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Bachelor of Technology / Master of Engineering (Civil Systems)

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Bachelor of Technology / Master of Engineering (Civil Systems)

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CSU's Engineering degree is designed to meet industry's demand for entrepreneurial engineers who can make a difference in their communities.

  • Why study this course?

    Engineering is a discipline that makes things happen. Anything not built by nature was built by an engineer. The CSU Engineering degree is responding to industry demands for engineers who break the mould. The future of engineering is in graduates who are entrepreneurial, who can communicate with all people (including non-engineers) and who have a mindset of making a difference, rather than just making things.

    CSU's Bachelor of Technology / Master of Engineering (Civil Systems) will distinguish itself along five key dimensions:

    • Entrepreneurial graduates: as the only Australian Engineering school hosted within a Business faculty, we will be able to bring together technical excellence with the communications, financial and management skills that will enhance our graduates' ability to make a difference as leaders in the workplace and society
    • Four one-year embedded work experiences: our student engineers will commence their studies full-time at Bathurst Campus for 1.5 years. From then on, their education will proceed as paid employees in industry, while studying the theoretical curriculum online. Our student engineers won't just learn engineering as they study, they will live it
    • An innovative curriculum: building a new program from the ground up allows us to be at the leading edge of educational technology and pedagogy. Our program will be based on what actually works to meet student engineers' current and future learning needs. An industry advisory committee will be involved in the development of our curriculum
    • A diverse cohort: the boutique nature of our program allows us to proactively ensure that the cohort is diverse and students learn from that diversity. We are able to ensure that women, regional, mature-age and Indigenous students are all well represented within our student body
    • A head start on Chartered status: the additional time offered by a Masters level qualification allows CSU student engineers to achieve much more than the minimum entry level to the profession. The embedded work in industry will provide accelerated progress towards acquiring competencies of a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) prior to graduation, fast-tracking your path to being recognised as an autonomous professional.

    The CSU Engineering degree is deliberately intended to empower you to go out and make a difference in the world - and perhaps the first job you create will be your own!

    Professional recognition

    Engineers Australia is the accrediting body.  Provisional Accreditation should take place before or during the first year in which the course is offered.  Full accreditation requires graduates from the course, and as such cannot take place until after the first cohort have completed their studies


  • Career opportunities

    Graduates of this course can pursue career opportunities in fields such as:

    • local government
    • technology-related start-up companies
    • mining
    • roads and infrastructure
    • agriculture
  • Workplace learning

    The CSU Engineering course is built around a cadetship model. Students will spend a total of four years on placement in industry, starting from the middle of second year. While on their work placements, student engineers will be paid employees of their host organisations, and will perform actual engineering work in engineering workplaces, under the supervision of experienced engineers.

    Students will be responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in placement in industry.

  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    Bachelor of Technology/Master of Engineering (Civil Systems)
    Core Subjects

    ENG160  Engineering Challenge 0
    ENG161 Engineering Challenge 1
    ENG271 Civil Engineering Topic Tree - Student Engineer
    ENG162 Engineering Challenge 2
    ENG180 Performance Planning & Review - Student Engineer
    ENG261 Engineering Challenge 3
    ENG280 Performance Planning & Review - Junior Cadet
    ENG471 Civil Engineering Topic Tree - Cadet Engineer
    ENG291 Engineering Portfolio - Introductory
    ENG292 Engineering Portfolio - Developing
    ENG380 Performance Planning & Review - Intermediate Cadet
    ENG399 Engineering Cornerstone Thesis
    ENG480 Performance Planning & Review - Senior Cadet
    ENG491 Engineering Portfolio - Consolidating
    ENG492 Engineering Portfolio - Advanced
    ENG599 Engineering Capstone Thesis
    ENG580 Performance Planning & Review - Professional Engineer
    ENG571 Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering
    ENG592 Engineering Portfolio - Professional

    Diploma of Engineering Studies (exit point only)
    Core Subjects

    ENG160  Engineering Challenge 0
    ENG161 Engineering Challenge 1
    ENG271 Civil Engineering Topic Tree - Student Engineer
    ENG162 Engineering Challenge 2
    ENG180 Performance Planning & Review - Student Engineer
    ENG261 Engineering Challenge 3

    Enrolment pattern

    Full-time suggested study sequence

    Year 1 Session 1
    ENG160 Engineering Challenge 0
    ENG161 Engineering Challenge 1
    ENG271 Civil Engineering Topic Tree – Student Engineer

    Year 1 Session 2
    ENG162 Engineering Challenge 2
    ENG271 Civil Engineering Topic Tree – Student Engineer(Multi Session Subject)
    ENG180 Performance Planning & Review – Student Engineer (Multi Session Subject)

    Year 2 Session 1
    ENG261 Engineering Challenge 3
    ENG271 Civil Engineering Topic Tree – Student Engineer (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)
    ENG180 Performance Planning & Review – Student Engineer(Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)

    Year 2 Session 2
    ENG280 Performance Planning & Review – Junior Cadet(Multi Session Subject)
    ENG471 Civil Engineering Topic Tree – Cadet Engineer (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)

    Students may elect to exit with a Diploma of Engineering Studies.

    Year 2 Session 3
    ENG291 Engineering Portfolio – Introductory
    ENG280 Performance Planning & Review – Junior Cadet (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)
    ENG471 Civil Engineering Topic Tree– Cadet Engineer (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)

    Year 3 Session 1
    ENG292 Engineering Portfolio – Developing
    ENG280 Performance Planning & Review – Junior Cadet (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)
    ENG471 Civil Engineering Topic Tree – Cadet Engineer (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)

    Year 3 Session 2
    ENG399 Engineering Cornerstone Thesis (Multi Session Subject)
    ENG380 Performance Planning & Review – Intermediate Cadet (Multi Session Subject)
    ENG471 Civil Engineering Topic Tree – Cadet Engineer(Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)

    Year 3 Session 3
    ENG380 Performance Planning & Review – Intermediate Cadet (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)
    ENG471 Civil Engineering Topic Tree – Cadet Engineer (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)

    Year 4 Session 1
    ENG399 Engineering Cornerstone Thesis (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)
    ENG380 Performance Planning & Review – Intermediate Cadet (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)
    ENG471 Civil Engineering Topic Tree – Cadet Engineer (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)

    Year 4 Session 2
    ENG480 Performance Planning & Review – Senior Cadet (Multi Session Subject)
    ENG471 Civil Engineering Topic Tree – Cadet Engineer (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)

    Year 4 Session 3
    ENG491 Engineering Portfolio – Consolidating
    ENG480 Performance Planning & Review – Senior Cadet (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)
    ENG471 Civil Engineering Topic Tree – Cadet Engineer (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)

    Year 5 Session 1
    ENG492 Engineering Portfolio – Advanced
    ENG480 Performance Planning & Review – Senior Cadet (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)
    ENG471 Civil Engineering Topic Tree – Cadet Engineer (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)

    Year 5 Session 2
    ENG599 Engineering Capstone Thesis(Multi Session Subject)
    ENG580 Performance Planning & Review – Professional Engineer (Multi Session Subject)
    ENG571 Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)

    Year 5 Session 3
    ENG580 Performance Planning & Review – Professional Engineer (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)

    Year 6 Session 1
    ENG599 Engineering Capstone Thesis (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)
    ENG571 Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)
    ENG592 Engineering Portfolio – Professional 

  • Residential schools

    Throughout the online component of the course, there will be residential schools in most sessions.

    Students are responsible for meeting the costs of travel and accommodation to attend residential schools.

  • Admission information
    Indicative ATAR

    ATAR+C

    An indicative ATAR of 80 

    All applicants will need to complete and submit an online Supplementary Application Form to be uploaded with their UAC application for assessment.

    Applicants who choose to apply directly to CSU using the CSU online application, will need to complete and submit an online Supplementary Application Form. This will need to be uploaded with the CSU online application.

    Please note that applications for this course close 30 September 2016. Applications received after this date will be considered only if places remain available.

    Applicants will be short-listed on the basis of their Supplementary Application Form and will be required to attend an interview prior to offers being made.

    First round interviews will take place in early November. Second round interviews will take place in January, only if places remain available.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

  • Course details

    Campus locations listed for Distance Education students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.


    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectOn CampusBathurstCGSYNNKBEN
    UACOn CampusBathurstCGSYNN212817

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 320 points, as well as four one-year work placements in industry.

  • How to apply
    Applicants can apply via UAC or using the CSU online application. Applications for both UAC and CSU online open 3 August 2016.

    Applications for this course will close on 30 September 2016.

    Applications received after 30 September 2016 will only be considered if places remain available.

    Offers made to this course prior to the release of ATAR (December 2016), may be conditional upon receiving an indicative ATAR result.

    Supplementary application forms

    Bachelor of Technology / Master of Engineering (Civil Systems) Supplementary Application Form - Engineering

    Apply through UAC

    Apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) if you are a school leaver wanting to study on campus.

    Apply through UAC

    Apply direct to CSU

    An online application to CSU takes about 15 minutes to complete. Find out more

    Apply online

    This course is not available to international students.

    Thinking of deferring?

    Find out more about deferral

  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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