The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering equips students with the relevant skills and knowledge to provide a range of professional civil engineering services in regional, national and international environments. The course prepares graduates for work involving the planning, design, construction and maintenance of critical civil engineering infrastructure such as buildings, roads, bridges, dams, pipelines, transport systems, and water supply and waste water treatment facilities.
The course is structured around 16 key competencies identified by Engineers Australia as being essential to the graduating engineer. These competencies are broadly grouped into: knowledge and skills, application, personal and professional skills. Students develop core theoretical knowledge and skills vital to the engineering profession and the ability to apply these in the most relevant applications.
The course is strongly focused on project engineering from first year through to the final year, with an emphasis on critical issues for modern engineers such as professional ethics, sustainability, conflict resolution and negotiation. All students undertake a full-year subject in engineering research (thesis unit) in their final year, which enables them to explore the frontiers of engineering development and contribute to new knowledge in their chosen field.
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|
Develop Research skills in order to be able to design plan and execute a research project with some independence.
Identify all influencing factors in complex engineering problems and to think about the macro and micro ramifications.
Develop cognitive and technical skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise engineering knowledge to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence.
Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts to form alternative solutions to complex problems.
Apply ethics and judgement to complex engineering problems.
|Knowledge of a discipline|
Develop technical skills and an in-depth understanding of specialist bodies of engineering knowledge.
Develop conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
Self manage and be resourceful and effective at developing new knowledge and applying it to engineering problems.
Demonstrate computer literacy skills in both standard applications and discipline specific applications.
Develop appropriate professional practice, reflection skills and engineering competencies through study and professional practice.
|Communication and social skills|
Effectively communicate engineering ideas, concepts and arguments using written mediums to a variety of audiences.
Verbally communicate and influence a variety of audiences including the engineering team, community and people of diverse cultural backgrounds.
Engage with diverse cultural and Indigenous perspectives with the engineering environment.
Assessment items vary for each unit. They include numerical calculations, written reports, oral presentations and exams. The assessment tasks are based around in-class learning activities, tutorial exercises, laboratory experiments, independent research activities, and project-based scenarios. Students undertake assessment tasks both individually and within teams with other students.
On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, laboratory classes, field trips, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.
This course is fully accredited by Engineers Australia at the level of Professional Engineer. 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.