Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil) - EX5


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On Offer Yes
Award Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil)
Accepting Applications Applications for Semester 2 are now being accepted for study at Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat)
Program Coordinator Hamid Far (first year), Ean Tat Ooi
Contact Hours (per week) 16 hours
Classes Held

Higher Education students can expect the majority of classes to fall any time between 8:30 am and 6:30pm, Monday to Friday. The timetable for Higher Education programs will be finalised when offers are made.

Commences Semesters 1 and 2
Program Outline

This program is a design-orientated technical program - providing you with the best possible start in a career as an engineering technologist.

If you prefer a more practical approach to learning, you'll excel in this hands-on degree. It's all about design and construction with a focus on technology. You'll learn how to solve design problems, cost and analyse project resources, conduct tests and research and gather and analyse data. It's these skills that will help give the expert advice needed in the design and construction industry.

From your second year of study you will undertake a specialisation in Civil Engineering. Your study areas include 'fundamentals of structural design', 'transport infrastructure', 'waste and wastewater infrastructure design', 'geo-mechanics' and more.

And you'll get experience in the workforce through an industry-based course. When you graduate, you may work as a private consultant, in the mining industry or advising government organisations.

Career Opportunities

FedUni is committed to producing creative, engineering technologists who have a good knowledge of social, environmental, economic and organisational issues that are necessary to obtain employment as an engineering technologist and to be admitted as an engineering technologist with Engineers Australia.

As an engineering technologist you will work with a professional engineer to put predetermined theory into practice and assist in identifying which solution will best deliver the required outcome. You will work in a hands-on role in the construction process.

As a civil engineering graduate, you will have developed technical skills together with a knowledge and appreciation of the environment, sustainable development, social and political aspects that impact upon the work of the civil engineer.

Graduates may be employed with private consultants, contracting companies, or with federal, state and local government organisations. There are significant opportunities for employment in Australia, as well as in South-East Asia and throughout the rest of the world.

You may work as a civil engineer in the planning, design, construction, testing and evaluation of:

  • buildings
  • roads, rail, and bridges
  • dams
  • communications towers
  • gas, water, power and sewer systems
  • raffic management and control systems

Program Rules and Requirements

To qualify for the Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree, you must complete the specified courses and structural requirements of the program and obtain 360 credit points.

Program Content

FedUni has improved its range of engineering programs for 2015. A new feature is the common first year of study* which means students are not locked into an area of specialisation until the second year of their degree program. The common first year is also available at both the Ballarat Campus and the Gippsland Campus, which means students will have additional choice of where to study.

Information Sessions
There are currently no information sessions scheduled.
Professional Recognition

This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia.


School of Engineering and Information Technology (Ref 09770)

Contact Us

Tel: 5327 9000
Freecall: 1800 333 864

International Students This information may not apply to international students.
For further information contact:
International Student Programs
Tel: +61 3 5327 9018
DomesticDomestic students are students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. Show InternationalInternational students are students who are not Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. International students must pay overseas/international fees.
FedUni Code EX5


Mid year entry Yes
Credit Points 360
Duration (EFTSL) 3.000
Other Study Costs

Steel cap safety boots and safety glasses - Approx $60.00


3 years full-time or 6 years part-time


Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat)
Federation Training, Gippsland

Application Method The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to Apply page for further information.
Federation University Australia offers a number of programs which are eligible for Open Access entry for current Year 12 students. Further information can be found on our Open Access page.
Application Type - VTAC Yes
Application Type - Direct Yes
Entry Requirements

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 15 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics; and a study score of at least 15 in any English or interstate/international equivalent.


Selection is based on a range of criteria, including your life experience, working and volunteer experience, and the further study and training you may have completed. For more information, please visit Information for Mature Students.

Extra Requirements

Non-Year 12 VTAC applicants must complete and submit the VTAC Personal Statement form online.

Applicants must also provide copies of ATAR and Study Scores if year 12 was completed.

Pathways/Alternate Entry

Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies relevant to this degree. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications.

Candidates seeking alternate entry to the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering) can consider the following options;

  1. Apply for the Diploma of Engineering Technology which offers an articulation pathway into Higher Education of up to one year credit towards the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering).

  1. Enrol in single units(courses) such as :

ENCOR 1000 Engineering Statics

ENCOR 1015 Introductory Mathematics

Negotiated offers will be taken into this program.

Students can progress to the Master of Engineering Technology to obtain professional Engineer status.

Indicative Fees Please visit to obtain further information regarding Indicative Program Fees.
Program Majors AvailableMechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, General, Mining Engineering
2015 - Sample Program Structure
This Sample Program Structure is not to be used for enrolment purposes. Refer to information provided by your school for your individual program structure.

The indicative fees are for a Commonwealth Supported Place. Not all Post Graduate Programs offer a Commonwealth Supported Place. Please refer to our Schedule of Fees page for more information regarding Indicative Program fees.

General Credit Points CSP Fee

Year 1 Semester 1
ENCOR1000 Engineering Statics 15 $1,096
ENCOR1005 Engineering In Practice 1 15 $1,096
ENCOR1010 Engineering Design & Drafting 15 $1,096
ENCOR1015 Introductory Mathematics 15 $1,096

Year 1 Semester 2
ENCOR1100 Engineering Dynamics 15 $1,096
ENCOR1105 Engineering In Practice 2 15 $1,096
ENCOR1110 Materials In Engineering 15 $1,096
ENCOR1140 Calculus And Physics 15 $1,096

Year 2 Semester 1
ENCIV2020 Introduction To Civil Construction 15 $1,096
ENCOR2030 Mechanics Of Solids 15 $1,096
ENCOR3035 Professional Practice 0 $0
MATHS2040 Engineering Maths 15 $1,096
SCGEO1102 Earth Sciences 15 $1,096

Year 2 Semester 2
ENCIV2010 Engineering Surveying 15 $1,096
ENCIV2030 Intro To Civil Design 15 $1,096
ENCOR2060 Professional Engineering Studies 15 $1,096
ENCOR2100 Fluids And Thermofluids 15 $1,096

Year 3 Semester 1
ENCIV3050 Geomechanics 15 $1,096
ETCIV3100 Infrastructure Management 15 $1,096
ETCIV3110 Water And Drainage Infrastructure 15 $1,096
ETCOR3150 Design Project 1 15 $1,096

Year 3 Semester 2
ENCIV3020 Transport Infrastructure 15 $1,096
ETCIV3150 Waste And Wastewater Infrastructure 15 $1,096
ETCIV3160 Fundamentals Of Structural Design 15 $1,096
ETCOR3250 Design Project 2 15 $1,096

Indicative Totals:



All courses listed in bold are core courses which must be undertaken as part of this program.
All courses listed in italics are electives - they are examples only, of some of the many courses available within the program.

Sample Program Structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen Program.
Please contact the FedUni for further information on available options.
Show DomesticDomestic students are students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. InternationalInternational students are students who are not Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa. International students must pay overseas/international fees.
Academic Entry Requirement

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 with final-year mathematics courses, or overseas equivalent.

English Language Requirement

Overall Academic IELTS band score of 6.0, with no band less than 6.0, or equivalent

CRICOS Program Code 077586K
VTAC (International) 37005337713
FedUni Code EX5
Duration (International)

3 years full-time

Fee - Annual Fee 2015 25400
Assessment Assignments, group work and exams
Other Study Costs

Steel cap safety boots and safety glasses - Approx $60.00

RPL and Credit Transfer International students wishing to apply for RPL and Credit Transfer are required to provide syllabus of previous study undertaken at time of applying for a program. Not all programs offer RPL and Credit Transfer. Contact the International Student Programs office at
Teaching Location (International Students)

Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat)

Application Method International students currently studying VCE in Victoria (Australia) are required to apply through VTAC. All other international students applying for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degrees are required to apply through the Federation University Australia's International office. All international students applying for Higher Degrees by Research are required to apply through Research Services.
Entry Requirements - International International students must meet the following basic entry requirements (see below):
  • English language entry requirements
  • Academic entry requirements
  • Pathways (International) Please refer to the contact listed under 'Program Enquiries'.
    Program Enquiries - International

    International Student Programs
    Federation University Australia
    PO Box 663
    Ballarat Victoria 3353

    Tel: +61 3 5327 9018
    Fax: +61 3 5327 9017

    Further Information Contact Us:
    Tel: 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864)

    A range of student services, are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please call the number listed above.

    The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

    All information contained in this publication including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of going to press as at the date above, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

    CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
    Please Note: All VET programs and training are delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding.
    National RTO Code: 4909.
    Information correct as at 28/May/2015

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