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Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)

The University of Newcastle

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About

The University of Newcastle has a comprehensive framework for managing health emergencies and business continuity. Our team is working closely with NSW Health to ensure our response reflects the most up-to-date University of Newcastle COVID-19 advice.

Civil engineers are responsible for the physical infrastructure that enables modern societies to function. Buildings, highways and railways, tunnels, airports, power generation facilities and harbour facilities are all designed, built and managed by civil engineers. At the University of Newcastle, we educate our engineers to meet the global challenges of the future. With a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours), you could engineer energy efficient buildings, or help develop sustainable and resilient infrastructure in developing countries. You might even design Australia’s first high-speed train network to connect communities and reduce carbon emissions.

Areas of study

Civil engineering materials, fluid dynamics, geomechanics, structural engineering, water engineering, steel design.

Elective pathways: All University of Newcastle Engineering (Honours) programs facilitate the study of a wide range of elective pathways to customise our students' learning experience. These can deepen or broaden the knowledge base of the core program, depending on the student's desires and interests.

Career opportunities

Civil engineering designer, structural engineer, geotechnical engineer, transport systems engineer, stormwater engineer, urban development engineer. Civil engineers work for construction companies, consulting firms, project management companies, transport companies and governments. Complete one extra year of study and broaden your options with the Master of Professional Engineering.

Professional recognition

Professional recognition through Engineers Australia qualifies you as a professional engineer who can work almost anywhere in the world.

Practical experience

All University of Newcastle engineering students must complete 12 weeks of professional practice during their degree. Through your work placement, you’ll build important professional networks and put your learning into practice.

Honours

All graduates will be awarded Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours), with graded honours awarded based on merit.

Fees and charges

Refer to University of Newcastle current fee information.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge: Mathematics Advanced (Band 5 or above). Applicants who have achieved less than Band 5 may need additional study and/or assistance to successfully complete the mathematics requirement of the program.

Recommended studies: Mathematics Extension 1 or higher, any 2 units of science. Applicants who have not studied science are encouraged to take a bridging course. Bridging and enabling courses.

Applicants with higher education study

If you completed higher education or partial higher education studies your grade point average can be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

If you studied vocational education and training, the type of qualification, whether or not you completed it, and if it was graded or competency-based, will all be taken into consideration to assess your eligibility for admission.

Applicants with work and life experience

If you haven't completed any formal secondary, VET or higher education studies we offer a range of options to get you on the pathway to your dream degree.

Explore University of Newcastle entry options.

Advanced standing

If you have already successfully undertaken relevant study at another higher education institution or from the TAFE/VET sector, you may be granted credit on enrolment in a program. This is in addition to using that study to help determine your rank and eligibility to enter a program at the University of Newcastle.

Further information

View all details of this course on the UON website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2021)

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2022 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.

Abbreviations

– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

Student profile

Course updates
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Review of programs
The academic content of all programs is subject to routine review. For up-to-date details, visit University of Newcastle degrees.

Honours
Applicants should note that under the revised Australian Qualifications Framework some programs with honours are four-year programs available with direct entry. Other programs are three-year bachelor degree programs. Meritorious students have the option to apply for an additional one-year end-on honours component after graduation. Check the course descriptions carefully.