Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)

Handbook

This program has been discontinued, and there will be no further intake for new students. The information in this program is for continuing students only, who are already enrolled in the program.

Students commencing from 2015 should refer to the handbook for our new program: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)

Information correct as at

30th Mar 2015 12:08pm

Program Code

10100

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face

Duration

Domestic - 4 years full time or part time equivalent.

International - 4 years full time.

Term Type

Semesters

Relevant University rules and policies

CRICOS Code

Description

The civil engineer's job is to solve problems relating to the infrastructure of modern society, and to consider the environmental impact, efficiency and cost effectiveness of this infrastructure. For example, civil engineers may be involved in establishing whether or not a building design is safe, or may inspect and analyse a dam wall to see if it is structurally sound. Civil engineers enjoy excellent career prospects as they are involved in so many facets of everyday life and its associated infrastructure.


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Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Compulsory Program Requirements

Students have the opportunity to undertake an industry-related project in their final year of study and must also complete 12 weeks of industrial experience throughout the program. Further information is available at: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/faculties-and-schools/faculty-of-engineering-and-built-environment/student-resources/industrial-experience


Professional Recognition

Engineers Australia

This program is accredited by Engineers Australia.


Academic Requirements for Program Completion

Total Units required

320 units

Program Duration

4 years full time or part time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program Requirements

The Civil Engineering program is a 4 year program comprising 320 units and is available at Callaghan Campus. It provides students with a sound understanding of the scientific fundamentals that underpin civil engineering as well as current engineering practice. Students develop skills in the design of infrastructure projects. The program offers a multi-disciplinary perspective, meaning that issues such as efficiency, cost effectiveness and environmental impact are considered as part of these engineering projects.Throughout the program, theoretical studies are complemented by practical laboratory and field exercises.

Please Note: Special Prerequisites apply to MATH1110 - view the course handbook for information


Transition Arrangements

As programs are regularly reviewed and updated, some students may experience changes to their program of study during the course of their enrolment, which may require transition arrangements. Students affected by changes to their program are advised to review any documentation contained in the "Additional Information" section (located towards the top of this page), in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.


Program Structure

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

GENG1001Introduction to Engineering Mechanics
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GENG1002Introduction to Engineering Computations
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GENG1803Introduction to Engineering Practice
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
PHYS1205Integrated Physics
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV1110Surveying 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV1120Surveying 2
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2050Engineering Computations and Probability
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2130Theory of Structures 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2240Civil Engineering Materials
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2280Geomechanics 1
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2310Fluid Mechanics
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2720Transportation Engineering and Design
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL3160Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL3170Steel Design
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL3180Theory of Structures 2
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL3280Geomechanics 2
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GENG3830Engineering Project Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHIL3910Ethics, Technology and Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
CIVL4110Theory of Structures 3
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4201Geotechnical and Geoenviromental Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4330Hydrology
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4450Water Engineering
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4521Structural Engineering Project
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4541Water Engineering Project
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4571Geotechnical Engineering Project
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4660Project S2
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4830Stress & Finite Element Methods
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

MATH CORE

Choose either MATH1110 and MATH1120; or MATH1210 and MATH1220.

MATH1110 and MATH1120

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

MATH1110Mathematics 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics 2
  • Mid Summer - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1210 and MATH1220

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

MATH1210Mathematical Discovery 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1220Mathematical Discovery 2
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Electives

Complete 20 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

20 units

Honours

This program uses WAM as a measure for determining honours in accordance with the Embedded Honours Models Structures Policy:

A minimum WAM of 77 and a minimum mark of 75 in the research courses (min 30 units) for Honours Class 1;

a minimum WAM of 72 and a minimum mark of 65 in the research courses (min 30 units) for Honours Class II, Division 1;

a minimum WAM of 67 and a minimum mark of 65 in the research courses (min 30 units) for Honours Class II, Division 2;

Performance is based on a three year WAM where 2000, 3000 and 4000 level courses are weighted by 2, 3 and 4 respectively.

For the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), there are 40 units of research-related courses used in the determination of honours (the final year project and three design projects) & the requirements of 65 or 75 given above refer to the average mark for ALL four courses.To calculate your WAM, visit: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/Faculties/Faculty%20of%20Engineering%20and%20Built%20Environment/PDFs/FEBE_WAMCalculation.pdf


Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

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