Highlights

  • Gain experience in real-world hands-on activities in an innovative learning environment.
  • Learn to plan, design, construct, operate and maintain a variety of structures and facilities.
  • Study subjects in geotechnical and water engineering, sustainable engineering, and steel, highway and transport engineering.
  • Gain experience under the supervision on a certified engineer and earn credit for paid work with the Work Integrated Learning program.
  • Our engineering degree includes honours-level content integrated throughout the course.

Highlights

  • Gain experience in real-world hands-on activities in an innovative learning environment.
  • Learn to plan, design, construct, operate and maintain a variety of structures and facilities.
  • Study subjects in geotechnical and water engineering, sustainable engineering, and steel, highway and transport engineering.
  • Gain experience under the supervision on a certified engineer and earn credit for paid work with the Work Integrated Learning program.
  • Our engineering degree includes honours-level content integrated throughout the course.

Our revised offer guarantee can give you greater certainty about course entry in 2021

For this course, if you receive an ATAR or selection rank equal to or higher than 82.00, you are guaranteed a place in the course.

View all our course offer guarantees

If you achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 82.00 or higher (including adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Why choose this course?

By studying civil engineering at QUT you will be recognised for professional membership in Australia and overseas, giving you more employment opportunities. Because this course provides students with both broad knowledge and specialisations, its graduates are ready to start work in professional practice. Civil engineering at QUT is highly regarded for its strength in teaching and research. You will work closely with staff in an innovative learning environment that involves real-world hands-on activities. Your study plan for this specialisation includes the choice of a second study area.

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What to expect

Civil engineers plan, design, construct, operate and maintain a variety of structures and facilities that benefit society—from roads and busways to bridges and buildings. They are also involved with the assessment of the impact of projects on the natural and social environment. Civil engineers have a responsibility to produce safe, economical and environmentally sound infrastructure for the community.

QUT's engineering courses, whether a single or double degree, now include honours-level content integrated throughout the course. A bachelor honours degree is a higher-level qualification than a bachelor degree; and along with the advanced knowledge and skills, it will benefit you in your professional career, or future research and study. The duration of the degree remains unchanged: a single engineering honours degree is a four-year program, and a double degree is five years. Your engineering degree features common units in the first year that combine broad foundation principles with a wide range of major choices, giving you flexibility and options before you choose your career specialisation.

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Your engineering degree features common units in the first year that combine broad foundation principles with a wide range of major choices, giving you flexibility and options before you choose your career specialisation.

Flexible delivery

Start online. Come when you can.

You can commence this course online in 2021 if you are unable to enter Australia due to travel restrictions, however you may not be able to enrol with a full-time study load as some units may not be available.

In addition, you may choose to commence your studies by undertaking eligible Minor units. (Engineering units with hands-on practicals are only offered on campus.)

You will need to complete the course on campus, once travel to Brisbane is possible.

Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is embedded in the curriculum and it is a core component for all engineering students. WIL allows you to graduate with a portfolio of professional skills that provides evidence of your professional competencies.

You are required to undertake 60 days of approved work experience in the engineering environment as part of your work integrated learning.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Civil engineers can work as a consulting engineer, project manager, municipal engineer, structural engineer, transport engineer, geotechnical engineer or water engineer and may gain employment in government or semi-government agencies, construction firms, power generating authorities, mining firms, property development or consulting engineering firms. With suitable experience you may be able to establish your own consulting engineering practice. Your technical expertise may also bring career opportunities in unexpected areas like law, finance or entertainment.

Professional recognition

All graduates are eligible for an Engineers Australia (EA) membership. EA is a signatory to the Washington Accord, which permits graduates to work in various countries across the world. This course is recognised internationally in the engineering profession, giving QUT graduates more career opportunities overseas.

Possible careers

  • Civil Engineer
  • Construction Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Transit analyst
  • Transport engineering specialist

Details and units

To graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), students are required to complete 384 credit points of course units, as outlined below:

  • First year (96 credit points): four core units 48cp + one Maths option unit 12cp + foundation strand options 36cp (include two discipline foundation units 24cp + one option unit 12cp)
  • Major(192 credit points): one (1) block of eight (8) major units 96cp plus eight (8) honours-level units 96cp
  • Complementary studies(96 credit points): one x second major or two x minor .

Honours units to consist of:

  • Research methods 12cp
  • Project 24cp
  • 5 x advanced major units 60cp.

To graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), students are required to complete 384 credit points of course units, as outlined below:

  • First year (96 credit points): four core units 48cp + one Maths option unit 12cp + foundation strand options 36cp (include two discipline foundation units 24cp + one option unit 12cp)
  • Major(192 credit points): one (1) block of eight (8) major units 96cp plus eight (8) honours-level units 96cp
  • Complementary studies(96 credit points): one x second major or two x minor .

Honours units to consist of:

  • Research methods 12cp
  • Project 24cp
  • 5 x advanced major units 60cp.

Requirements

OP
12
Selection rank
75.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

Don't have an OP or selection rank?

Find out other ways you can apply

Starting uni in 2021?

There are some changes to subjects and the qualifications we’ll consider for entry to QUT from 2021 and beyond. Make sure you’re prepared to apply.

The selection rank is a good indication of the equivalent ATAR.

Find out how these changes might affect you

Course code
EN01
QTAC code
412502
CRICOS code
084921G
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
4 years full-time
Duration
4 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
Offer Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

Helping you to get into your course 

If you don't think your ATAR or selection rank is high enough to get into this course, you can guarantee your entry with guaranteed advanced standing by upgrading through one the following programs which you can select as one of your QTAC preferences:

QUT College Diploma in Engineering

QUT College Diploma in Engineering graduates will automatically receive an offer to start the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) within three weeks after completion of the diploma. You will also automatically receive 1 year (96 credit points) credit transfer and be able to complete the degree in 2 years as a full-time student (or equivalent part-time).

Find out more about the QUT College Diploma in Engineering 

Dual TAFE-Qld Brisbane/QUT award

If you enrol in a QTAC offer in the following dual TAFE-Qld Brisbane/QUT award you will automatically receive a QUT conditional offer in June (semester 1 QTAC offer) or October (semester 2 QTAC offer) after your enrolment at TAFE-Qld Brisbane is confirmed.

Upon completion of the TAFE-Qld courses you will be able to enrol at QUT. You will also automatically receive

  • 1 year (96 credit points) credit transfer and be able to complete the degree in 3 years as a full-time student (or equivalent part-time) if you complete the advanced diploma
  • Up to 1.5 years (144credit points) credit transfer and be able to complete the degree in 2.5 to 3 years as a full-time student (or equivalent part-time) if you complete the associate degree

More details will be provided in your QUT conditional offer letter.

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 82.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2020

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 1
Selection rank 99.00
OP 1
Selection rank 99.00
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 8
Selection rank 84.00
OP 8
Selection rank 84.00
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 14
Selection rank 70.00
OP 12
Selection rank 75.00

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

I completed my studies outside of Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

Subject prerequisites
  • Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course, we assume you have sound knowledge of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

More about assumed knowledge

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

OP
12
Rank
75
Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 82.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: CSP $7,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $39,300 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

Find out more about government loans

Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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