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.

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.

Course Learning Outcome

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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. You will need to undertake at least two 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

Duration

32 months part-time

Duration

140 weeks full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Online Study Period 2 N/A N/A

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Online Study Period 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

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