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BE(Hons) Civil Engineering-Single Major (Part-Time)

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Part Time

8 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

38432 AUD
9050 AUD

Application fee

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

About this course

Civil engineers provide for people's needs, and are expert in the planning, design, construction and maintenance of facilities that contribute to modern life. They understand the way in which natural phenomena behave, including water and wind, and how buildings of all kinds are able to resist loads. They work with buildings, bridges, roads, harbours, dams, airports, coastal protection, water supply and public health. Civil engineers apply their theoretical knowledge to produce efficient and economic facilities that are aesthetically pleasing and satisfy society's needs. They have an aptitude for mathematics and physics and a desire to meet environmental and technological challenges. Students can study in the areas of structural engineering, hydraulic engineering, transportation engineering, geomechanics, hydrology and public health engineering, or management, construction and economics.

Civil engineers provide expert financial and technical advice, and plan and coordinate projects from concepts through to completion.

Employment opportunities:

Civil engineers mostly work for private industry, commonwealth, state and local government, for consulting engineering firms, construction companies, mining companies and research establishments. A career in civil engineering is likely to take you overseas. Within the private sector, consulting civil engineers are engaged to plan, design, manage and supervise works. They provide expert services to the client, advising financially and technically and undertaking the planning, coordination and technology of projects, often from first concepts through to completion.

In the public sector, the state and federal government departments and authorities responsible for railways, roads, harbours, housing and construction, all employ civil engineers. City councils and regional shires also need the services of civil engineers.

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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
  • [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

     Year 3, Semester 2:

  • CIVL3141 Catchment Hydrology
  • CIVL3350 Structural Design
  • CIVL3420 Transportation Systems Engineering
  • CIVL3510 Introduction to Project Management
  • (Note: CIVL3510 can be studied in Year 3 or Year 4)

      Year 4, Semester 1:

  • CIVL4514 Civil Design I

       Year 4, Semester 2:

  • CIVL4516 Civil Design III
  • ENGG4900 Professional Practice and the Business Environment

      Part B0 - Preparatory Mathematics & Science Electives:

  • 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
  • ERTH1501 Earth Processes & Geological Materials for Engineers
  • MATH2000 Calculus & Linear Algebra II
  • MATH2001 Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra II
  • MINE2105 Introduction to Mining
  • MINE3121 Mining Geomechanics
  • PHYS1002 Electromagnetism and Modern Physics
  • REDE1300 Building Construction Management & Economics

      Part B2 - Advanced Electives:

  • CHEE4012 Industrial Wastewater & Solid Waste Management
  • CIVL3150 Modelling of Environmental Systems
  • CIVL4110 Coastal & Estuarine Processes [6]
  • CIVL4120 Advanced Open Channel Flow & Hydraulic Structures [7]
  • CIVL4140 Ground Water & Surface Flow Modelling
  • CIVL4160 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • CIVL4170 Environmental Risk Assessment and Management
  • CIVL4180 Sustainable Built Environment
  • CIVL4230 Advanced Soil Mechanics
  • CIVL4250 Numerical Methods in Engineering
  • CIVL4270 Geotechnical Investigation & Testing
  • CIVL4280 Advanced Rock Mechanics
  • CIVL4320 Engineering of Small Buildings
  • CIVL4332 Advanced Structural Analysis
  • CIVL4333 Advanced Concrete Design
  • CIVL4334 Design of Timber Structures
  • CIVL4340 Wind Engineering
  • CIVL4411 Advanced Transport Engineering
  • CIVL4412 Travel Behaviour and Transport Modelling
  • CIVL4460 Highway Geometric Design
  • CIVL4522 Construction Engineering Management
  • CIVL4560 Project
  • CIVL4580 Research Thesis [1]
  • CIVL4582 Research Thesis [1]
  • FIRE3700 Introduction to Fire Safety Engineering
  • FIRE4610 Fire Engineering Design: Solutions for Implicit Safety
  • 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.
  • [6] Course is offered in odd-numbered years only.
  • [7] Course is offered in even-numbered years only.

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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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