Diploma of Civil Construction (Engineering and Management)

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

updated 10:10 AM on Mon, 5 December

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
View full English language requirements
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 for a career in the civil construction industry?

This course gives you the opportunity to develop fundamental academic and engineering skills needed to characterise a broad range of engineering systems at a descriptive level, and create simple engineering designs in defined contexts, which is relevant in paraprofessional roles in engineering professions.

Successful completion of the Diploma will guarantee you entry and up to eight units of credit towards a Southern Cross University Associate Degree or Bachelor degree in engineering (Civil Construction specialisation).

This course is offered through SCU College, where we recognise our students may have different approaches to learning. We connect you to peers and nurture your success with additional workshops to develop your academic and study skills.

Looking for a career in the civil construction industry?

This course gives you the opportunity to develop fundamental academic and engineering skills needed to characterise a broad range of engineering systems at a descriptive level, and create simple engineering designs in defined contexts, which is relevant in paraprofessional roles in engineering professions.

Successful completion of the Diploma will guarantee you entry and up to eight units of credit towards a Southern Cross University Associate Degree or Bachelor degree in engineering (Civil Construction specialisation).

This course is offered through SCU College, where we recognise our students may have different approaches to learning. We connect you to peers and nurture your success with additional workshops to develop your academic and study skills.

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.

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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 TitleLevel of learningNotes
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your DisciplineIntroductory
MATH1001Foundation MathematicsIntroductory
INDG1001Indigenous World-ViewsIntroductory
ENGN1004Engineering Governance
INFO1001Essentials of Information and Communication Technology
ENGN1003Engineering Technology and Design
MATS1001Introduction to Engineering Materials
ERTH2004Project Management and Professional DevelopmentIntermediate


Course progressions

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

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 TitleAvailableLevel of learningNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
Introductory
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term3
Term3
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
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
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
ENGN1003Engineering Technology and Design
Term1,3
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3
N/A
ENGN1004Engineering Governance
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
ERTH2004Project Management and Professional Development
Term2,4
Intermediate
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2,4
N/A
Anti-requisitesBUSN2001 - Professional Development for the Workplace
MATH1001Foundation Mathematics
Term1,3,5
Introductory
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,3,5
N/A
Anti-requisitesCannot be taken if already completed or enrolling in MATH1003 - Quantitative Methods with Economics
INFO1001Essentials of Information and Communication Technology
Term1,3
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3
N/A
MATS1001Introduction to Engineering Materials
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
INDG1001Indigenous World-Views
Term2,4
Introductory
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
N/A



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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 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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students

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International future
students

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Current
students

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