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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Civil and Environmental)

Degree Type Honours Bachelor

Duration 4 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 314181

CRICOS 082080E

Civil and environmental engineers are key to developing a sustainable future for our natural and built environments. They ensure the provision and management of essential infrastructure and natural resources for our current society, whilst establishing a sustainable future for generations to come.

Civil and environmental engineers are involved in environmental impact assessment, water resources management, pollution control, waste management and the planning and designing of engineering facilities to minimise their impact on the environment.

In this degree students will have a particular focus on water resources management and pollution control, two areas that are essential to developing a sustainable environment.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code 314181
    2017 CSP ATAR 82.85
    2017 CSP IB 29
    2017 Adelaide Approved Score 80
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July. Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.
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    Selection Criteria
    Year 12 Applicants You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).
    Prerequisites SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied in 2017. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies), Specialist Mathematics, Physics.

    IB: Mathematics (HL grade 3), Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3)

    Assumed Knowledge SACE Stage 2 Chemistry

    Alternative entry pathways
    • Higher Education applicants
      You must have completed at least half a year full time equivalent higher education study. A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA.
    • VET applicants
      You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award.
    • Special Entry applicants
      You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2018. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2018 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2017 or 2016), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2016). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    • Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 314181

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 082080E
    Intake February and July. Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    Secondary School Qualifications International ATAR 80
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 27
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 13
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 15
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 9
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 75
    ISC & CBSE [India] 75%
    ISBE [India] 85%
    SAT [US] 1270
    Abitur 3.1
    Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.7
    Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 8.0
    STPM or Matrikulasi 3.00
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 77
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 380
    Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Phillipines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Admissions Information - Academic Requirements
    Prerequisites
    Australian Year 12 SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied in 2017. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies), Specialist Mathematics, Physics.

    IB: Mathematics (HL grade 3), Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3)

    International Qualifications Mathematics and Physics
    Assumed Knowledge Chemistry is desirable
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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $39,500

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    With the skills to plan, manage and assess the effects of major engineering projects on the natural and built environment, graduates should also be able to solve the associated environmental problems. In addition to environmental engineers, graduates may also find employment in a wide range of areas and organisations including multinational companies, government departments, small and large manufacturers, consulting engineering practices, mining companies and the defence, energy and information technology industries. Some of the more common careers include the following.

    Water resources engineers work with the natural hydrological cycle to supply water and to collect wastewater from cities and towns for treatment prior to its return to the environment. Water resources engineering also looks at flow in natural river channels.

    Coastal engineers design and implement solutions on the coast that provide for society's need and desire to live and work by the ocean. They design harbours, jetties, wharves and seawalls, and schemes to protect and maintain beaches, both for recreation and as a way of protecting population centres against some of nature's most energetic forces.

    Geotechnical engineers are involved in the design and construction of foundations, dams, earth retaining structures, embankments, tunnels, pavements and landfills. They also offer engineering assessments of the ground, landslides and provide solutions for the remediation of contaminated ground.

    Transportation and highways engineers specialise in analysing population and growth statistics, and traffic patterns and volume, to project future requirements. They consult with specialists and government officials to design efficient and safe traffic systems, including public transport and study roadway and embankment design, the geometry of highway interchanges and the maintenance of facilities such as culverts and overpasses.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Industry Placement

    Students are required to complete 12 weeks of approved practical experience.

    Professional Accreditation

    Graduates qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia.

    Potential careers

    Coastal Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Structural Engineer, Town Planning Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, Water Resources Engineer, Natural Resource Manager, Civil Engineer, Hydrogeologist, Engineer

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

    Global Learning Experience


    It is recommended that students in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Civil and Environmental) program study overseas during levels 2 and 3. Both semester and year long exchange is possible.

    To discuss your options further, please contact the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences.
  • Degree Structure

    The core component of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Environmental) is civil engineering analysis and design, along with detailed studies in environmental science and engineering. There is a particular focus on water resources management and pollution control. Computer-based methods are used extensively throughout the degree.

    In the first two years of the program students build a mathematical, scientific and engineering design foundation. In the third and fourth years studies include professional engineering courses, specialisations, communication and management courses, and project work. The program also includes studies in environmental economics and environmental law.

    Students are required to complete 12 weeks of approved practical experience.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Areas of Specialisation

    Example Study Plan

    BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (HONOURS) (CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL)
    Year 1 C&ENVENG 1008 Engineering Planning & Design I (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 1010 Engineering Mechanics - Statics (3 units)

    GEOLOGY 1104 Geology for Engineers I (3 units)***

    MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA (3 units)#

    C&ENVENG 1009 Civil & Environmental Engineering I (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 1012 Engineering Modelling & Analysis I (3 units)

    ENV BIOL 1002 Ecological Issues I (3 units)

    MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB (3 units)
    Year 2 C&ENVENG 2068 Environmental Engineering & Sustainability II (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 2071 Water Engineering II (3 units)

    CHEM ENG 2017 Transport Processes in the Environment (3 units)

    MATHS 2201 Engineering Mathematics IIA (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 2067 Construction, Management & Surveying (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 2069 Geotechnical Engineering II (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 2070 Engineering Modelling & Analysis II (3 units)

    ENV BIOL 2005 Ecology for Engineers II (3 units)
    Year 3 C&ENVENG 3077 Engineering Hydrology (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 3029 Environmental Modelling & Management (3 units)

    CHEM ENG 4051 Water & Wastewater Engineering (3 units)

    ECON 3500 Resource & Environmental Economics III (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 3222 Research Methodologies and Project Management (3 units)

    LAW 4100 Introduction to Environmental Law UG (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 3079 Water Engineering & Design III (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 3012 Geotechnical Engineering Design III (3 units)
    Year 4 C&ENVENG 4222A Research Project Part A: Civil (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 4034 Engineering Management IV (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 4108 Environmental Systems Dynamics (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 4222B Research Project Part B: Civil (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 4109 Designing Water Resource Systems for Urban Environments (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 4110 Soil & Groundwater Remediation (3 units)

    Elective (6 units)
    Elective
    Choices
    MINING 4104 Socio - Environmental Aspects of Mining (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 4073 Water Distribution Systems & Design (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 4112 Advanced Civil Geotechnical Engineering (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 4056 Linear Geostatistics (3 units)**

    C&ENVENG 4097 Analysis of Rivers & Sediment Transport (3 units)^

    Level II or III Mathematics courses (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 4114 Advanced Hydrological Modelling & Water Resources Management (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 4115 Advanced Topics in Flood Hydrology (3 units)***

    ENTREP 3900 Entrepreneur's Challenge (3 units)

    Level II or III Mathematics courses (3 units) 0

    SOIL&WAT 3010 Remote Sensing III (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 4085 Traffic Engineering (3 units)

    SOIL&WAT 3007WT GIS for Environmental Management III (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 4106 Introduction to Geostatistics (3 units)**
    ENGINEERING COMMUNICATION
    Unless exempted by the Faculty, all international students are required to take Engineering Communication. At the commencement of study, the Faculty will advise which course is to be replaced by ENG 3003 Engineering Communication EAL.

    #Students who have not passed SACE Stage 2 Specialist Maths are required to enrol in MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM as a prerequisite to enrolling in MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA. The satisfactory completion of MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM is in addition to the normal requirements of this program. Students may manage their enrolment by enrolling in MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM in semester I, followed by MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA in semester 2, and MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB in Summer.

    ** C&ENVENG 4106 Introduction to Geostatistics is a pre-requisite to C&ENVENG 4056 Linear Geostatistics.
    *** C&ENVENG 4115 Advanced Topics in Flood Hydrology not offered in 2017

    RESEARCH PROJECT INFORMATION
    The 9 unit Research project must be undertaken in three consecutive semesters. Students form their groups and formulate their Research Proposal in C&ENVENG 3222. The group then develop the Research Project in C&ENVENG 4222A Part A and C&ENVENG 4222B Part B.

    COURSE AVAILABILITY
    ^ Check the course planner for course availability noting the availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.


    Please refer to the ECMS website for a study plan to guide your enrolment http://www.ecms.adelaide.edu.au/current-students/enrolment/study-plans/

    Assessment

    Assessment can vary from course to course and can include a combination of class work, tutorials, assignments, laboratory work, quizzes, project work and exams.

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