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You’ll be prepared for a changing job market by equipping yourself with skills and training the engineering industry needs.

At La Trobe you will develop cross-discipline and design-backed skills, studying subjects covering civil, electrical, mechanical, materials, robotics, systems, and design. After second year you can pick from the multidisciplinary stream or civil engineering stream.

You can also apply to do six months of work-integrated learning where you will expand your technical skills, develop first-hand understanding of a business environment and build your industry connections.

As the Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) is accredited on the Bendigo campus, and provisionally accredited on the Bundoora campus by Engineers Australia (EA) it will help give your career an edge.*

On completion of this degree you will be able to design, plan and manage large-scale projects, understand the principles of sustainability and test your own construction ideas and work as a team.

Career opportunities

Engineering job prospects are strong and sets graduates up for work in a range of fields including:

  • resources
  • infrastructure development
  • transportation
  • project management
  • Hydrology and the Environment.

Our graduates can see careers working in design, construction and maintenance of:

  • bridges and tunnels
  • multi-storey buildings
  • railways
  • large-scale structural projects
  • oil rigs
  • mining company projects
  • water infrastructure.

NOTE: Information on this page relates to 2017 courses and fees. 2018 course and fee information will be confirmed and published shortly. As this page is subject to change and updates, prospective students are advised to revisit this page on a regular basis to keep updated.

*Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

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Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)

Course offer year:
2017
Semester starts:
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR*:
Melbourne N/A
Duration:
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Prerequisites:
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.
Professional recognition:
The Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) is accredited on the Bendigo campus, and provisionally accredited on the Bundoora campus, by Engineers Australia (EA). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Additional information:
You can study this course through our Regional Reward. Learn more.
See Student Handbook for more details:

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Sample course structure

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Academic Integrity Module (online)
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education (online)
  • Programming for Engineers and Scientists
  • Number Systems and Linear Algebra
  • Principles of Physics A
  • Engineering Design and Problem Solving

Semester 2

  • Computer Aided Design
  • Calculus and Differential Equations
  • Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanics of Solids

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Vector Calculus
  • Ideas to Innovation
  • Engineering Materials
  • Fluid Mechanics

Semester 2

  • Systems Modelling
  • Sustainability and Renewable Energy Design
  • Business Side of Engineering
  • Engineering Probability and Statistics

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Land Information Systems
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Structural Analysis and Design 1
  • Hydraulic Engineering 1

Semester 2

  • Transportation Engineering
  • Geotechnical Design
  • Structural Analysis and Design 2
  • Civil Engineering Project Management

Year 4

Semester 1

  • Engineering Project
  • Choose 2 electives in consultation with your Course Advisor

Semester 2

  • Hydraulic Engineering 2
  • Structural Analysis and Design 3
  • Infrastructure Design
  • Choose 1 elective in consultation with your Course Advisor

This sample course structure is only indicative. For an up to date version please consult the Handbook.

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Choose Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) at La Trobe

You will be prepared for a changing job market by equipping yourself with skills and training the engineering industry needs.

At La Trobe you will develop cross-discipline and design-backed skills, studying subjects covering civil, electrical, mechanical, materials, robotics, systems, and design. After second year you can pick from the multidisciplinary stream or civil engineering stream.

You can also apply to do six months of work-integrated learning where you'll expand your technical skills, develop first-hand understanding of a business environment and build your industry connections.

The Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) is accredited on the Bendigo campus, and provisionally accredited on the Bundoora campus by Engineers Australia (EA) to help you advance your career.*

On completion of this degree you'll be able to design, plan and manage large-scale projects, understand the principles of sustainability and test your own construction ideas and work as a team.

Career opportunities

Engineering job prospects are strong and sets graduates up for work in a range of fields including:

  • resources
  • infrastructure development
  • transportation
  • project management
  • Hydrology and the Environment.

Our graduates can see careers working in design, construction and maintenance of:

  • bridges and tunnels
  • multi-storey buildings
  • railways
  • large-scale structural projects
  • oil rigs
  • mining company projects
  • water infrastructure.

NOTE: Information on this page relates to 2017 courses and fees. 2018 course and fee information will be confirmed and published shortly. As this page is subject to change and updates, prospective students are advised to revisit this page on a regular basis to keep updated.

*Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

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Course details for international students

Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) (078469G)

Course offer year:
2017
Semester starts:
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Fees amount ($A):
29 260
Campus:
Bendigo; Melbourne
Duration:
4 years
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) - Melbourne: 61.35 Bendigo: 64.6 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.
Professional recognition:
The Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) is accredited on the Bendigo campus, and provisionally accredited on the Bundoora campus by Engineers Australia (EA). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
See Student Handbook for more details:

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Sample course structure

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Academic Integrity Module (online)
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education (online)
  • Programming for Engineers and Scientists
  • Number Systems and Linear Algebra
  • Principles of Physics A
  • Engineering Design and Problem Solving

Semester 2

  • Computer Aided Design
  • Calculus and Differential Equations
  • Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanics of Solids

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Vector Calculus
  • Ideas to Innovation
  • Engineering Materials
  • Fluid Mechanics

Semester 2

  • Systems Modelling
  • Sustainability and Renewable Energy Design
  • Business Side of Engineering
  • Engineering Probability and Statistics

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Land Information Systems
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Structural Analysis and Design 1
  • Hydraulic Engineering 1

Semester 2

  • Transportation Engineering
  • Geotechnical Design
  • Structural Analysis and Design 2
  • Civil Engineering Project Management

Year 4

Semester 1

  • Engineering Project
  • Choose 2 electives in consultation with your Course Advisor

Semester 2

  • Hydraulic Engineering 2
  • Structural Analysis and Design 3
  • Infrastructure Design
  • Choose 1 elective in consultation with your Course Advisor

This sample course structure is only indicative. For an up to date version please consult the Handbook.

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