Undergraduate Certificate in Civil Engineering

Course Overview

UCCE

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

Duration
  • 6 Months
Study Mode
  • Online
Location
  • Online
Intakes
TBA
Course Type
  • Undergraduate Certificate
  • Civil Engineering

Program Details

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
BCS108S Construction Engineering 3
BCS205S Engineering Surveying 3

Entry into this program requires applicants to hold:

  1. A Year 12 Australian Senior Certificate of Education (or equivalent for International Students), completed within the past two 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

A minimum ATAR score is not an admissions requirement.

Applicants who have completed Year 12 (or equivalent for International Students) more than two years ago are required to complete an online diagnostic test in Mathematics and score a minimum of 50% for entry; OR

  1. An Engineering AQF Diploma (or higher) with successful completion of all Maths units/modules; OR
  2. International Baccalaureate (IB) Completion with a minimum score of 24 including English and Maths completion; OR
  3. Foundation studies or bridging course completion in an engineering or science field with completion of Mathematics and English. e.g. Engineering enabling course; AND
  4. Satisfactory English language proficiency at an English pass level in an Australian Senior Certificate of Education (or equivalent for International Students); OR
  5. A specified level of achievement in a recognized 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.

Please note: Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry to our programs.  All applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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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.

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

Please note: all students studying an undergraduate certificate with EIT must complete it by the end of 2021 to be awarded with the qualification. Students with incomplete undergraduate certificate qualifications at the end of 2021 will receive a Record of Results detailing their achievement in the course to date.

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

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.

Please note: all students studying an undergraduate certificate with EIT must complete it by the end of 2021 to be awarded with the qualification. Students with incomplete undergraduate certificate qualifications at the end of 2021 will receive a Record of Results detailing their achievement in the course to date.

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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