The course has been designed to provide graduates with: * a strong foundation in both the theoretical and the practical aspects of engineering, particularly those relevant to the systematic development of civil engineered solutions, * an awareness of social, economic and environmental aspects of civil engineering, * an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and a commitment to them, * well developed written and oral communication skills, * structured engineering work experience, * the ability to work professionally as an individual and as a member of multi-disciplinary teams, * an understanding of the need to undertake lifelong learning and the capacity to do so, and, * preparation for future management roles as professional engineers. Learning outcomes On completion of the award, students will be able to: * competently use professional skills and knowledge in the systematic development of civil engineered solutions, * apply their skills and knowledge in a professionally responsible manner, * communicate effectively with other engineers and the wider community using a wide range of communication technologies, * work professionally as an individual and in a team, * develop engineering solutions appropriate to the social, political, economic and environmental contexts in which they are applied, * engage in the process of continuing learning needed to retain the necessary level of professional skills and knowledge in the areas of civil engineering, and * contribute successfully to project management.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) prepares students for a career as a Civil Engineer.
The 1st year of this award contains studies in fundamental science and engineering topics including electronics, computer programming, mathematics, chemistry and physics.
The 2nd year focuses on mechanics and structures, geographical systems, fluid and energy, geological processes and the environment.
The 3rd and 4th years are undertaken at the University of South Australia's Mawson Lakes campus and include advanced studies in areas such as rock and soil mechanics, structural engineering, hydraulics and the design of water resources systems.
What is Civil Engineering?
Civil engineers design, build and manage roads, buildings, water supply and storage systems, wastewater systems, transport systems, and bridges while taking into consideration any social, environmental, and financial constraints.
They are responsible for the infrastructure and resources that are essential for the daily functioning of cities, towns and rural areas.
Why study Civil Engineering at Flinders?
* All our Engineering awards have been designed in close collaboration with industry in order to meet future development needs. Students gain specialist knowledge in key areas and an integrated tool kit of skills that will enable them to meet the technical criteria required by industry and to engage professionally with on-going technical developments.
* The first year of this award is similar to the first year of our other Engineering awards allowing students to transfer between awards with minimal loss of time. For students without the necessary prerequisites, the Bachelor of Engineering Science award provides a pathway into this award.
* We have an international reputation for our teaching, student support programs/services and research.
This is a new course. It is expected that it will meet the requirements for graduate membership of Engineers Australia and the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK).
What can I do with my Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree?
Study a language
Flinders also offers all students the opportunity to major in a language in conjunction with any undergraduate course. The Diploma in Language is designed to provide students with competence in a chosen language that adds greater portability to their qualifications. You will complete a total of one extra year of study and graduate with both your chosen degree and the Diploma in Language. You can apply for this at time of enrolment.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) requires four years of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time). The first two years of the award will be undertaken at Flinders University. The latter 2 years will be taken at the University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes Campus.
The Award will be conferred by the University of South Australia.
The first two years of the course are offered by the School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics, within the Faculty of Science and Engineering
PROGRAM OF STUDY [November, 2008]
To qualify for the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) a student must complete 144 units (72 units at Flinders) with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.
Subject to passing all first and second year topics, students are guaranteed transfer to the University of South Australia to complete the remaining two years of their program. Any requests for transfer under different circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis.
Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.
36 units comprising:
Digital Electronics 1
Professional Skills for Engineers
Mathematics 1A *
Engineering Physics 1
Computer Programming 1
Analog Electronics 1
Mathematics 1B *
* Students who have achieved a mark of at least 18 in SACE Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics, or at least 6 in International Baccalaureate Mathematics HL, have the option of doing the corresponding topics MATH1141 Advanced Mathematics 1A (instead of MATH1121) and MATH1142 Advanced Mathematics 1B (instead of MATH1122).
36 units comprising:
Earth and Environment 1A
Fluid and Energy Engineering
Mechanics and Structures
Civil Engineering Practice #
Geographical Information Systems
Geological Processes, OR
* Topic not available in 2009.
Third and Fourth Year
Students take the Third and Fourth Year at the University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes and follow the program of study outlined on the University of South Australia website.