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OP9

Rank81

Course information set

  • 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.
QTAC course code412502
QUT course code EN01
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2018 February, July
Deferment

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

Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
Faculty
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
Course contact
CRICOS code 084921G
Careers
  • Civil Engineer
  • Construction Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Transit analyst
  • Transport engineering specialist

Details

Civil engineers plan, design, construct, operate and maintain a variety of structures and facilities that benefit society—from roads and factories to railways and harbours. 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.

Explore your options

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.

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.

Career 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.

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.

Units

Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)

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.

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Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 9

Rank 81

Course information set

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • Maths B
  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Recommended study: Chemistry, Maths C and Physics.

More about assumed knowledge

Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.

2018: CSP $9,400 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

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Scholarships and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.

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How to apply for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

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  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (412502) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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