Civil, Testamur Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: T033

Previous Codes: KT3123.1, KT3154.1, KT3159.1, KT7000.1, ST3092.1

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 will work in the fields of design, construction and management of engineering structures. Projects may cover residential and commercial buildings, highways and airports, water supply and sewerage schemes, etc. You may be an engineer in private industry, government departments, or in city, municipal or shire councils.

Select the link for your program below for the locations of your major

Associate Degree in Engineering

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Online Miriam Krakovska

- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal beng@westernsydney.edu.au
Penrith Campus Internal beng@westernsydney.edu.au
Sydney City Campus Internal Dr Ankit Agarwal

Bachelor of Engineering Science

Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal beng@westernsydney.edu.au
Penrith Campus Internal beng@westernsydney.edu.au
Sydney City Campus Internal Peter Lendrum

- Diploma in Aerotropolis Industry 4.0 (Mechatronics Skills)/Bachelor of Engineering Science
- Diploma in Engineering/Bachelor of Engineering Studies

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal beng@westernsydney.edu.au
Penrith Campus Internal beng@westernsydney.edu.au

- Graduate Certificate in Engineering
- Graduate Diploma in Engineering (exit only)
- Master of Engineering

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Engineering@westernsydney.edu.au
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Internal Engineering@westernsydney.edu.au

Recommended Sequence

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

Associate Degree in Engineering

Major Structure

Subject Title Credit Points
Select three of the following:30
Fluid Mechanics (WSTC AssocD)
Introduction to Structural Engineering (WSTC AssocD)
Mathematics for Engineers 2 (WSTC AssocD)
Mechanics of Materials (WSTC AssocD)
Pavement Materials and Design (WSTC AssocD)
Soil Mechanics (WSTC AssocD)
Surveying for Engineers (WSTC AssocD)
Please note: Offerings of alternate units are dependent on there being sufficient student enrolment numbers. If enrolments are low, the College may cancel delivery of the alternate unit.
Total Credit Points30

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Major Structure

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

Full-time start-year intake

* All students undertaking the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) 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.

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
MATH 1019 Mathematics for Engineers 2 10
ENGR 1018 Fundamentals of Mechanics 10
ENGR 1008 Engineering Materials 10
Select one elective 10
 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 3691 Bachelor of Engineering Science at the end of Year 2 of study.  
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
CIVL 3014 Structural Analysis 10
CIVL 4017 Surface Water Hydrology 10
CIVL 3002 Concrete Structures (UG) 10
Major Alternate subject 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
CIVL 3012 Steel Structures 10
CIVL 3007 Engineering Geomechanics 10
ENGR 3020 Numerical Methods in Engineering 10
Major Alternate Subject 10
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 Credit Points40
Year 4
Autumn session
ENGR 4025 Final Year Project 1 (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
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

Alternate Subjects

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

Subject Title Credit Points
CIVL 4001Applied Mechanics10
CIVL 4002Composite Structures10
CIVL 3010Highway Infrastructure10
CIVL 3018Hydrogeology10
CIVL 4008Pile Foundations10
CIVL 4010Transportation Engineering10
CIVL 4009Timber Structures (UG)10
EART 3005Statistical Hydrology10
CIVL 4011Waste Management10
CIVL 4012Water Resource Engineering10
CIVL 2018Water Supply Systems Design10

Minors

Structures, Minor

Geotechnical. Minor

Water and Environment, Minor

Replaced Subjects

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

EART 4001 - Surface Water Hydrology (Core unit)

EART 3004 - Hydrogeology (Alternate unit)

CIVL 4014 - Water and Wastewater Treatment (Alternate unit)

Bachelor of Engineering Science

Full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 2
Autumn sessionCredit Points
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
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 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 4017 Surface Water Hydrology 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
CIVL 3012 Steel Structures 10
ENGR 3014 Engineering Science Project 2 10
Select two electives 20
*Elective subjects must be level 2 or higher  
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160

Optional Elective

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 major, however, permission is required to enrol in the subject.

ENGR 3022 Special Technical Project

Replaced Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this major for students who passed these subjects in 2019 or earlier. 

EART 4001 - Surface Water Hydrology

- Diploma in Aerotropolis Industry 4.0 (Mechatronics Skills)/Bachelor of Engineering Science
- Diploma in Engineering/Bachelor of Engineering Studies

Full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 2
Autumn sessionCredit Points
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
Industrial Experience  
ENGR 3017 Industrial Experience (Engineering) 0
 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 4017 Surface Water Hydrology 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
CIVL 3012 Steel Structures 10
ENGR 3014 Engineering Science Project 2 10
MATH 1019 Mathematics for Engineers 2 10
Select one elective 10
*Elective subjects must be level 2 or higher  
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160

Optional Elective

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 major, however, permission is required to enrol in the subject.

ENGR 3022 Special Technical Project

Replaced Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this major for students who passed these subjects in 2019 or earlier. 

EART 4001 - Surface Water Hydrology

- Graduate Certificate in Engineering
- Graduate Diploma in Engineering (exit only)
- Master of Engineering

Postgraduate Major Structure

To complete some of the components within the subjects in this major, students may be required to travel to other Western Sydney University campuses.
 

Civil Major Alternate Subjects

Specialist alternate subject offerings are subject to sufficient student demand and may not be offered annually.

Students enrolled in 3693 Master of Engineering choose seven major subjects from the list below

Students exiting with 3694 Graduate Diploma in Engineering (exit only) choose six major alternate subjects

Students enrolled in 3695 Graduate Certificate in Engineering choose four major alternate subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
CIVL 7001Advanced Applied Mechanics10
CIVL 7002Advanced Composite Structures10
CIVL 7003Advanced Geotechnical Engineering10
CIVL 7004Advanced Highway Infrastructure10
EART 7001Advanced Hydrogeology10
CIVL 7005Advanced Numerical Methods in Engineering10
EART 7002Advanced Statistical Hydrology10
CIVL 7006Advanced Structural Analysis10
CIVL 7007Advanced Timber Structures10
CIVL 7008Advanced Waste Management10
CIVL 7009Advanced Water Engineering10
CIVL 7013Deep Foundations10
ENGR 7020Sustainability and Risk Engineering (PG)10
CIVL 7015Water Resources Systems Analysis10
CIVL 7017Wastewater Treatment and Recycling10
CIVL 7018Water Treatment and Distribution10