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

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Special Notes

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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
Academic Program: 

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

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 72 units.

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
CEME 1002 Introduction to Infrastructure 3
CEME 1004 Engineering Mechanics - Statics 3
CEME 2001 Strength of Materials 3
CEME 2002 Structural Mechanics 3
CEME 2003 Civil Engineering Hydraulics 3
CEME 2004 Introduction to Geo-engineering 3
CEME 2005 Transportation Engineering & Survey 3
CEME 3001 Computer Analysis of Structures and Structural Dynamics 3
CEME 3002 Reinforced Concrete Design 3
CEME 3003 Structural Steel Design 3
CEME 3004 Hydrology and Flood Management 3
CEME 3005 Advanced Civil Engineering Hydraulics 3
CEME 3006 Geotechnical Engineering 3
CEME 4050 Design Practice 3
ENG 1001 Introduction to Engineering 3
ENG 1003 Programming (Matlab and Excel) 3
ENG 3004 Systems Engineering and Industry Practice 3
ENG 3005 Research Methods and Project Management 3
MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA 3
MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB 3
MATHS 2106 Differential Equations for Engineers II 3
MATHS 2107 Statistics & Numerical Methods II 3

Research Project

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ENG 4001A Research Project Part A 3
ENG 4001B Research Project Part B 3

Civil Electives - No Major

To satisfy the requirements for Civil Electives - No Major students must complete courses to the value of 24 units.

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Level I

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
CEME 1001 Introduction to Environmental Engineering 3
CEME 1003 Resources and Energy in a Circular Economy 3
CHEM ENG 1007 Introduction to Process Engineering 3
CONMGNT 1000 Civil Engineering Construction Materials 3
CONMGNT 1001 Construction Estimation and Quantity Surveying 3
ELEC ENG 1101 Electronic Systems 3
MECH ENG 1007 Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics 3


Courses to the value of 15 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
CEME 4001 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design 3
CEME 4002 Finite Element Theory and Practice 3
CEME 4003 Wind and Earthquake Engineering 3
CEME 4004 Advanced Water Distribution Systems Engineering 3
CEME 4005 Integrated Natural Hazard Risk Management 3
CEME 4006 Climate Risk and Resilience 3
CEME 4007 Unsaturated Soils 3
CEME 4008 Rem Soil & Groundwater Pol UG 3
CEME 4009 Decision Making for Sustainable Solutions 3
CEME 4010 Water Resource Systems for Changing Climates 3
CHEM ENG 4051 Water and Wastewater Engineering 3
ENG 4011 Engineering Geology 3


Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:

Any University of Adelaide Undergraduate course for which the student meets the pre-requisites.