52873WA Advanced Diploma of Civil and Structural Engineering

Course Overview


Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to contribute to the capacity of civil and structural engineering and related industries to maintain their competitiveness in a global marketplace through the application of latest technologies, value adding to existing products, process and services and the development of new, sustainable and innovative solutions.

At a glance

  • 24 Months
Study Mode
  • Online
  • Online
5 July 2021
Course Type
  • Advanced Diploma
  • Civil Engineering

Program Details

This program aims to impart the necessary civil and structural engineering skills, and all the theory covered is tied to a practical outcome. Eight threads run through the program to give you maximum, functional coverage in the field of civil and structural engineering. These threads comprise of environmental issues, engineering technologies, drawing, 2D and 3D CAD design, building materials, roads, steel, concrete, pavement, drainage, soil, water supply and sewerage, construction sites, and engineering management.

This practical program avoids too much emphasis on theory. The lecturers presenting this advanced diploma are highly experienced engineers who have worked in the civil and structural engineering industry. The delivery methodology — live and interactive webinars with the use of state-of-the-art technologies such as remote and virtual laboratories and simulation software — ensures you graduate with cutting-edge skills that are valued by employers around the world.

These units cover a range of aspects to provide you with maximum practical coverage in the field of Civil and Structural Engineering.

Unit / Module Code  Unit / Module Title Duration
VU22678 Use building information modelling (BIM) technology for a project 2 Weeks
DCSBCE602 Use basic CAD in engineering 2 Weeks
DCSGRE603 Use graphics in engineering 2 Weeks
DCSBME604 Use basic mathematics in engineering 6 Weeks
DCSCON605 Use basic construction in engineering 3 Weeks
DCSPHY606 Use physics in engineering 3 Weeks
DCSSTA607 Use statics in engineering 4 Weeks
DCSMAT608 Use materials in engineering 2 Weeks
DCSOEE609 Operate in an engineering environment 2 Weeks
DCSMTH610 Use mathematics in engineering 4 Weeks
DCSBSD611 Produce basic steel drawings 3 Weeks
DCSBSE612 Use basic soils in engineering 3 Weeks
DCSBFE613 Use basic fluids in engineering 3 Weeks
DCSSUR614 Use surveying in engineering 3 Weeks
DCSSOM615 Use strength of materials in engineering 4 Weeks
DCSCAD616 Use CAD in engineering 2 Weeks
DCSBCD617 Produce basic concrete drawings 2 Weeks
DCSENV618 Use basic environmental concepts in engineering 2 Weeks
DCSBSA619 Use basic structural analysis in engineering 3 Weeks
VU22553 Produce advanced engineering drawings for a steel structure 3 Weeks
VU22493 Produce drawings to enable urban road construction 3 Weeks
VU22492 Produce engineering drawings for a rural road 3 Weeks
DCSSOL623 Use soils in engineering 3 Weeks
DCSFLE624 Use fluids in engineering 2 Weeks
VU22552 Produce advanced engineering drawings for a reinforced concrete structure 3 Weeks
DCSSAE626 Use structural analysis in engineering 3 Weeks
DCSCAE627 Use 3D CAD in engineering 3 Weeks
DPEFPE619 Apply the fundamentals of professional engineering 3 Weeks
VU22494 Produce engineering drawings for a stormwater reticulation scheme 2 Weeks
VU22549 Produce an engineering design for a sewerage reticulation scheme 3 Weeks
VU22547 Produce an engineering drainage design of pipes and culverts 4 Weeks
VU22550 Produce an engineering design for a reinforced concrete structure 3 Weeks
VU22543 Produce an advanced engineering design for a reinforced concrete structure 3 Weeks
VU22551 Produce an engineering design for a steel structure 4 Weeks
VU22544 Produce an advanced engineering design for a steel structure 4 Weeks


Student applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and the following minimum entry requirements are to be strictly adhered to:

Online delivery entry requirements:

• Applicants must have at least an Australian Year 12 or Cert III trade qualification (or equivalent) in a related field;

• They must have at least 2 years’ work experience in a related field

• At least 4 years’ work experience in a related field – subject to acceptance of an application for Credit to Entry **

• Satisfactory English language proficiency at an English pass level in an Australian Senior Certificate of Education (or equivalent); OR

A specified level of achievement in a recognised English language test such as IELTS (or equivalent) at a score of at least 5.5 (with no individual band score less than 5.0), or equivalent; OR

• Satisfactory completion of another course offered by EIT, or by another tertiary institution, in English.

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This qualification is officially accredited within the Australian Qualifications Framework by the Training Accreditation Council (TAC), and EIT is approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) for delivery by EIT in all Australian states. EIT delivers this program to students worldwide.

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  • Senior trade managers
  • Trade workers
  • Construction managers
  • Maintenance engineers or supervisors
  • Leading hands
  • Consulting engineers
  • Instrument fitters and Instrumentation engineers
  • Consulting engineers

You are expected to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week learning the program material and completing assessments. This includes attending weekly webinars that run for about 90 minutes to facilitate class discussion and allow you to ask questions. This program is run online on a part-time basis and has been designed to fit around full-time work. It will take 24 months to complete.

We understand that sometimes work commitments and personal circumstances can get in the way of your studies, so if at any point you feel that you are struggling with the pace of the course or finding a particular unit challenging, you are encouraged to contact your designated learning support officer for assistance.

Applications are open for our upcoming intakes. Please ensure your application is submitted at least one week before the start date of the program.

Any student has a right to appeal a decision of the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) or any member of the institute’s staff. EIT has a comprehensive Policy on Appeals and Grievances to assist students.

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