Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) / Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental)

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Description (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

This program will be discontinued at the end of 2014, with a new Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)/Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Environmental) program commencing from Semester 1, 2015.

Existing students continuing to study with the University of Newcastle in 2015, will automatically be transferred into the new program.

All existing students affected by this change, will be advised prior to enrolment for 2015.

Prospective students looking to commence in 2015, please view the handbook entry for our new program: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)/Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Environmental).

This program provides students with an opportunity to undertake concurrent study in two areas of engineering and complete two awards. In general, this combined degree program offers greater breadth of learning, enhancing the academic and professional qualities gained in each separate degree. At the same time, it recognises the increasing need for students to graduate with multidisciplinary skills.

Students develop skills in the design and building of large scale projects such as roads, bridges, airports, major buildings and water supply systems whilst also gaining skills to assess and model the potential damage and long-term environmental problems resulting from human activity and, importantly, devise environmentally sustainable and economic solutions.


Admission Requirements (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Admission to this program is available to Australian students and residents. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/ for information on how to gain entry.

You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Please visit

http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/domestic-students/options-for-entry/bonus-points.html to see if you may be eligible.

Please Note: This program is not available to International Students.


Assumed Knowledge (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

There are no prerequisite courses but it is assumed that students will have studied Mathematics (Band 5) or HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (Band E1 or above) or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage. Applicants who have achieved less than Mathematics Band 5 or have not completed a science related subject may be admitted to the program but may need additional study and/or assistance to successfully complete the requirements of the program.


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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 a new program go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on How to apply for credit.


Honours (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

This B Engineering combined degree program uses the WAM as a measure for determining honours, and shall grade on the WAM equivalent to the following grades (in accordance with the Embedded Honours Models Structures Policy - 000743):

A minimum WAM of 77 and a minimum mark of 75 in the research courses (at least 30 units) for Honours Class 1; a minimum WAM of 72 and a minimum mark of 65 in the research courses (at least 30 units) for Honours Class II, Division 1; a minimum WAM of 67 and a minimum mark of 65 in the research courses (at least 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.

Refer to the relevant Bachelor of Engineering handbook. For further information on Honours please contact the Program Convenor or Student Hub.


Practical Experience (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

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 Accreditation (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

This program is accredited by Engineers Australia and other affiliated international organisations.


International Students (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Not available to international students.


Special Needs (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Students who have impaired function in their hands or arms, or a visual impairment may experience difficulty in pursuing this program. It is highly advisable for any prospective student to contact the Program Convenor to discuss the issue.

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

NB: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the program and courses they undertake. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.


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All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/ctl/lsp/

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.


Requirements and Structure Back to top

The combined civil and environmental engineering program comprises 400 units and is available at Callaghan Campus. To meet the current requirements of the combined degree, students must complete the program of study as set out.

Note that it may not be possible to complete the combined degree program within five years, if selection of electives involves timetable clashes, or where elective courses are not offered in a particular year. Students enrolled in a combined degree program are advised to consult the Program Convenor regarding their academic program.

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


Transition Arrangements Back to top

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 "Further Information" section (located towards the top of this Handbook page), in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.


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Back to topYear 1 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
CHEM1010Introductory Chemistry I

Students may choose EITHER CHEM1010 (Callaghan) or CHEM1110 (Ourimbah) but NOT both.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
GENG1001Engineering MechanicsTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
GENG1002Introduction to Engineering ComputationsSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
GENG1803Introduction to Engineering PracticeSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
MATH1110Mathematics 1

MATH1210 may be undertaken in lieu of MATH1110.(The assumed competency for MATH1210 is HSC Extension 1 with a performance in Band 4)

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics 2

MATH1220 may be undertaken in lieu of MATH1120.

Mid Summer - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV1110Surveying 1Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
SURV1120Surveying 2Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
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Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
CHEM1020Introductory Chemistry II

Students may choose EITHER CHEM1020 (Callaghan) or CHEM1120 (Ourimbah) but NOT both.

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CIVL2050Engineering computations and probabilitySemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CIVL2130Theory of Structures 1Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CIVL2240Civil Engineering MaterialsSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CIVL2280Geomechanics 1Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CIVL2310Fluid MechanicsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ENVS2002Environmental Legislation & Planning

Not to count with ENVS2010

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and EngineeringSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
BIOL1002Organisms to EcosystemsSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
SURV2650Spatial Data Systems and Remote SensingSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CIVL3160Reinforced Concrete DesignSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CIVL3170Steel DesignSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CIVL3180Theory of Structures 2Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CIVL3280Geomechanics 2Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CIVL4330HydrologySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CIVL4830Stress & Finite Element MethodsSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
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Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
BIOL1001Molecules, Cells and OrganismsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEM2610Environmental Chemistry ISemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CIVL2720Transportation Engineering and DesignSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CIVL3431Land Surface Process and ManagementSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CIVL3470Contaminant HydrogeologySemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CIVL4201Geotechnical and Geoenviromental EngineeringSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CIVL4450Water EngineeringSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CIVL4521Structural Engineering ProjectSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
CHEE3690Environmental Process TechnologySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CIVL3410Hydrobiological ModellingSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
GENG3830Engineering Project ManagementTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHIL3910Ethics, Technology and EngineeringSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
CIVL4541Water Engineering ProjectSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CIVL4571Geotechnical Engineering ProjectSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CIVL4591Environmental Engineering Project 1Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CIVL4660Project S2Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units