The combined degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Civil Construction) and Diploma of Construction Management aims to produce a civil engineer skilled in both high-level engineering design, and managing the construction process including the financing, project scheduling and coordination of consultants and specialist contractors. This course has a strong focus on learning in context so you will apply theory to authentic scenarios throughout your course.
In your first year, you will develop skills in problem solving, teamwork and professional practice together with learning foundational technical content. In Term 2 of Year 1, you will undertake an authentic industry project with work-integrated learning. In the second year, you will gain in-depth discipline-specific knowledge and skills. In the third, fourth and fifth years of your course, you will develop a deeper understanding of the foundation knowledge that you gained in the first and second year. You will also complete three project units where you will work on authentic projects, sometimes with an industry mentor. Finally, you will complete a major individual project that integrates both civil engineering skills and construction management skills to confirm your ability to work as a civil engineer and a construction management specialist.
As a professional engineer you can be a driver of change in society and be not only responsible for the technological change, but also the impact it has on communities, society and the environment in general. This course provides a unique opportunity to become a civil engineer with high-level engineering planning and design skills complemented by construction management skills including the financing, project scheduling and coordination of consultants and specialist contractors. Civil engineers are typically involved in planning design and maintenance of physical infrastructure systems including the construction of buildings and bridges, transport and water resource. Construction managers plan, organise and control activities associated with building projects and usually work in government departments, construction, building and sub-contracting companies.
|4.5 years full-time or 9 years part-time
|Credit Points that Must be Earned
|Number of Units Required
|CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
|Expected Hours of Study
|One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
|Undergraduate Double Degree
|Qualification (post nominal)
|Level 8: Bachelor Honours Degree
Indicative Year - 2024
Indicative Year - 2023
Indicative Year - 2022
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
|SR 69.00 | ATAR 69.00
English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent; Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent
English Language Proficiency Requirements
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion within the last 5 years of:
completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.
Each student will be assessed individually.
Physics, Graphics, Mathematics C
|CL42 - Diploma of Engineering Studies
|Compulsory Residential School
|Most units in this course are offered in online mode. Some units will have compulsory Residential Schools for online students. These Residential Schools give students an opportunity to develop and demonstrate practical skills. The Engineers Australia accreditation guidelines recommend a minimum of 40 days of on-campus experience for a professional engineering course offered in online mode.
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|ENEP14004 - Students are required to complete 480 hours (including a minimum of 240 hours of industry experience) of Engineering Professional Practice prior to graduation. Once the students have completed the professional practice requirements, they must enrol in this unit and provide evidence of how they have attained the professional engineering practice exposure required by Engineers Australia.
|Number of Students
Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.
If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting email@example.com. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.
|Course Learning Outcomes
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines and knowledge of research principles and methods
|2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts with advanced understanding in some areas
|4. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in developing new understanding
|5. SKILLS Have technical skills to design and use research in a project
|6. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
|7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in professional practice and/or scholarship
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
|10. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence
|APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Display leadership by creating inclusive work environments and work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in a culturally respectful manner
|Number of units: 33
|Total credit points: 216
You must complete the following compulsory units.
Please refer to the More Details tab of the course handbook for Course Planners for this course.
In the course structure, Fundamentals of Professional Engineering Practice is a 12cp unit which assists your transition to university study.
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:
|Introduction to Contemporary Engineering
|Materials for Engineers
|Engineering Industry Project Investigation
|Engineering Surveying and Spatial Sciences
|Hydraulics and Hydrology
|Building Industry Contracts
|Advanced Mathematical Applications
|Construction Economics 1
|Cost Planning and Control
|Water Supply and Wastewater Technology
|Steel and Timber Design
|Advanced Structural Analysis
|Concrete Technology and Design
|Structural and Geotechnical Design
|Traffic and Transportation Engineering
|Water Resources Engineering
|Engineering Honours Project Planning
|Engineering Honours Project Implementation
In addition to the units listed above, you are required to complete two electives. One of these must be a civil discipline elective. Please refer to the More Details tab of the course handbook for a pre-approved set of electives. Should you wish to complete an elective not on the pre-approved list, contact your Course Adviser to discuss.
You are required to complete a professional practice elective.
|Students must complete 1 from the following units:
|Engineering Employment Preparation
|Engineering Business Fundamentals
This course has 480 hours (including a minimum of 240 hours of industry experience) of Engineering Professional Practice requirement prior to graduation. 'CPD for Student Engineers' Moodle meta-site will provide you information about the work experience requirements of the accreditation body, the evidence you need to collect and give you access to a Mahara e-Portfolio that you will use to accumulate evidence of your professional practice exposure throughout the course of study. In one of the later terms of study, after you have completed your professional practice requirements, you must enrol into the following unit to provide evidence of how you have attained the professional engineering practice exposure required by Engineers Australia. Note that this unit is zero-credits and hence is no cost to you.
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:
|Engineering Practice Experience