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Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)

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With a degree in civil engineering technology, you can help create our modern world. Learn how to design and engineer skyscrapers, roads, bridges, water and drainage systems, civil engineers do it all.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
Course Code
HEBETC, 080057J
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul

About this course

Engineer a bright future

With a degree in civil engineering technology, you can help create our modern world. Learn how to design and engineer skyscrapers, roads, bridges, water and drainage systems, civil engineers do it all. Melbourne Polytechnic's Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) was developed with rigorous consultation with industry stakeholders to provide a versatile degree with an option to exit to industry with an Associate Degree after the first two years of study. The civil engineering industry has been growing very strongly for the past five years and new employment opportunities are anticipated to grow by another 10% by 2023. With a growing interest in sustainability and finding new ways for our cities to function into the future, civil engineering is more vital than ever.

Developed with industry for versatility

At Melbourne Polytechnic, we pride ourselves on creating industry-ready graduates, and this Bachelor degree is no different. Our industry-based teachers bring practical knowledge and hands-on experience to your training. Our degrees are professionally accredited by Engineers Australia. You can choose to specialise either in structural engineering, municipal/transportation engineering or construction management in your third and fourth year. During the final semester, you'll engage in a major project. The project could be a real life project from industry or a simulated one. You'll learn real-world skills in real-world contexts and graduate with the skills needed to work in the many industries that rely on civil engineers.

Construct a career in a wide range of fields

Graduates from Melbourne Polytechnic's Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) could find work across a wide variety of industries. Structural engineering graduates might work in bridge design, highway structures, hydraulic structures or oil, gas and mineral exploration. Municipal/transportation engineering graduates design, maintain and construct public walkways, water supplies and drainage networks, waste management systems, town planning and subdivision or transportation systems. Construction engineering graduates might work on large infrastructure projects, including highways, airports, ports and dams, bridges, mines and other complex building projects. As a civil engineer, your contribution is limited only by your imagination.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) incorporates a Work Integrated Learning program that will equip you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to gain valuable industry experience with our key industry partners.

You will be able to contextualise and apply your theoretical learning in a real work environment whilst developing and strengthening your employability and networking skills.

From 2021, students commencing their studies in The Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) will undertake Work Integrated Learning opportunities through internships, placements and industry based projects. Work Integrated Learning may occur onsite or through a virtual/remote environment.

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) program consists of a 300 hour Work Integrated Learning hurdle (capstone) subject (BET410).

For students opting to exit with the Associate Degree, there is a 220 hour Work Integrated Learning hurdle (capstone) subject (BET210).

Professional practice opportunities are also offered throughout the year for students to attend, engage in and network with our industry partners.

Entry requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 VCE or equivalent with a minimum ATAR of 50.
  • Minimum study score of 25 in one of the VCE Units 3&4 English subjects or equivalent.
  • Minimum study score of 25 in VCE Units 3&4 Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics. Students lacking the mathematics prerequisite will be required to successfully complete a bridging course in Foundation Mathematics.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

  • Completion of a Diploma, an Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree in related fields of studies.
  • Students lacking the mathematics prerequisite will be required to successfully complete a bridging course in Foundation Mathematics.
  • For students applying for credit transfer of subjects a minimum graded assessment of Competent Credit for each completed subject is required. The subjects should be at AQF levels 5, 6, 7.

Applicants with higher education

A complete or incomplete higher education qualification. Applicants must participate in a selection interview to demonstrate capability to undertake study at degree level and personal attributes suitable for the profession of civil engineering. For further information and to book an interview, please telephone (03) 9269 1848.

Applicants with work and life experience

  • A minimum of 2 years relevant industry experience.
  • Applicants must participate in a selection interview to demonstrate capability to undertake study at degree level and personal attributes suitable for the profession of civil engineering.
  • Applicants must present school reports/study records and may be required to take a written test if necessary.

Study locations

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Career pathways

Construction engineering graduates might work on large infrastructure projects, including highways, airports, ports and dams, bridges, mines and other complex building projects. As a civil engineer, your contribution is limited only by your imagination.

  • Town Planner
  • Urban Planner
  • Drainage Network Planner
  • Waste Management Planner
  • Transport Planner
  • Bridge Designer
  • Hydraulic Structure Designer
  • Highway Structural Engineer
  • Waste Management System Planner
  • Subdivision Planner