Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)/Bachelor of Surveying
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The Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)/Bachelor of Surveying combined degree program is offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment.
This program provides students with an opportunity to undertake concurrent study in civil engineering and surveying and complete two awards. In general, if offers greater breadth of learning, enhancing the academic and professional qualities gained in each degree. At the same time, it recognises the increasing need for students to graduate with multidisciplinary skills.
NO INTAKE FOR NEW STUDENTS INTO THIS PROGRAM FROM 2013.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN REPLACED BY THE BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING HONOURS (CIVIL)/BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (HONOURS)(SURVEYING)
Engineering at the University of Newcastle has been ranked amongst the 100 best engineering faculties in the world. Civil engineering and Surveying graduates currently find employment immediately after finishing their program. In fact, most of them find professional employment even before they graduate. There are some civil engineering companies which prefer Newcastle graduates to other applicants. The starting salary for our graduates is one of the highest in the country. Our graduates constantly express the high level of satisfaction with the program.
Not surprisingly, graduates from this combined degree enjoy excellent career prospects as they are involved in so many facets of everyday life and its associated infrastructure. Employment may be in consultancy practice, private industry, or government bodies both locally and overseas.
Career opportunities open to graduates of this degree are similar to those of civil engineers in major engineering construction works, however graduates may also work as survey practitioners, consultants, managers, teachers or researchers.
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
Please Note: This program is not available to International Students.
There are no prerequisite courses but is 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 that 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.
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.
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.
This Bachelor of Engineering(Civil)/Bachelor of Surveying 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.
Requirements for the qualification nclude 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 is available at: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/faculty/engineering/for-students/industrial-experience/
This program is accredited by Engineers Australia and the Institution of Surveyors, NSW together with affiliated national and international organisations.
Not available to international students.
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.
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.
The civil engineering and surveying combined degree program comprises 420 units and is available at Callaghan Campus. To meet the current requirements of the combined degree, students must complete the program as set out.
Note that it may not be possible to complete the combined degree 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 their Program Convenor regarding their academic program.
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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