Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)
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Deakin’s Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) places great emphasis on the practical application of engineering and scientific principles to produce industry-ready engineers, who are immediately employable and capable of adapting to an ever-changing future.
The degree gives you the building blocks to plan, design, construct and maintain the infrastructure systems that are necessary for our day-to-day lives such as roads, airports and railways; water supply and sewerage systems; water resources management; and buildings. This course covers the broad range of civil engineering disciplines including engineering materials, structural engineering, water engineering, geotechnical engineering and transport engineering.
You will learn generic skills, including entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership, project management, technical report writing and presentation, and comprehension and communication. You will also develop an understanding of the ethical basis of the engineering profession and practice, contemporary technical and professional issues in the practice of engineering, as well as how to address complex problems and produce innovative solutions beneficial to an organisation and society.
You will also gain a sound, fundamental understanding of the scientific principles underlying technology; learn the basic principles underlying the management of physical, human and financial resources; acquire the mathematical and computational skills necessary for solving theoretical and practical problems and for meeting future changes in technology; and gain an understanding of the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of the professional engineer.
Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.
Deakin’s Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) is accredited by Engineers Australia, which gives the degree international recognition, allowing graduates to practise as professional engineers in many countries around the world.
Graduates can expect to gain employment in a wide range of organisations such as construction companies, water authorities, government bodies, public works departments and as consulting engineers.
Articulation and credit transfer
Flexible entry and exit points allow students to upgrade their qualifications and to obtain credit for previous studies/experience. Applicants with appropriate TAFE qualifications or other approved post-secondary studies may apply for credit for prior learning. Credit may be considered for skills obtained in the workforce or by informal means.
In order to satisfy course accreditation requirements, as specified and administered by Engineers Australia, all Cloud (online) enrolled students are required to participate in Campus learning activities equivalent to a minimum duration of one full academic week for every trimester of effective full time study in order to ensure that graduates possess and have demonstrated the minimum necessary knowledge and skill base, engineering application abilities, and professional skills, values and attitudes at successful completion of the course to be sufficiently prepared to enter professional engineering practice.
Cloud (online) enrolled students are required to attend campus mode conducted activities for all units in the course (with the exception of units SEE010 and SEP490) during the corresponding Engineering Practice Week in a trimester. Engineering Practice Week is conducted in week 9 of each trimester. Attendance at campus mode activities is compulsory and failure to attend will result in a fail grade being awarded for the respective affected unit(s) for that particular trimester.
Cloud (online) students must have access to a personal computer with internet access and be able to run software in a Windows XP, vista or 7 environment.
Information about the hardware and software requirements may be obtained from the School of Engineering, telephone 03 9244 6699.
Engineering professional practice sequence
A series of professional practice units have been introduced as core requirements of the Bachelor of Engineering. These four units (one at each year level) are intended to enable students to increase their awareness of various generic engineering, technological and professional practice skills, and how those skills are applied in the workplace. There will be an emphasis on group activities and assessment and a focus on the 'real' world.
Before students will be deemed eligible to graduate they must obtain an aggregate of at least 12 weeks of suitable practical experience during their program. Work experience would normally be gained during the vacation periods. Further details are contained in the unit description for SEP490 Engineering Work Experience.
Fees and charges
Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.
Please be aware:
- Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
- Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
- Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services
- 30 core units and 2 Engineering elective units (this includes 2 highly recommended 4th year units SET401 and SET402 Advanced Topics 1 and 2)
- completion of SEE010 Safety Induction Program (0 credit-point compulsory unit)
- a maximum of 10 credit points at Level 1
- completion of SEP490 – 12 Week Engineering Work Experience (0 credit points)
- Cloud (online) enrolled students are required to attend campus mode conducted activities for all units in the course (with the exception of units SEE010 and SEP490) during the corresponding Engineering Practice Week in a trimester. Engineering Practice Week is conducted in week 9 of each trimester. Attendance at campus mode activities is compulsory and failure to attend will result in a fail grade being awarded for the respective affected unit(s) for that particular trimester.
|SIT199||Applied Algebra and Statistics |
|SED102||Engineering Graphics and CAD |
|SEE010||Safety Induction Program *|
*Note: SEE010 is a 0 credit point safety induction unit.
|SIT194||Introduction to Mathematical Modelling |
|SIT172||Programming for Engineers |
|SEV217||Engineering Geology and Surveying |
|SEB223||The Professional Environment for Engineers and Scientists |
|SEV322||Hydraulics and Hydrology |
|SEV354||Transportation Engineering |
|SEV362||Geo Mechanics 2 (offered Tri-2, 2014, Tri-1, 2015)|
|SEV353||Reinforced Concrete Structures |
|SEV328||Water and Wastewater Treatment (offered Tri-1, 2014, Tri-2, 2015)|
|SEP490||Engineering Work Experience |
Note: SEP490 - 0 credit points, available in trimester 1, 2 and 3
|SEV454||Advanced Structural Design |
|SEJ446||Engineering Project B (2cps)|
|SEV414||Transportation Infrastructure |
Highly recommended electives:
|SET401||Advanced Topics in Engineering 1 |
|SET402||Advanced Topics in Engineering 2 |