- Course at a Glance
- Schedule Start Date: 3rd February 2020
- Code: BCSOC
- Course Length: 3 years
CRICOS Provider Code: 03567C | CRICOS Course Code: 095812M
Civil engineers are responsible for ensuring that the infrastructure around us gets developed, is safe, meets our needs and improves our quality of life. This includes buildings, bridges, railways, tunnels, water distribution and waste management networks. This practical qualification will ensure you graduate job ready as a civil and structural engineering technologist. Upon completion of this program you will gain:
- Skills and knowledge in the latest and developing technologies in civil and structural engineering
- Practical guidance and feedback from civil and structural experts from around the world
- A valuable and accredited Bachelor of Science (Civil and Structural Engineering)** degree
- Global networking contacts in academia and industry
- Improved career options
** 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.
Engineering cannot be underestimated: the wellbeing of the world is largely dependent on the work of engineers.
Isaac Asimov, a famous science fiction author, professor of biochemistry and robotics devotee said: “Science can amuse and fascinate us all, but it is engineering that changes the world.”
Engineering touches everything and is responsible for our progress through the ages; it is, for example, fundamental to all forms of transportation, to power generation, communication technologies and biomedicine. Engineers also contribute to solving the complex challenges in the world today, including pollution, hunger and disease.
It is a prestigious career to pursue, with the highest average starting salary of any undergraduate major. Because it is a respected profession the world over engineers can also consider working abroad.
Civil and structural engineering is one of the oldest forms of engineering which involves the design, construction, and maintenance of the built environment. Engineers in this field are responsible for ensuring that the infrastructure around us gets developed, is safe, meets our needs and improves our quality of life. This includes buildings, bridges, railways, tunnels, water distribution and waste management networks. As a civil engineer you could be involved in sustainable urban development, environmental protection, conservation of energy and water resources, or even geotechnical, hydraulic or transport engineering. You could even specialize in fields such as earthquake and blast-resistant technologies.
With this qualification you will have acquired the essential knowledge which underpins both this and other fields of engineering. More importantly, you will have become a civil and structural engineering technologist.
Each unit is composed of 10 hours of study per week. Full-time on-campus students will study 4 – 4.5 units per semester and are required to be on campus for a minimum of 20 hours per week for tutorial, lecture, lab/workshop and self-study sessions.
Potential Job Outcomes
Potential job roles include engineering and management positions in the following areas of expertise:
- Civil and structural planning, design and development
- Building contracts, sales, commissioning and consultation
- Building control and surveying
- Site management
- Water and waste management
- Civil and structural operations and maintenance
- Civil and structural project management and business development
Pathway to the Bachelor of Science (BSc)
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 students with a relevant industrial career background (that is at an appropriate career level) would not need to complete the industrial experience, and may also gain credit for the associated Industrial Experience Research Project unit (unit code BSC109C). 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 is built into the program by three inclusions:
Core units will extend academic knowledge in areas such as the more theoretical maths and engineering science that a vocational entrant may not have experienced;
- Where required, short bridging programs may be offered to overcome gaps in prior knowledge (delivered in sub-discipline units) that are identified when students apply for credit for prior learning;
- Students who have industrial experience that is identified as being at an inadequate standard would be required to complete the Industrial Experience Research Project unit. This would be determined case-by-case based on EIT’s Admissions
- Policy and the BSc Entry Requirements.
The BSc will include two short, well-defined periods of industrial experience in an engineering environment. It will also entail a hands-on workshop which will be used to verify your hands-on work skills. If you already have relevant experience you may apply to have credit granted by completing the associated recognition of prior learning form to demonstrate that your experience is of a sufficient nature and standard.
Entry is available to applicants who hold:
- A Year 12 Australian Senior Certificate of Education (or equivalent for International Students), completed within the past 2 years, with the following level of achievement in Maths:
- WA – WACE scaled score of 50.0 or more.
- ACT – a scaled mark of 125 or more
- NSW – performance Band 2 or above
- QLD – a level of Sound Achievement (S) or above
- SA/NT – a grade of C- or higher or a Subject achievement score of 10 or more
- TAS – an award of Satisfactory Achievement or above
- VIC – a study score of 25 or above
Applicants who have completed Yr 12 (or equivalent for International Students) more than 2 years ago will also need to show relevant work experience in the field of study applied for; OR
- A relevant (to the sub-discipline) Engineering AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree (or higher) with successful completion of all Maths units/modules; OR
- An overseas qualification equivalent to Point 2 above from a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially accredited qualification undertaken at a tertiary institution such as a university, government technical college, or government recognized private college (EIT assesses overseas qualifications using Australian Government guidelines to determine their comparability to qualifications); OR
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Completion with a minimum score of 24 including English and Maths completion; OR
- Foundation studies or bridging course completion in a relevant discipline with completion of Mathematics and English. e.g. Engineering enabling course; AND
- Satisfactory English language proficiency at an English pass level in an Australian Senior Certificate of Education (or equivalent for International Students); OR
- A specified level of achievement in a recognised English language test such as: IELTS at a score of at least 6.0 (with no individual band score less than 5.5); or (or equivalent) as outlined in the EIT Admissions Policy
Note: All applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
International students who wish to study on-campus in Australia will need to have a valid international student visa.All documents submitted as part of your application must be certified.
Maths Bridging Test/Exam
Maths bridging test/exam (non-proctored/invigilated): to be completed by all Higher Education students (online and on-campus) during orientation week, to be administered through Moodle. If a student fails the initial test they must complete EIT’s 3 week bridging course (online) and then take the test again (non-proctored/invigilated). If the student fails again they will be considered a student at risk and managed in accordance with EIT’s Student at Risk Policy.
All CRICOS applicants will be subject to a phone interview as a condition of their Letter of Offer (This is in addition to the English Language Proficiency requirements stated above).
An English proficiency test must be completed by all Higher Education students studying on campus. This will be adminsitered through Moodle during orientation week. If a student fails the initial test they must complete additional English language support classes. If the student fails again they will be considered a student at risk and managed in accordance with EIT’s Student at Risk Policy.
Recognition of Prior Learning and Exemptions
EIT can give you credit for units where you can demonstrate substantial prior experience or educational background. An assessment fee may apply. For more information, please see EIT's Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.
Please note: meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry to our programs. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.
EIT have four available Bachelor of Science streams: Industrial Automation Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Civil and Structural Engineering.
If you select the Civil and Structural Engineering stream, you must complete 81 credit points comprising of 12 x core units (each worth 3 points), 2 x Industrial Experience Research Project units (with no credit points), 1 x Final Year Project (9 points value) plus 12 x Civil and Structural Engineering units (each worth 3 points). There are no optional or elective units in this program.
|Semester||Unit Code||Subjects||Credit Points|
|Semester 1||BSC101C||Engineering Mathematics 1 (Core)||3|
|Semester 1||BSC102C||Electrical Circuit Theory and Analysis (Core)||3|
|Semester 1||BSC103C||Engineering Dynamics + Mechanics (Core)||3|
|Semester 1||BSC203C||Engineering Design and Drawing (Core)||3|
|Semester 1||BSC109C |
|Industrial Experience Research Project||0|
|Semester 2||BSC104C||Engineering Mathematics 2 (Core)||3|
|Semester 2||BSC201C||Engineering Programming (Core)||3|
|Semester 2||BCS106S||Structural Mechanics||3|
|Semester 2||BSC107C||Physics and Chemistry for Engineers (Core)||3|
|Semester 2||BSC109C |
|Industrial Experience Research Project||3|
|Semester 1||BCS108S||Construction Engineering||3|
|Semester 1||BSC105C||Mechanics of Machines (Core)||3|
|Semester 1||BSC202C||Engineering Mathematics 3 (Core)||3|
|Semester 1||BCS205S||Engineering Surveying||3|
|Semester 1||BSC302C |
|Project Planning, Management and Costing (Core)||0|
|Semester 2||BCS204S||Strength of Materials - Advanced Topics||3|
|Semester 2||BCS206S||Applied Fluid Mechanics||3|
|Semester 2||BCS207S||Soil Mechanics||3|
|Semester 2||BCS209S||Structural Design and Concrete Structures||3|
|Semester 2||BSC302C |
|Project Planning, Management and Costing (Core)||3|
|Semester 1||BCS301S||Design of Steel Structures||3|
|Semester 1||BCS303S||Geotechnical Engineering||3|
|Semester 1||BCS304S||Road Design||3|
|Semester 1||BSC305C (Part A)||Technology, Sustainability and Society (Core)||0|
|Semester 2||BCS306S||Civil Design||3|
|Semester 2||BSC307C||Final Year Project (Civil and Structural Engineering)||9|
|Semester 2||BSC305C||Technology, Sustainability and Society (Core)||3|
Additional Mandatory Courses
|BXX001 - Hands-on Workshop 1|| |
|BXX002 - Hands-on Workshop 2||0|
|BXX003 - Hands-on Workshop 3||0|
|BXX004 - Hands-on Workshop 4||0|
Professional RecognitionThis bachelor's degree is an academically accredited program by the Australian Government agency Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia under the Sydney Accord. This EIT degree is internationally recognised under the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) accords and the various signatories.
Why Study with EIT?
EIT programs are specifically designed by an international body of industry experts, ensuring you graduate with cutting-edge skills that are valued by employers around the world.
Our lecturers include highly experienced engineers, with real-world knowledge, not just academics.
Like all Australian higher education providers and universities, EIT programs are accredited by the exacting standards of the Australian Government’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). Together with its sister organization IDC Technologies, the group has trained over 500,000 engineers, technicians and technologists globally over the last 30 years.
EIT has built strong links with industry over many years. We ensure that course content will remain current with rapidly changing technology.
EIT is one of the most affordable colleges in Australia offering world-class engineering degrees.
EIT is one of the only private colleges in the world specializing in engineering.
On-Campus Delivery Mode
EIT on-campus programs include classroom sessions, practical lab exercises, assessments, class discussions and self-study. Additionally, our students have access to industry experts based around the globe through live and interactive online presentations. Our students have access to a personalized Learning Management System where all course materials are available 24/7.
Practical Exercises, Remote Labs and Assignments
All EIT programs provide access to remote laboratories and cutting-edge simulation software. Hands-on laboratory practicals are an essential component of EIT’s programs to ensure our students put theory into practice. These hands-on workshops cover the major discipline-specific applied skills required for competency in engineering practice.
Remote and on-campus students need support, encouragement and a go-to person. Our students are supported by dedicated Learning Support Officers (LSOs) and Course Coordinators for the duration of their studies, giving them a greater chance of success. Students studying our degrees will have a committed LSO for each unit of study.
The Bachelor of Science (Civil and Structural Engineering) is also available to study online.
How to Apply
Domestic and International On-campus Students
Once you have reviewed the above entry requirements for this course, you can commence the application process by completing the contact form below. You will then receive an email with detailed course information and a Course Advisor will contact you to explain the application process. Please note that you will be required to provide certified documents to complete your application.
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