University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours)

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

The Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) provides students with an opportunity to undertake concurrent study in two areas of engineering and complete two awards. In general, this combined degree program offers greater breadth of learning, enhancing the academic and professional qualities gained in each separate degree. At the same time, it recognises the increasing need for students to graduate with multidisciplinary skills. Students develop skills in the design and building of large scale projects such as roads, bridges, airports, major buildings and water supply systems whilst also gaining skills to assess and model the potential damage and long-term environmental problems resulting from human activity and, importantly, devise environmentally sustainable and economic solutions.


  • The Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) is a five year program, students are required to complete a total of 400 units, which are comprised of: 360 units of core courses
  • 20 units of design core courses
  • 10 units of project core courses
  • and 10 units of Environmental Engineering project core courses.


  • Civil engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Water engineering
  • environmental legislation and planning
  • environmental process technology

Standard entry requirements

Year 12 or equivalent. Alternative entry pathways may include approved TAFE studies, preparatory programs such as Newstep, Open Foundation or Tertiary Preparation Certificate. Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. One science-related subject would also be an advantage (Physics or Chemistry preferred). Applicants who have achieved less than Mathematics Band 5 may be admitted to the program but may need to complete additional study to successfully complete the requirements of the program. Students who have completed HSC Mathematics General 2 may be admitted to the program but can expect to undertake additional studies to successfully complete the requirements of the program.


This degree program is accredited by Engineers Australia and other affiliated international organisations.

Study pathways

Credit transfer agreements with TAFE NSW and other education providers are under continuous negotiation.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Callaghan International: $205,250
  • ATAR: 75.00
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 5 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Callaghan.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

Further information

It may not always be possible to complete this combined Engineering degree within 5 years. This combined Engineering degree is not available for midyear admission by International Students.

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