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 design drafter. As a design drafter you will be preparing drawings, documentation and specifications, inspecting works and estimating costs.

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, civil drawing, structural analysis, environmental engineering, computer science and project management. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 15 core units and 2 elective units.

Employment Outcomes

Civil and Structural Engineering underpins the planning, design and construction of private and public buildings and facilities, bridges and roads, water infrastructure and more. The industry has two major branches: design (also known as engineering consulting) and construction. The Associate Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering (Design Drafting) was developed by TAFE SA to respond to the workforce development needs of the engineering consulting industry in South Australia. This industry is in need of specialised highly trained paraprofessional staff. You will work as a design drafter or technical officer supporting engineers. Your work may involve preparing drawings, documentation and specifications, inspecting works and cost estimation.

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

092138J

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
TAFE SA Fee: AUD $36,000
Start date

31 January 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Tonsley Campus

1284 South Road,

CLOVELLY PARK,

South Australia,

5042, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

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

  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 (ATAR 60 or equivalent) including a Mathematics subject or overseas equivalent.
  • Academic IELTS score of 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands or equivalent.

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

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