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 Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.
|Graduate Attribute||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.
|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.
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.
Demonstrate an awareness of diverse cultural perspectives within a range of civil construction engineering and management contexts.
This course is delivered online, using contemporary online learning and assessment approaches. Assessment will be focused on authentic, real-world activities related to current practice in the civil construction industry. Approaches will include quizzes, laboratory reports, preparing workplace documentation and reports, design-based tasks, and reflective learning portfolios.
Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.
This course prepares graduates to work at the paraprofessional level as site superintendents, site supervisors, site engineers, and project managers at the level of engineering associate in the civil construction industry. It is also a pathway to further study.
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.