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Southern Cross University (SCU)

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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering

  • Bachelor (Honours)

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.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
Duration
4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
Course Code
3507285, 077352F
Study Mode
In person, Online
International Fees
$32,000 per year / $128,000 total

About this course

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.

Study locations

Lismore

Online

What you will learn

Students have the option to undertake a general course of study or select an eight-unit major in Environmental Engineering. Students taking the general course of study gain knowledge and expertise across the breadth of disciplines encompassed by civil engineering, including construction, project management, hydraulic engineering, water and wastewater engineering, geotechnical engineering, traffic and transport engineering, and environmental engineering. The Environmental Engineering major prepares students with the scientific knowledge and engineering skills needed to understand and assess the impact of an engineering project on the environment. This enables graduates to develop sustainable and ethical systems that optimise the relationship between human activities and the natural and built environments.

Career pathways

Civil engineers work in a range of settings, including traffic and transport, humanitarian organisations, engineering design, government authorities, water supply and management agencies, construction companies, natural resource management organisations, consulting engineering companies, mining companies, irrigation authorities, research organisations and in tertiary education.

Course structure

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 core units (288 credit points),
  • one major or the No Major option (96 credit points), and
  • at least 60 days of industrial experience of a nature acceptable to the Course Coordinator.

Honours

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:

  • First Class Honours
  • Second Class Honours - Division I
  • Second Class Honours - Division II

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.