Engineering

Why study Engineering?

We've worked with industry to develop a degree that addresses the growing complexity of the engineering profession. As new industries and technologies emerge, engineers are expected to be more versatile – able to work internationally and across traditional engineering disciplines.

Our multidisciplinary approach prepares you to design sustainable and creative solutions to complex and technical problems. You'll learn about civil, electrical and mechanical engineering and how to bring your ideas to life and make them commercially viable. You will be prepared to shape the future.

Career opportunities

We'll prepare you to work in roles that demand global thinking, innovation and technical expertise. You'll graduate ready to manage people and projects in:

  • manufacturing
  • resources
  • infrastructure development
  • healthcare
  • consulting
  • project management
  • the government sector.

Graduates trained in civil engineering can specialise in construction, environmental and transport engineering, or managing people and projects. There is currently a shortage of civil engineers in Australia.

Courses

Local students

2016 - apply now

Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)

Duration :
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne 60.45
Year
2016
Course description
Combining theory and on-the-job training, this four-year Honours degree gives you the skills to find creative solutions to engineering challenges.

Our focus is on balancing industry-integrated learning with theory. You'll develop high-level engineering skills in sustainable infrastructure, civil construction, water resources, structural engineering and surveying, along with knowledge of Computer Aided Design. At the same time, you'll have the chance to undertake paid work experience, which generally leads to employment straight after graduation.

Your studies will teach you how to plan and manage large-scale projects, test your own construction ideas and work as a team. You'll examine the environmental challenges facing today's construction industry, and participate in a research subject to refine your knowledge of areas like sustainability, irrigation in urban environments and advances in concrete technologies.

You can complete your work experience during semester holidays, at the end of your degree, or over a full year. Industry-supported scholarships from civil engineering companies are also available. These scholarships provide financial support and paid work experience.
Career opportunities
Fields that employ civil engineers include construction, engineering consulting, water supply and irrigation, as well as government and council departments. In fact, anywhere that requires a specialist understanding of infrastructure, building materials and design will benefit from your skills.
Professional recognition
The course is accredited by Engineers Australia, and graduates are eligible for membership.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application.Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in Maths: Specialist Mathematics or any Science equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Additional information
Download this information about the Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) (PDF 478k).

You can study this course through our Regional Reward. Learn more.
How to apply

Applications for Semester 1, 2016 are now closed.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram - call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
Civil Engineering (Honours)Melbourne
Civil Engineering (Honours)Bendigo

Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science

Duration :
5.5 years full time or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Year
2016
Course description
Develop your interest in building and construction and gain specialist knowledge in areas like biomedicine and biotechnology with this combined Honours degree.

You'll study sustainable infrastructure, civil construction, water resources, structural engineering and environmental engineering along with science subjects including biology, physics, chemistry and mathematics.

You'll also have the chance to complete up to one year of paid work experience under the supervision of experienced engineers, allowing you to put theory into practice and build industry contacts that can lead to employment straight after graduation. We also offer industry-supported scholarships to give you financial support while you study.

Once you complete your course, you'll be eligible to join Engineers Australia and other industry bodies, depending on your specialisation.

'I chose [an engineering and science] course because I really like subjects that involve problem-solving, maths and biology,' says student Jacinta O'Connor.
Career opportunities
Whatever your specialisation, the high demand for civil engineers in Australia - together with our industry contacts and work placement programs - could lead you to jobs that pay well above the graduate average. You could find work in civil engineering, mining, humanitarian aid, transport infrastructure, or even in biotechnology industries building machines to improve quality of life.
Professional recognition
Once you complete your course, you'll be eligible to join Engineers Australia and other industry bodies, depending on your specialisation.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS); and a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Physics.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in Maths: Specialist Mathematics or any Science equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Additional information
You can study this course through our Regional Reward. Learn more
How to apply

Applications for Semester 1, 2016 are now closed.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram - call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
Civil Engineering/Science Bendigo

2017

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Duration :
4 years full-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne 73.4
Bendigo 71.2
Year
2017
Course description
Be the engineer of the future who understands engineering in a business context, with our distinctive Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

Become a new type of engineer - flexible, adaptable, innovative, creative and prepared for emerging industries and roles that are yet to be created.

Employers want engineering graduates with adaptable knowledge that transcend traditional engineering boundaries. With Engineering at La Trobe, you will be equipped to think and act beyond these boundaries, to deliver sustainable and creative solutions to complex technical problems. You'll learn how to make engineering decisions that make commercial sense.

This degree has been developed in response to industry needs. Our multidisciplinary approach means you'll learn to work across all engineering disciplines - including electrical, civil and mechanical engineering.

After second year, you can choose to remain in your initial stream or change to civil engineering.

With six months of real-world engineering experience, you'll expand your technical skills, develop first-hand understanding of a business environment and build your industry contacts - all supported by a $10,000 scholarship. During your time in industry, you will be involved in project groups and make a valuable contribution to your work team.

Work-Integrated Learning is guaranteed for students on the Bendigo Campus, limited places are available on the Melbourne Campus.
Career opportunities
Youll be prepared for roles in:
- manufacturing
- resources
- infrastructure development
- healthcare
- consulting
- project management
- the government sector.

You could play a vital role in a small business, providing technical expertise and using your design-based skills on diverse engineering projects. You may manage sophisticated projects, leading a team of engineers, business people and other professionals in a large organisation. You could become an engineering consultant providing expert advice to businesses around the world.
Professional recognition
This course has been designed to meet the professional standards of Engineers Australia and the Washington Accord.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Non year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g., details on work experience or reasons for applying.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in Maths: Specialist Mathematics equals 4 aggregate points. A study score of 20 in any LOTE, Physics or Systems Engineering equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Additional information
Course may require attendance outside university semesters.
How to apply

Applications for 2017 will open later this year. To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram - call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
Engineering (Honours)Melbourne
Engineering (Honours)Bendigo

Want to know more?

Feel free to ask us a question about any course for local students.

Fees and scholarships

Undergraduate courses are Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens. The domestic fee calculator can be used to calculate the cost of subjects this year.

There is also a wide range of scholarships available for local students.

International students

2017

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (088490E)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
29 260
Campus
Bendigo, Melbourne
Year
2017
Course description
Be the engineer of the future who understands engineering in a business context, with our distinctive Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

Become a new type of engineer - flexible, adaptable, innovative, creative and prepared for emerging industries and roles that are yet to be created.

Employers want engineering graduates with adaptable knowledge that transcend traditional engineering boundaries. With Engineering at La Trobe, you will be equipped to think and act beyond these boundaries, to deliver sustainable and creative solutions to complex technical problems. You'll learn how to make engineering decisions that make commercial sense.

This degree has been developed in response to industry needs. Our multidisciplinary approach means you'll learn to work across all engineering disciplines - including electrical, civil and mechanical engineering.

After second year, you can choose to remain in your initial stream or change to civil engineering.

With six months of real-world engineering experience, you'll expand your technical skills, develop first-hand understanding of a business environment and build your industry contacts - all supported by a $10,000 scholarship. During your time in industry, you will be involved in project groups and make a valuable contribution to your work team.

Work-Integrated Learning is guaranteed for students on the Bendigo Campus, limited places are available on the Melbourne Campus.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B (EFS5 UG minimum 60 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 65
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - N/A
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BCC
STPM - 8
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - G
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 65
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 8
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.3
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information, visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics.
Additional information
Course may require attendance outside university semesters. Students will be required to obtain a current Working With Children Check.
Professional recognition
This course has been designed to meet the professional standards of Engineers Australia and the Washington Accord.
Career opportunities
Youll be prepared for roles in:
- manufacturing
- resources
- infrastructure development
- healthcare
- consulting
- project management
- the government sector.

You could play a vital role in a small business, providing technical expertise and using your design-based skills on diverse engineering projects. You may manage sophisticated projects, leading a team of engineers, business people and other professionals in a large organisation. You could become an engineering consultant providing expert advice to businesses around the world.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
Engineering (Honours)Melbourne
Engineering (Honours)Bendigo

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Engineering placements

The industry cadetship program allows you to gain paid workplace experience between semesters, giving you the chance to build on your skills and your career. See possible placements.

Overseas study opportunities

As a La Trobe student, you can broaden your horizons by studying overseas with one of our global exchange partners. We have partnerships with more than 100 universities in over 30 countries throughout Asia, Europe and North and South America.

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