Bachelor of Engineering - Civil (Honours)

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

From roads to railways, dams to harbours, houses to high-rises, it's civil engineers who are responsible for the design and construction of these assets. Civil engineers work with other experts like builders, architects and clients to ensure that structures are safe, economical and environmentally-sound. You'll study how to prevent flooding, design irrigation systems, and build multi-storeyed buildings. These skills may see you specialise in structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, transport engineering, water engineering or infrastructure management. You'll learn problem-solving skills, analytical skills and how to communicate effectively. You'll also understand the environmental, social and political aspects that will impact your career as a civil engineer. In the final year of the course you will have the opportunity to undertake a specialisation in structural or water and waste-water engineering. We are proud to offer an Industry Placement Program, providing the opportunity for our students to gain valuable and relevant workplace experience. Students take part in a two-year professional development program and receive up to 26 weeks placement and up to $15,000 industry scholarship. Discover more at


This degree consists of 480 credit points. Students will complete 26 core courses, and 4 specialisation elective courses, and a zero credit point Engineering Professional Practice course.


  • Design
  • Sustainability
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Environmental engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Surveying
  • Transport engineering
  • Water resources engineering
  • Individual Research Project

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 - Prerequisites Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics
  • ATAR. Non Year 12 - Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the Federation University Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST)
  • Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher
  • Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.


This program is accredited by Engineers Australia.

Study pathways

Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies relevant to this degree. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications. Candidates seeking alternate entry can consider the following options: Foundation Access Studies (FAST) program, including FASTP1203 Introduction to Technical maths. On successful completion of FAST, including FASTP1203 Introduction to Technical maths, students can apply for the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours) for Semester 1. Enrol in single courses such as ENGIN1000 Engineering Statics, ENGIN1015 Introductory mathematics to demonstrate ability to be successful on the program. Apply for the Diploma of Engineering - Technical (FedUni TAFE, Ballarat) which offers an articulation pathway into Higher Education and a number of credits towards the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $115,200 No information available Yes No information available
Gippsland (Churchill) International: $115,200 No information available Yes No information available

Further information

You must obtain and complete at least twelve weeks of suitable practical experience before being eligible to graduate. This experience exposes you to professional engineers and engineering technologists carrying out their typical duties. Further Information:

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