Comments about Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Construction Engineering) - On Campus - Bentley - Western Australia
Civil engineering involves the application of basic scientific and technological principles to the design and construction of facilities necessary for the welfare of the community. It is concerned with projects such as railways, harbours and docks, road systems, bridges, water supply and wastewater treatment, dams, tunnels and underground construction, power projects, offshore structures, and commercial and industrial buildings. To practise effectively and successfully as a civil engineer you need a strong background in mathematics and physics, an understanding of the properties of construction materials such as steel, concrete and natural aggregates, and the ability to evaluate the performance of structures under variable forms of loading. Many engineering projects require a close working relationship with other groups - planners, architects, environmental scientists - and an appreciation of the impact of civil works on society in terms of both social obligations and finance. As a civil engineer you will also need training in management of resources, equipment, materials and finance. This course will provide you with an excellent blend of civil and construction engineering fundamentals combined with the practical skills essential to begin effective professional practice immediately on graduation. In the first two years of this course you will develop the basic scientific, mathematical and practical skills necessary for later use in civil engineering design and construction. Your third year will include applied engineering subjects in structural analysis and design, materials, geotechnical engineering, construction engineering, hydraulics and professional practice. In your final year you will explore subjects related to construction management for large civil engineering projects including construction control, industrial relations, contract law, cost estimation and finance. You will also undertake further study in a range of specialist options, such as environmental engineering, transportation, public health engineering and advanced structural design. Prior to graduation, you will complete at least 12 weeks of engineering work experience during your vacations. This professional practice will be undertaken while you are still a student to make your theoretical studies more meaningful. You will also undertake project study based on laboratory, library and field work during this course.
TEE Applicable Mathematics and at least two of TEE Calculus, Chemistry and Physics. Well-performed candidates without one of the prerequisite subjects may be accepted and required to complete an additional program of preparatory studies.
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Construction Engineering)
154810 v.4 Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Construction Engineering)
BEng(Curtin) OR BEng(Hons)(Curtin)
Course CRICOS Code: 020855J
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 4 Years
Civil Engineering involves the application of basic scientific and technological principles to the design and construction of facilities necessary for the welfare of the community. It is concerned with such projects as railways, harbours and docks, road systems, bridges, water supply and wastewater treatment, dams, tunnels and underground construction, power projects, offshore structures, and commercial and industrial buildings. The effective practice of civil engineering necessitates a strong backgroundin the mathematical and physical sciences, an understanding of the properties of construction materials such as steel, concrete and natural aggregates and an ability to evaluate the performance of structures under variable forms of loading. Many engineering projects require a close working relationship with other groups - planners, architects, environmental scientists - and an appreciation of the impact of civil works on society in terms of both social obligations and finance. The civil engineer also needs training in management of resources, equipment, materials and finance.
Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites
TEE Applicable Mathematics and at least two out of TEE Calculus/Physics/Chemistry. Well-performed candidates without one of the prerequisite subjects may be accepted and required to undertake an additional program of preparatory studies.
STAT is not accepted for mature age entry but may be used to demonstrate English Competence requirements.
Recognition of Prior Learning
TAFE applicants who have completed the Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering or equivalent with average 'B' grade scores will be granted several unit exemptions in the first year of the course. TAFE applicants must apply through TISC.
Duration and Availability
4 years full-time study or part-time equivalent
Students undertake the Bachelor of Engineering Pre-Major in the first year and on successful completion proceed to the second year of an engineering discipline. Please refer to the section at the front of the Department of First Year Engineering Studiesto obtain details about the Bachelor of Engineering Pre-Major.
This course has been accorded full recognition by Engineers Australia, exempting graduates from all academic requirements for corporate membership. To qualify for corporate membership of Engineers Australia, a graduate also requires a minimum of four years approved experience following the award of the Bachelor of Engineering degree.
Demand for civil and construction engineers remains strong. Employment for graduates is mainly with federal, state or municipal authorities, consulting engineers, large contractors and/or specialist subcontractors. Many graduates find work interstate or overseas.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.
For more information contact the Career Consultant, in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
For details on the honours classes refer to the Curtin Policies website http://www.policies.curtin.edu.au/documents/honours_degrees_and_degrees_with_honours.doc
Combined Degree Information
Civil and Construction Engineering may be combined with Mining.
Course Structure Disclaimer
Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.
Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
307545 v.1 Bachelor of Engineering Pre-Major 200.0
Year 2 Semester 1
308807 v.1 Fluid Mechanics 230 4.0 25.0
308865 v.1 Structural Analysis 267 7.0 25.0
308866 v.1 Civil Engineering Materials 267 5.0 25.0
308867 v.1 Civil Engineering Methods 267 6.0 25.0
Year 2 Semester 2
302784 v.1 Structural Design 266 6.0 25.0
308864 v.1 Geotechnical Engineering 268 4.5 25.0
308868 v.1 Structural Analysis 268 6.0 25.0
7601 v.2 Civil Engineering Analysis 262 5.0 25.0
Year 3 Semester 1
11860 v.2 Civil Engineering Project Management 363 3.0 12.5
302788 v.1 Structural Analysis 365 6.0 25.0
302791 v.2 Water Engineering 361 3.5 12.5
308873 v.1 Civil and Structural Design 365 6.0 25.0
308874 v.1 Geotechnical and Earthworks 367 5.5 25.0
Year 3 Semester 2
11862 v.3 Civil Engineering Cost Planning and Control 362 3.0 12.5
308883 v.1 Water and Environmental Engineering 362 6.0 25.0
308884 v.1 Civil and Structural Design 366 6.0 25.0
308885 v.1 Construction Technology and Methods 368 3.0 12.5
308886 v.1 Geotechnical Engineering 368 4.0 12.5
308887 v.1 Transportation Engineering 366 3.0 12.5
Year 4 Semester 1
11863 v.4 Civil Engineering Practices and Procedures 463 3.0 12.5
302796 v.1 Integrated Design and Construction 463 6.0 25.0
302802 v.2 Sustainable Development in Civil Engineering 461 3.0 12.5
4158 v.6 Civil Engineering Project 461 2.0 25.0
SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF: 25.0
Year 4 Semester 2
11868 v.2 Civil Engineering Quality Control 464 3.0 12.5
302807 v.1 Integrated Design and Construction 464 6.0 25.0
4170 v.6 Civil Engineering Project 462 2.0 25.0
SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF: 37.5
Optional Units to Select from in Year 4 Hrs/Wk Credit
11891 v.2 Civil Engineering 468 3.0 12.5
Optional Units to Select from in Year 4 Semester 1 Hrs/Wk Credit
302797 v.1 Geotechnical Engineering 465 3.0 12.5
302798 v.1 Transportation Engineering 461 3.0 12.5
302799 v.1 Water Engineering 465 3.0 12.5
302800 v.1 Structural Engineering 461 3.0 12.5
302801 v.1 Construction Technology 463 3.0 12.5
Optional Units to Select from in Year 4 Semester 2 Hrs/Wk Credit
302808 v.1 Transportation Engineering 462 3.0 12.5
302810 v.1 Water Engineering 466 3.0 12.5
302811 v.1 Geotechnical Engineering 466 3.0 12.5
302812 v.1 Structural Engineering 462 3.0 12.5
302814 v.2 Environmental Engineering 462 3.0 12.5
302818 v.1 Construction Technology 466 3.0 12.5
NB Please consult the course coordinator for information on available optional units in the fourth year of the course
Year Location Period All* Internal
2009 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y
2009 Bentley Campus Semester 2 Y
2009 Miri Sarawak Campus Semester 1 Y
2009 Miri Sarawak Campus Semester 2 Y
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.