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Master of Infrastructure Engineering and Management

Course code: 3262 ~ Course abbreviation: MInfra ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Engineering

Study mode and course location

Off-campus (Clayton - P/T only)

Course description

The program in infrastructure engineering and management is a response to the growing need for engineers with broad awareness of the characteristics and significance of infrastructure, including its technological, economic and social impact. At the same time, the program outlines the state-of-the-art of infrastructure engineering and management as it may be applied to the solution of real problems in the planning, design, management and operation of facilities.

The course is aimed at giving students a thorough understanding of the nature of infrastructure and its operation and management.

To achieve these aims, the development of appropriate analytical skills and practical knowledge is stressed, together with recognition of the role of other disciplines in tackling infrastructure-related issues.

For these reasons, the program will have particular appeal to people with a few years postgraduate experience who wish to have formal education in this field. Engineers working with public transport authorities, or in local government, and people with an interest in infrastructure planning or research will find the course beneficial.

The masters program is designed and administered with the assistance of professionals in the field. Through these contributions, which includes representatives of government departments, local government, research institutions and private firms with an interest in infrastructure, the department is kept abreast of needs and opportunities related to infrastructure education.

Course objectives

Graduates will understand the need to plan, develop and maintain infrastructure at a high level; evaluate alternative projects and policies in a rigorous manner; plan and execute the development of infrastructure projects; communicate their arguments effectively to teams and clients and critically evaluate their work and the work of others. Graduates will be able to recognise the importance of whole of life considerations in achieving the best operation of infrastructure.

Course structure

Course requirements

The course consists of a selection of 6 point units from the following, making up 48 points. The program consists of three unit groupings:

Group 1 - Core units

  • CIV5310 Infrastructure project and policy evaluation
  • CIV5311 Infrastructure project management
  • CIV5312 Asset management I
  • CIV5313 Asset management II

Group 2 - Engineering elective units

Select three units (18 points) from:

  • CIV5261 Flood management in urban and rural environments
  • CIV5263 Hydraulics and sewerage systems
  • CIV5264 Management of water resources and related infrastructure
  • CIV5301 Traffic engineering fundamentals
  • CIV5302 Road traffic engineering and management
  • CIV5304 Intelligent transport systems
  • CIV5305 Transport network models
  • CIV5306 Road safety engineering
  • CIV5307 Parking policy and design
  • CIV5308 Case studies in transport and traffic
  • CIV5316 Fundamentals of urban public transport

Group 3 - Business and Economics electives

  • Select three units (18 points) from the units offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics and coded 9xxx. Details of these units is available at

Total: 48 points

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