In a nutshell
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.
What you’ll need
You may be eligible to apply for this course at ECU if you meet the following requirements:
- Hold a minimum indicative ATAR of 82 (or equivalent); OR
- Have undertaken a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) qualification at the appropriate level; OR
- Have previously completed units of study at University level; OR
- Hold a STAT result that meets ECU’s higher entry requirements; AND
- Meet ECU’s English Competency requirements and special admissions requirements (see below).
Please note that School Leaver applicants will require completion of WACE or equivalent.
Special Admissions Requirements: All applicants are required to have Mathematics: Methods ATAR, with equivalents considered, and Physics ATAR or Engineering Studies ATAR, with equivalents considered. It is desirable that all applicants have Mathematics: Specialist ATAR, with equivalents considered.
In this engineering course, the subjects you may study include:
- 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
- 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
- Instrumentation and measurement
- Principles of industrial maintenance
- 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
Why Edith Cowan University?
Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.
ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.
From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!
Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.
When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.