Edith Cowan University ECU

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.


Total Credit Points 450


  • ENS1154 Introduction to Engineering
  • ENS1115 Materials and Manufacturing 1
  • ENM1102 Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Design
  • MAT1250 Mathematics 1
  • ENS1101 Engineering Mechanics
  • ENS1180 Introduction to Energy and Resource Engineering
  • ENS1253 Electrical Engineering Fundamentals
  • MAT1251 Mathematics 2
  • ENS2260 Surveying and Site Measurement
  • ENS2159 Engineering Innovation and Ethics
  • ENS2120 Engineering Systems
  • ENM3218 Fluid Mechanic
  • ENS2113 Engineering Dynamics
  • ENS2160 Thermodynamics
  • ENS3190 Mechanics of Solids
  • ENS5106 Hydrology and Hydraulics
  • ENS3242 Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
  • ENS3243 Structural Analysis
  • ENS5133 Environmental Engineering 1
  • ENS5161 Environmental and Process Risk Management
  • ENS3244 Concrete Design
  • ENS3245 Steel Design
  • ENS3208 Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics
  • ENS5132 Environmental Engineering 2
  • ENS5111 Engineering Practicum
  • ENS5252 Construction Technology
  • ENS5214 Transportation Engineering
  • ENS4152 Project Development
  • ENS5145 Engineering Honours Thesis 1
  • Elective Unit
  • ENS5112 Construction Site Management
  • ENS5543 Engineering Management
  • ENS4253 Engineering Project
  • ENS5146 Engineering Honours Thesis 2
  • Elective Unit
  • ENS3236 Railway Design, Construction and Maintenance
  • CSP2151 Programming Fundamentals
  • SCM3203 Environmental Impact Assessment
  • ENM2104 Instrumentation and Measurement
  • ENS2170 Principles of Industrial Maintenance
  • ENS2102 Hydrostatics
  • ENS2110 Materials and Manufacturing 2
  • ENS2190 Introduction to Maritime Science, Engineering and Technology
  • ENS3125 Petroleum Geology
  • ENS3554 Data Communications and Computer Networks
  • ENS3553 Signals and Systems
  • ENS3105 Mechanical Design and Development
  • ENS5216 Advanced Thermofluids
  • ENS5190 Civil Engineering Design
  • ENS5162 Drilling Engineering
  • ENS5253 Control Systems
  • ENS5566 Reservoir Engineering
  • MAT3486 Multivariate Calculus

Standard entry requirements

  • AQF Diploma or equivalent
  • Undergraduate Certificate
  • Successfully completed 0.5 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test
  • University Preparation Course
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course or
  • Aboriginal University Readiness Assessment.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Joondalup International: $155,800
  • ATAR: 80
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

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