Associate Degree of Civil Construction (Engineering and Management)
Get ready to step on site and supervise
Work towards a career in construction, project management, or engineering. Through online study and industry placements you’ll develop practical and technical skills. Graduate and you’re ready to work in industry and be recognised professionally.
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Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Exercise critical judgement to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in a range of civil construction engineering and management settings.
- Exercise creative thinking to develop strategies to resolve issues and identify solutions in a range of civil construction engineering and management settings.
- Apply ethical and sustainable values and practices within a range of civil construction engineering and management contexts.
- Demonstrate a broad theoretical knowledge of underpinning science and mathematics within a range of contexts in the field of civil construction engineering and management.
- Apply relevant technical and practical skills to solve well-defined problems in the field of civil construction engineering and management.
- Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work in broad civil construction engineering and management contexts.
- Communicate information, concepts and solutions, individually and/or in a team, within a range of civil construction engineering and management contexts.
- Demonstrate an awareness of diverse cultural perspectives within a range of civil construction engineering and management contexts.
This course prepares graduates to work at the paraprofessional level as office team leaders, site superintendents, site supervisors, site engineers, and project managers at the level of engineering associate in the civil construction industry. It is also a pathway to further study in the Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours).
This course is recognised by Engineers Australia at the level of Engineering Associate.
Courses accredited by Engineers Australia are recognised in many different countries worldwide through the Washington Accord, an international agreement governing recognition of engineering qualifications and professional competence.
Southern Cross University offers a number of Pathway Programs which would allow you to gain direct entry to this degree.
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ATAR: 55 or Equivalent
English Proficiency Requirements
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows:
- Overall: 6.0
- Listening: minimum 5.5
- Reading: minimum 5.5
- Speaking: minimum 5.5
- Writing: minimum 5.5
The course includes a strong work-integrated learning component. You will need to undertake at least three seven-week work placements. Ideally, students will complete the entire course while working in industry, although this is not mandatory.
A maximum of the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit credit points) of Advanced Standing may be granted to meet the requirements for accreditation of the course by Engineers Australia.
Applicants or students that can provide supporting documents to verify they already know, understand and can perform the learning outcomes for one or more units within a Southern Cross course, are eligible to have their prior learning assessed for credit by submitting an application for Advanced Standing.
More information can found in https://www.scu.edu.au/current-students/student-administration/recognition-of-prior-learning/.
The civil construction industry is booming and there is strong demand for site supervisors and project managers. This course develops the fundamental technical and practical skills needed for these roles in the civil construction industry.
The course is suited to school leavers or those with a trade qualification who are looking to enter the industry or progress their careers to a supervisory or management level.
It has a focus on developing both practical and technical engineering skills, particularly around familiarity with technology, and includes a strong work-integrated learning component.
This course is also a pathway to further study in the Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours), with the opportunity to major in Construction Engineering as part of the Civil Engineering specialisation in that degree, developing the skills and expertise necessary to work as a professional engineer in the civil construction industry.
To be eligible to receive the Associate Degree of Civil Construction (Engineering and Management), students must complete the equivalent of 192 credit points, comprising:
- 25 core units (180 credit points), and
- 1 elective unit (12 credit points).
Students may be eligible to exit with a Diploma of Civil Construction (Engineering and Management) after completing the equivalent of 96 credit points.