Graduate Certificate in Engineering (Structures)

Course 988-ST (2008)

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Year and Campus: 2008
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


Course Coordinator
Assoc. Professor Nelson Lam
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Faculty of Engineering
Rebecca Randall

Course Overview: The Graduate Program in Engineering Structures is designed to meet the needs of graduates involved in disciplines associated with the advanced design of engineering structures.

The program includes contemporary issues such as ecologically sustainable buildings and the design of structures for extreme loading such as earthquake, wind, blast and fire.

Participants are able to choose from a wide range of elective subjects including subjects focusing on project management and architecture.

Objectives: -
Course Structure & Available Subjects: This award consists of two core subjects totaling 25 points plus elective subjects chosen from the Electives List in the Master of Engineering Structures. A student enrolled in the Certificate is limited to a maximum of 12.5 points by research.
Subject Options: Core subjects: 25 points
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Entry Requirements: 3 year degree at honours level in engineering, science or related discipline

Language requirements

International students and students whose prior qualifications are from a university where English is not the official language of instruction and examination need to supply proof of academic English language competency.

Proof acceptable to the University includes:

Original evidence of an English Language test score at a sitting within the last 24 months of either -

TOEFL - at least 577 and a TWE of at least 4.5 (paper based) or a TOEFL of at least 233 with an Essay Rating of at least 4.5 (computer based)
IELTS - at least 6.5. (A minimum band score of 6 is required in the Academic Writing module).

Entry under a slightly lower Engineering alternative* English Language entry requirement is available as follows:

TOEFL - at least 550, with a TWE of 4 or the computer based TOEFL of at least 213 with an Essay Rating Score of at least 4 and agreeing in writing to undertake and pass an ESL subject in the first semester of study at the University of Melbourne
IELTS - at least 6 and agreeing in writing to undertake and pass an ESL subject in the first semester of study at the University of Melbourne.

* The Faculty of Engineering's English Language alternative may affect the duration and cost of your course.

Core Participation Requirements: -
Graduate Attributes: -
Generic Skills: -

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