Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) (BE(Hons)(Civil))

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Academic Year

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This program will provide students with skills and knowledge in creating and maintaining the physical infrastructure of society while managing and conserving natural resources. The program has an emphasis on engineering problem-solving and design and analysis using modern, computer-based methods. All Engineering students will complete a common first year before branching out into their disciplines, majors and/or a choice of thematic minors. The first and second years of the program develop mathematics and science skills, with fundamental engineering and design courses. Third and fourth years enable students to specialise and focuses on project based learning. Students can choose to study majors in Construction Management, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering and Water Systems. Students can also choose a range of thematic majors such as Defence Systems, Renewable Energy and Smart Technologies or minors in Entrepreneurship and Humanitarian Engineering.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) is an AQF Level 08 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 4 years. This program is accredited by Engineers Australia and graduates of the program qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia.


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)

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

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil), 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. Core courses to the value of 66 units.
  2. A Research Project to the value of 6 units.
  3. Elective courses to the value of 24 units with the option of a major in one of the following:
    • Construction Management
    • Defence Systems
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Geotechnical Engineering
    • Renewable Energy
    • Smart Technologies
    • Structural Engineering
    • Water Systems
  4. An Entrepreneurship or Humanitarian minor can be presented in lieu of available electives within the program.
  5. A total of 8 weeks of approved engineering work placement is required. Students will need to enrol into the ENG 3100 Engineering Internship UG (0 units) course to complete this requirement. 
  6. Unless exempted, International students are required to take ENG 1011 Introduction to Engineering EAL in lieu of ENG 1001 Introduction to Engineering

Core Courses