Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Structural) / Bachelor of Science (BE(Hons)(CivStruct) BSc)

Program Code


Program Minimum Units


Standard Duration

5 Years

Program Faculty

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

AQF Level


Academic Year


Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


Through this double degree program students can combine the concepts of civil and structural engineering with science. The civil and structural program will provide students with skills and knowledge in creating and maintaining the physical infrastructure of society while managing and conserving natural resources. Science studies may be chosen from biological sciences, chemistry, geology, physics and mathematics. Through the science program, students learn a number of transferable skills including analytical methods, laboratory and field techniques, information technology skills, teamwork, initiative and the ability to communicate and cooperate with people from a range of backgrounds and expertise.
In addition to the academic program of study, students must complete a total of 12 weeks of full-time practical experience. Graduates of the program qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Structural) / Bachelor of Science is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 5 years.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Structural) / Bachelor of Science

There shall be a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Structural) / Bachelor of Science.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the double degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Structural) / Bachelor of Science, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 120 units, comprising:

  1. Courses to the value of 78 units for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Structural), including Core courses to the value of 72 units and Elective courses to the value of  6 units
  2. Science Electives to the value of 42 units, including a major from the Bachelor of Science
  3. A total of 12 weeks practical experience approved by the Faculty and of which a minimum 6 weeks should be under the supervision of a professional engineer
  4. Unless exempted, international students are required to take ENG 3003 Engineering Communication EAL in lieu of either a core or elective course as advised by the Faculty
  5. Students who have not undertaken SACE Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics (or equivalent) will be required to enrol in Mathematics IM, followed by Mathematics IA with Mathematics IB taken in Summer Semester to complete the Mathematics requirements at Level I. The satisfactory completion of Mathematics IM is in addition to the normal requirements of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Structural) with Bachelor of Science

To satisfy the requirements for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Structural) with Bachelor of Science students must complete courses to the value of 120 units.

Civil and Structural Core

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
C&ENVENG 1008 Engineering Planning & Design I 3
C&ENVENG 1009 Civil & Environmental Engineering I 3
C&ENVENG 1010 Engineering Mechanics - Statics 3
C&ENVENG 1012 Engineering, Modelling & Analysis I 3
C&ENVENG 2025 Strength of Materials II 3
C&ENVENG 2030 Structural Mechanics 3
C&ENVENG 2069 Geotechnical Engineering II 3
C&ENVENG 2070 Engineering Modelling & Analysis II 3
C&ENVENG 2071 Water Engineering II 3
C&ENVENG 3001 Structural Mechanics III 3
C&ENVENG 3005 Reinforced Concrete Design 3
C&ENVENG 3007 Structural Steel Design 3
C&ENVENG 3012 Geotechnical Engineering Design III 3
C&ENVENG 3077 Engineering Hydrology 3
C&ENVENG 3079 Water Engineering & Design III 3
C&ENVENG 3222 Research Methodologies and Project Management 3
C&ENVENG 4034 Engineering Management IV 3
C&ENVENG 4041 Structural Design Practice 3
C&ENVENG 4068 Computer Methods of Structural Analysis 3
C&ENVENG 4222A Research Project Part A: Civil 0
C&ENVENG 4222B Research Project Part B: Civil 6
MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA 3
MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB 3
MATHS 2201 Engineering Mathematics IIA 3

Civil and Structural Electives

Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
C&ENVENG 4056 Linear Geostatistics 3
C&ENVENG 4069 Advanced Reinforced Concrete 3
C&ENVENG 4073 Water Distribution Systems & Design 3
C&ENVENG 4085 Traffic Engineering & Design 3
C&ENVENG 4106 Introduction to Geostatistics 3
C&ENVENG 4107 Prestressed Concrete Structures 3
C&ENVENG 4108 Environmental Systems Dynamics 3
C&ENVENG 4109 Designing Water Resource Systems for Urban Environments 3
C&ENVENG 4110 Soil & Groundwater Remediation 3
C&ENVENG 4111 Structural Dynamics & Applications 3
C&ENVENG 4112 Advanced Civil Geotechnical Engineering 3
C&ENVENG 4113EX Christchurch Earthquake Study Tour 3
C&ENVENG 4114 Advanced Hydrological Modelling & Water Resource Management 3
C&ENVENG 4115 Advanced Topics in Flood Hydrology 3
C&ENVENG 3029 Environmental Modelling & Management 3
CHEM ENG 4051 Water & Wastewater Engineering 3
MINING 3072 Mining Geomechanics 3
SOIL&WAT 3007WT GIS for Environmental Management III 3
C&ENVENG 4042 Design of Steel Concrete Composites 3
C&ENVENG 4070 Seismic Design of Masonry Buildings 3
C&ENVENG 4097 Analysis of Rivers & Sediment Transport 3
ENTREP 3900 eChallenge 3

Level II or III Mathematics Courses

Science Electives

Courses to the value of 42 units from the following:

Level I Science Electives (6 units)
Level II Science Electives (9 units)
Level II Science Electives OR MATHS 2202 Engineering Mathematics IIB (3 units)
Level III Science Electives (24 units)
Science Electives may be chosen from courses listed in the Program Rules for the degree of Bachelor of Science. Students must complete a major in accordance with the Program Rules for the Bachelor of Science.