to achieve registration.

Intensive delivery

This program is delivered using a combination of intensive face-to-face study blocks (normally two weeks long), online components, and a choice of Work Placement (WPL) and Special Research Project (SPR) combination which will have monthly update and check in meetings (face-to-face or skype) with a USC academic. Students should refer to the Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering course schedule and the published timetables as sessions can vary from year to year.

Admission requirements 

To be eligible for entry into this program student's entering the Masters program will normally be required to hold a Bachelor of Engineering degree (AQF Level 8) from a recognised higher education institution.

Application and admission advice

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What will I study

Select your location, starting year and starting semester below to display your Recommended Study Sequence.

Program structure

Required courses (48 units)

ENG701 Pavement Construction
ENG703 Pavement Design
ENG704 Pavement Maintenance
ENG705 Pavement Operation and Renewal

Specialisation courses (48 units)

PLUS select 1 specialisation from:

Project Management for Engineers
MGT703 Strategic Management
MGT712 Corporate Governance, Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
PRM720 Project Planning
PRM721 Project Integration


Workplace Research
SRP721 Special Research (24 units) *
WPL720 Workplace Learning II (24 units) *

* must be taken after completion of 4 required courses

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

Total units: 96

Recommended study sequence

Students who commenced prior to the current semester must complete the courses from their original program structure unless otherwise advised. For courses no longer included in the current sequence, use the course links in your structure for details of requisites and scheduling. This is a recommended study sequence to complete your program within the specified full-time duration.

Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 96 units as outlined in the Program Structure
Program notes
  • Postgraduate students are expected to have a high level of English written and speaking skills. Refer to the English language requirements.
  • When enrolling, please refer to the Plan your study tab
  • Register your selected specialisation

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?
Domestic students
  1. Download and complete the Application for postgraduate coursework form and submit directly to USC.
  2. Lodge the completed application form with supporting documentation to Student Central by the due date.
International students

Apply direct to USC International

More information

International students should contact USC International

How to enrol

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key semester/session/trimester enrolment dates.

Current students

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key semester/session/trimester dates.

Enrolling is a 2 step process:

Step 1 - Enrol in your courses

You can enrol in courses for Study period 2 now. This gives you the opportunity to plan your study well in advance.

Note: If you enrol in a course but don't select a class time (step 2), you'll be charged the fee for the course at census date. You can swap, drop or add courses up until the end of week 2, and remove courses from your enrolment up until census date. View key dates in the academic calendars.

View the instructions to complete Step 1 in the video below or the Enrol in your courses PDF guide.

Step 2 - Select your class times 

Check the Academic calendar for the timetable release date for each study period. When the timetable has been released you can use the Timetable Planner* to plan your class times.

All students (excluding Headstart, Cross institutional and Visiting students)

Once Class selection opens*, select your class times in USC Central by following the instructions in the video below or the Select your class times PDF guide.

Tip: Select your classes as soon as Class selection opens as classes can fill quickly.

* We will be in contact with you to let you know when the Timetable Planner is available and Class selection opens.

How to enrol once class selection has opened

If class selection is open and you are yet to enrol in your courses, you can enrol in your courses and select your class times in one step.

Check the Academic Calendar for Class selection open date to confirm.

View the instructions in the video below or the How to enrol when class selection has opened PDF Guide (565KB).

Headstart, Cross-institutional and Visiting students

Complete and submit a Class preference form to select your class times.

New students 

Domestic students: Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps for Getting Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in your courses.

International students should view the Getting Started Guide for International students for enrolment steps.

Plan your study

Before you re-enrol it's important to plan your study to make sure you study the right courses at the right time so you can finish your degree when you plan to.

Follow the Planning your study instructions to plan your courses for the upcoming semesters/trimesters/sessions. You can vary your study load between full-time (3-4 courses) or part-time (1-2 courses) in each study period. If you need some assistance, contact Student Central.

Confirm your enrolment

View your class timetable in USC Central to confirm you are enrolled in the courses you selected. Close to the beginning of the semester/trimester/session, your course details can be found in My Courses in Blackboard.

To prove your enrolment to Centrelink, print an unofficial transcript from USC Central. Refer to the steps at View your Unofficial Transcript in the USC Central Guide.

Once you are enrolled, learn how to manage your enrolment.

More information

Search for answers and ask questions via askUSC, or contact Student Central.

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