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Associate Degree of Engineering Technology (Civil)

Are you ready for a career in Construction Management, Structural Engineering or Transportation design and practice? Gain skills in planning, critical thinking, problem solving, inspection, collaboration, communication and project management, as well as specialist skills and knowledge in engineering.

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Our Associate Degree of Engineering Technology (Civil) gives you the opportunity to start your career in construction management, structural engineering design (civil and municipal) and transportation design and practice.

The Associate Degree of Engineering Technology (Civil) is a two-year program of study, supplemented by a supervised industry-based placement or an extended project-based classroom activity.

The program is the first two years of the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil), and offers a pathway to further study.

Industry connections and resources

Our Associate Degree of Engineering Technology (Civil) was developed following rigorous consultation with industry stakeholders and benchmarking with comparative courses within Australia. The program is part of the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) with an optional exit point after two years at Associate Degree level.

Employment outcomes

You’ll gain a professional role within the Engineering sector depending on what stream you choose to specialise in. You’ll also be able to pursue further studies through our Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil). With some further study, you could work as a structural engineer, municipal engineer or within the construction management sector.

Assessment

Assessment consist of essays, reports, reflective journals, case studies, analysis, presentations, projects, portfolios and examinations.

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Contact

For any additional information please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Career Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.

Local Students

Code

HEADETC

VTAC Code

Epping 6900210142

Campuses

EPPING

Department

Professional Practice - HE
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 2 years

Part-time: 4 years

Modes of Delivery

Online components, Classroom

Fees

Per Semester: $7372
Per Year: $14744

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods is a blend of essays, reports, reflective journals, case studies and analysis, oral presentations, projects, portfolios tests and exams.

Materials

Students will need to purchase a graphics calculator.

Entrance Requirements

A minimum score of 25 in one of the VCE Units 3 and 4 English subjects or equivalent, or a minimum score of 20 in VCE Units 3 and 4 Mathematical Methods (CAS). Students lacking the mathematics prerequisite will be required to complete a bridging course in Engineering Mathematics before course commencement. Mature aged applicants will be asked to participate in a selection interview to demonstrate capability to undertake study at degree level and personal attributes suitable for the profession of civil engineering. Applicants will be required to present school reports/study records and may be required to take a written test if necessary. Entry is through VTAC for Semester 1. Applicants may apply directly to Melbourne Polytechnic's Sustainable Design and Construction Department for Semester 2 intake. For more information, applicants are encouraged to attend one of Melbourne Polytechnic's Information Nights.

Pathways to further study

Areas of employment include, construction management, structural engineering design (civil and municipal) as well as transportation design and practice.

Career Pathways

Graduates can pursue further studies through Melbourne Polytechnic's Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) with specialisation in one of three majors: Structural Design, Municipal and Transportation, or Construction Management.

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • Midyear

Units Of Study

Credit points are a basic measure of student workload. All subjects are given a credit point value. Most subjects at Melbourne Polytechnic are 12 credit points. A normal full-time annual workload is 96 credit points. The academic year is divided into two main semesters; full-time students usually enrol in 48 credit points each semester, part time students usually enrol in 24 credit points each semester or less.

Code Subjects
BET101 PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING
BET102 ENGINEERING SKILLS 1
BET103 ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS 1
BET104 SURVEYING
BET105 ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES
BET106 CIVIL ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION
BET107 MECHANICS OF STRUCTURES 1
BET108 ENGINEERING SKILLS 2
BET201 MECHANICS OF STRUCTURES 2
BET202 ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
BET203 ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS 2
BET204 CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
BET205 COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING
BET206 PRINCIPLES OF GEOMECHANICS
BET207 ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT 1
BET209 MINOR ENGINEERING PROJECT