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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil Engineering)

Summary
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Major Civil Engineering (BENH)
  • CRICOS: 079519E

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 32 units

Duration
  • 4 year/s or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook

Study while you work

Take the step up to becoming a Civil Engineer and study USQ’s Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil). Study while you work, either externally or on-campus, and have the flexibility to adapt your study to your life.

In your first year, you will experience all areas of the engineering field to allow you to take charge of your own career. With your major in Civil Engineering, you will focus on the areas of infrastructure design, planning, development, construction and maintenance.

Apply your knowledge through practical work experience and an exciting final year research project that will give you hands-on industry experience. Previous students have produced projects in the fields of material testing and properties of earth friendly concrete, the analysis of high speed rural traffic incidents and the effects of improved vehicle technology on road design. 

Further expand your knowledge

You have an opportunity to increase your knowledge further and combine your major studies in Civil Engineering with a four-unit minor in Management, Transport Engineering, Data Management or Mining Engineering.

Professional accreditation

When you graduate with your Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), you will be eligible to apply for membership with Engineers Australia as a graduate Professional Engineer. With the experience you will gain from working in the field, you may apply for chartered status as a Professional Engineer. You will also have the opportunity to work overseas, with your accreditation recognised in those countries that are signatories to the Washington Accord.

Work as a qualified Civil Engineer in the areas of design, development and management in a wide range of fields including transportation, forestry, irrigation and construction.
Practical experience

In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete practical experience, where interactive hands-on activities, such as experiments and use of specialist equipment, are undertaken.

All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of practical experience within this program.

Residential schools

If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.

This degree has a mandatory attendance requirement for some of the residential school courses. View the USQ Handbook (see link below) or please contact us for more information.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 11
plus 21 x major courses
21
plus 8-9 x practice courses (0 unit value)

Total 32
Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 11
17 x major courses 17
plus 1 x 4-unit minor 4
plus 8-9 x practice courses (0 unit value)  
Total 32
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 29440
On-campus AUD 33600

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

Professional experience

This program includes a compulsory professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Residential schools

This program includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Subject pre-requisites: English (4 SA) or equivalent, and Mathematics B (4 SA) or equivalent. Find your country's level of qualification and minimum entry requirements for this program.
  • Recommended study: Year 12 Physics (4SA)

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Admission pathways

Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.


How to apply

CRICOS: 079519E

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - Monday 13 July 2020.
  • Semester 3, 2020 - Monday 16 November 2020.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.