Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)

Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 4 years
Location: On campus

2014 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 76.05
Guaranteed entry ATAR
Diploma or above
Bonus points: Science and Maths, SEAS, RISAS

International students
FISC Foundation: 6.4, A Levels: 8, IB Diploma: 25, Gao Kao: Tier Two
English requirements

Course overview

The Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) provides broad-based civil engineering qualifications that will enable graduates to work across a range of disciplines.

The course has four main themes:

  • structures
  • transport
  • water
  • geomechanics.

South Australia's expansion of its resources will demand not only high-level mining and geological expertise but also substantial infrastructure including transport, housing, water, ports and pipelines. This infrastructure will be designed and built by civil engineers, of whom there is a substantial shortage.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

What is Civil Engineering?

Civil engineers develop and maintain a wide variety of physical infrastructure such as bridges, buildings, airports, roads, railways, ports, mine sites, water and wastewater supply, treatment and reuse systems. They also help to maintain sustainable natural environments.

They are highly creative and innovative problem solvers who design, construct, manage, maintain, or rehabilitate all aspects of this infrastructure.

Working closely with architects, planners and the community, the technical solutions developed by civil engineers take social, environmental and financial constraints into consideration.

Why study Civil Engineering at Flinders?

The Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) at Flinders:

  • prepares you to become responsible for the infrastructure and resources essential to the functioning of cities, towns and rural areas
  • has been designed in close collaboration with industry to meet future development needs
  • lets you participate in Flinders University's nationally recognised 20-week industry placement program
  • gives you the specialist knowledge and skills that will enable you to engage professionally with industry.

Professional Recognition/Membership

This program has been designed to be accredited by Engineers Australia at the level of professional civil engineer. Professional engineering courses accredited by Engineers Australia are recognised internationally under the Washington Accord.

Career opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree?

Entry requirements

Prerequisites: SACE Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, Mathematical Studies or equivalent. Knowledge of SACE Stage 2 Physics or equivalent is assumed.

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

International students: Entry and English requirements

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 224671
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type:Commonwealth-supported

2014: $8,608

International students
CRICOS code: 078834B
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2015: $26,600



Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Related courses

Course brochures

Domestic students

2014: Engineering (PDF 1MB)

2015: Engineering (PDF 1MB)

International students

eBrochure: Undergraduate international prospectus



Related links

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