3262 - Master of Infrastructure Engineering and Management - 2017

Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2017 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Engineering.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

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Managing faculty




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Course type

Master by coursework

Standard duration

1.5 years FT, 3 years PT

Students have a maximum of 5 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Mode and location

Off-campus (Clayton)


Master of Infrastructure Engineering and Management

Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate in Infrastructure Engineering and Management

Graduate Diploma in Infrastructure Engineering and Management

Refer to 'Alternative exits' entry below for further requirements and details.


  • This course is not available to international students who are holders of an Australian student visa, for study onshore in Australia. However holders of some other categories of Australian visas living in Australia, and students studying off-campus by distance learning (where this option is available) and living outside of Australia, may be eligible for this course.


This course 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, it 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.

The course is primarily aimed at applicants with a few years of 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 master's 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.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://monash.edu/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

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

Credit for prior studies

A maximum of 25 per cent of course requirements for previous graduate level studies may be credited for prior study.

Students entering the master's program with a four-year degree in engineering, science, applied science or appropriate equivalent degrees will be eligible for a total of 24 points of credit.


This course consists of core units (24 points), and electives in both engineering and business and economics areas of study (48 points).


Students must complete:

a. the following core units (24 points):

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

b. electives as outlined below (48 points):

Engineering electives

Up to six units from:

  • CIV5301 Advanced traffic engineering
  • CIV5302 Traffic engineering and management
  • CIV5304 Intelligent transport systems
  • CIV5306 Road safety engineering
  • CIV5881 Groundwater hydrology
  • CIV5882 Flood hydraulics and hydrology
  • CIV5883 Surface water hydrology
  • CIV5884 Water sensitive stormwater design
  • CIV5885 Infrastructure dynamics
  • CIV5886 Infrastructure geomechanics
  • CIV5887 Infrastructure rehabilitation and monitoring
  • CIV5888 Advanced computational methods

Business and economics electives

Up to five units from the following offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics:

The following unit is also available as suggested electives but is only available for students studying this course in on-campus mode:

  • MBA5906 Strategic marketing leadership

Note: Some units may require permission from the owning faculty.

Alternative exits

Students wishing to exit this course early may apply to graduate with one of the following, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award:

Graduate Certificate in Infrastructure Engineering and Management after 24 points of study of the following:

  1. two core units from part (a)
  2. two elective units from part (b) consisting of:
    • one engineering elective unit and
    • one business and economics elective unit.

    Graduate Diploma in Infrastructure Engineering and Management after 48 points of study of the following:

  3. four core units from part (a)
  4. four elective units from part (b) consisting of:
    • a minimum of two engineering elective units and
    • a minimum of one business and economics unit.