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BE(Hons) Civil and Geotechnical Engineering-Dual Major

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
4 Years
 Start month
March

 Tuition fee

International
38432 AUD
National
9050 AUD

Application fee

International 100 AUD
National 100 AUD
Department
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)87

About this course

The unprecedented infrastructure development in Queensland, and Australia as a whole, is generating huge demand for Civil Engineering graduates. This includes specialisation associated with civil engineering in Geomechanics, incorporating soil mechanics, rock mechanics and engineering geology .The Civil and Geotechnical Engineering dual major is supported by a consortium of global companies. Students are taught by experts working in civil and geotechnical engineering and benefit from UQ's close links with these companies.

The Civil and Geotechnical specialisation consists of the major in Civil Engineering, which is taken common with all civil engineering plans, supplemented with additional specialist study and project work in Geotechnical Engineering. This specialisation is designed to equip qualified civil engineers with the skills to approach to complex, multidisciplinary problems concerning earth materials including roads, landslides, piled building foundations, excavations, spillways, tunnelling and mining.

Employment opportunities:

There is a high demand from Civil and Geotechnical Engineering Consultants, Mining Companies, and Civil and Mining Contractors, and graduates can work in design, operation, management, research and consulting in Australia and overseas.

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Eligibility Criteria

English language requirement:

  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. 
  • Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).

Academic Requirement:

 For Australian students:

  • OP/Entry rank:6/89
  • Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B, plus one of Physics or Chemistry. Both Chemistry and Physics, and Mathematics C are recommended.

 For International students:

  • Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, equivalent qualifications of Mathematics B, plus one of Physics or Chemistry. Both Chemistry and Physics, and Mathematics C are recommended.
  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6.Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).

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Course Modules

      Course Code  Course Title 

      Part A - Compulsory:

      Year 1:

  • ENGG1100 Engineering Design
  • ENGG1200 Engineering Modelling & Problem Solving
  • ENGG1211 Engineering Design, Modelling & Problem Solving [1]
  • ENGG1400 Engineering Mechanics: Statics & Dynamics
  • ERTH1501 Earth Processes & Geological Materials for Engineers
  • [MATH1051 Calculus & Linear Algebra I [2]     (or)
  • [MATH1071 Advanced Calculus & Linear Algebra I
  • [MATH1052 Calculus and Differential Equations     (or)
  • [MATH1072 Advanced Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations

      Year 2, Semester 1:

  • CIVL2135 Environmental Issues and Sustainability in Engineering
  • CIVL2330 Structural Mechanics
  • CIVL2410 Traffic Flow Theory & Analysis
  • CIVL2530 Probability, Statistics and Scientific Computing

      Year 2, Semester 2:

  • CIVL2131 Fluid Mechanics for Civil & Environmental Engineers
  • CIVL2210 Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics
  • CIVL2340 Introduction to Structural Design
  • CIVL2360 Reinforced Concrete Structures & Concrete Technology

      Year 3, Semester 1:

  • CIVL3140 Catchment Hydraulics: Open Channel Flow & Design
  • CIVL3210 Geotechnical Engineering
  • CIVL3340 Structural Analysis
  • MINE3121 Mining Geomechanics

      Year 3, Semester 2:

  • CIVL3141 Catchment Hydrology
  • CIVL3350 Structural Design
  • CIVL3420 Transportation Systems Engineering
  • ERTH3250 Hydrogeology

      Year 4, Semester 1:

  • CIVL4270 Geotechnical Investigation & Testing
  • CIVL4514 Civil Design I
  • MINE4120 Mine Geotechnical Engineering

      Year 4, Semester 1 or 2:

  • [CIVL4560 Project    (or)
  • [CIVL4580 Research Thesis [1]    (or)
  • [CIVL4582 Research Thesis [1]

      Year 4, Semester 2:

  • CIVL4280 Advanced Rock Mechanics
  • CIVL4516 Civil Design III
  • ENGG4900 Professional Practice and the Business Environment

       Part B0 - Preparatory Mathematics & Science Courses:

  • CHEM1090 Introductory Chemistry [3]
  • MATH1050 Mathematical Foundations [2] [4]
  • PHYS1171 Physical Basis of Biological Systems [5]

      Part B1 - Introductory Electives:

  • CHEM1100 Chemistry 1
  • CSSE1001 Introduction to Software Engineering
  • ENGG1300 Introduction to Electrical Systems
  • ENGG1500 Engineering Thermodynamics
  • ENGG1600 Introduction to Research Practices - The Big Issues
  • MATH2000 Calculus & Linear Algebra II
  • MATH2001 Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra II
  • MINE2105 Introduction to Mining
  • PHYS1002 Electromagnetism and Modern Physics
  • REDE1300 Building Construction Management & Economics

      Part B2 - Advanced Electives:

  • CIVL3510 Introduction to Project Management
  • CIVL4230 Advanced Soil Mechanics
  • CIVL4250 Numerical Methods in Engineering
  • ERTH2004 Structural Geology
  • MINE4000 Mine Waste Management & Landform Design

      End notes:

  • [1] This course is offered over more than one semester. Enrol in the same course code in each semester.
  • [2] Students without at least a Sound Achievement in Senior Maths C are required to take MATH1050 as an elective before MATH1051
  • [3] CHEM1090 is not available for students with a Sound Achievement or higher in Senior Chemistry or equivalent.
  • [4] MATH1050 is not available for students with a High Achievement or higher in Senior Maths C. MATH1050 is not available to students who have passed MATH1051 and/or MATH1071 and/or MATH1052 and/or MATH1072.
  • [5] PHYS1171 is not available for students with a Sound Achievement or higher in Senior Physics or equivalent.

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How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.Domestic applications for admission to all undergraduate programs are made online through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).If you are not a current Year 12 applicant, you will be asked to include details of any previous studies and any subsequent tertiary study (e.g. university or TAFE studies). If you believe your work experience is relevant to your application, please provide supporting documentation.

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