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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Civil & Structural)

Degree Type Honours Bachelor

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

SATAC Code 314171

CRICOS 082085M

Civil and structural engineers create and maintain much of the physical infrastructure of society while managing and conserving natural resources. The goal is to do this in an environmentally sustainable manner, ensuring the provision of adequate infrastructure and natural resources for current generations without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same.

Civil and structural engineers are responsible for planning, designing and constructing bridges, buildings, tunnels, structures, roads, airports, harbours, water supply, dams, pipelines, sewerage treatment facilities, drainage, pollution control equipment and coastal/port facilities.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 314171
    2016 CSP ATAR 80.7
    Adelaide Approved Score 80
    2016 CSP IB 27
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    Deferment? Yes - 2 year
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    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).
    SACE Stage 2: 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 2017. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2017 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2016 or 2015), 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 2015). 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: 314171

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    International ATAR 80
    IB 27
    IELTS Overall 6 [more info]
    Mid-year entry? Yes
    CRICOS 082085M
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Mathematics and Physics
    Assumed Knowledge
    Chemistry is desirable
    Equivalent Scores
    International ATAR 80
    IB 27
    A-Level 9
    UEC [Malaysia] 15
    SAT [US] 1270
    ISC & CBSE [India] 75%
    ISBE [India] [1] 85%
    OSSD OAC [Canadian Pre-U] 75
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 380
    Bradford Foundation Program 77
    [1] Acceptable Indian State Board Examinations: Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $9,050

    More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $35,500


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

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Civil and structural engineers can follow careers in a wide range of areas and often find employment in consulting engineering practices, construction companies, civil engineering service providers, multinational and federal, state and local government departments in Australia and abroad. Some of the more common careers in civil engineering include the following.

    Structural engineers design the framework of buildings, towers, bridges, tunnels and other structures to ensure strength and safety. They study developments of new materials and methods and their use in the design and construction of new structures and repair of existing structures.

    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, as well as 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.

    Materials and testing engineers conduct research, develop tests and evaluate the quality or suitability of materials and products related to projects such as bridges, dams, roads, airports and railways. Other projects may be in relation to waste disposal, flood control, and industrial/large buildings. Additionally, they coordinate and direct the research, development and testing of materials such as asphalt, concrete, steel, cement, timber and plastics, and consider factors such as stresses and strains, estimated load, water pressure, wind resistance and temperature fluctuations. They advise on materials most suited to meet individual construction problems.

    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

    Engineer, Structural Engineer, Town Planning Engineer, Civil Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, Water Resources Engineer, Catchment Management, Harbour / Water Engineering, Hydrogeologist

  • 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 & Structural) 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 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Structural) focuses on engineering problem-solving, and design and analysis, using modern, computer-based methods. The first and second years of the program develop mathematics and science skills, with fundamental engineering and design courses. Third and fourth years include professional engineering courses, specialisations, communication and management courses and project work within the main areas of structural, geotechnical and water engineering.

    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

    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)

    MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB (3 units)

    MECH ENG 1007 Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics (3 units)
    Year 2 C&ENVENG 2025 Strength of Materials II (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 2068 Environmental Engineering & Sustainability II (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 2071 Water Engineering II (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)

    C&ENVENG 2030 Structural Mechanics (3 units)
    Year 3 C&ENVENG 3001 Structural Mechanics III (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 3005 Reinforced Concrete Design (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 3077 Engineering Hydrology (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 3029 Environmental Modelling & Management
    or CHEM ENG 4051 Water & Wastewater Engineering (3 units)

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

    C&ENVENG 3012 Geotechnical Engineering Design III (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 3007 Structural Steel Design (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 3079 Water 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 4041 Structural Design Practice (3 units)

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

    C&ENVENG 4068 Computer Methods of Structural Analysis (3 units)

    Elective (9 units)
    C&ENVENG 4073 Water Distribution Systems & Design (3 units)

    Level II or III Mathematics Course (3 units)

    MINING 3072 Mining Geomechanics (3 units)

    MINING 4102 Mine Geotechnical Engineering (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 4069 Advanced Reinforced Concrete (3 units)^ 

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

    C&ENVENG 4108 Environmental Systems Dynamics (3 units)

    CHEM ENG 4051 Water & Wastewater Engineering (3 units)

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

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

    C&ENVENG 4107 Prestressed Concrete Structures (3 units)

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

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

    C&ENVENG 4113EX Christchurch Earthquake Study Tour (3 units) ^

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

    C&ENVENG 4070 Seismic Design of Masonry Buildings (3 units)

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

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

    Level II or III Mathematics Course (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 4111 Structural Dynamics & Applications (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 4085 Traffic Engineering (3 units)

    ENTREP 3900 Entrepreneur's Challenge (3 units)

    C&ENVENG 4106 Introduction to Geostatistics (3 units)**

    SOIL&WAT 3007WT GIS for Environmental Management III
    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

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

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

    Please refer to the ECMS website for a study plan to guide your enrolment


    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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