The combined degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Civil Design) and Diploma of Building Design aim to produce a civil engineer skilled in both high-level engineering design and building design. In this course, you will analyse and design numerous civil infrastructures such as roads, water resources and buildings taking into account factors such as codes and statutes, infrastructure sustainability, and contracts. 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 building design skills to confirm your ability to work as a civil engineer and a building design 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 architectural planning and designs skills required for the approval and construction of a range of building types. 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. Building designers provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings and work for design, architecture, planning, building or engineering firms, government departments and corporations with a large building portfolio.
|Duration||4.5 years full-time or 9 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||216|
|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.|
|Course Type||Undergraduate Double Degree|
|Qualification (post nominal)||BEng(Hons)(CivilDes) DipBldgDes|
|AQF Level||Level 8: Bachelor Honours Degree|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
|Rank Threshold||SR 70 | ATAR 67.95|
Prerequisite study: English (4, SA), Mathematics B (4, SA)
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 as below.
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.
Each student will be assessed individually.
Physics, Graphics, Mathematics C
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||CL42 - Diploma of Engineering Studies|
Accreditation for the course will be sought from Engineers Australia (next accreditation round - 2021) and the Building Designers Association of Australia (2021).
There is a license for low rise and medium rise building designers issued by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission. The proposed Diploma of Building Design content is equivalent to the CPP50911 Diploma of Building Design that is currently recognised by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission as the minimum required technical qualification for the Building Design - low and medium rise licence classes. The school has contacted the commission with respect to their licensing requirements with a view to having this course recognised as a prescribed technical qualification for these licence classes.
|Learned Society Accreditation||Not applicable|
|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.|
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If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. 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||2||3||4||5||6||7|
|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|
|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 a Course Planner for this course.
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|ENEG11005||Fundamentals of Professional Engineering|
|ENEG11007||Engineering Industry Project Investigation|
|ENEG11008||Materials for Engineers|
|BLAR12036||Building Design 1|
|BLAR12038||Building Industry Contracts|
|ENEC12010||Hydraulics and Hydrology|
|MATH12222||Advanced Mathematical Applications|
|BLAR13035||Building Contract Administration|
|BLAR13037||Building Design 2|
|ENEC13014||Water Supply and Wastewater Technology|
|ENEC13015||Steel and Timber Design|
|ENEC13016||Concrete Technology and Design|
|ENEC13017||Advanced Structural Analysis|
|ENEC14014||Structural and Geotechnical Design|
|ENEC14016||Traffic and Transportation Engineering|
|ENEC14017||Water Resources Engineering|
|ENEG14003||Engineering Honours Project Planning|
|ENEG14005||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.
Professional Practice Elective
You are required to complete a professional practice elective.
|Students must complete 1 from the following units:|
|ENEP11007||Engineering Employment Preparation|
|ENEP12007||Engineering Business Fundamentals|
Engineering Profesional Practice
This course has a 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:|
|ENEP14004||Continuing Professional Development for Student Engineers|