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Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering)

KPT/JPS (F4-K002) 07/16

Total Fee*



Malaysian students: RM25,480 annual
International students: RM30,400 annual

4 Years

Mar, Aug, Sepb

*The indicative course fees shown here applies to students studying on-campus in Malaysia for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

b Degree intake for Swinburne Foundation Studies, Year 12, STPM, A Level or equivalent.

Civil engineering involves the design, construction and improvement of the built environment. Civil engineers provide the technical expertise and management skills to plan, design, construct, and maintain such facilities as buildings, bridges, dams, water supply systems, waste treatment systems, road and rail networks, air and sea ports. 

Civil engineering offers a creative and rewarding career for men and women in many different areas that are essential to modern civilisation. Career prospects for civil engineers are good, both in Australia and overseas. Because civil engineers are responsible for many of Australia's essential services, they will continue to be needed in considerable numbers for the foreseeable future.

Swinburne also offers a double degree in Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering)/Bachelor of Commerce.

The following six objectives are the typical skills and abilities that Swinburne graduates will have a few years after graduation as they develop their professional engineer careers.
1) Manage complex Civil Engineering projects that are motivational, entrepreneurial, research and/or industry linked
2) Take leadership and mentoring roles during the design and implementation phases of Civil Engineering projects
3) Work in local and/or international organisations demonstrating an understanding of global engineering issues
4) Apply Civil Engineering technical expertise to industry-related fields
5) Work autonomously and in teams within organisations or as a consultant
6) Apply ethical standards, principles of design for sustainable development, and environmental consideration to conceptualising and
    implementing industry-related projects

Course Outcomes:

At the completion of the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) course, graduates should be able to demonstrate the attainment of the following Civil Swinburne Engineering Competencies, required for external professional recognition:

  • K1 Basic Science: Proficiently applies concepts, theories and techniques of the relevant natural and physical sciences
  • K2 Maths and IT as Tools: Proficiently uses relevant mathematics and computer and information science concepts as tools
  • K3 Discipline Specific: Proficiently applies advanced technical knowledge of Civil Engineering within that context
  • K4 Emerging Disciplinary Trends: Interprets and applies current or emerging knowledge from inside and outside Civil Engineering
  • K5 Practice Context: Discerns and appreciates the contextual factors affecting professional engineering practice
  • K6 Professional Practice: Appreciates the principles of professional engineering practice in a sustainable context
  • S1 Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications
  • S2 Problem Solving: Systematically uses engineering methods in solving complex problems
  • S3 Design: Systematically uses engineering methods in design
  • S4 Project Management: Systematically uses engineering methods in conducting and managing projects
  • A1 Ethics: Values the need for, and demonstrates, ethical conduct and professional accountability
  • A2 Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences
  • A3 Entrepreneurial: Appreciates entrepreneurial approaches to engineering practice
  • A4 Information Management: Demonstrates seeking, using, assessing and managing information
  • A5 Professional Self: Demonstrates professionalism
  • A6 Management of Self: Demonstrates self management processes
  • A7 Teamwork: Demonstrates effective team membership and team leadership




Foundation studies
HES1105 Civil Engineering Project
HET124 Energy and Motion
HMS111 Engineering Mathematics 1
HMS112 Engineering Mathematics 2
HMS215 Engineering Mathematics 3C
HES1230 Materials and Processes
HEF1000 Professional Engineering
HES1115 Sustainable Design
HES1125 Mechanics of Structures

Technical studies
HES2146C Computer Aided Engineering Civil
HES2125 Design of Concrete Structures
HES3121 Design of Steel Structures
HES2340 Fluid Mechanics 1
HES2155 Geomechanics
HES2136 Road Engineering
HES2131 Topographical Engineering
HES4136 Transport Engineering
HES3112 Urban Water Resources

Advanced Engineering units
HES3150 Geotechnical Engineering
HES5190 Infrastructure Design Project
HES4127 Structural Design of Low Rise Buildings
HES4146 Water and Environmental Engineering
HES2120 Structural Mechanics
HES5108 Research Project
HES5195 Infrastructure Management Project

Management and Business studies units
HES3380 Engineering Management 1
HES5380 Engineering Management 2
HES5175 Cost Engineering

Specialist studies unit 1
Specialist studies unit 2
Specialist studies unit 3
Specialist studies unit 4

Industry Experience #
HED400 Professional Experience in Engineering, OR
HEW050 Industry-Based Learning (Placement 1)#
HEW055 Industry-Based Learning (Placement 2)#

Students studying on an international student visa must complete HED400 Professional Experience in Engineering. All other students may complete an Industry-Based Learning placement instead (exemption will be granted for HED400 on completion of IBL).

HED400 Professional Experience in Engineering: Equivalent of 12 full-time weeks of approved relevant engineering practical experience (0 credit points, 0 fees). To be taken at any stage during the degree.

HEW050 Industry-Based Learning (Placement 1), HEW055 Industry-Based Learning (Placement 2): Full-time paid placement in industry for 6 (HEW050) or 12 months (HEW050 & HEW055) in an area relevant to your studies (0 academic credit points, unit fees apply). Students should attend an information session one semester prior to the scheduled IBL entry point.


Civil engineers work as planners, designers, construction managers, administrators, investigation and research engineers and consultants. They work for public authorities, municipalities, consulting firms and industry, or are self-employed.

Civil engineering is also an excellent preparation for many general managerial positions in business and industry, not directly related to civil engineering.

This course has also been professionally accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) Malaysia and Engineers Australia.
Graduates are eligible to apply for membership of Engineers Australia as well as Graduate Membership of Board of Engineers Malaysia.

Apply for this course by following the step-by-step process from the links below.

English Language Requirements

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

Swinburne Sarawak accepts enrolment into its Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) program via APEL. Please note that the application for APEL assessment should be made by the individual (learner).  If you are interested to gain access into the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) course through APEL below are the criteria:

  • Malaysian citizens;
  • Applicants should comply with the admission criteria set by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) which is 21 years of age in the year of application; and
  • A pass in the Portfolio assessment and Aptitude Test conducted by MQA.

More information on APEL is available at

Academic Entry Requirements


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A range of scholarships are available to local (Sarawakian, Sabahan & West Malaysian) and International students either at commencement or on the continuation of a course.