Civil Engineering Practice

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: University of South Australia
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

This Civil Engineering Practice online unit from the University of South Australia is themed around the construction and design of sustainable buildings. You will be taught about the use of sustainable construction materials, green building design, the analysis of building design, and how to use structural analysis software.

The first section of this unit introduces you to the specialisations within the civil engineering profession. This offers you an overview of the civil engineering industry and the variety of roles to which you can apply the knowledge learned in this unit.

The second section of this unit introduces you to the use of sustainable construction materials and green building design. This section offers practical insight into the building design analysis process and the behaviour of structures. You will also be taught how to apply the concepts of limit states design, load determination, and load paths to the design of building structures.

The final section of the unit will introduce you to the use of building information modelling software. Students will learn about the graphical representation of building structures, how to integrate this software into the design process, and how to design and model a simple building design structure.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol, you mist have successfully completed, be currently enrolled in, or intending to concurrently enrol in the following unit:

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • You must also be accepted into the following course:
  • Associate Degree in Engineering, University of South Australia

Areas of study

In this Civil Engineering Practice unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to the civil engineering profession
  • Sustainable construction materials and applications
  • Key concepts in behaviour and design of structures
  • Green building design
  • Building information modelling and graphical representation of building structures

Course pathways

This unit is a elective requirement in the following course:

  • Associate Degree in Engineering, University of South Australia

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

The Civil Engineering Practice online unit offers an introduction to the practical elements of building design and construction, useful for any student looking to pursue a career in civil engineering.

The program will teach you about sustainable construction materials, approaching the topic from the perspective of their use in building design and construction. Students will understand the key concepts used in designing structures, such as limit states design, and understand how to apply these concepts in the real world.

You will also learn how to use structural analysis software to model and analyse a simple structure. This experience will be useful for further study or application within a real-world setting. In addition, this section will look at how this software is used to collaborate with other professionals on a project.

Finally, you will also develop the essential teamwork, reflection, and presentation skills required for a career as a civil engineer.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Civil Engineering Practice from the University of South Australia.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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