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UOWD Undergraduate Student Guide 2017-18

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Civil engineers build, shape and improve the built environment around us, adding value to human life.  They are at the forefront in planning, designing, constructing, maintaining and improving infrastructures and facilities such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbours, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants and water and sewage systems. Whilst catering for the future needs of the community, civil engineers also take on the responsibility of protecting public and environmental health by inspecting projects to ensure regulatory compliance by using the latest technologies and materials.
The Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degree will prepare you to become globally recognised professional engineers and will provide you with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to effectively lead and contribute to the advancement of engineering, technology and commerce.
Civil engineering students will get to experience the full design process from the initial client’s brief, through site investigation, feasibility study, detailed analysis, detailed design and the production of engineering CAD models.
As a B.Eng (Civil Eng) graduate you will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the engineering principles; plan construction projects; solve complex engineering problems, analyse and evaluate the validity of data findings; exercise critical judgement in determining new directions and strategies for carrying out further investigation and carry out health and safety as well as risk assessments.
The University of Wollongong is among the best modern universities featuring in the top 2 per cent worldwide, and in the top 150 in the world by subject for Civil and Structural Engineering according to the QS World University Rankings 2017. The University built an international reputation for world-class research and exceptional teaching quality. Employers have ranked the University’s graduates as some of the most career-ready in the world for nine years in a row.

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degree is an applied program that produces highly employable graduates in various fields of engineering. Students undertaking the Bachelor of Engineering program enter professions such as:

  • Structural engineer
  • Construction engineer
  • Consulting civil engineer
  • Contracting civil engineer 
  • Building control surveyor
  • Design engineer
  • Site engineer
  • Water engineer
  • Quantity surveyor
  • Project Management Engineer
  • Road Engineer
  • Advanced Postgraduate studies in Engineering

Accreditation and Recognition

This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs and is fully recognised within the UAE, in GCC nations and internationally for further education and employment in the private and public sectors. The program is also recognised by the Society of Engineers Australia, providing professional recognition in the field of engineering in Australia and globally. This recognition ensures that graduates from this course are admitted, on application, to the grade of Graduate Membership of Engineers Australia.
In addition, the program is quality assured by UOW, which is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of the higher education sector in Australia. UOWD graduates have the opportunity to exchange their UOWD degree for the equivalent UOW degree after completion.
UOW Australia is a member of the Group of Eight (Go8) Deans of Engineering and Associates, in recognition of its being among the top Australian engineering faculties. This achievement is a direct result of our world class reputation in teaching and research.

Degree Requirements and Program Structure

To qualify for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering), a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 222 Credit Points (CP) which include 30 CP of General Education as indicated in Table 1 and Table 2. 
All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering are required to sit for a Placement Test in Mathematics and Physics and, if necessary, may be requested to complete additional remedial subjects. Placement tests are usually scheduled in the first week of your joining semester and students should contact the Faculty Office to apply for the test.

Bachelor of Engineering Placement Tests

All Bachelor of Engineering students should complete two Engineering Placement Tests, one in Physics and one in Mathematics/Statistics. Passing a placement tests means you will not be required to take the corresponding remedial subject.
A mark of 60% or above in the test will entitle the student to continue with the year 1 subjects for Mathematics/Statistics and Physics for the Bachelors of Engineering. Students who score less than 60% in the test would be required to enrol in a remedial zero level subject to further strengthen their foundations in these subjects.
For further information about test dates, fees, registration and syllabuses, please download the Engineering Placement Test FAQ Sheet.

Table 1: Core & Elective Subjects

Subject Code Subject Title Credit Points
Year 1 - Common year for all engineering programs
ENGG102 Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics 6
ENGG103 Materials in Design 6
ENGG105 Engineering Design for Sustainability 6
MATH141 Foundations of Engineering Mathematics 6
ENGG100 Engineering Computing and Analysis 6
PHYS143 Physics for Engineers 6
MATH142 Essentials of Engineering Mathematics 6
ENGG104 Electrical Systems 6
Year 2
CHEM103 Introductory Chemistry For Engineers 6
ENGG251 Mechanics of Solids 6
ENGG252 Engineering Fluid Mechanics 6
MATH283 Advanced Engineering Mathematics and Statistics 6
CIVL245  Construction Materials 6
EESC252 Geology for Engineers 1 6
CIVL272  Surveying 6
CIVL201 Computer Modelling for Civil Engineering 6
Year 3
CIVL311 Structural Design 1 6
CIVL352 Structures 1 6
CIVL361    Geo-mechanics 6
CIVL322  Hydraulics and Hydrology 6
CIVL314  Structural Design 2 6
CIVL454 Structures 2 6
CIVL394  Construction 6
CIVL491  Applied FEA for Civil Engineers 6
Year 4
ENGG461 Managing Engineering Projects 6
CIVL462 Principles of Foundation Engineering 6
INE 301 Fundamentals of Innovation & Entrepreneurship 6
CIVL458 Construction Management 6
CIVL444 Engineering Design 6
ENGG452 Thesis A 12
ENGG454 Professional Experience 0
One elective from list
CIVL463 Applied Geotechnical Engineering 6
MECH431 Computational Fluid Dynamics 6
MECH489 Engineering Asset Management 6
CIVL489 Road Engineering 6


Table 2: General Education (GED)

Subject Code Subject Title Credit Points
English, Arabic or other Languages 
GED 010 Academic Study Skills 1 12
Islamic Studies or History or Culture 
ARTS017 Islamic Culture 6
One subject from Humanities or Arts 
ARTS035 Introduction to Philosophy 6
LAW 101 Law, Business and Society 6
ISIT301  Professional Practice & Ethics 6
One subject from Social or Behavioural Sciences 
PSYC015 Introduction to Psychology 6
SOC 103 Introduction to Sociology 6

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This recognition ensures that graduates from this course are admitted, on application, to the grade of Graduate Membership of Engineers Australia.