ATAR cut-off
N/A
80.05
85.85 (Median ATAR)
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International entry requirement

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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

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

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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Duration

4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40054
CRICOS code: 018786B

Currently enrolled, continuing students looking for the previous version of this program should refer back to the: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) (pre 2017)

Program handbook

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.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Comprehensive, theory based understanding of engineering fundamentals and/or the underpinning natural and physical sciences as applicable to the engineering discipline
  • Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline
  • In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline
  • Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline
  • Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline
  • Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline
  • Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving
  • Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources
  • Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes
  • Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects
  • Ethical conduct and professional accountability
  • Effective oral and/or written communication in professional and lay domains
  • Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour
  • Professional use and management of information
  • Orderly management of self, and professional conduct
  • Effective team membership and team leadership

Details

Information correct as at23rd Jun 2017 6:47am
Program code40054
AQF level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 4 years full-time.
ATAR (2017)
LocationCut-offMedian
Callaghan Campus80.0585.85

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Assumed knowledgeMathematics (Band 5) or HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (Band E1 or above) or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage.
Recommended studiesHSC Mathematics Extension 1 (Band E1 or above).
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Contributing schools
  1. School of Architecture and Built Environment
  2. School of Engineering
  3. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code018786B

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.  Admission information for Australian students and residents is available online here. Admission information for international students can be found here. You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).  Please visit our website to see if you are eligible.

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Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


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, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Compulsory program requirements

Requirements for qualification of this award, include completion of at least 12 weeks of industrial experience of a nature acceptable to the Faculty Board. Students are encouraged to obtain and to report on a substantial block of this experience at one time but several shorter periods not less than 2 weeks duration will be accepted. Further information on industrial experience 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


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 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) program is a 4 year AQF level 8 Bachelor (Honours) program comprising a total of 320 units. No more than 120 units can be at 1000 level; and at least 40 units must be taken at each level from the 2000 level and above for this program. Students follow one of the below pathways:

A. Students who wish to undertake a major AND are not required to undertake MATH1002* complete:

•    250 units of core courses; and

•    A Major** in one of the following areas: Water Engineering; or Structural Engineering; or Geotechnical Engineering; and

•    A 10 unit project course not already undertaken as part of a major.

B. Students who do not undertake a major AND are not required to undertake MATH1002* complete:

•    250 units of core courses; and

•    CIVL4640 (10 units) selecting a Research topic in any Civil Engineering area with the approval of the Course Coordinator; and

•    20 units of Civil Engineering Project courses, selected from: CIVL4521 (10 units); CIVL4541 (10 units); CIVL4571 (10 units); and

•    40 units of Elective Pathway courses. Please be aware of the 120 unit maximum for 1000 level courses in your program when selecting your Elective Pathway.

C. Students who are required to undertake MATH1002* complete:

•    250 units of core courses; and•    MATH1002 (10 units); and

•    CIVL4640 (10 units) selecting a Research topic in any Civil Engineering area with the approval of the Course Coordinator; and

•    20 units of Civil Engineering Project courses, selected from: CIVL4521 (10 units); CIVL4541 (10 units); CIVL4571 (10 units); and

•    30 units of Elective Pathway courses. Please be aware of the 120 unit maximum for 1000 level courses in your program when selecting your Elective Pathway.

**Information for students undertaking a Major**:

Water Engineering Major (80 units)

•    20 units of Water Engineering related project courses: CIVL4640 (10 units) [students must undertake a Water Engineering research topic in this course] and CIVL4541 (10 units); and

•    40 units of Directed courses for the major.

Note: CIVL4450 and CIVL4330 from the core courses contribute this major (20 units) 

Structural Engineering Major (80 units)

•    CIVL4110 (10 units); and

•    CIVL4120 (10 units); and

•    20 units of Structural Engineering related project courses: CIVL4640 (10 units) [students must undertake a Structural Engineering research topic in this course] and CIVL4521 (10 units); and

•    20 units of Directed courses for the major.

Note: CIVL3160 and CIVL3170 from the core courses contribute this major (20 units)

Geotechnical Engineering Major (80 units)

•    20 units of Geotechnical Engineering related project courses: CIVL4640 (10 units) [students must undertake a Geotechnical Engineering research topic in this course] and CIVL4571 (10 units); and

•    40 units of Directed courses for the major.

Note: CIVL4201 and CIVL3280 from the core courses contribute this major (20 units)

Please note that if you undertake courses that are not in your approved program, you will be liable for additional fees for those courses. This is in addition to the HECS fees associated with your normal program of study.

Students wishing to undertake the program on a part-time basis are advised to contact the Program Convenor for advice on optimum selection of courses for part-time enrolment.

*MATH1002 Foundational Studies in Mathematics is a 10 unit course for students who require additional mathematics competency before undertaking the core mathematics courses in this program.

Students with a Band 1 or 2 in the NSW HSC course Extension 1 Mathematics OR who have completed NSW HSC Extension 2 Mathematics (or their interstate/international equivalents) are able to complete the higher level MATH1210/MATH1220 Mathematical Discovery 1/Mathematical Discovery 2 pathway in lieu of MATH1110/MATH1120. Please consult your program advisor if you wish to discuss this option.

Students may choose to undertake PHYS1210 Advanced Physics 1 in lieu of PHYS1205 with program convenor approval.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

Elective pathways

These pathways have been created to provide guidance for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) students wishing to specialise in a study area with their elective courses.

  • Science 633.1 KB Aquatic Environments, Chemistry, Earth Science, Biology and Sustainability.
  • Mathematics 552.5 KB Discrete Modelling, Signal Processing, Differential Equations and Operations Research.
  • Humanities 614.5 KB History, Language, Philiosophy, Sociology and Anthropology.
  • Engineering 877.0 KB Introductory and advanced topics in multiple engineering disciplines.
  • Creative Industries 520.3 KB Industrial Design, Communication and Media.
  • Business and Legal Studies 623.1 KB Pathways in Accounting, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Marketing.

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

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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- Civil Engineering Core Courses

250 units of Core Courses, consisting of the following 25 courses worth 10 units each:

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CIVL1100Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL1200Earth Systems
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG1002Introduction to Engineering Computations
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG1500Introduction to Professional Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
10 units
MATH1110Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS1205Fundamentals of Engineering Physics
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV1200Introduction to Surveying
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2040Engineering ProbabilitiesNot currently offered10 units
CIVL2060Numerical MethodsNot currently offered10 units
CIVL2130Theory of Structures 1
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Winter - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2240Civil Engineering Materials
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2282Introduction to GeomechanicsNot currently offered10 units
CIVL2310Fluid Mechanics
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2720Transportation Engineering and Design
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG2500Sustainable Engineering PracticeNot currently offered10 units
CIVL3160Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL3170Steel Design
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL3180Theory of Structures 2
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL3280Geomechanics 2
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL3840Advanced Analysis for DesignNot currently offered10 units
ENGG3500Managing Engineering Projects
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4201Geotechnical and Geoenviromental Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4330Hydrology
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4450Water Engineering
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

- Civil Engineering Project Courses

Students undertaking a Major in Water Engineering; or Structural Engineering; or Geotechnical Engineering will select a Project course relevant to their major PLUS one other course from this list. All other students will select 20 units of Project courses from this list.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CIVL4521Structural Engineering Project
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4541Water Engineering Project
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4571Geotechnical Engineering Project
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

- Geotechnical Engineering Major

Students complete: 20 units of compulsory courses and 40 units of directed courses for this Major. Note: CIVL4201 and CIVL3280 from the core courses contribute to this major.

Compulsory Courses Geotechnical Eng Major

Students must undertake 20 units of Geotechnical Engineering related project courses including a Geotechnical Engineering research topic in CIVL4640.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CIVL4571Geotechnical Engineering Project
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4640Project S1
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses Geotechnical Eng Major

Students need to complete 40 units from the below courses:

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CIVL4220Computational MechanicsNot currently offered10 units
CIVL4230Rock Mechanics and Rock EngineeringNot currently offered10 units
CIVL4240Geotechnical Risk AnalysisNot currently offered10 units
CIVL4250Geotechnical Site CharacterisationNot currently offered10 units
CIVL4660Project S2
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

- Structural Engineering Major

Students complete: 40 units of compulsory courses and 20 units of directed courses for the Major. Note: CIVL3160 and CIVL3170 from the core courses contribute to the Major.

Compulsory Courses Structural Eng Major

Students must complete the 40 units Compulsory Courses for this major, including Structural Engineering Project courses and a Structural Engineering research topic in CIVL4640.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CIVL4110Advanced Structural Analysis
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4120Residential Footings/Masonry/Timber DesignNot currently offered10 units
CIVL4521Structural Engineering Project
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4640Project S1
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses Structural Eng Major

Student must complete 20 units from the Directed courses for this Major.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ARBE2308Cost Planning and Estimating
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (BCA)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE4102Construction Technology and Services
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
CIVL4660Project S2
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

- Water Engineering Major

Students undertake 20 units of Compulsory Courses and 40 units of Directed Courses. Note: CIVL4450 and CIVL4330 from the core courses contribute to this major.

Compulsory Courses Water Engineering Major

Students undertake 20 units of Water Engineering project courses, including a Water Engineering research topic in CIVL4640

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CIVL4541Water Engineering Project
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4640Project S1
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses Water Engineering Major

Students undertake 40 units of directed courses for this major.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
SURV2650Spatial Data Systems and Remote SensingNot currently offered10 units
CIVL3410Hydrobiological Modelling
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL3431Land Surface Process and Management
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL3470Contaminant Hydrogeology
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4660Project S2
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

- Elective Pathway Option 1

For students who do not wish to undertake a major in Geotechnical Engineering, or Water Engineering, or Structural Engineering AND are not required to undertake MATH1002. Students will complete 10 units of Compulsory Courses; 20 units from the Civil Engineering Project Courses AND; 40 units of Elective Pathway courses.

Compulsory Courses Elective Pathway Option 1

Students complete CIVL4640 selecting a research topic in any Civil Engineering area with the approval of the Course Coordinator

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CIVL4640Project S1
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

- Elective Pathway Option 2

For students who do are required to complete MATH1002 Students will complete 20 units of Compulsory Courses; 20 units from the Civil Engineering Project Courses AND; 30 units of Elective Pathway courses.

Compulsory Courses Elective Pathway Option 2

Students complete MATH1002 and a research topic in any Civil Engineering area with the approval of the Course Coordinator in CIVL4640

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH1002Foundational Studies in Mathematics
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4640Project S1
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

Honours

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) program uses the WAM as a measure for determining Honours. Please refer to the Bachelor Honours Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/14443  for further detailed information.


Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

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 our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Special needs

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens 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. More information is available online

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.