University Handbook 2017

Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)

Course code/s: SHCE, SHCEB

Course details
Location Bundoora Bendigo
Course code SHCE SHCEB
Course coordinator Dr Hossam Abo El-Naga
Available to International students Yes
CRICOS 078469G
Course duration 4 years full-time, or part-time equivalent
Credit points 480 credit points
Exchange opportunity No
Leave of absence available Yes, for a maximum of 12 months
Study plan guide To assist with planning your enrolment, you can download the course structure PDF here
Course queries Current students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective students: Future Students
Notes  

Course description

The Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) course consists of eight semesters of academic studies and the option of a period of paid industry-integrated learning.  The engineering course continues a 100-year-old tradition of professional engineering education at Bendigo

Industry-integrated learning options

To enhance their skills students are encouraged to include a period of practical work experience in industry. This could include one of the following options:

  • Option 1: 10 weeks during the vacation at the end of each of second and third years
  • Option 2: 20 weeks following completion of the academic program
  • Option 3: One full year of employment.

Essentials subjects

The three Essentials - Global Citizenship, Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Thinking are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers.  Essentials will enable you to adapt your knowledge and skills to new contexts in a rapidly changing world.  Subjects addressing the Essentials are part of all undergraduate La Trobe degrees and can be identified in the subject search by distinct icons.  The list of approved subjects can be found on the Essentials webpage.

Course intended learning outcomes

The course intended learning outcomes for this degree are currently under revision.

Course structure

This course is of four years full-time or equivalent part-time duration and requires the completion of 480 credit points.

First Year

First year (120 credit points)
Teaching period Subject title Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-1 Academic Integrity Module (online) * LTU0AIM 0
TE-SEM-1 Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education (online) ** ABS0WOM 0
TE-SEM-1 Programming for Engineers and Scientists CSE1PES 15
TE-SEM-1 Number Systems and Linear Algebra MAT1NLA 15
TE-SEM-1 Principles of Physics A PHY1SCA 15
TE-SEM-1 Engineering Design and Problem Solving EMS1EDP 15
TE-SEM-2 Computer Aided Design EMS1CAD 15
TE-SEM-2 Calculus and Differential Equations MAT1CDE 15
TE-SEM-2 Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering ELE1IEL 15
TE-SEM-2 Mechanics of Solids EMS1MS 15

Key: *LTU0AIM (formerly SCI1AIM) - is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.
** ABS0WOM is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to introduce students to Indigenous Australian perspectives, experiences, history, culture and customs.

Second Year

Second year (120 credit points)
Teaching period Subject title Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-1 Vector Calculus MAT2VCA 15
TE-SEM-1 Ideas to Innovation EMS2ITI 15
TE-SEM-1 Engineering Materials EMS2EM 15
TE-SEM-1 Fluid Mechanics EMS2FLM 15
TE-SEM-2 Systems Modelling EMS2SYM 15
TE-SEM-2 Sustainability and Renewable Energy Design EMS2SRE 15
TE-SEM-2 Business Side of Engineering EMS2BSE 15
TE-SEM-2 Engineering Probability and Statistics STM2EPS 15

Third Year

Third year (120 credit points)
Teaching period Subject title Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-1 Land Information Systems CIV3LIS 15
TE-SEM-1 Soil Mechanics CIV3SOM 15
TE-SEM-1 Structural Analysis and Design 1 CIV3SD1 15
TE-SEM-1 Hydraulic Engineering 1 CIV3HE1 15
TE-SEM-2 Transportation Engineering CIV4TE 15
TE-SEM-2 Geotechnical Design CIV3GTD 15
TE-SEM-2 Structural Analysis and Design 2 CIV3SD2 15
TE-SEM-2 Civil Engineering Project Management CIV3CPM 15

Fourth Year

Fourth year (120 credit points)
Teaching period Subject title Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-1 Engineering Project EMS4PRJ 30
TE-SEM-1 Choose 2 electives in consultation with your Course Advisor   30
TE-SEM-2 Hydraulic Engineering 2 CIV4HE2 15
TE-SEM-2 Structural Analysis and Design 3 CIV4SD3 15
TE-SEM-2 Infrastructure Design CIV4ID 15
TE-SEM-2 Choose 1 elective in consultation with your Course Advisor   15

Please note: Some of these subjects may not be offered in the current year. For a full description of subjects, including the subject name, subject code, credit points, campus/location, teaching period and availability, subject coordinator, class requirements, assessment, prerequisites and readings, please click on the appropriate subject code.

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