Civil Engineering, Testamur Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: T131

Previous Code: MT3051.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

Civil engineering covers the fields of structural design, geotechnical engineering and water engineering, together with infrastructure design and environmental engineering. Graduates may pursue career paths in the fields of design, construction and management of engineering structures and be associated with private industry, government departments, or in city, municipal or shire councils. These career paths may include engineering projects related to residential and commercial buildings, highways and airports, water supply and sewerage schemes, etc. This major includes a mandatory 300 to 450 hour industrial placement as a completion requirement.

Location 

Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Program Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Internal Program Advice
Penrith Campus Internal Program Advice
Sydney City Campus Internal Peter Lendrum

Recommended Sequence

This major is included in Bachelor of Engineering Science, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours) and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Business.

Please follow the recommended sequence for your course as noted below.

Select the link for your program below to see details of the major

Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours)

This Major will be offered at Engineering Innovation Hub – Hassall St, Parramatta City Campus.

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points, which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

Start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
MATH 1034 Mathematics for Engineers 1 (Advanced) 10
ENGR 1047 Advanced Engineering Physics 1 10
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
ENGR 1024 Introduction to Engineering Practice 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MATH 1035 Mathematics for Engineers 2 (Advanced) 10
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
PROC 1008 Introduction to Materials Engineering 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective must be Level 1 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
CIVL 1001 Surveying for Engineers 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
CIVL 2003 Fluid Mechanics 10
CIVL 2012 Soil Mechanics 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ENGR 2016 Pavement Materials and Design 10
CIVL 2007 Introduction to Structural Engineering 10
CIVL 2002 Environmental Engineering 10
CIVL 3011 Hydraulics 10
Students may transfer to 3740 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or 3691 Bachelor of Engineering Science at the end of Year 2 of study.  
Students who fail to maintain a minimum GPA of 5.0 at the end of completion of 160 Credit Points, and again at the completion of 200 Credit points will be automatically transferred to the B. Engineering (Honours) (3740) program.  
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
CIVL 3014 Structural Analysis 10
CIVL 4017 Surface Water Hydrology 10
CIVL 3002 Concrete Structures (UG) 10
One Alternate subject 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
CIVL 3012 Steel Structures 10
CIVL 3007 Engineering Geomechanics 10
ENGR 3020 Numerical Methods in Engineering 10
One Alternate subject 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Autumn session
ENGR 4037 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations 10
One Alternate Subject 10
Select two electives 20
  • Elective subjects must be Level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ENGR 4035 Smart and Liveable Cities 10
ENGR 4036 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations 10
One Alternate subject 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective subjects must be Level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points320

Alternate Subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
ENGR 3001Advanced Engineering Topic 110
ENGR 4001Advanced Engineering Topic 210
CIVL 4001Applied Mechanics10
CIVL 4002Composite Structures10
CIVL 3010Highway Infrastructure10
CIVL 3018Hydrogeology10
CIVL 4008Pile Foundations10
EART 3005Statistical Hydrology10
CIVL 3020Sustainable Waste Engineering10
CIVL 4009Timber Structures (UG)10
CIVL 4012Water Resource Engineering10
CIVL 2018Water Supply Systems Design10

 Optional Electives

Subject Title Credit Points
BLDG 4006Modern Construction Enterprises10
BLDG 4007Modern Construction Projects10
The following subject is an optional elective subject offered to students who are engaged in a School approved project. This subject can be taken during the third year of this program, however, permission is required to enrol in the subject.
ENGR 3022Special Technical Project10

Minors

Alternate subjects may be used to complete one of the minors listed below.

Geotechnical, Minor
Structures, Minor
Water and Environment, Minor

Equivalent Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed these subjects in 2021 or earlier. 

MECH 4005 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations, replaced by ENGR 4037 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations

MECH 4006 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations, replaced by ENGR 4036 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations

Mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
MATH 1034 Mathematics for Engineers 1 (Advanced) 10
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
PROC 1008 Introduction to Materials Engineering 10
ENGR 1024 Introduction to Engineering Practice 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
MATH 1035 Mathematics for Engineers 2 (Advanced) 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
ENGR 1047 Advanced Engineering Physics 1 10
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
CIVL 2007 Introduction to Structural Engineering 10
CIVL 2002 Environmental Engineering 10
ENGR 2016 Pavement Materials and Design 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective unit must be Level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
CIVL 3014 Structural Analysis 10
CIVL 2003 Fluid Mechanics 10
CIVL 2012 Soil Mechanics 10
select one elective (level 2 or higher) 10
Students may transfer to 3740 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or 3691 Bachelor of Engineering Science at the end of Year 2 of study.  
Students who fail to maintain a minimum GPA of 5.0 at the end of completion of 160 Credit Points, and again at the completion of 200 Credit points will be automatically transferred to the B. Engineering (Honours) (3740) program  
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Spring session
CIVL 3012 Steel Structures 10
ENGR 3020 Numerical Methods in Engineering 10
CIVL 3011 Hydraulics 10
One Alternate subject 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
CIVL 1001 Surveying for Engineers 10
CIVL 4017 Surface Water Hydrology 10
CIVL 3002 Concrete Structures (UG) 10
One Alternate subject 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Spring session
ENGR 4037 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations 10
ENGR 4035 Smart and Liveable Cities 10
CIVL 3007 Engineering Geomechanics 10
One Alternate subject 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
ENGR 4036 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations 10
One Alternate subject 10
Select two electives 20
  • Elective unit must be Level 2 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points320

Alternate Subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
ENGR 3001Advanced Engineering Topic 110
ENGR 4001Advanced Engineering Topic 210
CIVL 4001Applied Mechanics10
CIVL 4002Composite Structures10
CIVL 3010Highway Infrastructure10
CIVL 3018Hydrogeology10
CIVL 4008Pile Foundations10
EART 3005Statistical Hydrology10
CIVL 3020Sustainable Waste Engineering10
CIVL 4009Timber Structures (UG)10
CIVL 4012Water Resource Engineering10
CIVL 2018Water Supply Systems Design10

 Optional Electives

Subject Title Credit Points
BLDG 4006Modern Construction Enterprises10
BLDG 4007Modern Construction Projects10
The following subject is an optional elective subject offered to students who are engaged in a School approved project. This subject can be taken during the third year of this program, however, permission is required to enrol in the subject.
ENGR 3022Special Technical Project10

Minors

Alternate subjects may be used to complete one of the minors listed below.

Geotechnical, Minor
Structures, Minor
Water and Environment, Minor

Equivalent Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed these subjects in 2021 or earlier. 

MECH 4005 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations, replaced by ENGR 4037 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations

MECH 4006 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations, replaced by ENGR 4036 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations

Bachelor of Engineering Science

This Major will be offered at Parramatta, Penrith and Sydney City campuses.

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points, which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

* All students undertaking the Bachelor of Engineering Science are required to enrol in MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary and undertake a readiness test at the beginning of their study.

The readiness test will be conducted at the beginning of the first semester of enrolment and the result will be used to determine whether a student will remain in MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary or be transferred by the School to MATH 1016 Mathematics for Engineers 1.

Students remaining in MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary will be required to complete MATH 1016 Mathematics for Engineers 1 during second semester and will be encouraged to complete MATH 1019 Mathematics for Engineers 2 during the Summer session.

Students who finish MATH 1021 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary will then use this subject as an elective.

Start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
ENGR 1011 Engineering Physics 10
ENGR 1024 Introduction to Engineering Practice 10
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary  
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
PROC 1008 Introduction to Materials Engineering 10
Select one elective 10
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
Mathematics for Engineers 2  
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
CIVL 1001 Surveying for Engineers 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
CIVL 2003 Fluid Mechanics 10
ENGR 3029 Specialisation Workshop 1 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ENGR 2016 Pavement Materials and Design 10
CIVL 2007 Introduction to Structural Engineering 10
CIVL 3011 Hydraulics 10
ENGR 3030 Specialisation Workshop 2 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
CIVL 3014 Structural Analysis 10
CIVL 3002 Concrete Structures (UG) 10
ENGR 3013 Engineering Science Project 1 10
CIVL 2012 Soil Mechanics 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
CIVL 3012 Steel Structures 10
ENGR 3014 Engineering Science Project 2 10
CIVL 2002 Environmental Engineering 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective must be Level 2 or higher
 
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 2033 Industrial Experience (Engineering Technologist) 0
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Optional Elective

The following subject is an optional elective unit offered to students who are engaged in a School approved project. This subject can be taken during the third year of this program, however, permission is required to enrol in the subject.

ENGR 3022 Special Technical Project

 Mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary  
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
PROC 1008 Introduction to Materials Engineering 10
ENGR 1024 Introduction to Engineering Practice 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers 2  
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
ENGR 1011 Engineering Physics 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective unit must be Level 1 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
CIVL 2007 Introduction to Structural Engineering 10
CIVL 2002 Environmental Engineering 10
ENGR 2016 Pavement Materials and Design 10
ENGR 3029 Specialisation Workshop 1 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
CIVL 3014 Structural Analysis 10
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
CIVL 2003 Fluid Mechanics 10
ENGR 3030 Specialisation Workshop 2 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Spring session
CIVL 3012 Steel Structures 10
CIVL 3011 Hydraulics 10
ENGR 3013 Engineering Science Project 1 10
Select one elective 10
*Elective subjects must be level 2 or higher (an exception applies for students completing Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary subject)  
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
CIVL 1001 Surveying for Engineers 10
CIVL 2012 Soil Mechanics 10
CIVL 3002 Concrete Structures (UG) 10
ENGR 3014 Engineering Science Project 2 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 2033 Industrial Experience (Engineering Technologist) 0
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Optional Elective

The following subject is an optional elective unit offered to students who are engaged in a School approved project. This subject can be taken during the third year of this program, however, permission is required to enrol in the subject.

ENGR 3022 Special Technical Project

 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequences below.

Start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
ENGR 1011 Engineering Physics 10
ENGR 1024 Introduction to Engineering Practice 10
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary  
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers 2  
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
PROC 1008 Introduction to Materials Engineering 10
Select one elective 10
  • Elective unit must be Level 1 or higher
 
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
CIVL 1001 Surveying for Engineers 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
CIVL 2003 Fluid Mechanics 10
CIVL 2012 Soil Mechanics 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ENGR 2016 Pavement Materials and Design 10
CIVL 2007 Introduction to Structural Engineering 10
CIVL 2002 Environmental Engineering 10
CIVL 3011 Hydraulics 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
CIVL 3014 Structural Analysis 10
CIVL 4017 Surface Water Hydrology 10
CIVL 3002 Concrete Structures (UG) 10
One Alternate subject 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
CIVL 3012 Steel Structures 10
CIVL 3007 Engineering Geomechanics 10
ENGR 3020 Numerical Methods in Engineering 10
One Alternate subject 10
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Autumn session
ENGR 4025 Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering) 10
One Alternate subject 10
Select two electives 20
*Elective subjects must be level 2 or higher (an exception applies for students completing Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary subject)  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ENGR 4026 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering) 10
ENGR 4011 Sustainability and Risk Engineering 10
Major Alternate Subject 10
Select one elective 10
*Elective subjects must be level 2 or higher (an exception applies for students completing Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary subject)  
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points320

Mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary  
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
PROC 1008 Introduction to Materials Engineering 10
ENGR 1024 Introduction to Engineering Practice 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
Select one of the following: 10
Mathematics for Engineers 1  
Mathematics for Engineers 2  
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
ENGR 1011 Engineering Physics 10
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
CIVL 2007 Introduction to Structural Engineering 10
CIVL 2002 Environmental Engineering 10
ENGR 2016 Pavement Materials and Design 10
Select one elective 10
*Elective subjects must be level 2 or higher (an exception applies for students completing Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary subject)  
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
CIVL 3014 Structural Analysis 10
CIVL 2003 Fluid Mechanics 10
CIVL 2012 Soil Mechanics 10
select one elective (level 2 or higher) 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Spring session
CIVL 3012 Steel Structures 10
ENGR 3020 Numerical Methods in Engineering 10
CIVL 3011 Hydraulics 10
One Alternate Subject 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
CIVL 1001 Surveying for Engineers 10
CIVL 4017 Surface Water Hydrology 10
CIVL 3002 Concrete Structures (UG) 10
One Alternate Subject 10
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Spring session
ENGR 4025 Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering) 10
ENGR 4011 Sustainability and Risk Engineering 10
CIVL 3007 Engineering Geomechanics 10
Alternate Subject 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
ENGR 4026 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering) 10
Major Alternate Subject 10
Select two electives 20
*Elective subjects must be level 2 or higher (an exception applies for students completing Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary subject)  
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points320

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Business

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 400 credit points which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequences below.

Start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
ENGR 1011 Engineering Physics 10
MATH 1016 Mathematics for Engineers 1 10
Business Core Subject 1 10
Business Core Subject 2 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MATH 1019 Mathematics for Engineers 2 10
PROC 1008 Introduction to Materials Engineering 10
Business Core Subject 3 10
Business Core Subject 4 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
Business Professional Subject 1 10
Business Professional Subject 2 10
Business Major Subject 1 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ELEC 1003 Electrical Fundamentals 10
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
Business Major Subject 2 10
Business Major Subject 3 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
CIVL 1001 Surveying for Engineers 10
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
CIVL 2003 Fluid Mechanics 10
CIVL 2012 Soil Mechanics 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ENGR 2016 Pavement Materials and Design 10
CIVL 2007 Introduction to Structural Engineering 10
CIVL 2002 Environmental Engineering 10
CIVL 3011 Hydraulics 10
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Autumn session
CIVL 3014 Structural Analysis 10
CIVL 3002 Concrete Structures (UG) 10
CIVL 4017 Surface Water Hydrology 10
Business Major Subject 4 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
CIVL 3012 Steel Structures 10
CIVL 3007 Engineering Geomechanics 10
Business Major Subject 5 10
Business Major Subject 6 10
 Credit Points40
Year 5
Autumn session
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
ENGR 4025 Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering) 10
Business Professional Subject 3 10
Business Major Subject 7 10
Business Major Subject 8 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
ENGR 4026 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering) 10
ENGR 4035 Smart and Liveable Cities 10
ENGR 3020 Numerical Methods in Engineering 10
Business Professional Subject 4 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points400

Mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
MATH 1016 Mathematics for Engineers 1 10
PROC 1008 Introduction to Materials Engineering 10
Business Core Subject 1 10
Business Core Subject 2 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
MATH 1019 Mathematics for Engineers 2 10
ENGR 1011 Engineering Physics 10
Business Core Subject 3 10
Business Core Subject 4 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Spring session
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
Business Professional Subject 1 10
Business Professional Subject 2 10
Business Major Subject 1 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
MECH 2003 Mechanics of Materials 10
CIVL 2003 Fluid Mechanics 10
Business Major Subject 2 10
Business Major Subject 3 10
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Spring session
ENGR 2016 Pavement Materials and Design 10
CIVL 2007 Introduction to Structural Engineering 10
CIVL 2002 Environmental Engineering 10
CIVL 3011 Hydraulics 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
CIVL 3014 Structural Analysis 10
CIVL 3002 Concrete Structures (UG) 10
CIVL 4017 Surface Water Hydrology 10
CIVL 2012 Soil Mechanics 10
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Spring session
CIVL 3012 Steel Structures 10
CIVL 3007 Engineering Geomechanics 10
Business Major Subject 4 10
ELEC 1003 Electrical Fundamentals 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
CIVL 1001 Surveying for Engineers 10
Business Major Subject 5 10
Business Major Subject 6 10
ELEC 1006 Engineering Computing 10
 Credit Points40
Year 5
Spring session
ENGR 4025 Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering) 10
ENGR 4011 Sustainability and Risk Engineering 10
ENGR 3020 Numerical Methods in Engineering 10
Business Professional Subject 3 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
ENGR 4026 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering) 10
Business Professional Subject 4 10
Business Major Subject 7 10
Business Major Subject 8 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points400