Eng (Civil w Arch) (Hons) - 3635

Program Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

Contact: School

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Typical Duration: 4 Years  

Typical UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC Per Semester: 6

Max UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC For Award: 192

UAC Code: 425450

Domestic Entry Requirements: See Domestic Entry Requirements

International Entry Requirements: See International Entry Requirements

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Program Description

This innovative program extends the current Civil Engineering bachelor degree by the inclusion of a stream of courses in Architecture from the Faculty of the Built Environment. Civil Engineers essentially engineer and manage the infrastructure of our built environment including buildings, bridges, roads and highways, tunnels, airfields, dams, ports and harbours, railways, new mines, water supply and sewerage schemes, irrigation systems and flood mitigation works.

The Civil Engineering with Architecture program provides for an appreciation of architectural principles and an understanding of both the architect's role in construction and the interaction between architects and engineers. The ultimate aim is to help students become conceptual thinkers, inspired by beautiful creations to build even better ones, to develop an appreciation for beauty with the mathematical ability to challenge the traditional boundaries of structural design. Students graduating from this degree will be well qualified to collaborate with architects and other professionals in the built environment to produce integrated and sustainable design. Creativity and inventiveness are the key attributes of this program.

In the final year of the program students may elect to major in structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, transport engineering, water engineering or engineering construction and management.

This program can be taken on a four-year full-time basis or on a part-time basis subject to the approval of the Head of School. Intending part-time students are advised that all courses are offered only in the daytime.

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

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Program Structure

    The program structure below gives one sequence of courses that fulfils the requirements of the degree. The core of the Civil Engineering degree is maintained and supplemented with courses from the Faculty of the Built Environment.

    The timing of the elective courses may be modified to optimise the student's choice of courses. Generally courses are given only once a year. In addition, courses may have prerequisites and exclusions. Thus students should plan their enrolments carefully.

    Please refer to the School's website for a suggested Year by Year program.

    Civil Engineering Component(144 UOC)

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    Plus the following courses:

    Alternate Thesis Options
    Note: School approval is required to undertake the alternate thesis options.

    One recommended elective from the Year 1 Elective List (6 UOC)

    Choose Two Engineering Professional Electives (CVEN) (12 UOC)

    Year 4 Engineering Professional Electives may be selected from the list on the School website (12 UOC)

    Faculty of Built Environment:

    Architecture Major (48 UOC)
    Plus Choose Two electives (12 UOC) from:

    (i) Architectural History

    (ii) Architectural Computing

    Academic Rules

    Please see Rules


    Award of Class of Honours
    • Class 1: WAM of at least 80 and Thesis Mark of at least 65
    • Class 2 Division 1: WAM of at least 75 and Thesis Mark of at least 65
    • Class 2 Division 2: WAM of at least 65 and Thesis Mark of at least 65
    Honours WAM

    Courses will be weighted according to the following:

    General Education 1
    Level 1 Courses 1
    Level 2 Courses 2
    Level 3 Courses 3
    Level 4 Courses 4
    • First attempt counts
    • Honours WAM to be calculated to one decimal place

    To ensure that all students who complete the program attain the honours level learning outcomes of the program, the progression rules for the program have been considered. The proposal is for the following rules for progression within the program:
    • No level 4 BE course until 102 UOC of program passed
    • No level 3 BE course until all Introductory Knowledge core passed
    • Students must show cause not to be excluded from the program (but allowed to transfer to the BEngSc program) if they have any of the following:
    1. Two fails in any given core course
    2. After half or more of the program attempted (more than 96UOC), 50% or more of program courses have been failed
    3. Prior to the final 48 UOC of the program (144 UOC or more of the program completed), a WAM of less than 50%
    Students may substitute up to 12 UOC of Advanced Disciplinary courses (Level 5) in place of Professional Elective courses from a specified list of courses with the approval of the Program Authority.

    Industrial Training
    Please see Rules

    Professional Accreditation

    The BE in Civil with Architecture is fully accredited by the Institution of Engineers, Australia, meeting the examination requirements for admission to graduate and corporate membership of the Institution. Substantial or complete recognition is accorded to the BE programs by overseas engineering institutions.


    For information regarding fees for UNSW programs, please refer to the following website:  UNSW Fee Website.

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