Civil and structural engineering is one of the oldest forms of engineering and 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. Upon completion of this undergraduate certificate, you will acquire fundamental knowledge, skills, and understanding of the key core units of the civil engineering discipline. You will also demonstrate scientific, mathematical, contextual factors, and design practice knowledge that has been contextualized to engineering applications such as surveying.
At a glance
- 6 Months
- Undergraduate Certificate
- Civil Engineering
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. 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.
You must complete 12 credit points comprising four core units. There are no electives in this program. The full-time program duration is six months over 1 semester (or part-time equivalent). For further study, graduates may consider EIT’s Bachelor of Science (Civil and Structural Engineering).
|Unit Code||Subjects||Credit Points|
|BSC101C||Engineering Mathematics 1||3|
|BSC203C||Engineering Design and Drawing||3|
Entry is available to applicants who hold one of the following:
- A Year 12 Australian Senior Certificate of Education (or equivalent for International Students), completed within the past 3 years, with a minimum score of 60% in Maths.
Applicants who have completed Year 12 (or equivalent for International Students) more than 3 years ago are required to also demonstrate 2 years of relevant work experience in the field of study applied for; OR
- A relevant Engineering AQF Certificate IV (or equivalent overseas qualification) with successful completion of all Maths units/modules and 2 years relevant work experience in the field of study applied for; OR
- An Engineering AQF Diploma (or higher) (or equivalent overseas qualification) with successful completion of all Maths units/modules.
English Language Proficiency Requirements:
Entry to this course requires demonstration of English language proficiency at the level of an IELTS overall score of at least 6.0 (with no individual band score less than 5.5).
The methods of satisfying these English language proficiency requirements are generally through (but not limited to):
- An Australian Senior Certificate of Education or equivalent
- A specified level of achievement in a recognised English language test, such as IELTS (or equivalent as outlined in the EIT Admissions Policy).
- Satisfactory completion of another tertiary course offered in English
- Work history in an organisation where English is the language of communication
Note: All applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
All documents submitted as part of your application must be certified.
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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). The Undergraduate Certificate is a new, formally recognized qualification that has been added to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Its indicative AQF equivalence is AQF level 6.
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The Undergraduate Certificate in Civil Engineering is a pathway into the Bachelor of Science (Civil and Structural Engineering) , subject to meeting admission requirements and successful completion of the course. Students can receive up to 12 units of credits towards the Bachelor of Science (Civil and Structural Engineering) upon successful completion of the course.
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
Further study pathway with EIT would be the Bachelor of Science (Civil and Structural Engineering) -> Master of Engineering (Civil and Structural) -> Doctor of Engineering
Our undergraduate certificates take six months to complete full time. Students are expected to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week per unit learning the program material and completing assessments. This includes attending tutorials.
You must submit your application at least one week prior to the start date to be considered for your desired intake.
A census date is the date at which an enrolment is considered to be final. Any withdrawal you make after the study period census date will incur an academic penalty (for example, a fail grade) and a financial penalty (for example, no refund of your student contribution or tuition fees). See our current census dates.
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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