Associate Degree of Civil Construction (Engineering and Management)

2021 course information for Domestic Students
2021 course information for International Students

updated 8:11 PM on Fri, 16 April

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
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ATAR/OP
N/A
Duration
32 months part-time
4 years part-time
Location
Online
Start date
March, July, November
Course code
2206400
Course abbreviation
AssocDegEng(Construction)
Credit points
192
Equivalent units
16
CRICOS
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Fees
Commonwealth supported
Fees
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

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.

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

Credit for prior learning

A maximum of the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit credit points) of Advanced Standing may be granted to meet the requirements for accreditation of the course by Engineers Australia.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall6.0
Listeningminimum 5.5
Readingminimum 5.5
Speakingminimum 5.5
Writingminimum 5.5

About the course

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.

Domestic students

LocationStudy Period
Online2, 4, 6

International students

LocationStudy PeriodAnnual FeesCRICOS
Online2, 4, 6$32,000 ($4,000 per unit)N/A
 Notice

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

Australian/Domestic students

International students studying online or outside of Australia

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Why choose SCU?

Excellence in research

Outstanding ratings of 'at world standard' or above in 23 research fields.

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

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Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Outstanding student support

5-Star Student Support across undergraduate and postgraduate studies

Good Universities Guide 2021

Learning outcomes

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.

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.


Assessment methods

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.

Teaching methods

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.

Career opportunities

This course prepares graduates to work at the paraprofessional level as office team leaders, 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.

Professional placement

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.

Professional recognition

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.

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Domestic future
students

Call 1800 626 481 during business hours.

International future
students

Call +61 2 6620 3876 during business hours.

Current
students

Email: enquiry@scu.edu.au
Call 1800 005 687 during business hours.


Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Associate Degree of Civil Construction (Engineering and Management), students must complete the equivalent of 192 credit points, comprising:

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.


Course structure


Schedule of units

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Course progressions

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

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Year 1, Session 1

MATH1001 -  Foundation Mathematics

Year 1, Study Period 2

CIVL1012 -  Introduction to Computer Aided Design and Drafting Note 1

Year 1, Study Period 3

CIVL1013 -  Computer Aided Design Applications Note 1

Year 1, Session 2

EDUC1001 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline

Year 1, Study Period 5

CIVL1005 -  Construction Site Safety and Risk Management Note 1

Year 1, Study Period 6

CIVL1008 -  Construction Materials - Soils Note 1

Year 2, Study Period 1

ENGN1001 -  Environmental Sustainability in Construction Note 1

Year 2, Session 1

CIVL1003 -  Processes and Philosophy of Engineering

Year 2, Study Period 4

GENG1002 -  Surveying Fundamentals Note 1
CIVL1007 -  Construction Materials - Concrete Note 1

Year 2, Study Period 5

CIVL1011 -  Road and Pavement Design Note 1
CIVL2009 -  Civil Construction Career Development Note 1

Year 2, Study Period 6

CIVL1006 -  Civil Construction Planning and Compliance Note 1

Year 3, Study Period 2

CIVL1009 -  Cost Estimation, Monitoring and Control Note 1
ENVR2010 -  Principles of Stormwater and Drainage Management Note 1

Year 3, Study Period 3

CIVL1010 -  Tendering for Civil Construction Projects Note 1
CIVL2012 -  Introduction to 3D Computer Aided Design Note 1

Year 3, Session 2

MATH1005 -  Introductory Algebra and Calculus
CIVL1001 -  Applied Mechanics

Year 3, Session 3

Choose one single-weighted (12 credit point) elective unit

Year 3, Study Period 6

CIVL3006 -  The Diverse Civil Construction Workplace Note 1

Year 4, Study Period 1

CIVL2010 -  Hydraulic Engineering Fundamentals Note 1

Year 4, Study Period 2

CIVL2011 -  Introduction to Solid Mechanics Note 1
CIVL3007 -  Hydraulic Design and Modelling Note 1

Year 4, Study Period 3

CIVL2013 -  Concrete Structures Fundamentals Note 1
CIVL2014 -  Soil Mechanics Fundamentals Note 1

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Year 1, Session 2

MATH1001 -  Foundation Mathematics

Year 1, Study Period 4

CIVL1012 -  Introduction to Computer Aided Design and Drafting Note 1

Year 1, Study Period 5

CIVL1005 -  Construction Site Safety and Risk Management Note 1

Year 1, Session 3

EDUC1001 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline

Year 1, Study Period 6

CIVL1008 -  Construction Materials - Soils Note 1

Year 2, Study Period 1

ENGN1001 -  Environmental Sustainability in Construction Note 1

Year 2, Session 1

CIVL1003 -  Processes and Philosophy of Engineering

Year 1, Study Period 3

CIVL1013 -  Computer Aided Design Applications Note 1

Year 2, Study Period 4

CIVL1007 -  Construction Materials - Concrete Note 1
GENG1002 -  Surveying Fundamentals Note 1

Year 2, Study Period 5

CIVL1011 -  Road and Pavement Design Note 1

Year 2, Study Period 6

CIVL1006 -  Civil Construction Planning and Compliance Note 1
CIVL2009 -  Civil Construction Career Development Note 1

Year 3, Study Period 2

ENVR2010 -  Principles of Stormwater and Drainage Management Note 1
CIVL1009 -  Cost Estimation, Monitoring and Control Note 1

Year 3, Study Period 3

CIVL1010 -  Tendering for Civil Construction Projects Note 1
CIVL2012 -  Introduction to 3D Computer Aided Design

Year 3, Session 2

MATH1005 -  Introductory Algebra and Calculus
CIVL1001 -  Applied Mechanics

Year 3, Session 3

Choose one single-weighted (12 credit point) elective unit

Year 3, Study Period 6

CIVL3006 -  The Diverse Civil Construction Workplace Note 1

Year 4, Study Period 1

CIVL2010 -  Hydraulic Engineering Fundamentals Note 1

Year 4, Study Period 2

CIVL2011 -  Introduction to Solid Mechanics Note 1
CIVL3007 -  Hydraulic Design and Modelling Note 1

Year 4, Study Period 3

CIVL2013 -  Concrete Structures Fundamentals Note 1
CIVL2014 -  Soil Mechanics Fundamentals Note 1

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Year 1, Session 3

EDUC1001 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline

Year 1, Study Period 6

CIVL1008 -  Construction Materials - Soils Note 1

Year 2, Study Period 1

ENGN1001 -  Environmental Sustainability in Construction Note 1

Year 2, Session 1

MATH1001 -  Foundation Mathematics
CIVL1003 -  Processes and Philosophy of Engineering

Year 2, Study Period 4

CIVL1012 -  Introduction to Computer Aided Design and Drafting Note 1
CIVL1007 -  Construction Materials - Concrete Note 1

Year 2, Study Period 5

CIVL1005 -  Construction Site Safety and Risk Management Note 1
CIVL1013 -  Computer Aided Design Applications Note 1

Year 2, Study Period 6

GENG1002 -  Surveying Fundamentals Note 1
CIVL1006 -  Civil Construction Planning and Compliance Note 1

Year 3, Study Period 1

CIVL1011 -  Road and Pavement Design Note 1
CIVL2009 -  Civil Construction Career Development Note 1

Year 3, Study Period 2

CIVL1009 -  Cost Estimation, Monitoring and Control Note 1
ENVR2010 -  Principles of Stormwater and Drainage Management Note 1

Year 3, Study Period 3

CIVL1010 -  Tendering for Civil Construction Projects Note 1
CIVL2012 -  Introduction to 3D Computer Aided Design Note 1

Year 3, Session 2

MATH1005 -  Introductory Algebra and Calculus
CIVL1001 -  Applied Mechanics

Year 3, Session 3

Choose one single-weighted (12 credit point) elective unit

Year 3, Study Period 6

CIVL3006 -  The Diverse Civil Construction Workplace Note 1

Year 4, Study Period 1

CIVL2010 -  Hydraulic Engineering Fundamentals Note 1

Year 4, Study Period 2

CIVL2011 -  Introduction to Solid Mechanics Note 1
CIVL3007 -  Hydraulic Design and Modelling Note 1

Year 4, Study Period 3

CIVL2013 -  Concrete Structures Fundamentals Note 1
CIVL2014 -  Soil Mechanics Fundamentals Note 1


Notes

Note 1: Half-weighted unit.

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