Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Architectural) (BE(Hons)(CivArch))

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Special Notes

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This program will provide students with skills and knowledge in the planning, design, construction and operation of engineered systems for a diverse range of constructions. This program combines civil and structural engineering, mechanical engineering and the creative design aspects from architecture. The first two years of the program build a scientific, architectural design and engineering foundation for the more specialist architectural engineering courses, which predominate in the third and fourth years.
Students are also required to complete 12 weeks of approved practical experience during their study. Graduates of the program qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Architectural) is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 4 years.


Condition of enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Architectural)

There shall be a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Architectural).

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Architectural), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 96 units, comprising:

  1. Courses to the value of 96 units, including Core courses to the value of 87 units and Elective courses to the value of 9 units
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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 for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Architectural)

To satisfy the requirements for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Architectural) students must complete courses to the value of 96 units.


All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
C&ENVENG 1010 Engineering Mechanics - Statics 3
C&ENVENG 1012 Engineering, Modelling & Analysis I 3
C&ENVENG 1013 Introduction to Architectural Engineering 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 3005 Reinforced Concrete Design 3
C&ENVENG 3007 Structural Steel Design 3
C&ENVENG 3012 Geotechnical Engineering Design III 3
C&ENVENG 3020 Computer Analysis of Structures and Structural Dynamics 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
DESST 1503 Design Studio I 6
DESST 1504 Representation I 3
DESST 1507 Construction I 3
DESST 1508 Environment I 3
DESST 2517 Environment II 3
DESST 2521 History Theory II 3
MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA 3
MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB 3
MATHS 2201 Engineering Mathematics IIA 3


Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
C&ENVENG 2067 Construction, Management & Surveying 3
MECH ENG 1007 Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics 3


Courses to the value of 9 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
C&ENVENG 3077 Engineering Hydrology 3
C&ENVENG 3079 Water Engineering & Design III 3
C&ENVENG 4056 Linear Geostatistics 3
C&ENVENG 4069 Advanced Reinforced Concrete 3
C&ENVENG 4070 Seismic Design of Masonry Buildings 3
C&ENVENG 4085 Traffic Engineering & Design 3
C&ENVENG 4106 Introduction to Geostatistics 3
C&ENVENG 4107 Prestressed Concrete Structures 3
C&ENVENG 4111 Structural Dynamics & Applications 3
C&ENVENG 4112 Advanced Civil Geotechnical Engineering 3
C&ENVENG 4113EX Christchurch Earthquake Study Tour 3
CHEM ENG 4051 Water & Wastewater Engineering 3
DESST 3514 Construction III 3
DESST 3517 Environment III 3
DESST 3519 Advanced Architecture Technologies 3
ENTREP 3900 eChallenge 3
MINING 3072 Mining Geomechanics 3


A Mathematics Course Level II or III (3 units) can be counted toward the program as an elective