Associate Degree of Civil Construction (Engineering and Management)

2022 course information for Domestic Students
2022 course information for International Students

updated 6:01 AM on Sun, 10 October

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International snapshot

IELTS
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ATAR
55
Duration
32 months part-time
4 years part-time
Location
Online
Online
Start date
March, July, October
February, June, October
Course code
2206400
Course abbreviation
AssocDegEng(Construction)
Credit points
192
Equivalent units
16
CRICOS
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Fees
Commonwealth supported
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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.

This course is also a pathway to further study in the Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours), with the opportunity to major in Construction Engineering as part of the Civil Engineering specialisation in that degree, developing the skills and expertise necessary to work as a professional engineer in the civil construction industry.

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.

This course is also a pathway to further study in the Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours), with the opportunity to major in Construction Engineering as part of the Civil Engineering specialisation in that degree, developing the skills and expertise necessary to work as a professional engineer in the civil construction industry.

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

LocationTeaching period
OnlineTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5

International students

LocationTeaching period
OnlineTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5

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.

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 in the Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours).

Professional placement

The course includes a strong work-integrated learning component. You 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.

Professional recognition

This course is recognised by Engineers Australia at the level of Engineering Associate.

Courses accredited by Engineers Australia 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

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
CIVL1012Introduction to Computer Aided Design and Drafting Note 1
CIVL1005Construction Site Safety and Risk Management Note 1
CIVL1006Civil Construction Planning and Compliance Note 1
CIVL1007Construction Materials - Concrete Note 1
CIVL1008Construction Materials - Soils Note 1
ENGN1001Environmental Sustainability in Construction Note 1
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
MATH1001Foundation Mathematics
CIVL1013Computer Aided Design Applications Note 1
GENG1002Surveying Fundamentals Note 1
CIVL1010Tendering for Civil Construction Projects Note 1
CIVL1009Cost Estimation, Monitoring and Control Note 1
CIVL2009Civil Construction Career Development Note 1
CIVL1011Road and Pavement Design Note 1
ENVR2010Principles of Stormwater and Drainage Management Note 1
CIVL2012Introduction to 3D Computer Aided Design Note 1
CIVL2011Introduction to Solid Mechanics Note 1
CIVL2010Hydraulic Engineering Fundamentals Note 1
CIVL3007Hydraulic Design and Modelling Note 1
CIVL2014Soil Mechanics Fundamentals Note 1
CIVL2013Concrete Structures Fundamentals Note 1
CIVL3006The Diverse Civil Construction Workplace Note 1
CIVL1003Processes and Philosophy of Engineering
CIVL1001Applied Mechanics
MATH1005Introductory Algebra and Calculus

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
CIVL1002Humanitarian Projects
GENG2003Drone Technology and Use
CIVL1004Regional and Urban Transport Planning
CIVL3003Geotechnical Engineering
CIVL2007Waste Technology
MGMT1001Managing Organisations
PLAN2005Community Engagement
PLAN2001Land and Development Economics
BUSN3002Sustainable Business Management
ENVR3001Water and Catchment Management
GENG2001Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
CIVL3005Water and Wastewater Engineering


Course progressions

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

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

CIVL1003Processes and Philosophy of Engineering
Term1,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1,4
Term1,4
Online
Term1,4
N/A
MATH1001Foundation Mathematics
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,3,5
N/A
Anti-requisitesCannot be taken if already completed or enrolling in MATH1003 - Quantitative Methods with Economics
ENGN1001Environmental Sustainability in Construction
Term2
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
CIVL1006Civil Construction Planning and Compliance
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
CIVL1012Introduction to Computer Aided Design and Drafting
Term3
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
GENG1002Surveying Fundamentals
Term3
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
MATH1005Introductory Algebra and Calculus
Term3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3,5
N/A
Pre-requisitesMATH1001 - Foundation Mathematics
CIVL1001Applied Mechanics
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
Session1,2,3
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
Online
Session1,2,3
Term1,3,5
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Session1
PerthN/A
Term1,3,5
SydneyN/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
CIVL1005Construction Site Safety and Risk Management
Term5
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term5
Term5
Online
Term5
N/A
CIVL1013Computer Aided Design Applications
Term5
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term5
Term5
Online
Term5
N/A
Pre-requisitesCIVL1012 - Introduction to Computer Aided Design and Drafting

Second Year

CIVL1009Cost Estimation, Monitoring and Control
Term1
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
CIVL2011Introduction to Solid Mechanics
Term1
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
Pre-requisitesCIVL1001 - Applied Mechanics
CIVL3007Hydraulic Design and Modelling
Term1
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
Pre-requisitesENVR2010 - Principles of Stormwater and Drainage Management AND CIVL2010 - Hydraulic Engineering Fundamentals
CIVL1008Construction Materials - Soils
Term1
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a 2 day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.
CIVL1010Tendering for Civil Construction Projects
Term2
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
CIVL2014Soil Mechanics Fundamentals
Term2
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Pre-requisitesCIVL1008 - Construction Materials - Soils AND CIVL1001 - Applied Mechanics
ENVR2010Principles of Stormwater and Drainage Management
Term2
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Pre-requisitesMATH1001 - Foundation Mathematics OR MATH2002 - Calculus and Linear Algebra II
CIVL2010Hydraulic Engineering Fundamentals
Term3
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
Pre-requisitesMATH1001 - Foundation Mathematics
CIVL1011Road and Pavement Design
Term3
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
CIVL1007Construction Materials - Concrete
Term3
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a 2 day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.
CIVL2013Concrete Structures Fundamentals
Term4
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
Pre-requisitesCIVL1007 - Construction Materials - Concrete AND CIVL2011 - Introduction to Solid Mechanics
Option Unit
CIVL2009Civil Construction Career Development
Term4
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
Pre-requisites72 credit points in any SCU units.
Enrolment restrictionsStudents must secure a seven week work placement for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a suitable civil construction workplace prior to enrolling in this unit.
CIVL3006The Diverse Civil Construction Workplace
Term5
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term5
N/A
CIVL2012Introduction to 3D Computer Aided Design
Term5
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term5
Term5
Online
Term5
N/A
Pre-requisitesCIVL1013 - Computer Aided Design Applications


Notes

Note 1: Half-weighted unit.

Unit groups

Option Unit

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
CIVL1002Humanitarian Projects
GENG2003Drone Technology and Use
CIVL1004Regional and Urban Transport Planning
CIVL3003Geotechnical Engineering
CIVL2007Waste Technology
MGMT1001Managing Organisations
PLAN2005Community Engagement
PLAN2001Land and Development Economics
BUSN3002Sustainable Business Management
ENVR3001Water and Catchment Management
GENG2001Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
CIVL3005Water and Wastewater Engineering

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