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Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)

HEBETC

Would you like a career in structural engineering, municipal engineering or construction management? Our degree will get you ready to not only work in the industry, but to one day lead it.

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The Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) was developed following rigorous consultation with industry stakeholders and benchmarking with comparative courses within Australia.

The program is industriously versatile and also offers an exit point after the first two years at the Associate Degree level.

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The program offers specialisation in one of its major streams: (after the third and fourth year)

  • Structural engineering
  • Municipal engineering/transportation
  • Construction management

Structural Engineering

Within this stream you will be specialising in the design of concrete, steel and timber structures. Graduates of this stream will have an opportunity to complement the work of architects in designing large buildings and sky scrapers.

Structural engineers can work in:

  • Bridge design
  • Highway structures
  • Hydraulic structures
  • Oil, gas and mineral exploration
  • Utilisation facilities

Municipal Engineering/Transportation

Municipal engineers are responsible of specifying, designing, constructing and maintaining:

  • Public walkways
  • Water supplies and drainage networks
  • Waste management systems
  • Town planning and subdivision

Transportation engineers are responsible for designing, testing and improving transportation systems to avoid traffic congestion and ensure easy flow of traffic through the network.

Construction Management

Construction Engineers are often required in the planning, construction and management of large infrastructure projects such as:

  • Highways
  • Airports
  • Ports and dams
  • Bridges
  • Mines
  • Complex building projects

Industry connections and resources

This program has provisional accreditation from Engineers Australia.

During the last semester you will engage in a major project. The project could be a real life project from industry or a simulated one. You are required to progress through the steps of formalising client requirements, developing specifications, conducting literature surveys, develop an optimised solutions and detailed design/evaluations.

You’ll also learn from our highly qualified teachers who have industry experience in their field.

Assessment

Assessment consists of essays, reports, reflective journals, case studies, analysis, presentations, projects, portfolios, tests and exams.

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.

Local Students

Code

HEBETC

VTAC Code

Epping 6900210142

Campuses

EPPING

Department

Professional Practice - HE
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 4 years
course is offered over three (3) semesters per year - first semester, second semester and summer semester (optional). Classes are offered on week days according to the subject timetable

Class Schedule: *

MON to THU - PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor

Part-time: 8 years

Modes of Delivery

Practical demonstrations, Online components, Workshops, Lecture

Students are to identify their own work experience placements with assistance from staff. For students who are unable to find work experience placements, the teaching department is able to allocate them to various workshops, practical laboratories or design offices to receive work-based training in various aspects of civil engineering work as an internal institute alternative.

Fees

Per Semester: $7744
Per Year: $15488

Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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Assessment Methods

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

Materials

You will need to purchase a graphics calculator. Book lists will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department

Entrance Requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 VCE or equivalent with a minimum ATAR of 50.
  • Minimum study score of 25 in one of the VCE Units 3&4 English subjects or equivalent.
  • Minimum study score of 25 in VCE Units 3&4 Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics. Students lacking the mathematics prerequisite will complete a bridging course in Foundation Mathematics.
Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study
  • Completion of a Diploma, an Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree in related fields of studies.
  • Students lacking the mathematics prerequisite will complete a bridging course in Foundation Mathematics.
  • For students applying for credit transfer of subjects a minimum graded assessment of Competent Credit for each completed subject is required. The subjects should be at AQF levels 5, 6, 7.
Applicants with higher education A complete or incomplete higher education qualification. Applicants must 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 with work and life experience
  • A minimum of 2 years relevant industry experience.
  • Applicants must 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 must present school reports/study records and may be required to take a written test if necessary.

Pathways to further study

As a graduate of this qualification, you can pursue post-graduate studies, such as a Masters degree in Engineering

Career Pathways

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

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July

International Students

Code

HEBETC

CRICOS Code

080057J

Campuses

EPPING

Duration

Full-time: 4 years
course is offered over three (3) semesters per year - first semester, second semester and summer semester (optional). Classes are offered on week days according to the subject timetable

Class Schedule: *

MON to THU - PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Practical demonstrations, Online components, Workshops, Lecture

Students are to identify their own work experience placements with assistance from staff. For students who are unable to find work experience placements, the teaching department is able to allocate them to various workshops, practical laboratories or design offices to receive work-based training in various aspects of civil engineering work as an internal institute alternative.

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $9700
  • Tuition fees per year: $19400
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Entrance Requirements


Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency, to include studies equivalent to VCE Units 3 and 4 in Mathematic* Methods (Australian Year 12).
English: Academic IELTS 6.0 with no individual band below 5.5, Pearson PTE Academic 50 overall with no individual communicative skill below 42, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency.

Assessment Methods

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

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department

Pathways to further study

As a graduate of this qualification, you can pursue post-graduate studies, such as a Masters degree in Engineering

Career Pathways

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

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
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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
BET208 FLUID MECHANICS
BET209 MINOR ENGINEERING PROJECT
BET301 DESIGN OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES 1
BET302 DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES 1
BET303 ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
BET304 ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS 3
BET305 GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING 1
BET306 DESIGN OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES 2
BET307 DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES 2
BET308 ROADS DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
BET309 PLANNING AND SUBDIVISION
BET310 CONSTRUCTION LAW
BET311 URBAN WATER RESOURCES
BET312 INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE AND MGT
BET313 ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT 2
BET314 CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS
BET401 GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING 2
BET402 DESIGN OF TIMBER STRUCTURES
BET403 COST ENGINEERING
BET404 WATER NETWORK DESIGN
BET405 TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING
BET406 ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABLE PRACTICE
BET407 INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
BET408 MAJOR ENGINEERING PROJECT