Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)
480300 - Newcastle (Callaghan)
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The civil engineer's job is to solve problems relating to the infrastructure of modern society, and to consider the environmental impact, efficiency and cost effectiveness of this infrastructure. For example, civil engineers may be involved in establishing whether or not a building design is safe, or may inspect and analyse a dam wall to see if it is structurally sound. Civil engineers enjoy excellent career prospects as they are involved in so many facets of everyday life and its associated infrastructure.
Engineering at the University of Newcastle has been ranked amongst the 100 best engineering faculties in the world. Civil engineering graduates currently find employment immediately after finishing their program. In fact, most of them find professional employment even before they graduate. There are some civil engineering companies which prefer Newcastle graduates to other applicants. The starting salary for our civil engineering graduates is one of the highest in the country. Our graduates constantly express the high level of satisfaction with the program.
Civil engineers find employment in consultancy practices, private industry, or government bodies, locally and overseas. They work in design offices, construction or field sites and in various areas of specialisation such as structural, geotechnical or water engineering.
Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/ for information on how to gain entry.
You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Please visit
There are no prerequisite courses but it is assumed that students will have studied Mathematics (Band 5) or HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (Band E1 or above) or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage. Applicants who have achieved less than Mathematics Band 5 or have not completed a science related subject may be admitted to the program but may need additional study and/or assistance to successfully complete the requirements of the program.
HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (Band E1 or above).
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to a new program go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on How to apply for credit.
This B Engineering (Civil) program uses the WAM as a measure for determining honours, and shall grade on the WAM equivalent to the following grades (in accordance with the Embedded Honours Models Structures Policy - 000743):
A minimum WAM of 77 and a minimum mark of 75 in the research courses (at least 30 units) for Honours Class 1; a minimum WAM of 72 and a minimum mark of 65 in the research courses (at least 30 units) for Honours Class II, Division 1; a minimum WAM of 67 and a minimum mark of 65 in the research courses (at least 30 units) for Honours Class II, Division 2;
Performance is based on a three year WAM where 2000, 3000 and 4000 level courses are weighted by 2, 3 and 4 respectively.
Requirements for qualification for the award of the Bachelor of Engineering include completion of at least 12 weeks of industrial experience of a nature acceptable to the Faculty Board. Students are encouraged to obtain and to report on a substantial block of this experience at one time but several shorter periods not less than 2 weeks duration will be accepted.
Further information on industrial experience is available at:
This program is accredited by Engineers Australia, and other affiliated international organisations.
International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.
Students who have impaired function in their hands or arms, or a visual impairment may experience difficulty in pursuing this program. It is highly advisable for any prospective student to contact the Program Convenor to discuss the issue.
Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester commences. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and Faculty staff will work together to ensure adjustments are provided in a timely manner.
NB: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the program and courses they undertake. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.
All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/ctl/lsp/
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.
The Civil Engineering program is a 4 year program comprising 320 units and is available at Callaghan Campus. It provides students with a sound understanding of the scientific fundamentals that underpin civil engineering as well as current engineering practice. Students develop skills in the design of infrastructure projects. The program offers a multi-disciplinary perspective, meaning that issues such as efficiency, cost effectiveness and environmental impact are considered as part of these engineering projects.
Students wishing to undertake the program on a part-time basis are advised to contact the Program Convenor for advice on optimum selection of courses for part-time enrolment.
As programs are regularly reviewed and updated, some students may experience changes to their program of study during the course of their enrolment, which may require transition arrangements.
Students affected by changes to their program are advised to review any documentation contained in the "Further Information" section (located towards the top of this Handbook page), in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.
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