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Nationally recognised & accredited online study

Delivering Specialist Education and Training for 30 years

Established by Austroads and AfPA, Specialist Education and Training in Roads, Pavements, Asset Management and Project Management.

The Centre for Pavement Engineering Education Inc. (CPEE) is an accredited Institute of Higher Education (PRV12121) offering nationally accredited postgraduate award programs in Roads & Pavements, Asset Management, and Project Management.

Associated Organisations

Our Students

Jennifer Kemp

Arup - Senior Pavement Engineer

CPEE continues to deliver excellence in roads and pavement education, with higher degree programs in Pavement Technology attended by leaders across Roads and Transport agencies, Consulting, Government and Industry. A recent Masters Graduate, Jennifer Kemp , Senior Pavement Engineer at Arup said “ Studying my Masters with CPEE was flexible and has allowed me to strengthen and deepen my specialist pavement expertise, giving me the confidence and knowledge to be able to tackle and solve real-life roads and pavement challenges”.

Andrew Howard

Technical Director - Pavement Engineering

CPEE Masters program provided the technical grounding I needed to escalate my career in the payments industry. Units are aligned with current industry practise and delivered by experts in their field.

Andrew Papacostas

Principle Engineer - Pavements & Material Department of Transport and Planning

My educational journey in Roads and Pavements has been a remarkable experience. I have been able to enhance my understanding and skills in the field through completing the CPEE Master of Pavement Technology.

Rob Fisher

Temora Shire Council -Engineering Manager

At a time where many Local Government organisations are under significant financial pressure and the local communities we serve are more complex than ever, it has become of utmost importance that Councils understand in detail the significant infrastructure assets they own and operate to deliver community services.

Andrew Bethune

Global Operations Director Mobility - Arcadis

I agonised over several years in contemplating undertaking the Master of Pavements, the additional effort and challenge especially with a busy day job.

Student Employers

Who we are

CPEE was founded by Austroads and AfPA to initially service the Road and Pavement sector and for over 30 years has offered specialist programs in pavement engineering. In the last number of years CPEE has expanded into the related areas of asset management and project management programs. From intensive short courses through to accredited postgraduate study, CPEE offerings meet the needs of those new to the industry as well as established practicing professionals. CPEE's strong links to University and industry provides courses that are a unique mix of academic learning combined with practical experience.

CPEE's programs are designed and delivered by industry, for the benefit of industry.

Student Spotlight

Jessica Westthorp

Airport Engineer, Adelaide Airport Limited

After graduating from the University of Adelaide in 2012 with Bachelor of Engineering: Civil & Structural I began work as a Site Engineer, gaining experience working on projects such as wetlands, subdivisions, train stations and various road upgrade projects. In March 2015 I joined Adelaide Airport in the role of Civil Engineer, working within the Projects Delivery Team. In this position I worked on delivering capital projects, with a focus on airside civil works, large resurfacing/overlay projects and road works. Upon completion of my Masters in 2020 my role transitioned to Airport Engineer. My current role includes; Design of engineering works, managing nominated capital works projects; and management of runways, taxiways, aprons and roads.

Graduates valued that the program ‘brought it all together’ by providing a framework in which all the knowledge they needed was arranged, allowing them to link concepts and tools easily. Long-past graduates voiced the view that the program had allowed them to do more in the way of pavements and materials, and to operate more effectively over the intervening years.

Unit Chair Spotlight

Jacqueline Hansen

Acknowledged Leader in Asset Management

Jacqui is a leader in Asset Management and Civil Engineering, with more than 25 years of experience in local government. She has worked with councils to improve asset management practices and develop meaningful asset management plans. Her focus has always been on the needs of regional, rural and remote communities.

Beyond her undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Technology, Sydney (1997), Jacqui has been awarded Graduate Certificates in Environmental Engineering and Management (1999), and Infrastructure Asset Management (2011). She has also completed the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment at TAFE (2013).

Jacqui is the senior advisor asset management at the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) delivering the IPWEA Asset Management Pathway, and a sessional academic at Charles Sturt University, where she teaches asset management topics to undergraduate engineers.

CPEE Short Courses & Workshops