Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Civil) Mid-Year Entry
Build a global career
Civil engineers design, build and maintain the infrastructure that underpins modern life. They make sure bridges, roads, tunnels, railways, dams, airports and water channels meet the needs of our society in a sustainable way.
The University of Adelaide is ranked 17 in the world for Civil Engineering*.
What will you do?
Our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Civil) has a strong focus on design. You’ll learn from award-winning academics in state-of-the-art facilities as you:
- study structural design and mechanics in depth
- access new technologies forming the basis of future design practice
- work on real-life projects
- interact with professionals through an industry-led design practice course
- complete an eight-week practical experience.
Majors are available in:
- Construction management
- Defence systems
- Environmental engineering
- Geotechnical engineering
- Renewable energy
- Smart technologies
- Structural engineering
- Water systems engineering.
Minors are available in:
Where could it take you?
You will graduate as an accredited engineer. You might supervise major water projects or the building of sea-bridges. You could connect remote communities as a road and highway engineer. Perhaps you’ll design high-speed railways or help with the construction of an Australian hyperloop.
This program is accredited by Engineers Australia.
*Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019
For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.
For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 334211 2020 CSP ATAR 80.5 2020 CSP IB 29 Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 80 Guaranteed Entry Score - IB 29 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake February and July. Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses. Enquiries Future Students team
2020 Admissions Data for school leavers
(raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 76.55 Median ATAR to receive an offer 89.95 Highest ATAR to receive an offer 94.8 Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer 80.5 Median Selection Rank to receive an offer 95.4 Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer 99.95 Minimum eligibility score 80 Additional criteria considered Selection rank only Recent Secondary Education Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors). Applicants who have not achieved a competitive Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors) required for selection may be selected based on the grades in selected year 12 subjects. Applicants do not need to apply to be considered for subject-based entry, as this will automatically be done by SATAC on behalf of the University. For more information, please see: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/study/undergraduate/entry-pathways/recent-secondary-education/ Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information. Prerequisites SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied from 2017 onwards. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies), Specialist Mathematics and Physics. IB: Mathematics (HL grade 3, Physics (SL grade 4/ HL grade 3) Unsure if you will meet prerequisites or ATAR? Check out our Engineering Pathway. MathTrackX is an online bridging program available as a recognised alternative to Mathematical Methods. Higher Education Study You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). 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. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information. Vocational Education and Training (VET) study 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. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information. Work and life experience To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2021. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2021 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2020 or 2019), 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 2019). 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 Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information. Other Entry PathwaysSATAC Code: 334211
Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2020 Number of students Percentage of all students (A) Higher Education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
12 24.0% (B) Vocational education and training (VET) study N/A N/A (C) Work and life experience
(admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
N/A N/A (D) Recent secondary education:
- Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
(regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors)
- Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
- Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
(e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
N/A N/A International students 21 42.0% All students 50 100.0%
CRICOS 097237K Intake February and July. Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.
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 Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 C1 Advanced 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 RequirementsMore Information
Secondary School Qualifications Selection Rank (International) 80 International Baccalaureate (IB) 29 Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 19 United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 15 General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 9 Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 75% British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada) 5.2 Alberta High School Diploma (Canada) 82 ISC & CBSE [India] 75% ISBE [India] 85% SAT (in conjunction with American High School Diploma) 1270 AP (in conjunction with American High School Diploma) 9 Abitur 3.1 Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.7 Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 8.0 STPM or Matrikulasi 3.00 Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate 77 The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 77 Eynesbury Foundation Program 380 ANU Foundation Studies 74% Monash Foundation Year 72.5% Trinity College Foundation Studies Program 75 UNSW Foundation Year 7.3 University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program 6.9 Western Australian Universities' Foundation Program (WAUFP) 59 University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program 4.6 Non-Go8 Foundation Score 77 SMA3 (in conjunction with National Final Examination Certificate) 80 Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Philippines 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 Pathway Programs
Australian Year 12 SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied from 2017 onwards. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies), Specialist Mathematics and Physics. IB: Mathematics (HL grade 3, Physics (SL grade 4/ HL grade 3) Unsure if you will meet prerequisites or ATAR? Check out our Engineering Pathway. MathTrackX is an online bridging program available as a recognised alternative to Mathematical Methods. International Qualifications Mathematics and Physics
- Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
Indicative annual tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place: $6,964
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $44,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Career ReadinessThe Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) provides students with the technical knowledge and skills for careers across a range of specialist areas.
The program is highly regarded by employers. Demand for civil and structural engineers is high and is expected to grow as the need for sustainable infrastructure continues to increase.
Civil and structural engineers work in a variety of sectors including consulting engineering, construction, civil engineering, transport, communications infrastructure, and project management.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Industry PlacementStudents are required to complete eight weeks of approved practical experience.
Professional AccreditationGraduates qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia.
Civil Engineer, Defence Engineer, Railway Engineer, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Architectural Engineer, Environmental Scientist, Structural Engineer, Natural Resource Manager, Natural Resource Planner, Network Engineer, Networking Specialist, Civil Estimator, Construction Engineer, Construction Manager, Consultant, Consultant Engineer, Quality Control Engineer, Research Associates, Research Manager, Resource Management, Resource Manager, ...
A Study Overseas 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 Study Overseas, 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 available opportunities visit Study Overseas.
Study Overseas ExperienceIt is recommended that students in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) 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.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) 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 eight weeks of approved practical experience.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Areas of SpecialisationMajors
A major is a great way to specialise and pursue topics of interest without narrowing future options. All graduates—irrespective of major—qualify as civil engineers and can pursue a career in any specialist fields within the profession. Majors are available across the following areas:
- Renewable Energy
The feild of renewable energy is rapidly changing as the industry works to secure the world's energy future in a sustainable way. In this major, students are exposed to a broad range of topics and develop skills and knowledge to work with current and future energy infrastructure.
- Environmental Engineering
A major in Environmental Engineering allows students to hone in on the connections engineering has with environment, society and economy and learning how to create more sustainable and environmentally-friendly infrastructure for the future. Students are exposed to real-world environmental projects based on industry needs in areas of urban water, integrated river management, environmental protection and more.
- Defence Systems
South Australia is Australia's defence state and home to many important defence investments and industries. Students learn and apply the integrated systems approach at the core of civil engineering- invaluable when dealing with defence systems - and study courses across environment impact assessment, circular economies and strategic planning.
- Smart Technologies
This major focuses on smart technologies used in the planning, design, management and monitoring of integrated social, environmental, urban and technological systems. It covers computer modelling of infrastructure systems, smart water systems, and integrated/ strategic planning.
- Construction Management
Construction management engineers are involved in managing construction infrastructure, operations, and sites. Students study construction processes and practices including optimisation of scheduling, labour and plant, and sustainable construction practices.
- Geotechnical Engineering
Geotechnical engineers design foundations, dams, embankments, retaining walls, tunnels, and roads, and they undertake work relating to landslides, earthquakes and contaminated land remediation. The Geotechnical Engineering major explores the composition and nature of the ground and how it behaves when loaded or when water flows through it.
- Structural Engineering
Structural engineers understand the forces structures carry and how they deform under load. The Structural Engineering major offers the most courses devoted to structural engineering and mechanics design in South Australia. Students study traditional methods and materials such as steel, timber, concrete, aluminium, glass and masonry, and modern technologies and materials including composites and polymers.
- Water Systems Engineering
Water systems engineers are involved in the design, operation and optimisation of water and wastewater treatment facilities, reservoirs, dams, pipe networks, open channels and stormwater drainage. The Water Systems Engineering major covers the physical principles of water when it is stationary and when it is flowing, hydrology, and factors that cause floods.
Completion of a minor introduces students to an aligned field where there technical knowledge can be applied. This allows students to explore career opportunities in these areas. Minors are available in the following:
Take the technical knowledge from the degree and create ventures in areas from large corporations, to small businesses, the not-for-profit sector, and community organisations through an Entrepreneurship minor. All technology advances in the past decade were once an idea that is now a reality through entrepreneurs. Students learn the processes, risks, rewards, motivations and societal impacts of innovation and entrepreneurship within regional, national and global perspectives.
Learn how to work in emergency and humanitarian fields while having a positive global impact on developing populations through the Humanitarian Engineering minor. Students conduct design work with a focus on culture, economic background, and political climate, while developing a strong awareness of communities and the people who reside in them. Graduates are equipped to solve problems in complex environments, allowing them to make real-world change.
Example Study Plan
Students must complete the following:
- ENG 1001 Introduction to Engineering
- ENG 1003 Programming (Matlab and Excel)
- CEME 1002 Introduction to Infrastructure
- CEME 1004 Engineering Mechanics - Statics
- MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA
- MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB
- CEME 2001 Strength of Materials
- CEME 2002 Structural Mechanics
- CEME 2003 Civil Engineering Hydraulics
- CEME 2004 Introduction to Geo-engineering
- CEME 2005 Transportation Engineering & Survey
- MATHS 2106 Differential Equations for Engineers II
- MATHS 2107 Statistics & Numerical Methods II
- CEME 3001 Computer Analysis of Structures and Structural Dynamics
- CEME 3002 Reinforced Concrete Design
- CEME 3003 Structural Steel Design
- CEME 3004 Hydrology for Engineers
- ENG 3004 Systems Engineering and Industry Practice
- ENG 3005 Research Methods and Project Management
- CEME 3005 Advanced Civil Engineering Hydraulics
- CEME 3006 Geotechnical Engineering
- CEME 4050 Design Practice
- ENG 4001A Research Project Part A
- ENG 4001B Research Project Part B
Civil Core Courses
Students must choose one of the following:
- CEME 1001 Introduction to Environmental Engineering
- CEME 1003 Resources and Energy in a Circular Economy
- CHEM ENG 1007 Introduction to Process Engineering
- CONMGNT 1000 Civil Engineering Construction Materials
- CONMGNT 1001 Fundamentals of Construction Estimation
- ELEC ENG 1101 Electronic Systems
- MECH ENG 1007 Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics
Students must choose 5 courses (15 units) from the following:
- CEME 4001 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design
- CEME 4002 Finite Element Theory and Practice
- CEME 4003 Wind and Earthquake Engineering
- CEME 4004 Advanced Water Distribution Systems Engineering
- CEME 4005 Advanced Hydrological Modelling & Water Resource Systems
- CEME 4006 Advanced Hydrology and Flood Hydraulics
- CEME 4007 Unsaturated Soils
- CEME 4008 Soil and Ground Water Remediation
- CEME 4009 Environmental Decision Making
- CEME 4010 Designing Water Resource Systems for Urban Environments
- CHEM ENG 4051 Water and Wastewater Engineering
- ENG 4011 Engineering Geology
Broadening Electives Students must choose courses to the value of 6 units from any University of Adelaide Undergraduate course where they meet the prerequisites.
Please check the availability, restriction and incompatible section on the course planner for elective choices.
For enrolment advice and major specific study plans, please visit the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences website.
AssessmentAssessment can vary from course to course and can include a combination of class work, tutorials, assignments, laboratory work, quizzes, project work and exams.
- Renewable Energy
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Last updated: Friday, 19 Mar 2021