The Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours) requires four years of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time). The course is offered by the College of Science and Engineering.
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 engineering, particularly those relevant to the systematic development of civil engineered solutions
- an awareness of social, economic and environmental aspects of civil engineering
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and a commitment to them
- an ability to critically analyse and evaluate information and solve problems
- well developed written and oral communication skills
- structured engineering work experience
- the ability to work 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.
On completion of the award, students will be able to:
- proficiently use professional skills and knowledge in the systematic development of complex civil infrastructure
- demonstrate a broad understanding of the civil engineering discipline and a deeper understanding of some areas of civil engineering
- apply their skills and knowledge in a professionally responsible manner
- communicate effectively with other engineers and the wider community using a wide range of communication technologies
- work professionally as an individual and in a team
- develop engineering solutions appropriate to the social, political, 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 areas of civil engineering
- contribute successfully to 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.
On completion of the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours), students will be eligible for professional membership of Engineers Australia.
Program of Study
To qualify for the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours), a student must complete 144 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:
ENGR1201 Electronics (4.5 units)
ENGR1401 Professional Skills (4.5 units)
ENGR1711 Engineering Design (4.5 units)
ENGR1721 Engineering Programming (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:
ENGR2711 Engineering Mathematics (4.5 units)
ENGR2741 Mechanics and Structures (4.5 units)
ENGR2751 Fluid Mechanics (4.5 units)
ENGR2821 Infrastructure Systems Engineering (4.5 units)
ENGR2822 Civil Engineering Design (4.5 units)
ENGR2832 Engineering Geology and Geomechanics (4.5 units)
ENGR2842 Structural Engineering 1 (4.5 units)
STEM1002 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (4.5 units)
Core - Year 3 topics
36 units comprising:
ENGR3831 Geotechnical Engineering (4.5 units)
ENGR3841 Structural Engineering 2 (4.5 units)
ENGR3871 Transport Systems Engineering (4.5 units)
ENGR3851 Hydraulics and Water Engineering (4.5 units)
ENGR3704 Project Management for Engineering and Science (4.5 units)
ENGR3750 Workplace Preparation (0 units)
Plus one of:
ENGR3700 Engineering Practicum (13.5 units) (see note 1)
ENGR3710 International Engineering Practicum (13.5 units) (see note 2)
Core - Year 4 topics
36 units comprising:
ENGR7700A Honours Thesis (4.5/18 units) (see note 3)
ENGR7700B Honours Thesis (4.5/18 units)
ENGR7700C Honours Thesis (4.5/18 units)
ENGR7700D Honours Thesis (4.5/18 units)
ENGR7872 Advanced Infrastructure Design: Geotechnical and Water Engineering (4.5 units)
ENGR7951 Advanced Infrastructure Design: Transport and Structural Engineering (4.5 units)
ENGR9742 Systems Engineering (4.5 units)
Plus 4.5 units selected from*:
ENGR7742 Advanced Concrete Analysis and Design (4.5 units)
ENGR7772 Transport Planning and Modelling (4.5 units)
ENGR7891 Fatigue and Fracture Analysis (4.5 units)
ENGR7941 Advanced Foundation Design and Analysis (4.5 units)
ENGR7961 Finite Element Methods (4.5 units)
ENGR8841 Hydrostatics GE (4.5 units)
EASCxxxx Earth Sciences (EASC) topics with approval from the Course Coordinator (4.5 units)
ENVSxxxx Environmental Studies (ENVS) topics with approval from the Course Coordinator (4.5 units)
STEMxxxx Science Technology Engineering & Maths (STEM) topics with approval from the Course Coordinator (4.5 units)
*With the permission of the Course Coordinator eligible students may enrol in Advanced Studies for Engineering.
1. 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.
2. 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 and will consider the quality and appropriateness of the placement.
3. Students must undertake the Engineering Thesis topics over a minimum of two consecutive semesters.
4. 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.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours) may also be studied in a combined degrees program with another Bachelor degree in the College of Science and Engineering where the combination meets the requirements of the credit transfer policy.