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Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

Graduate as an industry-ready civil engineer by studying Deakin's Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours).

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
4 years full-time
Course Code
S460, 079998G
Study Mode
Online, In person
Intake Months

About this course

Graduate as an industry-ready civil engineer by studying Deakin's Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours). You'll combine contemporary theory with hands-on projects to develop the skills needed to confidently design, construct and maintain the built infrastructure systems that are vital in our day-to-day lives.

In this Engineers Australia-accredited course, you'll learn how to apply scientific and engineering principles to address complex problems and develop innovative solutions that are beneficial to organisations and the community.

You'll gain a deep understanding of the way infrastructure works, not just through textbooks, but by applying your skills in multi-million dollar engineering facilities. Work on industry-relevant projects and undertake work placements to gain valuable real-world experience and build your professional networks.

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Deakin graduates are sought-after both in Australia and abroad. That's because we train students in practical scenarios and look to develop skills beyond the technical.

You'll be highly valued for your skills in innovation, leadership, project management and communication, as well as your ability to anticipate and tackle the unknown challenges of tomorrow. Throughout the course you'll explore a diverse range of civil engineering disciplines related to structural, water, geotechnical and transportation engineering and civil engineering materials, then put the theory you learn into practice in Deakin's world-class, multi-million dollar engineering precinct.

Deakin gives you access to some of the best engineering facilities in Australia. You'll be able to get hands-on experience in our civil and structural laboratories, and realise and validate your designs through combinations of computer simulation and testing.

Key facilities available to civil engineering students include the geotechnical (soil and rock) testing lab, hydraulics and hydrology lab and two structural testing laboratories. Students can also access a range of other facilities including 3D printers, a materials science corrosion and polymer lab, concrete and structural testing facilities and CNC machining centres.

Project-oriented design-based learning (PODBL) in collaboration with industry is a key feature of our engineering courses. In addition to traditional theory-based classes, you'll spend 50 per cent of every trimester learning via team-based projects, in which you take real-world industry problems and research, design, test and evaluate solutions, with the support of an academic.

Take these skills even further during your Professional Engineering Practice unit, where you'll have the opportunity to work in a real engineering team. Build your industry experience, create a professional network and get an insight into your future career options.

Study locations

Cloud (Online)

Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Burwood (Melbourne)


Career pathways

Graduates can expect to gain employment in a wide range of organisations such as construction companies, councils, water authorities, government bodies, public works departments and as consulting engineers.

Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours), students must attain 32 credit points. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.

The course comprises a total of 32 credit points, which must include the following:

  • 23 core units (31 credit points -including 12 weeks of Professional Engineering Practice in SEP499)
  • 1 elective unit (1 credit point)
  • Completion of SEJ010 Introduction to Safety and Project Oriented Learning (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • Completion of STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • Completion of STP010 Career Tools for Employability (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • Cloud Campus enrolled students are required to attend campus mode conducted activities during the corresponding Intensive Week in a trimester. Attendance at campus mode activities is linked to assessment requirements within the Engineering programs, failure to attend will result in not meeting the hurdle requirement of the respective assessment. Thus, a fail grade shall be awarded for the respective affected unit(s) for that particular trimester.

Credit for prior study or work

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of 50% of the course at Deakin University.

You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

Graduate outcomes

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