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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.
Currently enrolled, continuing students looking for the previous version of this program should refer back to the: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) / Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Surveying) (pre 2017)
The Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) 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.
Program learning outcomes
On successful completion of the program students will have:
- Program Learning Outcomes as per those for the single degree programs
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Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree
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|Assumed knowledge||HSC Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. One science-related subject would also be an advantage (Physics or Chemistry preferred).|
|Recommended studies||HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage (Physics or Chemistry preferred).|
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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 intake).
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.
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.
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 College Board. Students are encouraged to obtain and to report on a substantial block of this experience at one time, but several shorter periods, of not less than 2 weeks duration, will be accepted. Further information on industrial experience is available here.
Board of Surveying and Spatial Information of NSW
This program is recognised by the Board of Surveying and Spatial Information of NSW and is accredited by the Council of Reciprocating Surveyors Boards of Australia and New Zealand. This qualification can lead to registration through Australia and New Zealand.
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.
Land Surveyors Board, Malaysia
This program is accredited and recognised by the Land Surveyors Board, Malaysia.
Academic requirements for program completion
Total units required
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
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. This has been done economically, exploiting overlaps where possible, so that accreditation of either program is not compromised.
The Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) is a five year program, students are required to complete 400 units, which are comprised of:
- 370 units of core courses;
- 20 units of design core corses; and
- 10 units of project core courses.
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.
- Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) core courses SURV4850A Project - Part A (10 units) and SURV4850B Project - Part B (10 units) have been omitted from the program in lieu of core courses CIVL4640 Project S1 (10 units) or CIVL4660 Project S1 (10 units) and one Project core course (10 units) (CIVL4521 Structural Engineering Project, CIVL4541 Water Engineering Project or CIVL4571 Geotechnical Engineering Project).
A student wishing to 'step out' with a single degree from this combined program should contact their Program Convenor or Academic Program Advisor (ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au) for further information.
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.
- Students wishing to undertake this program on a part-time basis are advised to contact the Program Convenor or Academic Program Advisor (ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au) 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.
Download a program plan from the list below for the year/term that you commenced or transitioned into this program.
The Program Plan provides information on the structure and rules of your program. Used in conjunction with your Program Handbook, it is designed to be used as an enrolment guide.
You can track your progress by ticking off the courses you have completed and plan your current and future enrolment.
- 2017-2020 Semester 1 Program Plan 234.3 KB
- 2017-2020 Semester 2 Program Plan 234.4 KB
- 2021 Semester 1 Program Plan 181.8 KB
- 2021 Semester 2 Program Plan 182.5 KB
- Transition Arrangements 2021 213.3 KB
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 Academic Program Advisor (ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au).
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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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|CIVL1100||Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics||10 units|
|CIVL1200||Earth Systems||10 units|
|ENGG1003||Introduction to Procedural Programming||10 units|
|ENGG1500||Introduction to Professional Engineering||10 units|
|MATH1110||Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1||10 units|
|MATH1120||Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2||10 units|
|PHYS1205||Fundamentals of Engineering Physics||10 units|
|SURV1200||Introduction to Surveying||10 units|
|CIVL2060||Numerical Methods||10 units|
|CIVL2130||Theory of Structures 1||10 units|
|CIVL2240||Civil Engineering Materials||10 units|
|CIVL2282||Introduction to Geomechanics||10 units|
|CIVL2720||Transportation Engineering and Design||10 units|
|ENGG2100||Engineering Risk and Uncertainty||10 units|
|ENGG2300||Engineering Fluid Mechanics||10 units|
|ENGG2500||Sustainable Engineering Practice||10 units|
|LEGL2009||Survey and Engineering Law||10 units|
|SURV2210||Engineering Surveying||10 units|
|SURV2220||Surveying Methods and Equipment||10 units|
|SURV2230||Surveying Techniques and Computations||10 units|
|CIVL3160||Reinforced Concrete Design||10 units|
|CIVL3170||Steel Design||10 units|
|CIVL3180||Theory of Structures 2||10 units|
|CIVL3280||Geomechanics 2||10 units|
|CIVL3840||Advanced Analysis for Design||10 units|
|ENGG3500||Managing Engineering Projects||10 units|
|SURV3350||Analysis of Observations||10 units|
|SURV3510||Geodesy 1||10 units|
|SURV3650||GIS and Remote Sensing||10 units|
|SURV3930||Land Boundary Definition||10 units|
|CIVL4201||Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering||10 units|
|CIVL4450||Water Engineering||10 units|
|SURV4110||Industrial Surveying||10 units|
|SURV4410||Astronomy and Satellite Positioning||10 units|
|SURV4730||Town Planning||10 units|
Design Core Courses
Choose 20 units from the following courses.
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|CIVL4521||Structural Engineering Project||10 units|
|CIVL4541||Water Engineering Project||10 units|
|CIVL4571||Geotechnical Engineering Project||10 units|
Project Core Courses
Students may choose either CIVL4640 Project S1 or CIVL4660 Project S2, whichever best fits their program.
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|CIVL4640||Project S1||10 units|
|CIVL4660||Project S2||10 units|
This program uses the WAM as a measure for determining honours. Please refer to the Bachelor Honours Policy for further detailed information.
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.
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.
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 College 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.
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