The double degree Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) (Honours), Master of Engineering (Civil) requires five years of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time).
The course is offered by the College of Science and Engineering.
This new course has been designed to be accredited at the level of Professional Engineer and will be presented for accreditation by Engineers Australia in the near future. Professional engineering courses accredited by Engineers Australia are recognised internationally under the Washington Accord. Graduates meet the academic requirements for attaining chartered Professional Engineering status.
The minimum requirements for consideration for entry to all undergraduate courses are specified in detail in the University Entry Requirements.
Successful completion of either SACE Stage 2 (Year 12) Specialist Mathematics or Mathematical Methods or equivalent International Baccalaureate subjects is normally required for entry. Knowledge of SACE Stage 2 (Year 12) Physics is assumed.
The course has been designed to provide graduates with:
- a strong foundation in both the theoretical and the practical aspects of civil and environmental engineering
- an awareness of social, economic, cultural and environmental aspects of civil and environmental engineering
- an ability to critically analyse and evaluate information and solve problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and a commitment to them
- well developed written and oral communication skills
- structured engineering work experience
- the ability to work and interact professionally as an individual and as a member of multi-disciplinary teams
- an understanding of the need to undertake lifelong learning and the capacity to do so
- an ability to undertake a substantial research-oriented project
- preparation for future management roles as professional engineers
The course provides the foundations that will underpin ongoing professional development, preparing graduates for further study or for a career in an engineering related field or in other areas where the range of skills and knowledge acquired is needed or desirable.
On completion of this course you will be able to:
- competently use professional skills and knowledge in the systematic development of complex civil and environmental engineering systems
- demonstrate a broad understanding of the environmental engineering discipline
- apply their skills and knowledge in a professionally responsible manner
- communicate effectively with other engineers and the wider global community using a wide range of communication technologies
- work professionally as an individual and in a team
- understand and describe the processes through which current knowledge was developed
- develop engineering solutions appropriate to the social, political, international, economic and environmental contexts in which they are applied
- engage in the process of continuing learning needed to retain the necessary level of professional skills and knowledge in the area of civil and environmental engineering
- contribute successfully to engineering project management
- plan and execute a research project, applying relevant methodologies and knowledge
- apply skills adopted through the thesis and advanced discipline topics to postgraduate level research or advanced industrial investigation
Program of study
To qualify for the Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) (Honours), Master of Engineering (Civil) a student must complete 180 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.
Core – Year 1 topics
36 units comprising:
EASC1101 Earth and Environmental Sciences (4.5 units)
ENGR1201 Electronics (4.5 units)
ENGR1401 Professional Skills (4.5 units)
ENGR1711 Engineering Design (4.5 units)
ENGR1722 Engineering Physics and Materials (4.5 units)
ENGR1732 Engineering Mechanics (4.5 units)
MATH1121 Mathematics 1A (4.5 units)
MATH1122 Mathematics 1B (4.5 units)
Core – Year 2 topics
36 units comprising:
ENGR1721 Engineering Programming (4.5 units)
ENGR2711 Engineering Mathematics (4.5 units)
ENGR2741 Mechanics and Structures (4.5 units)
ENGR2751 Fluid Mechanics (4.5 units)
ENGR2822 Civil Engineering Design (4.5 units)
ENGR2832 Engineering Geology and Geomechanics (4.5 units)
ENVS2761 Hydrology (4.5 units)
STEM1002 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (4.5 units)
Core – Year 3 topics
31.5 units comprising:
ENGR2821 Infrastructure Systems Engineering (4.5 units)
ENGR2882 Waste Management (4.5 units)
ENGR3831 Geotechnical Engineering (4.5 units)
ENGR3851 Hydraulics and Water Engineering (4.5 units)
ENGR8862 Structural Engineering 1 GE (4.5 units)
ENGR9742 Systems Engineering (4.5 units)
STEM2001 Remote Sensing for all Disciplines (4.5 units)
Elective – Year 3 topics
4.5 units of elective topics from across the University where entry requirements are met
Core - Year 4 topics
22.5 units comprising:
ENGR3750 Workplace Preparation (0 units)
ENGR8861 Structural Engineering 2 GE (4.5 units)
ENGR8971 Transport Systems Engineering GE (4.5 units)
ENGR9704 Engineering Management (4.5 units)
ENGR9901 Sustainable Engineering GE (4.5 units)
GEOG8040 Environmental Impact Assessment GE (4.5 units)
Option – Year 4 topics
13.5 units selected from:
ENGR3700 Engineering Practicum (13.5 units)
ENGR3710 International Engineering Practicum (13.5 units)
Core – Year 5 topics
36 units comprising:
EASC8751 Hydrochemistry GE (4.5 units)
ENGR7872 Advanced Infrastructure Design: Geotechnical and Water Engineering (4.5 units)
ENGR7951 Advanced Infrastructure Design: Transport and Structural Engineering (4.5 units)
ENGR7971 Advanced Environmental Engineering Design (4.5 units)
ENGR9700A Masters Thesis (4.5/18 units)
ENGR9700B Masters Thesis (4.5/18 units)
ENGR9700C Masters Thesis (4.5/18 units)
ENGR9700D Masters Thesis (4.5/18 units)
Course Rule Notes
- With the permission of the Course Coordinator students may undertake ENGR9405 Engineering Work Experience (4.5 units) plus 9 units of upper-level topics in place of ENGR3700 Engineering Practicum or ENGR3710 International Engineering Practicum. ENGR9405 may be taken any time after the student has completed 63 units. Please see the topic coordinator for further details. Upper-level topics must be selected from COMP, ENGR, MATH and STAT topics at 2000-level and above.
- ENGR3710 International Engineering Practicum should be selected by those students intending to undertake their Practicum outside of Australia. Enrolment is subject to approval by the College which will consider the quality and appropriateness of the placement.
- Students must undertake the Masters Thesis topics over a minimum of two semesters.
- The honours grade awarded is determined in accordance with the University's Assessment Policy and Procedures and is calculated from the Weighted Average Mark of all topics at level 7000 and above taken as part of the degree as follows:
85 ≤ WAM - Honours First Class (H1)
75 ≤ WAM < 85 - Honours Second Class Division A (H2A)
65 ≤ WAM < 75 - Honours Second Class Division B (H2B)
50 ≤ WAM < 65 - Honours Third Class (H3)
Where a student has satisfied all requirements for the course but has achieved a WAM of less than 50, the WAM will be deemed 50 for the purposes of calculating the honours classification.
- With the permission of the Course Coordinator eligible students may enrol in Advanced Studies for Engineering.