The Engineering Institute of Technology is pleased to bring you the Bachelor of Science (Civil and Structural Engineering)** program.
Through innovative live eLearning, participate from your home or office with the full support and mentoring of dedicated Course Coordinators and indutrsy experienced lecturers.
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** A note regarding recognition of this program in the Australian education system: EIT is the owner of this program. The qualification is officially accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). EIT delivers this program to students worldwide.
This Bachelor's Degree is an academically accredited program by the Australian Government agency Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and does not currently provide Engineers Australia - Engineering Technologists status. Engineers Australia are considering this and other programs for those students desiring Chartered Engineering Technologist status (e.g., CEngT). However, the outcome of this review may or may not result in a student gaining Chartered Engineering Technologist status if he or she does not already possess this.
It is however recommended that you directly approach your local professional engineering body for an individual assessment and/or registration.
The ancient inventions of the pulley, the lever and the wheel were just the beginning. Engineering underpins our way of life and has steered us into the modern age. Consider its contributions to rail and road transportation, power generation, communication technologies and to the applications in the biomedical, aeronautical and industrial fields. Engineers design for progress, but they also address various challenges facing society today, including pollution, hunger and disease.
Engineering is an honorable endeavor, offering both intrinsic and extrinsic benefits. It is prestigious, intellectually challenging and allows for career flexibility because of its breadth. As an occupation engineering is rewarding both personally and financially.
It has the highest average starting salary of any undergraduate major. Furthermore, when economies slow the rates of employment for engineers remain buoyant with the supply of able engineers commonly failing to meet the demand. Retirement, restructuring and rapid growth in new industries and technologies has resulted in an increasing need for engineering skill and knowledge.
For high school graduates the prospect of attending a campus for the duration of a bachelor degree is not terribly daunting. But for those embarking on this qualification a little later on the story is very different. Alongside full time work and family commitments, particularly when regular attendance at a campus is factored in, acquiring a degree is often considered too demanding.
With this in mind EIT has developed an intensive 3-year Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering which offers flexibility to would-be students. The degree can be completed through a combination of live, online sessions, self-study and cloud-based, ‘remote’ laboratory work.
The Civil and Structural Engineering units deal with the life cycle of various residential and commercial building types as well as capital infrastructure projects all the way from conception to disposal and including design, construction, operation and maintenance. This course also looks at the application of science and engineering principles to avoid, improve, or remediate aspects of human impact on the environment.
To ensure the engineering foundation blocks of mathematics, physics and problem solving are attained EIT includes them in the initial year of study, but approaches them from the perspective of applied theory (as opposed to a largely theoretical approach). This core material is delivered alongside other first year units pertinent to the course, such as structural mechanics and construction engineering fundamentals. In this way students are able to contextualize their learning while acquiring the important skills and knowledge which underpin civil and structural engineering.
In the second year of study structural mechanics is built upon and there is a focus on materials. Other topics included are engineering surveying, fluid and soil mechanics, followed by units covering hydraulics and reinforced concrete structures. These form the essential foundation to the more ‘applied’ third year units in design and topics on steel structures, road, civil and geotechnical engineering.
The final year of the degree also includes the capstone project. Working either individually or as part of a team the aim is to involve students in projects similar to those found in industrial or commercial environments. With the emphasis on independent learning the process entails articulating a project; defining its scope, refining design and generating a finished product. The intention behind this concluding assignment is to provide students with the opportunity to integrate and manipulate the knowledge and skills they have gained during the course.
The sheer breadth of the field of study covered by this degree provides students with many possibilities for a satisfying career. Graduates will have attained the necessary understanding to proficiently demonstrate skills in civil and structural engineering and, within the discipline, communicate ideas effectively to the community at large. At the conclusion to the degree students should be able to provide professional engineering support to a range of clients; local government, state government agencies - including water and urban utilities - and consultancies. They should be confident in the areas of building and road bridge design and construction, construction management and infrastructure development for the mining industry.
Entry is available to applicants who hold:
It is desirable that applicants hold Senior Certificate:
Students who do not have the desirable level of maths and science may consider a bridging course. While bridging courses may be strongly recommended, they are not prerequisites.
Applicants with WACE Mathematics 2C/2D (or equivalent) will be accepted but EIT may also recommend a bridging course as a supplementary activity. To confirm that past studies in mathematics align with these requirements, applicants may compare the mathematics syllabus to the WACE here and contact an EIT Course Advisor for assistance: www.scsa.wa.edu.au/internet/Senior_Secondary/Courses/WACE_Courses/Mathematics.
For more details on the English language requirements applicants are referred to the Higher Education Admissions Policy. There is also a useful Appendix in the policy which lists the different tests and their equivalent scores across different testing methods.
The pathway to the BSc (Eng.) is designed for students who qualify for credit from their preceding advanced diploma or equivalent studies and industry experience. The pathway will provide advanced diploma entrants with exemption for those units within the BSc curriculum that are technology orientated where it can be demonstrated that equivalent content and depth of study has already been completed in the advanced diploma program. This will only apply if the discipline stream chosen can be closely associated with the units taken in the advanced diploma stage.
It is anticipated that AE students with a relevant industrial career background (that is at an appropriate career level) would not need to complete the industrial experience in the 4th term of Years 1 and 2, and may also gain credit for the associated Industrial Experience Research Project unit (unit code 109S). This credit would be gained only after formal assessment of the student’s career history and it is likely that these vocationally experienced students will need to deepen their academic knowledge and may need to deepen their professional engineering competencies. This deepening is built into the program by three inclusions:
You must complete 81 credit points comprising 11 core subjects (each 3 points), plus 15 sub-discipline based units (each 3 points) and a sub-discipline based Final Year Project (9 points value). The Project is the equivalent of one full-time term of work. The units have been designed to provide you with maximum practical coverage in the field of civil and structural engineering. There are no optional units in this program.
Studied full-time, this program would consist of 3 years of study, with 4 terms per year, each of 12 weeks.
The full-time study option is not currently available.
Students who meet the entry requirements for this program may be eligible for the Articulated Entry pathway.
The Articulated Entry pathway is designed for students who qualify for credit from their preceding EIT Advanced Diploma of Civil and Structural Engineering (or equivalent) studies and relevant industry experience. Successful Articulated Entry applicants will complete the Bachelor of Science (Civil and Structural Engineering) part-time, over 4 years.
Successful Articulated Entry Pathway students may receive credits for the following units:
Please note that applications are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. In the event that you do not meet the Articulated Entry pathway entry requirements, an EIT Course Advisor will contact you with further options.
The BSc will include two short, well-defined periods of industrial experience in an engineering environment. Applicants who already have experience may be required to demonstrate (by completion of a questionnaire during admission) that their experience is of a sufficient nature and standard.
In addition to your recommended textbooks, there are a number of potential electronic resources available to you for your work during the program. These include:
Knovel is used by hundreds of thousands of engineers, applied scientists, and engineering students from top firms and engineering schools worldwide including 14 of top 20 World’s Best Engineering & Technology Universities. It draws from more than 100 leading technical publishers and professional societies including AIAA, AIChE, ASHRAE, ASME, and SAE.
Knovel is a cloud-based service that offers students and faculty 24x7 access to relevant and reliable technical information they need wherever they are.
Knovel’s optimized search tools “understand” engineering language and deliver relevant results even when the data is hidden in tables, graphs, and equations. Knovel is designed around how engineers think, and how they need to search, being able to search for keywords or data in numerical range.
Common Knovel Searches:
Note: the above is an extract from Elsevier Knovel’s literature and is copyright Elsevier.
During the program you will participate in weekly interactive sessions with the lecturers and other participants from around the world. Each unit's weekly live tutorial will last 60 to 120 minutes. We take student availability into consideration wherever possible before scheduling webinar times. Please refer to ‘When will the sessions take place?’ in the Frequently Asked Questions.
All you need to participate is an adequate Internet connection, speakers and, if possible, a microphone. The software package and setup details will be sent to you prior to the first webinar.
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EIT has multiple fee structures and payment plans based on the student’s country of residence. There are many details to take into consideration therefore EIT requests that all potential students contact us directly through:
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Your tuition fees include weekly webinars with leading engineering and technical experts, technical eBooks, program materials, software and postage, plus grading and support from the program coordinators and lecturers.
The following additional fees (not included in tuition fees) may apply:
Additional Textbooks and Materials
For EIT Higher Education programs, students should plan to spend between approximately US$100 to US$200 per unit on text books not included in the tuition fees.
Deferred and Supplementary Assessments and Examinations
The tuition fee will include one attempt at the examination or assessment. If further attempts are required an additional fee may be applied. Please contact an EIT staff member for more information.
Fees and Refunds for Individual Units
Fees and Refunds for a Course
Withdrawal prior to program start date
A fee equivalent to 1 monthly payment will be retained as a cancellation fee for written cancellations received less than 14 days prior to the start date of the program. This applies to all payment options.
Withdrawal from a program
If a student decides to withdraw completely from course, students are asked to complete the withdrawal declaration form. Students who have paid in advanced can apply for a pro-rata refund of the fee paid.
The refund will consist of the balance after deductions for:
There is no fee for deferment of studies; however, if the student wishes to continue the program at a later date, a re-joining fee of US$200 will apply.
* Please note: all additional fees are quoted in US Dollars. This amount will be converted to the student’s local currency at the time of transaction. Students should take any potential fluctuations in exchange rate into consideration.
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Civil engineering influences almost every aspect of modern human life. Much of the physical infrastructure of modern society is provided through Civil Engineering. Civil Engineers plan, design, construct, maintain and recycle the structures in communities such as dams, bridges, roads, buildings, pipelines, railways and tunnels. Civil engineering is also responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of the critical elements which keeps communities functioning, such as transport systems, wastewater treatment, gas, water and electricity supplies. It is not only one of the oldest engineering disciplines, but it’s direct impact on safety and quality of life means that it carries larger consequences and responsibilities than any other engineering discipline.
The EIT’s Civil Engineering courses address these issues and provides a solid foundation in the fundamental knowledge and troubleshooting skills of civil engineering. Whilst there is probably not a shortage of theoretically oriented practitioners in civil engineering, there is a need for highly skilled, practically oriented engineers, technologists and technicians.
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