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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Civil and Structural) and Bachelor of Arts

Degree Type Combined Degree

Duration 5 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 314881

CRICOS 082086K

This program combines the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Structural) and the Bachelor of Arts, to equip graduates with a multidisciplinary skill-set.

In this combined degree program, students study the concepts of civil and structural engineering, and undertake an arts major of their choice. Civil and structural engineers create and maintain much of the physical infrastructure of society while managing and conserving natural resources.

With designated courses from both disciplines counted towards the combined degree program, the degree can typically be completed in five years (full-time), compared with seven years if undertaken separately.

A combined degree is an approved combination of two degrees, which includes components from both programs and satisfies the minimum of one of those degree programs but not both individual degrees (unlike a double degree). At the end of the combined degree, students will graduate with one parchment.

Combining two areas of study offers graduates not only a more diverse experience at university, but also greater scope of career prospects.

For further information about the civil and structural engineering component of the degree, see Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Structural). For further information about the arts component of the degree, see Bachelor of Arts.
  • Entry Requirements

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    SATAC Code 314881
    2017 CSP ATAR 86.45
    2017 CSP IB 30
    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), Physics plus one of Specialist Mathematics or Chemistry.

    IB: either Mathematics (HL grade 3) and Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3); or, Chemistry (SL grade 4/HL grade 3), Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3) & Mathematics (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: 314881

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 082086K
    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
    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
    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), Physics plus one of Specialist Mathematics or Chemistry.

    IB: either Mathematics (HL grade 3) and Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3); or, Chemistry (SL grade 4/HL grade 3), Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3) & Mathematics (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
    Commonwealth-supported place: $8,025

    More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $39,500


    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

    Graduates may seek national and global careers across a wide range of industries and organisations. For information about civil and structural engineering career opportunities, see Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Structural). For information about career opportunities in the arts, see Bachelor of Arts.

    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

    As part of the engineering degree, students are required to complete 12 weeks of approved practical experience.

    Professional Accreditation

    Graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Structural) qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia.

    Potential careers

    Archivist, Communications Officer, Entertainment Industry, Foreign Affairs, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, Humanitarian / Aid Worker, Ministerial Adviser, Parliamentary Adviser, Political Adviser, Publishing, Writer, Water Resources Engineer, Archaeologist, Catchment Management, Civil Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, 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.

  • Degree Structure

    Academic Program Rules

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

    Example Study Plan

    Please refer to the following study plan to guide your enrolment:
    Year 1 MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA (3 units)#
    C&ENVENG 1010 Engineering Mechanics - Statics (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 1008 Engineering Planning & Design I (3 units)
    ARTS 1007 The Enquiring Mind: Freedom and Media (3 units)
    MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB (3 units)
    MECH ENG 1007 Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 1009 Civil & Environmental Engineering I (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 1012 Engineering Modelling & Analysis I (3 units)
    Year 2 MATHS 2201 Engineering Mathematics IIA (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 2068 Environmental Engineering & Sustainability II (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 2071 Water Engineering II (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 2025 Strength of Materials II (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 2070 Engineering Modelling & Analysis II (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 2069 Geotechnical Engineering II (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 2030 Structural Mechanics (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 2067 Construction, Management & Surveying (3 units)
    Year 3 C&ENVENG 3005 Reinforced Concrete Design (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 3020 Computer Analysis of Structural Dynamics (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 3077 Engineering Hydrology (3 units)
    Arts Major Level I (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 3222 Research Methodologies and Project Management (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 3007 Structural Steel Design (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 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)
    Engineering Elective (9 units)
    Year 5 Arts Major Level I or II ( 3 units)
    Arts Major Level II (9 units)
    Arts Major Level III (6 units)
    Arts Major Level III Capstone course (6 units)
    C&ENVENG 4112 Advanced Civil Geotechnical Engineering (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 4107 Prestressed Concrete Structures (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 4097 Analysis of Rivers & Sediment Transport (3 units)^
    MINING 3072 Mining Geomechanics (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 4073 Water Distribution Systems & Design (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 4108 Environmental Systems Dynamics (3 units)
    CHEM ENG 4051 Water & Wastewater Engineering (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 3029 Environmental Modelling & Management (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 4069 Advanced Reinforced Concrete (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 4056 Linear Geostatistics (3 units)**
    Level II or III Mathematics Course (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 4114 Advanced Hydrological Modelling & Water Resources Management (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 4113EX Christchurch Earthquake Study Tour (3 units)^ 
    C&ENVENG 4109 Designing Water Resource Systems for Urban Environments (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 4070 Seismic Design of Masonry Buildings (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 4115 Advanced Topics in Flood Hydrology (3 units)^
    C&ENVENG 4110 Soil & Groundwater Remediation (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)**
    SPATIAL 3007 GIS for Environmental Management III (3 units)
    C&ENVENG 4042 Design of Steel Concrete Composites (3 units)^
    Students who have not taken SACE Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics (or equivalent) will be required to enrol in MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM in semester 1, followed by MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA in semester 2 with MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB in Summer School to complete the Mathematics requirements at Level 1. The satisfactory completion of Mathematics IM is in addition to the requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

    **C&ENVENG 4106 Introduction to Geostatistics is a pre-requisite to C&ENVENG 4056 Linear Geostatistics.

    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.

    Electives may be chosen from those listed in the Program Rules for the degree of Bachelor of Arts. Students must complete a major in accordance with the Program Rules for the Bachelor of Arts. Students commencing prior to 2016 may follow an earlier study plan or contact the Faculty of Arts for enrolment advice.

    ^Check the course planner for course availability noting the availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.
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Last updated: Monday, 1 Jan 2018