The standard BE (Civil) degree consists of 144 core credit points, 18 credit points of 3rd year "A" electives and 18 credit points of 4th year "B" electives. This leaves 12 credit points for "free electives".
The first 6 credit points are usually taken in year 2 semester 2.
The second 6 credit points are usually taken in 4th year, and they may be either a civil engineering subject or a non civil engineering subject.
- For students enrolled in Civil Engineering there are no electives
- For students enrolled in Flexible 1st year one elective subject must be chosen. If you are expecting to move into Civil Engineering then it would sensible to choose GEOL1501 Engineering Geology. However, you are free to choose any elective.
- Students who enrolled in flexible first year that didn’t take Engineering Geology as their elective in 1st year must enrol in GEOL1501 Engineering Geology
- Students who have completed GEOL1501 have a “Free Elective”. This can be taken from anywhere in the University provided that you meet pre-requisite requirements. (UOS outside the Engineering Faculty require approval of School Director of Undergraduate Studies). For students wishing to pursue careers in Civil Engineering we recommend either:
a. CIVL2511 Instrumentation and Measurement in Civil Engineering, or
b. MATH2065 for students who like Mathematics
- Students who have obtained Distinction average in 1st year may be invited to take Advanced Engineering ENGG2062.
3rd & 4th Year
- 3rd year: Students have to select three UoS in 2nd semester from the "A" set of electives below:
- 4th year: Students have to select 3 UOS from the "B" set of electives. 2 of the elective UOS must be from the same stream.
|Structural Stream||Geotechnical Stream||Environmental Stream||Construction Management Stream|
CIVL3235 Structural Analysis
|CIVL3411 Geotechnical Engineering||
CIVL3614 Hydrogy (effective 2011)
CIVL3613 Ocean & Coastal Engineering (2010 & prior only)
|CIVL3805 Project Scope, Cost & Time Management|
|This table updated October 2010 to account for elective changes starting 2011.|
A total of 6 elective UOS are required. Four of these must be taken from Civil Engineering units and the remaining two are "free" electives.
Due to scheduling of units and assumed knowledge requirements we recommend the following for PEM students:
- Year 3 Sem 1: Pick one of the following
CIVL3205 Concrete 1
CIVL3612 Environmental and Fluids Engineering: Viscous Flow
- Year 3 Sem 2: Students have to select two UOS in 2nd semester from
CIVL3206 Steel Structures
CIVL3235 Structural Analysis
CIVL3411 Geotechnical Engineering
CIVL3613 Ocean & Coastal Engineering
CIVL2511 Instrumentation and Measurement for Civil Engineers
- 4th year: Pick one of any of the remaining CIVL units provided you have done the required assumed knowledge.
The following conditions apply to free electives:
- The level of the unit of study is appropriate (eg students would not normally be permitted to do a 3rd year unit of study in the 2nd year elective spot)
- You fulfill any of the prerequisites for that unit of study
- The content is mutually exclusive from other civil engineering subjects (eg you could not do an introductory MATLAB course, because this was already covered in ENGG1801).
- If the unit of study is on the Approved elective list, please contact Undergraduate Administrative Assistant, Cynthia Papangelis to arrange the enrolment.
- If the unit of study is not on the Approved elective list, please contact Undergraduate Administrative Assistant, Cynthia Papangelis to seek the approval of the School Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Approved Electives List
- ACCT1003 Financial Accounting Concepts
- ACCT1004 Management Accounting Concepts
- AERO2703 Aerospace Technology 1
- ASNS1002 Modern Asian History and Cultures 2
- BIOL1001 Concepts in Biology
- BIOL1002 Living Systems
- BIOL1003 Human Biology
- CIVL2511 Instrumentation & Measurement
- CLAW1001 Commercial Transactions A
- DAAE2005 Designing with Colour 1*
- DESA1004 - Designing with Surfaces and Light*
- DAAE2005 - Designing with Colour 1*
- DAAE2006 - Designing with Colour 2 (Pre-requiste DAAE2005)*
- DAAE2009 - Designing Effective Visual Communication*
- DAAE2001 - 20th Century Australian Architecture*
- DAAE2002 - Architecture, Place and Society*
- DESP1001 Introductory Urban Design and Planning*
- ECON1001 Introductory Microeconomics
- ECON1002 Introductory Macroeconomics
- ECOP1003 International Economy and Finance
- EDUF1019 Human Development and Education
- ENGG2062 Engineering Project Business Planning
- GEOS1001 Earth, Environment and Society (N: GEOS1901; GEOG1001; GEOG1002; GEOL1001; GEOL1002; GEOL1902)
- GEOS1002 Introduction to Geography (N: GEOS1902; GEOG1001; GEOG1002)
- HPSC2100 The Birth of Modern Science
- LNGS1001 Structure of Language
- MATH2065 Partial Differential Equations (Intro) (P: MATH2001)
- PHIL2642 Critical Thinking
- MGRK1601 Junior Modern Greek 1
- MKTG1001 Marketing Principles
- PSYC1002 Psychology 1002
- WORK2211 Human Resource Strategies (P: WORK1002; IREL1002)
- WORK1003 Foundations of Work and Employment
- WORK2201 Foundations of Management
* Pre approved ONLY when to be taken in Summer/Winter School
* Students taking any of these units in Sem 1 and 2 need to seek approval. Application must be submitted by email to Mrs Cynthia Papangelis with complete description of the unit of study being applied for attached/appended to the email. Applicant must also declare the reasons why a certain unit of study was nominated and what benefits will it contribute to his/her degree.
Furthermore, when approval is granted, student needs to get pre requisite and enrolment approval from the Architecture Department.
All language units of study are pre-approved, except Chinese which must be approved by the School of Chinese Studies, Faculty of Arts.
Any Units of Study intended to be taken as a free elective that are not pre approved require approval from Dr Pete Cafe, the Director for Undergraduate Studies. Application must be submitted by email to Mrs Cynthia Papangelis with complete description of the unit of study being applied for attached/appended to the email. Applicant must also declare the reasons why a certain unit of study was nominated and what benefits will it contribute to his/her degree.