Course summary

The civil construction industry is booming and there is strong demand for site supervisors and project managers. This course develops the fundamental technical and practical skills needed for these roles in the civil construction industry.

The course is suited to school leavers or those with a trade qualification who are looking to enter the industry or progress their careers to a supervisory or management level.

It has a focus on developing both practical and technical engineering skills, particularly around familiarity with technology, and includes a strong work-integrated learning component. It also provides a pathway to further study in civil engineering at a Bachelor degree level.

There are no major areas of study, however you will be able to choose the equivalent of one elective unit in an area of interest or specialisation.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Exercise critical judgement to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in a range of civil construction engineering and management settings.

Creativity

Exercise creative thinking to develop strategies to resolve issues and identify solutions in a range of civil construction engineering and management settings.

Ethical practice

Apply ethical and sustainable values and practices within a range of civil construction engineering and management contexts.

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate a broad theoretical knowledge of underpinning science and mathematics within a range of contexts in the field of civil construction engineering and management.

Apply relevant technical and practical skills to solve well-defined problems in the field of civil construction engineering and management.

Lifelong learning

Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work in broad civil construction engineering and management contexts.

Communication and social skills

Communicate information, concepts and solutions, individually and/or in a team, within a range of civil construction engineering and management contexts.

Cultural competence

Demonstrate an awareness of diverse cultural perspectives within a range of civil construction engineering and management contexts.

The course includes a strong work-integrated learning component. As part of the course, all students will need to undertake at least three seven-week work placements. Ideally, students will complete the entire course while working in industry, although this is not mandatory.

The University is working with Engineers Australia to provide provisional accreditation in 2020 at the level of Engineering Associate for the Associate Degree in Civil Construction (Engineering Management), and expects to be assessed for full accreditation at this level in 2021. Courses accredited by Engineers Australia at this level are recognised in many different countries worldwide through the Washington Accord, an international agreement governing recognition of engineering qualifications and professional competence.


Course overview

Course code

2206400

Course abbreviation

AssocDegEng(Construction)

Credit points

192

Equivalent units

16

Domestic duration

32 months part-time

International duration

140 weeks full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Session UAC code QTAC code
Online 1 N/A N/A

Domestic fees

Commonwealth supported


International

Location Session Annual Fees CRICOS
Online 2 N/A N/A

Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

To be eligible to receive the Associate Degree of Civil Construction (Engineering and Management), students must complete the equivalent of 192 credit points, comprising:

  • 25 core units (180 credit points), and
  • 1 elective unit (12 credit points).

Exit Awards

Students may be eligible to exit with a Diploma of Civil Construction (Engineering and Management) after completing the equivalent of 96 credit points.


Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

Title Level of learning Note
ENO51001 - Introduction to Computer Aided Design and Drafting Introductory Note 1 Note 1
ENG51001 - Construction Site Safety and Risk Management Introductory Note 1 Note 1
ENG61001 - Civil Construction Planning and Compliance Introductory Note 1 Note 1
ENG61003 - Construction Materials - Concrete Introductory Note 1 Note 1
ENG61004 - Construction Materials - Soils Introductory Note 1 Note 1
ENG61002 - Environmental Sustainability in Construction Introductory Note 1 Note 1
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
MAT10001 - Foundation Mathematics Introductory
ENO61001 - Computer Aided Design Applications Introductory Note 1 Note 1
SUR61001 - Surveying Fundamentals Introductory Note 1 Note 1
ENG61006 - Tendering for Civil Construction Projects Introductory Note 1 Note 1
ENG61005 - Cost Estimation, Monitoring and Control Introductory Note 1 Note 1
ENG62001 - Civil Construction Career Development Intermediate Note 1 Note 1
ENG62004 - Road and Pavement Design Intermediate Note 1 Note 1
GLY62001 - Principles of Stormwater and Drainage Management Intermediate Note 1 Note 1
ENG62005 - Introduction to 3D Computer Aided Design Intermediate Note 1 Note 1
ENG62003 - Introduction to Solid Mechanics Intermediate Note 1 Note 1
ENG62002 - Hydraulic Engineering Fundamentals Intermediate Note 1 Note 1
ENG63004 - Hydraulic Design and Modelling Advanced Note 1 Note 1
ENG63002 - Soil Mechanics Fundamentals Advanced Note 1 Note 1
ENG63001 - Concrete Structures Fundamentals Advanced Note 1 Note 1
ENG63003 - The Diverse Civil Construction Workplace Advanced Note 1 Note 1
ENG10759 - Processes and Philosophy of Engineering Introductory
ENG10757 - Applied Mechanics Introductory
MAT71215 - Introductory Algebra and Calculus Introductory

Course progressions

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Title Level of learning Note

Year 1, Session 1

MAT10001 - Foundation Mathematics Introductory

Year 1, Study Period 2

ENO51001 - Introduction to Computer Aided Design and Drafting Introductory Note 1 Note 1

Year 1, Study Period 3

ENO61001 - Computer Aided Design Applications Introductory Note 1 Note 1

Year 1, Session 2

EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory

Year 1, Study Period 5

ENG51001 - Construction Site Safety and Risk Management Introductory Note 1 Note 1

Year 1, Study Period 6

ENG61004 - Construction Materials - Soils Introductory Note 1 Note 1

Year 2, Study Period 1

ENG61002 - Environmental Sustainability in Construction Introductory Note 1 Note 1

Year 2, Session 1

ENG10759 - Processes and Philosophy of Engineering Introductory

Year 2, Study Period 4

SUR61001 - Surveying Fundamentals Introductory Note 1 Note 1
ENG61003 - Construction Materials - Concrete Introductory Note 1 Note 1

Year 2, Study Period 5

ENG62004 - Road and Pavement Design Intermediate Note 1 Note 1
ENG62001 - Civil Construction Career Development Intermediate Note 1 Note 1

Year 2, Study Period 6

ENG61001 - Civil Construction Planning and Compliance Introductory Note 1 Note 1

Year 3, Study Period 2

ENG61005 - Cost Estimation, Monitoring and Control Introductory Note 1 Note 1
GLY62001 - Principles of Stormwater and Drainage Management Intermediate Note 1 Note 1

Year 3, Study Period 3

ENG61006 - Tendering for Civil Construction Projects Introductory Note 1 Note 1
ENG62005 - Introduction to 3D Computer Aided Design Intermediate Note 1 Note 1

Year 3, Session 2

MAT71215 - Introductory Algebra and Calculus Introductory
ENG10757 - Applied Mechanics Introductory

Year 3, Session 3

Choose one single-weighted (12 credit point) elective unit

Year 3, Study Period 6

ENG63003 - The Diverse Civil Construction Workplace Advanced Note 1 Note 1

Year 4, Study Period 1

ENG62002 - Hydraulic Engineering Fundamentals Intermediate Note 1 Note 1

Year 4, Study Period 2

ENG62003 - Introduction to Solid Mechanics Intermediate Note 1 Note 1
ENG63004 - Hydraulic Design and Modelling Advanced Note 1 Note 1

Year 4, Study Period 3

ENG63001 - Concrete Structures Fundamentals Advanced Note 1 Note 1
ENG63002 - Soil Mechanics Fundamentals Advanced Note 1 Note 1

Title Level of learning Note

Year 1, Session 2

MAT10001 - Foundation Mathematics Introductory

Year 1, Study Period 4

ENO51001 - Introduction to Computer Aided Design and Drafting Introductory Note 1 Note 1

Year 1, Study Period 5

ENG51001 - Construction Site Safety and Risk Management Introductory Note 1 Note 1

Year 1, Session 3

EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory

Year 1, Study Period 6

ENG61004 - Construction Materials - Soils Introductory Note 1 Note 1

Year 2, Study Period 1

ENG61002 - Environmental Sustainability in Construction Introductory Note 1 Note 1

Year 2, Session 1

ENG10759 - Processes and Philosophy of Engineering Introductory

Year 1, Study Period 3

ENO61001 - Computer Aided Design Applications Introductory Note 1 Note 1

Year 2, Study Period 4

ENG61003 - Construction Materials - Concrete Introductory Note 1 Note 1
SUR61001 - Surveying Fundamentals Introductory Note 1 Note 1

Year 2, Study Period 5

ENG62004 - Road and Pavement Design Intermediate Note 1 Note 1

Year 2, Study Period 6

ENG61001 - Civil Construction Planning and Compliance Introductory Note 1 Note 1
ENG62001 - Civil Construction Career Development Intermediate Note 1 Note 1

Year 3, Study Period 2

GLY62001 - Principles of Stormwater and Drainage Management Intermediate Note 1 Note 1
ENG61005 - Cost Estimation, Monitoring and Control Introductory Note 1 Note 1

Year 3, Study Period 3

ENG61006 - Tendering for Civil Construction Projects Introductory Note 1 Note 1
ENG62005 - Introduction to 3D Computer Aided Design Intermediate

Year 3, Session 2

MAT71215 - Introductory Algebra and Calculus Introductory
ENG10757 - Applied Mechanics Introductory

Year 3, Session 3

Choose one single-weighted (12 credit point) elective unit

Year 3, Study Period 6

ENG63003 - The Diverse Civil Construction Workplace Advanced Note 1 Note 1

Year 4, Study Period 1

ENG62002 - Hydraulic Engineering Fundamentals Intermediate Note 1 Note 1

Year 4, Study Period 2

ENG62003 - Introduction to Solid Mechanics Intermediate Note 1 Note 1
ENG63004 - Hydraulic Design and Modelling Advanced Note 1 Note 1

Year 4, Study Period 3

ENG63001 - Concrete Structures Fundamentals Advanced Note 1 Note 1
ENG63002 - Soil Mechanics Fundamentals Advanced Note 1 Note 1

Title Level of learning Note

Year 1, Session 3

EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory

Year 1, Study Period 6

ENG61004 - Construction Materials - Soils Introductory Note 1 Note 1

Year 2, Study Period 1

ENG61002 - Environmental Sustainability in Construction Introductory Note 1 Note 1

Year 2, Session 1

MAT10001 - Foundation Mathematics Introductory
ENG10759 - Processes and Philosophy of Engineering Introductory

Year 2, Study Period 4

ENO51001 - Introduction to Computer Aided Design and Drafting Introductory Note 1 Note 1
ENG61003 - Construction Materials - Concrete Introductory Note 1 Note 1

Year 2, Study Period 5

ENG51001 - Construction Site Safety and Risk Management Introductory Note 1 Note 1
ENO61001 - Computer Aided Design Applications Introductory Note 1 Note 1

Year 2, Study Period 6

SUR61001 - Surveying Fundamentals Introductory Note 1 Note 1
ENG61001 - Civil Construction Planning and Compliance Introductory Note 1 Note 1

Year 3, Study Period 1

ENG62004 - Road and Pavement Design Intermediate Note 1 Note 1
ENG62001 - Civil Construction Career Development Intermediate Note 1 Note 1

Year 3, Study Period 2

ENG61005 - Cost Estimation, Monitoring and Control Introductory Note 1 Note 1
GLY62001 - Principles of Stormwater and Drainage Management Intermediate Note 1 Note 1

Year 3, Study Period 3

ENG61006 - Tendering for Civil Construction Projects Introductory Note 1 Note 1
ENG62005 - Introduction to 3D Computer Aided Design Intermediate Note 1 Note 1

Year 3, Session 2

MAT71215 - Introductory Algebra and Calculus Introductory
ENG10757 - Applied Mechanics Introductory

Year 3, Session 3

Choose one single-weighted (12 credit point) elective unit

Year 3, Study Period 6

ENG63003 - The Diverse Civil Construction Workplace Advanced Note 1 Note 1

Year 4, Study Period 1

ENG62002 - Hydraulic Engineering Fundamentals Intermediate Note 1 Note 1

Year 4, Study Period 2

ENG62003 - Introduction to Solid Mechanics Intermediate Note 1 Note 1
ENG63004 - Hydraulic Design and Modelling Advanced Note 1 Note 1

Year 4, Study Period 3

ENG63001 - Concrete Structures Fundamentals Advanced Note 1 Note 1
ENG63002 - Soil Mechanics Fundamentals Advanced Note 1 Note 1

Notes

Note 1: Half-weighted unit.