Civil and environmental engineering is concerned with assessing and managing the effects of human activity on the natural and built environments and doing it in a sustainable manner. This ensures the provision of adequate infrastructure and natural resources for current generations, without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same.
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Civil and environmental engineering is concerned with assessing and managing the effects of human activity on the natural and built environments and doing it in a sustainable manner. This ensures the provision of adequate infrastructure and natural resources for current generations, without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same. Environmental engineers may be involved in environmental impact assessment, water resources management, pollution control, waste management or the planning and designing of engineering facilities to minimise their impact on the environment. I want to find another Bachelor Course Career Opportunities With the skills to plan, manage and assess the effects of major engineering projects on the natural and built environment, graduates should also be able to solve the associated environmental problems. In addition to environmental engineers, graduates may also find employment in a wide range of areas and organisations including multinational companies, government departments, small and large manufacturers, private consulting engineering practices and the defence, energy and information technology industries. Some of the more common careers include the following. Water resources engineers work with the natural hydrological cycle to supply water and to collect wastewater from cities and towns for treatment prior to its return to the environment. Water resources engineering also looks at flow in natural river channels. Coastal engineers design and implement solutions on the coast that provide for society's need and desire to live and work by the ocean. They design harbours, jetties, wharves and seawalls, and schemes to protect and maintain beaches, both for recreation and as a way of protecting population centres against some of nature's most energetic forces. Geotechnical engineers are involved in the design and construction of foundations, dams, earth retaining structures, embankments, tunnels, pavements and landfills. They also offer engineering assessments of the ground, landslides and provide solutions for the remediation of contaminated ground. Transportation and highways engineers specialise in analysing population and growth statistics, and traffic patterns and volume, to project future requirements. They consult with specialists and government officials to design efficient and safe traffic systems, including public transport and study roadway and embankment design, the geometry of highway interchanges and the maintenance of facilities such as culverts and overpasses. Potential careers Mining Engineer, Coastal Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Structural Engineer, Town Planning Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, Water Resources Engineer, Natural Resource Manager, Civil Engineer, Hydrogeologist, Engineer
Programme Structure Program Structure The core component of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil and Environmental) is civil engineering analysis and design, along with detailed studies in environmental science and engineering. There is a particular focus on water resources management and pollution control. Computer-based methods are used extensively throughout the degree. In the first two years of the program students build a mathematical, scientific and engineering design foundation. In the third and fourth years studies include professional engineering courses, specialisations, communication and management courses, and project work. The program also includes studies in environmental economics and environmental law. Students are required to complete 12 weeks of approved practical experience. Assessment Assessment can vary from course to course and can include a combination of class work, tutorials, assignments, laboratory work, quizzes, project work and exams. Core Courses C&ENVENG 1008 Engineering Planning & Design IA (3 units) C&ENVENG 1009 Civil & Environmental Engineering IA (3 units) C&ENVENG 1010 Engineering Mechanics - Statics (3 units) C&ENVENG 1012 Engineering Modelling & Analysis IA (3 units) C&ENVENG 2067 Construction, Management & Surveying (3 units) C&ENVENG 2068 Environmental Engineering & Sustainability II (3 units) C&ENVENG 2069 Geotechnical Engineering IIA (3 units) C&ENVENG 2070 Engineering Modelling & Analysis IIA (3 units) C&ENVENG 2071 Water Engineering IIA (3 units) C&ENVENG 3077 Engineering Hydrology (3 units) C&ENVENG 3078 Engineering Management & Planning IIIA (3 units) C&ENVENG 3079 Water Engineering & Design III (3 units) C&ENVENG 4037 Introduction to Environmental Law (3 units) C&ENVENG 3029 Environmental Modelling & Management (3 units) C&ENVENG 4108 Environmental Engineering Design IVA (3 units) C&ENVENG 4109 Environmental Engineering Design IVB (3 units) C&ENVENG 4110 Environmental Engineering Design IVC (3 units) C&ENVENG 4034 Engineering Management IV (3 units) CHEM ENG 2017 Transport Processes in the Environment (3 units) CHEM ENG 4051 Water & Wastewater Engineering (3 units) ECON 3500 Resource and Environmental Economics III (3 units) ENV BIOL 1002 Ecological Issues I (3 units) ENV BIOL 2005 Ecology for Engineers II (3 units) MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA (3 units) MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB (3 units) MATHS 2201 Engineering Mathematics IIA (3 units) plus Courses to the value of at least 3 units from the following: GEOLOGY 1104 Geology for Engineers I (3 units) COMP SCI 1010 Puzzle Based Learning (3 units) and Courses to the value of at least 3 units from the following: ENV BIOL 3012WT Integrated Catchment Management III (3 units) C&ENVENG 3012 Geotechnical Engineering Design III (3 units) plus C&ENVENG 4005A and C&ENVENG 4005B Civil & Environmental Research Project Part 1 & 2 (6 units)## ##Students not selected for Honours are required to take additional final year elective courses to the value of 6 units in lieu of the final year project Electives Courses to the value of at least 6 units from the following: Environmental Engineering SOIL&WAT 3007WT GIS for Environmental Management III (3 units) ENV BIOL 3012WT Integrated Catchment Management III (3 units) MINING 4104 Socio-Environmental Aspects of Mining (3 units) SOIL&WAT 3010 Remote Sensing III (3 units) Geotechnical / Mining Engineering C&ENVENG 3012 Geotechnical Engineering Design III (3 units) C&ENVENG 4106 Introduction to Geostatistics (3 units) C&ENVENG 4112 Advanced Civil Geotechnical Engineering (3 units) Water Engineering C&ENVENG 4073 Water Distribution Systems & Design (3 units) C&ENVENG 4097 Analysis of Rivers & Sediment Transport (3 units) C&ENVENG 4077 Coastal Engineering & Design (3 units) Traffic Engineering C&ENVENG 4085 Traffic Engineering & Design (3 units) Unless exempted by the Faculty, all international students are required to take ENG 3003 Engineering Communication EAL. The Faculty will advise which course is replaced by ENG 3003 Engineering Communication EAL. The availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.
Academic Entry Requirement
Academic Requirements Domestic applicants Year 12 applicants You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR). Prerequisites SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Studies, Specialist Mathematics, Physics. IB: Mathematics (HL grade 3), Physics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3) Assumed Knowledge SACE Stage 2 Chemistry Alternative entry pathways Higher Education applicants You must have completed at least half a year full time equivalent higher education study. A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA. VET applicants Special Entry applicants You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2015. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2015 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2013 or 2014), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2013). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information. Other Entry Pathways International applicants Mathematics and Physics Assumed Knowledge Chemistry is desirable Equivalent Scores International ATAR 80 IB 27 IELTS Overall 6 Reading 5,5 Listening 5,5 Speaking 6 Writing 6 A-Level 9 UEC [Malaysia] 15 SAT [US] 1770 OSSD OAC [Canadian Pre-U] 75 Eynesbury Foundation Program 380 Bradford Foundation Program 77 To be eligible for some programs, particularly in the areas of Science, Engineering, Maths and Computer Science, applicants are required to have passed specific subjects called 'program prerequisites'. For SACE applicants, program prerequisites are the nominated subject(s) completed at SACE Stage 2 level, with a minimum subject achievement score of 10 out of 20. Other applicants, i.e. higher education, TAFE and special entry, are required to have successfully completed either these subjects or their equivalent. Program prerequisites apply to all applicants to the relevant programs.A number of programs list SACE subjects as 'assumed knowledge' in the Undergraduate Prospectus and the SATAC Uni Guide. These subjects indicate the academic background that it is assumed students entering the program will have. Studying these subjects is highly desirable but is not a requirement of admission.SACE subjects are listed as 'assumed knowledge' for a number of individual undergraduate awards in Programs & Courses, the Program Information Leaflets and the SATAC Uni Guide. These subjects indicate the academic background that it is assumed students entering the program will have. Studying these subjects is highly desirable but is not a requirement of admission.