Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil EngineeringBachelors Honours Degree (C/w)
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering equips students with the relevant skills and knowledge to provide a range of professional civil engineering services in regional, national and international environments. The course prepares graduates for work involving the planning, design, construction and maintenance of facilities of critical civil engineering infrastructure such as buildings, roads, bridges, dams, pipelines, transport systems and water supply and waste water treatment facilities.
The course is structured around the 16 competencies identified by Engineers Australia as being essential to the graduating engineer. These competencies are broadly grouped into: knowledge and skills, application, personal and professional skills.
Throughout the course, students develop core theoretical knowledge and skills vital to the civil engineering profession and the ability to apply these in the most relevant software applications applicable to engineers today.
|Course Learning Outcome
Develop Research skills in order to be able to design plan and execute a research project with some independence.
Identify all influencing factors in complex engineering problems and to think about the macro and micro ramifications.
Develop cognitive and technical skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise engineering knowledge to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts to form alternative solutions to complex problems
Apply ethics and judgement to complex engineering problems
|Knowledge of a discipline
Develop technical skills and an in-depth understanding of specialist bodies of engineering knowledge
Develop conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline
Self manage and be resourceful and effective at developing new knowledge and applying it to engineering problems
Demonstrate computer literacy skills in both standard applications and discipline specific applications
Develop appropriate professional practice, reflection skills and engineering competencies through study and professional practice
|Communication and social skills
Effectively communicate engineering ideas, concepts and arguments using written mediums to a variety of audiences
Verbally communicate and influence a variety of audiences including the engineering team, community and people of diverse cultural backgrounds
Engage with diverse cultural and Indigenous perspectives with the engineering environment
To successfully complete the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering each student must participate in 60 days of industry experience relevant to engineering. Students will be able to undertake this in one or more settings under the supervision of experienced engineers, where they can develop their skills and knowledge and prepare for careers as professional civil engineers.
Students have opportunities to engage with industry representatives from the early stages of the course, creating important network opportunities. For example, first year students have presented the findings of their literature reviews for the unit ‘Processes and Philosophy of Engineering’, to members of Engineers Australia Northern Rivers, in Ballina NSW.
Core studies include structural engineering, construction, project management, hydraulic engineering, water treatment engineering, water engineering, geotechnical engineering, traffic and transport engineering, and environmental engineering.
The course covers a number of fundamental concepts that cross all disciplines including professional ethics, sustainability, conflict resolution and negotiation. It includes an Environmental Engineering major comprising eight units, which students have the option to select.
The course is strongly focused on project engineering from first year through to the final year. Students undertake a real project in humanitarian engineering in the first year, while the final-year capstone project unit will see students utilise all of the knowledge and skills developed throughout the course.
In the final year, students undertake a full-year subject in engineering research (thesis), which enables them to explore the forefronts of engineering development and gives them the opportunity to contribute to new knowledge in their chosen topic.
Engineers Australia is the professional body representing engineering in Australia. Southern Cross University is undertaking staged accreditation for the degree from Engineers Australia. Accreditation of the course by Engineers Australia enables a student’s qualification to be formally recognised in many different countries throughout the world in accordance with the Washington accord, an international agreement governing recognition of engineering qualifications and professional competence. See www.washingtonaccord.org.
We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.
Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.
To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering a candidate shall successfully complete:
the equivalent of thirty two (32) units (384 credit points) comprising:
- all units listed in Part A of the Schedule of Units attached to these Rules; plus
- two (2) units from Part B.
- at least 60 days of industrial experience of a nature acceptable to the School Board.
Class of Honours
A candidate may on the recommendation of the School Board be awarded Honours in one of the following grades:
- First Class Honours
- Second Class Honours – Division I
- Second Class Honours – Division II
Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.
Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.
Students who have completed NSW HSC Mathematics (2U) or QLD Maths B or equivalent must enrol in ISY00241 Environmental Information Management. All other student must enrol in Foundation Mathematics.
|Level of learning
|Environmental Information Management
|Processes and Philosophy of Engineering
|Physics and Materials
|Humanitarian Engineering Project
|Mechanics of Materials
|Water and Catchment Management
|Water and Wastewater Engineering
|Engineering Construction and Tendering
|Traffic and Road Safety Engineering
|Soil Mechanics and Geology
|Engineering Project Management and Professional Ethics
|Analysis and Computer Modelling of Structures
|Design of Steel Structures
|Regional and Urban Transport Planning
|Municipal Infrastructure Design and Surveying
|Engineering Thesis I
|Engineering Thesis II
|Engineering Capstone Project
|Ecotechnology for Water Management
|Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
|Ecological and Environmental Economics for Sustainable Development