The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering equips students with the relevant skills and knowledge to provide a range of professional civil engineering services in regional, national and international environments. The course prepares graduates for work involving the planning, design, construction and maintenance of critical civil engineering infrastructure such as buildings, roads, bridges, dams, pipelines, transport systems, and water supply and waste water treatment facilities.
The course is structured around 16 key competencies identified by Engineers Australia as being essential to the graduating engineer. These competencies are broadly grouped into: knowledge and skills, application, personal and professional skills. Students develop core theoretical knowledge and skills vital to the engineering profession and the ability to apply these in the most relevant applications.
The course is strongly focused on project engineering from first year through to the final year, with an emphasis on critical issues for modern engineers such as professional ethics, sustainability, conflict resolution and negotiation. All students undertake a full-year subject in engineering research (thesis unit) in their final year, which enables them to explore the frontiers of engineering development and contribute to new knowledge in their chosen field.
To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering, students must complete the equivalent of 32 single-weighted units (384 credit points), comprising:
All candidates successfully completing this course will be awarded Honours. Additionally, a candidate who has reached the required standard of academic performance may, on the recommendation of the Course Coordinator, be awarded Honours with one of the following merit descriptors:
Honours merit descriptors will be determined based on a candidate's academic record throughout the course of study, as described on the Engineering Student Centre website.