Civil Engineering

Much of the physical infrastructure of our modern society is provided by civil engineers.

About Civil Engineers

Civil engineers make modern life possible. They are responsible for the design, construction and project management of the roads, airports, railways, water supply and sewerage systems, water resources management, buildings and other infrastructures.

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Civil engineers are responsible for the design, construction and management of all our transport systems, gas and water supply, airports and railways.

Discipline-specific subject areas in Civil Engineering (click on table to enlarge)

Civil

Planning your course

The Associate Degree in Civil Engineering can be completed in two years of full time study or part-time.  The degree comprises 16 subjects.  There are two foundation subjects, six core subjects common to all disciplines, and eight discipline-specific subjects (see table).  Depending on what level of mathematics and physical sciences you have completed you will be directed to different foundation maths and science options.  If you have completed TAFE qualifications, or if you have engineering work experience, you may be able to apply for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL).

Your course will look like this:

EPRA Course structure

You will be only be asked to enrol in one or both of the preparation units if you have not completed year 12 maths or physical science subjects (or do not have equivalent knowledge).

 

A typical Associate Degree in Civil Engineering Course

There is considerable flexibility in the choice of core and discipline specific subjects to cater for your interests.

This is a typical Associate Degree in Civil Engineering course (click to enlarge):

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When choosing your subjects please be aware that not all subjects are offered in distance mode. You may be able to choose a blended delivery by attending laboratory or workshops at a nearby TAFE college while enrolled in a University subject, for example.

Details of delivery mode and available dates can be found for each subject by clicking the ‘see more’ field for each subject.

NOTE THAT THE SUBMISSION OF A COURSE DOES NOT GUARANTEE ACCEPTANCE BY THE UNIVERSITY OF YOUR CHOICE, OR THE AVAILABILITY OF PARTICULAR SUBJECTS.

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About EPRA

A consortium of regional HE and VET providers will partner to create a Learning Platform for Engineering which aims to provide access to engineering pathways, to expand curriculum choice and coverage. It reduces individual campus delivery costs and cross-institutional barriers and improves the availability of engineers and associated para-professionals for regional resource and manufacturing economies.

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