Diploma of Civil Construction (Engineering and Management)

2023 course information for Domestic Students
2023 course information for International Students

updated 6:02 AM on Fri, 5 August

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
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ATAR
45
Duration
2 years part-time
1 year full-time
Location
Lismore, Online
Start date
March, July
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
LismoreTerm  1, Term  3
OnlineTerm  1, Term  3

International students

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

Early Offer

If you're a current Year 12 student you can register for our Early Offer program. You may be eligible to receive an early offer based on your School Principal's recommendation.

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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).
 

 


Course structure


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
MATH1001Foundation Mathematics
INDG1001Indigenous World-Views
ENGN1004Engineering Governance
INFO1001Essentials of Information and Communication Technology
ENGN1003Engineering Technology and Design
MATS1001Introduction to Engineering Materials
ERTH2004Project Management and Professional Development



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Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

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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 judgement to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in defined civil construction engineering settings.

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

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

Exercise judgement to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in defined civil construction engineering settings.

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

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

Apply academic knowledge and skills to communicate information, concepts and solutions, individually and/or in a team within defined civil construction engineering contexts.

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

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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.

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