Bachelor of Engineering - Civil and Environmental (Honours)

Edith Cowan University ECU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00279B

This course includes a range of studies in civil engineering with a secondary focus towards the management of environmental concerns that confront an engineer working in civil engineering. Many engineering projects, especially those that may impact on the quality of land, water and air, require detailed environmental analysis to identify and mitigate any chances that the project will adversely affect the environment. It is essential to consider both the short and long-term sustainability of such projects and their environmental consequences. The program focuses on the development of knowledge and skills relevant to professional engineering practice, and along with a sound theoretical base, includes strong elements of practical problem-solving, teamwork and project development resulting in strong analytical skills and the ability to lead complex projects. Areas of study within the course include a foundation in physical and engineering sciences along with computer aided design, engineering materials, surveying, and other core civil engineering topics. This is followed by more specialist civil and environmental engineering content areas including structural analysis and design, hydrology and hydraulics, and construction technology and site management, and project management. The course also includes advanced studies in environmental risk assessment and management, water and wastewater treatment, water distribution systems and wastewater collection systems, waste disposal and management, air-borne pollution control and the principles that ensure long-term sustainable engineering design solutions. The first year of this course includes a set of eight units that are common across all engineering honours courses. This allows students the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the various engineering disciplines on offer and the flexibility, if desired, to switch to another engineering discipline/course without penalty after the first year of study. Applicants from South West WA will be able to study only the first year (up to eight foundation units) of this degree at ECU's Bunbury Campus, which may include attending a short set of lab sessions at Joondalup Campus by the end of each semester. After completing these eight units, Bunbury students will need to attend ECU's Joondalup Campus to complete the rest of their course. This option is only available for domestic students living in the South West region of WA.

Structure

  • 33 units
  • 480 credit points
  • work experience placement

Subjects

  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Materials and Manufacturing 1
  • Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Design
  • Introduction to Energy and Resource Engineering
  • Engineering Systems
  • Fluid Mechanics

Standard entry requirements

University admission requirements apply. 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.

Recognition

Engineers Australia have provisionally accredited this course.

Study pathways

Bachelor of Technology (Electronic and Computer Systems): Applicants who do not meet the entrance requirements for this Engineering course should consider applying for a Bachelor of Technology course as a pathway. Bachelor of Technology students who successfully complete their first year of study can expect to gain entry into the Bachelor of Engineering courses with advanced standing for all non-bridging units completed. Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports): Applicants who do not meet the entrance requirements for this Engineering course should consider applying for a Bachelor of Technology course as a pathway. Bachelor of Technology students who successfully complete their first year of study can expect to gain entry into the Bachelor of Engineering courses with advanced standing for all non-bridging units completed.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Joondalup International: $120,800 No information available Yes No information available
South West International: $120,800 No information available Yes No information available

Further information

Careers Civil Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Water Resource Engineer. Cross-Campus Attendance: Applicants from South West WA will be able to study only the first year (up to eight foundation units) of this degree at ECU's Bunbury Campus, which may include attending a short set of lab sessions at Joondalup Campus by the end of each semester. After completing these eight units, Bunbury students will need to attend ECU's Joondalup Campus to complete the rest of their course. This option is only available for domestic students living in the South West region of WA.

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