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What will I learn?

This course was developed by TAFE SA to respond to the workforce development needs of the civil and structural consulting industry in South Australia. Designed in collaboration with industry, the course prepares you to become a site engineer or project manager. In this role, your work may involve project programming, quality control, managing construction teams, liaising with sub-contractors and suppliers and communications with project stakeholders.

Course Notes

International students who do not have the Maths subject requirement at Year 12 level (or the overseas equivalent) will be required to complete the Certificate III in Engineering-Technical to satisfy the maths entry for this Associate Degree. The Certificate III in Engineering - Technical will provide a foundation of Maths to prepare the student for success in the Associate Degree.

Topics include construction practice, mathematics, computing for engineering, basic drawing, construction geotechnics, water infrastructure, structural analysis, site management, environmental engineering, water and wastewater treatment and computer science. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 15 core units and 2 elective units.

Employment Outcomes

Career opportunities include Site Engineer and Project Manager.

Engineering (Honours) (Civil):

In your studies you will learn to develop critical infrastructure such as bridges, buildings, airports, roads, railways and water systems. You will become equipped to work creatively and sustainably in the design, construction and maintenance of critical infrastructure. You will get hands-on experience and knowledge in areas such as:

  • Road design and traffic management
  • Geospatial science for engineers
  • Soil mechanics
  • Hydraulics and hydrology
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Reinforced concrete design

Flexible entry pathways and common core subjects mean that you can change your specialisation based on your interests.

What you'll learn:

In your first year you will develop a strong, general foundation in engineering. You’ll then move into your civil engineering major. In third year you have the option to choose a minor in Environmental Management or Transportation.

At least half of your honours year involves a major project. Projects are generally supported by industry clients, or based in a research centre like our Centre for Water Management & Reuse. In the compulsory 12-week industry placement you’ll get to use the knowledge and skills you’ve learned in a work environment.

You will also have the opportunity to undertake a Civil Engineering Design Project (CEDP). In the CEDP you will undertake real projects provided by industry, with industrial representatives acting as your clients.

CRICOS

092139G

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
TAFE SA Fee: AUD $36,900
Start date

25 July 2022, 30 January 2023

Venue

Tonsley Campus

1284 South Road,

CLOVELLY PARK,

South Australia,

5042, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International Baccalaureate: English A or B grade (score of 5-7). Minimum academic entry is completion of Year 12 or equivalent. IELTS Academic 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in all bands; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – iBT: Score of 46, with reading: 4-7, listening: 4-6, speaking: 14-15, and writing: 14-17; Pearsons Test of English (PTE) Academic: Minimum 42 with 36 in all for communicative skills ((listening, reading, writing and speaking); Occupational English Test OET: Pass; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), Cambridge First Certificate of English (FCE): Overall score of 162 with a minimum of 154 in all bands; Intensive English Language Institute (IELI): English for Academic Purposes 2 (C grade); GCE O Levels English/1119 English: C6.

For international students

  • Academic IELTS score of 6.0 Overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands or equivalent.
  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 including Year 12 Maths or overseas equivalent or see course notes below for alternative TAFE SA pathways.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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