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Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)

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Why study a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)?

Civil engineering is concerned with the design, construction, maintenance and the operation of infrastructure for the benefit of society. Civil engineers design structures including multi-storey buildings, bridges, tunnels, commercial complexes, oil rig platforms, water systems, road and traffic systems and foundation supports.

Civil engineering encompasses four major fields of activity:
structural engineering, water resources engineering, transport engineering and geotechnical engineering. Civil engineers are responsible for the basic needs and facilities (or infrastructure) of modern society. They work for government bodies and for private employers as consulting engineers and engineering contractors specialising in areas such as structural design, water engineering, geotechnics, transportation and construction management.
Your career prospects as a civil engineer are strong and diverse. When you graduate, you could work in private industry, government, construction and mining, marine and resort developments, property and land development and in consulting.

Areas of study

LEVEL ONE
Core Units

  • Computing for engineers
  • Mathematics for engineering
  • Engineering design A: lighter, faster, stronger
  • Engineering design B: cleaner, safer, smarter
  • Design C: engineering mobile applications

General Studies Unit

  • Leadership and Innovation

Elective Units
Select two units from:

  • Chemistry I advanced
  • Physics for engineering
  • Mechanics of fluids (level two)
  • Telecommunications (level two)
  • Digital systems (level two)
  • Introduction to Systems Engineering (level two)

Total: 48 points

The intention of level two is to develop ‘sub-professional’ skills, ie the ability to design common place engineering artefacts in the context of suitable theoretical treatment. At the same time, students gain some appreciation for the breadth of civil engineering. Theory is developed in parallel with the applications (problems). Theoretical insights are further developed at levels three and four, as more complex scenarios are considered.

Level three is designed to develop ‘core professional’ skills. It includes structural, water, transportation, geomechanics and management. The water and geomechanics groups share another unit in groundwater field as well.

Level four is seen as a period of specialisation. Each student must take both of the core units (6 points each) and a minimum of three Civil Engineering electives (6 points each). The remaining 12 points may be taken anywhere within the University (including the Civil Engineering department), as long as the units do not substantially duplicate a unit already studied. Some of the  electives are multidisciplinary.


Duration

The course takes four years of full-time study to complete.


Course structure

The common first year lays a foundation in the basic sciences of mathematics, physics and chemistry and introduces the disciplines available to you for further study. You will learn to apply your developing maths and science knowledge to real-life problems and begin to understand the interaction between engineering and society.

Depending on academic performance and quotas, you can pursue a specific discipline from your second year of study.

Monash Malaysia campus students must undergo training in an industrial-based environment after their third year of study, as required by the Board of Engineers Malaysia’s Engineering Accreditation Council. After the 12-week training, students must submit a written report, detailing your work experience.

The Monash University Handbook has detailed information about the structure and requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering.


Career outcomes

Graduates can work in fields such as:

  • biotechnology
  • building and construction
  • computer programming
  • food processing
  • industrial electronics
  • manufacturing
  • mining
  • nanotechnology
  • power generation
  • robotics
  • sustainable technologies
  • telecommunications
  • transport.


Entry requirements

To enter Monash University, students must satisfy particular academic, English language and age requirements.


Entry scores

You will need the following entry scores for the Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours):

Pre-university qualifications

Year2017
A Level GCE11
Australian Year 12 ATAR87.5
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education21
Indian School Certificate76%
All India Senior School Certificate81%
Indonesia SMA38.75
International Baccalaureate Diploma31
Kenya Secondary Education10.5
Malaysia STPM9.67
Malaysia UEC3
Malaysia Matriculation Program3.17
Ontario Grade 1283.3%
Scholastic Aptitude Test SAT2020
South African National Senior Certificate38
Sri Lanka A Level12
Vietnam High School Certificate8.49

Foundation Years

Year2017
Commencing Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) in 2016/2017*76.25%*
UNIPREP/UNSW Foundation Studies8.25
University of Melbourne Trinity College Foundation Studies83%

*The undergraduate entry requirements published are for students who commence the MUFY program in 2016/2017.


Prerequisites

Mathematics (Australian Higher Year 12 equivalent) and at least one of Chemistry or Physics (Australian Year 12 equivalent) are formal prerequisites for the Bachelor of Engineering.


Fees


Tuition

In 2016, annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • RM44,000 for Malaysian students
  • RM48,400 for international students.


Once-only fees

  • Application - RM100
  • Registration - RM200


Per-semester fee

  • General amenities - RM100


Visa application fee for new international student

  • Indonesia - RM 2,840
  • Other countries - RM 2,008


Intake periods

Each year, there are three intake periods for the Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours). This means that you can start in February, July or October.


Credit

Applications for credit can include credit transfer for previous study or recognition of prior learning.


Related courses


More information

For more information about this degree, contact us.

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