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Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) Honours

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    4 years full-time; 8 years part-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Edith Cowan University (RTO 4756)

  • Location:


  • Career Outcomes:

    Civil Engineering Draftsperson | Civil Engineer | Engineer | View all

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Course Rundown

About this course

You like working with details and have a knack for problem-solving. Turn it into a rewarding professional career as an engineer with this Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) Honours course from Edith Cowan University.

Designed for students seeking to start a career in engineering, this entry-level qualification offers the essential skills, knowledge and experience required to work in the exciting field of civil engineering.

The branch of engineering that deals with the design, construction and maintenance of the human-made environment, including buildings, roads, bridges, tunnels, dams and other large physical structures, civil engineering is an interesting and exciting field with strong job opportunities. In this course you'll build relevant skills across a range of core civil engineering areas, including surveying, soil mechanics, engineering geology, structural analysis and design, hydrology, and transportation engineering, as well as construction technology and site management.

With a focus on building industry-relevant skills, this course offers opportunities for teamwork, practical experience and leadership work. You'll graduate with strong skills in analysis, critical thinking, project management and leadership, and have the opportunity to complete work experience, connecting engineering theory and practice.

This qualification is accredited by Engineers Australia and is recognised nationally.


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Have completed secondary education or a higher education course since leaving secondary education, including a university bridging course; OR
  • Have enrolled in a VET course, whether you have completed the course or not; OR
  • Have completed a Certificate IV.

All applicants are required to have passed Mathematics: Methods ATAR and Engineering Studies ATAR or Physics ATAR, with equivalents for both considered.

Areas of study

In this engineering course, the subjects you may study include:

Core subjects:

  • Introduction to engineering
  • Electrical engineering 1A
  • Mathematics 1
  • Engineering drawing and computer-aided design
  • Engineering mechanics
  • Mathematics 2
  • Materials and manufacturing 1
  • Electrical engineering 1B
  • Programming fundamentals
  • Surveying and site measurement
  • Engineering innovation and ethics
  • Engineering systems
  • Materials and manufacturing 2
  • Engineering dynamics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Mechanics of solids
  • Soil mechanics and foundation engineering
  • Structural analysis
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Concrete design
  • Steel design
  • Engineering geology and rock mechanics
  • Hydrology and hydraulics
  • Engineering practicum
  • Construction technology
  • Transportation engineering
  • Advanced structural analysis and design
  • Project development
  • Engineering honours thesis 1
  • Construction site management
  • Engineering management
  • Engineering project
  • Engineering honours thesis 2

Elective subjects:

  • Instrumentation and measurement
  • Principles of industrial maintenance
  • Hydrostatics
  • Offshore science and engineering
  • Advanced materials and manufacturing systems
  • Data communications and computer networks
  • Signals and systems
  • Mechanical design and development
  • Finite element methods
  • Building services
  • Costal engineering
  • Control systems
  • Multivariate calculus
  • Environmental engineering 1
  • Environmental engineering 2
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Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) Honours from Edith Cowan University.

This qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to pursue employment in the exciting field of civil engineering, with competencies in all major areas of civil engineering and project leadership. Civil engineers have strong employment opportunities in many sectors of industry, including road and transport, construction, mining and resource, public utilities, defence, and consulting.

This qualification is nationally recognised as an engineering qualification and is accredited by Engineers Australia.

Curious about where a career in engineering could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Fees may be paid up-front, or financial assistance is available to help with study costs. Eligible students can apply for a HECS-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Edith Cowan University also offers student loans and scholarship opportunities to eligible applicants.

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 $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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