Diploma of Civil Construction (Engineering and Management)

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

updated 6:02 AM on Sat, 4 December

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
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ATAR
45
Duration
2 years part-time
2 years part-time
Location
Online
Online
Start date
March, July, October
February, June, October
Course code
2125103
Course abbreviation
DipEng(Construction)
Credit points
96
Equivalent units
8
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

Looking to progress your career in the civil construction industry?

The course is designed for school leavers or those with a trade qualification who are looking to upskill and move into supervisory roles. It has a focus on developing technical and practical skills needed by industry. 

Graduate opportunities exist as site supervisors and project managers in the civil construction industry. This course also provides a pathway to further study in civil engineering at a Bachelor or Associate Degree level.

Looking to progress your career in the civil construction industry?

The course is designed for school leavers or those with a trade qualification who are looking to upskill and move into supervisory roles. It has a focus on developing technical and practical skills needed by industry. 

Graduate opportunities exist as site supervisors and project managers in the civil construction industry. This course also provides a pathway to further study in civil engineering at a Bachelor or Associate 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.

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
Overall5.5
Writingminimum 5.5
Readingminimum 5.0
Speakingminimum 5.0
Listeningminimum 5.0

About the course

Students complete the equivalent of eight core units.

Domestic students

LocationTeaching period
OnlineTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5

International students

LocationTeaching periodAnnual FeesCRICOS
OnlineTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$33,600 ($4,200 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.

International students studying online or outside of Australia

View domestic application details View international application details

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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 defined civil construction engineering and management settings.

Exercise creative thinking to develop strategies to resolve issues and identify solutions in defined civil construction engineering and management settings.

Apply ethical and sustainable values and practices within defined civil construction engineering and management contexts.

Apply theoretical and technical knowledge and skills within defined contexts in the field of civil construction engineering and management.

Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work in defined civil construction engineering and management contexts.

Communicate information, concepts and solutions, individually and/or in a team, within defined civil construction engineering and management contexts.

Demonstrate an awareness of diverse cultural perspectives within defined civil construction engineering and management contexts.


Assessment methods

Standard assessment methods will be used across the units.

Teaching methods

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. This will involve structured online learning modules employing cutting-edge learning technologies such as adaptive learning, virtual reality, and augmented reality. Wherever possible, learning will be project-based to ensure that students are continually relating classroom learning to workplace skills. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Career opportunities

This course prepares graduates for further study or to work at the paraprofessional level as asset managers, drafters, estimators, inspectors, modellers, planners, property managers, safety officers, schedulers, site supervisors, surveyors, project managers, team leaders, technical writers, testers and project managers in the civil construction industry.

Professional placement

You will need to undertake at least one seven-week work placement. Ideally, you will complete the entire course while working in industry, although this is not mandatory.

Ask a question

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 Diploma of Civil Construction (Engineering and Management), students must complete the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising: 2 core units (24 credit points); and 
- 6 Option units (72 credit points) 
 
Please note this course comprises single (12 credit point) and half-weighted (6 credit point) units. 
 

 


Course structure


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
Core Units:
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
MATH1001Foundation Mathematics
Option Units:
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
CIVL1013Computer Aided Design Applications Note 1
CIVL2009Civil Construction Career Development Note 1
CIVL1003Processes and Philosophy of Engineering
GENG1002Surveying Fundamentals Note 1
CIVL1011Road and Pavement Design Note 1
CIVL2012Introduction to 3D Computer Aided Design Note 1
CIVL1009Cost Estimation, Monitoring and Control Note 1
ENVR2010Principles of Stormwater and Drainage Management Note 1
CIVL2010Hydraulic Engineering Fundamentals Note 1

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
Core Units:
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
MATH1001Foundation Mathematics
Elective Units:
CIVL1012Introduction to Computer Aided Design and Drafting
CIVL1006Civil Construction Planning and Compliance
CIVL1013Computer Aided Design Applications
CIVL1011Road and Pavement Design
CIVL1008Construction Materials - Soils
CIVL2012Introduction to 3D Computer Aided Design
CIVL1009Cost Estimation, Monitoring and Control
ENVR2010Principles of Stormwater and Drainage Management
ENGN1001Environmental Sustainability in Construction
CIVL1005Construction Site Safety and Risk Management
CIVL1007Construction Materials - Concrete
CIVL2010Hydraulic Engineering Fundamentals


Course progressions

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

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

Students must enrol in core College units in their first two Study Periods: EDUC1001 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline and MATH1001 -  Foundation Mathematics
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
Term1
PerthN/A
Term1,3,5
SydneyN/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Session1,2,3
Session1,2,3
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
Option Unit Note 1
Option Unit Note 1
Option Unit Note 1
Option Unit Note 1
Option Unit Note 1
Option Unit Note 1
Option Unit Note 1
Option Unit Note 1
Option Unit Note 1
Option Unit Note 1
Option Unit Note 1
Option Unit Note 1


Notes

Note 1: Half-weighted unit

Unit groups

Option Unit

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
CIVL1013Computer Aided Design Applications Note 1
CIVL2009Civil Construction Career Development Note 1
CIVL1003Processes and Philosophy of Engineering
GENG1002Surveying Fundamentals Note 1
CIVL1011Road and Pavement Design Note 1
CIVL2012Introduction to 3D Computer Aided Design Note 1
CIVL1009Cost Estimation, Monitoring and Control Note 1
ENVR2010Principles of Stormwater and Drainage Management Note 1
CIVL2010Hydraulic Engineering Fundamentals

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