52873WA Advanced Diploma of Civil and Structural Engineering

Course Duration
  • 24 Months
Course Study
Study Mode
  • Online
  • Online Civil Engineering
Course Location
  • Online
Course Code
Course Code
Course Intakes
  • 2 July 2024
  • 1 October 2024
Course Type
Course Type
  • Advanced Diploma
  • Civil Engineering
Course Fees

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.

Course Benefits:

• Skills in the latest engineering technologies
• Practical guidance from experts in the field
• Global networking contacts in the industry
• Improved career prospects and income
• An internationally recognized (under the Dublin Accord) Advanced Diploma of Civil and Structural Engineering

This course is internationally recognized under the Dublin Accord.

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.

Module Unit / Module Code Unit / Module Title Duration
1 VU22678 Use building information modelling (BIM) technology for a project 2 Weeks
2 DCSBCE602 Use basic CAD in engineering 2 Weeks
3 DCSGRE603 Use graphics in engineering 2 Weeks
4 DCSBME604 Use basic mathematics in engineering 6 Weeks
5 DCSCON605 Use basic construction in engineering 3 Weeks
6 DCSPHY606 Use physics in engineering 3 Weeks
7 DCSSTA607 Use statics in engineering 4 Weeks
8 DCSMAT608 Use materials in engineering 2 Weeks
9 DCSOEE609 Operate in an engineering environment 2 Weeks
10 DCSMTH610 Use mathematics in engineering 4 Weeks
11 DCSBSD611 Produce basic steel drawings 3 Weeks
12 DCSBSE612 Use basic soils in engineering 3 Weeks
13 DCSBFE613 Use basic fluids in engineering 3 Weeks
14 DCSSUR614 Use surveying in engineering 3 Weeks
15 DCSSOM615 Use strength of materials in engineering 4 Weeks
16 DCSCAD616 Use CAD in engineering 2 Weeks
17 DCSBCD617 Produce basic concrete drawings 2 Weeks
18 DCSENV618 Use basic environmental concepts in engineering 2 Weeks
19 DCSBSA619 Use basic structural analysis in engineering 3 Weeks
20 VU22553 Produce advanced engineering drawings for a steel structure 2 Weeks
21 VU22493 Produce drawings to enable urban road construction 2 Weeks
22 VU22492 Produce engineering drawings for a rural road 3 Weeks
23 DCSSOL623 Use soils in engineering 3 Weeks
24 DCSFLE624 Use fluids in engineering 2 Weeks
25 VU22552 Produce advanced engineering drawings for a reinforced concrete structure 3 Weeks
26 DCSSAE626 Use structural analysis in engineering 3 Weeks
27 DCSCAE627 Use 3D CAD in engineering 2 Weeks
28 DPEFPE619 Apply the fundamentals of professional engineering 4 Weeks
29 VU22494 Produce engineering drawings for a stormwater reticulation scheme 2 Weeks
30 VU22549 Produce an engineering design for a sewerage reticulation scheme 2 Weeks
31 VU22547 Produce an engineering drainage design of pipes and culverts 3 Weeks
32 VU22550 Produce an engineering design for a reinforced concrete structure 2 Weeks
33 VU22543 Produce an advanced engineering design for a reinforced concrete structure 2 Weeks
34 VU22551 Produce an engineering design for a steel structure 3 Weeks
35 VU22544 Produce an advanced engineering design for a steel structure 3 Weeks

As engineering paraprofessionals, graduates will be able to:

  • Apply effective design, drawing, testing and surveying techniques to civil and structural projects
  • Analyse project requirements using appropriate mathematics and physics computations
  • Identify relevant properties of key aspects in the physical environment and in materials associated with projects
  • Evaluate typical contemporary issues in civil and structural engineering
  • Formulate engineering solutions to typical scenarios related to civil and structural engineering
  • Implement and utilise engineering solutions to diverse fields in any organisation
  • Analyse, diagnose, plan, design and execute solutions with respect to urban roads, storm water and reticulation schemes, steel structures and reinforced concrete structures
  • Prepare complex technical information and concepts to plan, communicate and implement solutions to a range of engineering environments and contexts
  • Integrate and solve interdisciplinary engineering systems
  • Manage complex projects on time and within budget
  • Manage self-autonomy within an organization, to achieve objectives that have outputs based on engineering applications.

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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VET Student Loan (VSL) Program is available for this course:

This means eligible students can use a VET Student Loan to pay their tuition fees up to a maximum loan cap amount, to be repaid through the Australian Taxation System.

If you have been approved for a VET Student Loan, the borrowed amount will be incurred as a debt that is repayable to the Commonwealth government.

Click here to learn more about your eligibility and applying for VET Student Loan (VSL) on this course.

Payment Methods

Learn more about payment methods, including payment terms & conditions and additional non-tuition fees.

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.

This advanced diploma is also fully accredited by Engineers Australia under the Dublin Accord. It is internationally recognized under the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) accords and the various signatories.

Find out more about country-specific accreditation and professional recognition.

This course is classified as Level 6 under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

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

Program leader for this program is Dr Ana Evangelista.

This course may use the following software:

  • AutoCAD
  • Ftool / MDSolids
  • GanttProject
  • PhET – Colorado edu
  • Project Risk Analysis
  • Revit
  • SpaceGass
  • SpaceGass / sap 2000
  • WBS Chart

Due to ongoing unit and course reviews, software’s may change from the list provided.
Learn more about the Practical Learning at EIT here.

You are expected to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week attending live webinars, 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 has a 70% attendance requirement in the live webinars in order to graduate from the program. If you are unable to attend the live webinars, you have the option of watching the recording of completed webinars and sending a summary of what you have learned from the webinar to the Learning Support Officer. The summaries go towards your attendance requirement for the program.

This program is run online on an intensive 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 module 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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