Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil Engineering)

Victoria University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 084873M

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Prepare for a career designing practical and sustainable community infrastructure, with a degree in civil engineering from VU.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil Engineering) covers the planning, design, construction and management of essential infrastructure. This includes:

  • commercial and industrial buildings
  • water supply and wastewater systems
  • irrigation, drainage and flood protection systems
  • bridges, roads and transport systems
  • port harbour and airport facilities.

VU’s civil engineering graduates are known in the industry as well-rounded, accredited engineers. Our focus on practical teaching and work experience will have you job-ready on graduation. We offer industry placements and high-tech engineering laboratories.

As a civil engineer, you can run your own practice or work for government authorities, private industry consulting firms, or major construction companies.

Careers in civil engineering

As a civil engineer, you can run your own practice, or find work in a wide range of government departments, private consulting firms, or major construction companies. Consulting and contract engineering roles include planning and design, operations and construction.

Job titles in civil engineering include:

  • structural engineer
  • water engineer
  • civil engineer
  • environmental engineer
  • geotechnical engineer
  • project engineer
  • construction engineering
  • roads and transport engineer

Course structure

To attain the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil Engineering), students will be required to complete a total of 384 credit points consisting of:

  • 96 credit points of Core First Year studies;
  • 240 credit points of Core Civil Engineering studies;
  • 48 credit points of Minor studies

Students are required to produce documented evidence of the completion of 12 weeks professional experience.

Accreditation:
This program is accredited by Engineers Australia and graduates are eligible to apply for graduate membership.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Integrate conceptual understanding of mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences with advanced specialist bodies of knowledge within the civil engineering discipline;

2. Exhibit expertise and professional judgement in engineering design practice which acknowledges contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline;

3. Adapt theoretical knowledge applicable to the discipline and propose creative, innovative and sustainable engineering practices;

4. Critically evaluate both sources and validity of information and use established processes for information management;

5. Plan and execute a research project, professional project or piece of scholarship which demonstrates intellectual independence and contributes to the evidence base within the engineering discipline;

6. Discriminate and defend the application of established engineering methods and processes to promote systems which resolve existing and emerging complex engineering problems (including those that require cross-disciplinary knowledge and skills);

7. Present clear and coherent expositions of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences;

8. Exemplify the requisite characteristics for team leadership and membership appropriate to specific purposes, projects and contexts;

9. Apply professional ethics and accountabilities in their engineering practice and a commitment to ongoing professional development.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
33,500 Per Year
Read more16,750 per semester
21 Feb 2022
01 Aug 2022
4 years Full time Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia

Entry criteria

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English (or equivalent). PLUS: Units 3 and 4 with a study score of 20 in Mathematics (any) (or equivalent). OR: Completion of an Australian Advanced Diploma or Diploma (or equivalent). OR: Completion of a Foundation course or equivalent.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 67 (Listening 12, Speaking 18, Reading 15, Writing 21)

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 50 (no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 169. No individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 4): achieved.

Address

Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia
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