The University of Newcastle, Australia
Selection Rank
86.10
96.55 (Median SR)
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International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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UAC code

N/A
Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 12 years maximum.

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
Fees

AUD35,375 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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Duration

5 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40084
CRICOS code: 088938M

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

For additional information about this degree you can refer to the pages for the corresponding single degrees:
Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours), and Bachelor of Mathematics

Program handbook

Description

This combined degree program provides students with an opportunity to undertake concurrent study in civil engineering and mathematics and complete two awards. In general, a 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.

Civil Engineers are responsible for the physical structures that we take for granted every day - roads, bridges, airports, mines, pipelines, harbours and dockyards are all planned and designed by civil engineers. Our graduates have a solid understanding of the scientific fundamentals that underpin civil engineering and engineering practice, and well-developed hands-on skills in the design of infrastructure projects.

Combining the study of civil engineering and mathematics creates a broader range of career prospects for graduates who will enjoy a competitive edge in the job market.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Program Learning Outcomes as per those for the single degree programs

Details

Information correct as at1 Jun 2020 3:19 am
Program code40084
AQF level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 5 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 5 years full-time.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian
Callaghan Campus86.1096.55

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Assumed knowledgeHSC Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. One science-related subject would also be an advantage (Physics or Chemistry preferred).
Recommended studiesHSC Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage (Physics or Chemistry preferred).
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Contributing schools
  1. School of Engineering
  2. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code088938M

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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. During the admission process adjustment factors may be applied to your Selection Rank. Please visit our website to see if you are eligible.

International student visa holder applicants are advised that they are able to enrol in this program for commencement in Semester 1 only (there will be no mid-year intakes).

The UAC code for this program is 482620.

Enrolling in mathematics - Maths placement test

Your degree includes either compulsory or optional courses in maths. To maximise your likelihood of academic success, it is recommended that you select the course which matches your existing knowledge and understanding of maths concepts.

Answer a few questions now to find out what mathematics you should enrol in.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants 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 for more information on applying 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 here.


Professional recognition

Engineers Australia

This program is accredited by Engineers Australia, and other affiliated international organisations, through the Washington Accord. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to apply for membership to Engineers Australia.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

400 units

Program duration

5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 12 years maximum.

International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

Program requirements

For all combined programs and in accordance with the Program Management Procedure Manual - Coursework, the core and minimum requirements for each single degree component must be met in each combined program. Consideration is given to overlapping courses and/or content where applicable, but to also ensure that accreditation is not compromised.

In the Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Mathematics program, students are required to complete a total of 400 units, which is comprised of: 

  • 270 units of core courses;
  • 20 units of design core courses;
  • 10 units of project core courses;
  • 50 units of mathematics directed courses (10 units at the 2000 level and 40 units at the 3000 level); and
  • For the MATH1210/1220 pathway:
    • 20 units of mathematics core courses; and
    • 30 units of elective courses
  • For the MATH1110/1120 pathway:
    • 30 units of mathematics core courses; and
    • 20 units of elective courses

Students will undertake the Studies in Mathematics and Statistics Major in this program.

Electives

Elective courses give students the opportunity to broaden their skills and knowledge in their own or another engineering discipline; or specialise in areas such as business, maths or science; or undertake study overseas. 

 

'Step out' Information

The program has a duration of 5 years full time (or part time equivalent). It is possible for a student to 'step out' with a single degree award only and not complete the combined program they are enrolled in. In order to do this, a student would be required to complete all the single degree requirements for their preferred degree and may be required to complete any omitted courses that are not included in the combined degree.

A student wishing to 'step out' with a single degree from this combined program should contact their Program Convenor or Program Advisor (ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au) for further information.

Mathematics Pathways

Students enrolling into a combined Engineering/Mathematics program are expected to have a strong mathematics capability and therefore study the higher level first year courses MATH1210 and MATH1220. Students who believe they may be better undertaking the standard level MATH1110/1120 pathway will be required to study an additional 2000 level mathematics course in addition to the listed core courses. As such, students are advised to speak with their program convenor before enrolling to determine the most appropriate pathway. Students concerned with, or unable to pass the Math Placement Test must speak with the program convenor before enrolling in this program.

Physics Pathways

Students may choose to undertake PHYS1210 Advanced Physics 1 in lieu of PHYS1205 with program convenor approval. Additionally, students who have completed PHYS1210 and have transferred to a program that requires PHYS1205 can count PHYS1210 in lieu of PHYS1205.

Additional Information: 

  • Students wishing to undertake this program on a part-time basis are advised to contact the program convenor for advice on optimum selection of courses for part-time enrolment.
  • 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 fees associated with your normal program of study.

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.

Additional documents


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 documents" section in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Program Advisor (ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au). 


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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Core Courses

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CIVL1100Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL1200Earth Systems
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG1002Introduction to Engineering Computations
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG1500Introduction to Professional Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
MATH1800Mathematical Modelling
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS1205Fundamentals of Engineering Physics
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV1200Introduction to Surveying
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2040Engineering Probabilities
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2060Numerical Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2130Theory of Structures 1
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2240Civil Engineering Materials
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2282Introduction to Geomechanics
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2310Fluid Mechanics
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2720Transportation Engineering and Design
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG2500Sustainable Engineering Practice
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and Engineering
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2320Linear Algebra
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT2010Fundamentals of Statistics
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL3160Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL3170Steel Design
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL3180Theory of Structures 2
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL3280Geomechanics 2
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL3840Advanced Analysis for Design
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG3500Managing Engineering Projects
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
CIVL4201Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4330Hydrology
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4450Water Engineering
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units

Mathematics Core Courses

Choose either MATH1210 and MATH1220 pathway; or MATH1110 and MATH1120 pathway.

MATH1210 and MATH1220 pathway

Complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of this option. Students who choose this pathway take 30 units of electives.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH1210Mathematical Discovery 1
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1220Mathematical Discovery 2
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1110 and MATH1120 pathway

Students who choose this pathway are also required to complete MATH2340 in addition to the listed core courses. Students who choose this pathway take 20 units of electives.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH1110Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2
  • Summer 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2340Linearity and Continuity
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units

Design Core Courses

Choose 20 units from the following courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CIVL4521Structural Engineering Project
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4541Water Engineering Project
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4571Geotechnical Engineering Project
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units

Project Core Courses

Students may choose either CIVL4640 Project S1 or CIVL4660 Project S2, whichever best fits their program. Students may also choose to utilise an elective course to complete both Project S1 and Project S2. This option is subject to supervision availability Please contact your Program Convenor if you wish to discuss this option.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CIVL4640Project S1
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4660Project S2
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units

Mathematics Directed Courses

Directed Course List 2000 Level

Choose 10 units from the following 2000 level courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH2330Real Analysis
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH2730Operations Research 1Not currently offered10 units
STAT2000Applied Statistics and Research Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Course List 3000 Level

Choose 40 units from the following 3000 level courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MATH3120AlgebraNot currently offered10 units
MATH3170Number Theory
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3180TopologyNot currently offered10 units
MATH3205Fourier Analysis
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3210Directed Studies in Mathematics
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3242Complex Analysis
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3400Research Topics in Mathematics
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3510Combinatorics and Graph TheoryNot currently offered10 units
MATH3700Partial Differential Equations
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3800OptimisationNot currently offered10 units
MATH3820Numerical Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH3830Operations Research 2Not currently offered10 units
MATH3840Optimisation in Business and IndustryNot currently offered10 units
MATH3850Industrial ProjectNot currently offered10 units
STAT3010Statistical Inference
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3030Generalised Linear Models
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3040Forecasting with Linear Time Series Models
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3100Systems Thinking for an Integrated WorkforceNot currently offered10 units
STAT3120Applied Bayesian Methods
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3170Surveys and Experiments
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT3990Topics in Statistics
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
10 units

Electives

Students completing the MATH1110/MATH1120 pathway choose 30 units of elective pathway courses.

Choose 40 units of courses from a recommended Elective Pathway. An Elective Pathway gives you the opportunity to broaden your skills and knowledge in your own or another engineering discipline; or specialise in areas such as business, maths or science; or undertake overseas study.

40 units

Honours

The Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) component of this combined degree program uses the WAM as a measure for determining Honours. Please refer to the Bachelor Honours Policy for further detailed information. 

A Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) is also available to meritorious students, as an extra year of full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Program Advisor (ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au). 


Additional information

Additional Information (Prospective Students)

All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.

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.


Additional support

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.