Course educational objectives
The following course educational objectives define the achievements of Swinburne graduates in their professional engineering career a few years after graduation.
- CEO1 Professionalism: Graduates establish themselves as practicing professionals in Civil Engineering and related fields.
- CEO2 Continuous Development: Graduates engage in continuous pursuit of knowledge and development of competencies.
- CEO3 Social Involvement: Graduates contribute to sustainable development and well-being of society.
Course learning outcome
Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours) will be able to:
- apply coherent and advanced knowledge of the chosen major in engineering in diverse contexts and applications using critical thinking and judgment
- apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and execute a piece of research with some independence, as preparation for research higher degrees
- apply problem solving, design and decision-making methodologies to identify and provide innovative solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
- apply abstraction, mathematics and engineering fundamentals to the analysis, design and operation of a model, using appropriate engineering methods and tools
- communicate proficiently in professional practice to a variety of audiences, function as an effective member or leader of a diverse team, and use the basic tools and practices of project management within project work
- demonstrate professionalism, integrity, ethical conduct, professional accountability and an awareness of professional engineering practice in a global and sustainable context
- reflect on and take responsibility for their own learning and self-management processes, and manage their own time and processes effectively by regularly reviewing of personal performance as a means of managing continuing professional development and lifelong learning.
Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Business will be able to:
- define and integrate theoretical principles applicable to business and apply those principles in a range of practices
- systematically review and critically evaluate research from a variety of sources in order to make informed judgements on options for innovatively solving a range of problems that arise in business contexts
- formulate creative solutions that are fit for purpose and demonstrate cognisance of the impact of business decisions on the triple bottom line
- coherently articulate a line of reasoning demonstrating cultural sensitivity and apply a framework to analyse and offer solutions to ethical dilemmas
- communicate a range of business arguments by evaluating and implementing alternative communication strategies as appropriate to the audience
- build on and continuously develop the intellectual independence to be critical and reflective learners, cognisant of new technologies
- work collaboratively in diverse groups.
At the completion of the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) / Bachelor of Business 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 in complex engineering activities.
- K3 Discipline Specific: Proficiently applies advanced technical knowledge of Civil Engineering within that context
- K4 Emerging Disciplinary Trends: Proficiently applies research principles and methods on current or emerging complex problems of Civil Engineering.
- K5 Practice Context: Discerns and appreciates the societal, environmental and other 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 and complex engineering problems.
- S2 Problem Solving: Systematically uses current or emerging knowledge and research methods to undertake independent research in solving complex engineering problems and as preparation for research higher degrees.
- S3 Design: Systematically uses engineering methods in designing solutions to complex engineering problems.
- S4 Project Management: Systematically uses engineering methods in conducting and managing project work including finance.
- A1 Ethics: Values the need for, and demonstrates, ethical conduct and professional accountability.
- A2 Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences including in complex engineering activities.
- A3 Entrepreneurial: Appreciates entrepreneurial approaches to engineering practice.
- A4 Information Management: Demonstrates seeking, using, assessing and managing information.
- A5 Professional Self: Demonstrates professionalism and life-long learning.
- A6 Management of Self: Demonstrates self-management processes.
- A7 Teamwork: Demonstrates effective team membership and team leadership.
For the completion of Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours) / Bachelor of Business, students are required to complete a total of 40 units (500 credit points) consisting of:
- 12 Engineering core units of study (150 credit points)
- 16 units of study from Civil Major (200 credit points)
- 4 Business core units of study (50 credit points)
- 8 Finance OR Management units of study (100 credits points)
- 1 compulsory, not-for-credit units (0 credit points)
Units of study
Core units for BEng (Civil) (Hons)
Core units for Bachelor of Business
* Outcome unit – completion demonstrates the attainment of course learning outcomes
† Honours merit unit – results are used in the honours merit calculation
The first two years of the recommended study sequence are common between the single-degree program and the double-degree program. This allows students with a suitable level of achievements to make a transition to the double degree.
In the final year, students will be required to undertake two Final Year Research Project units (capstone experiences) which helps meet professional accreditation requirements.
Students are required to complete EAT20008 Professional Experience in Engineering (non-credit point unit), a 12-week approved relevant industrial practical experience before the commencement of the last semester of study.
Graduates of this double degree program may select paths from either Civil Engineering or Business, or both discipline areas. Graduates will have a relatively greater advantage and flexibility in the market place compared to those with single discipline degrees.
Graduates are eligible to be registered as Graduate Engineers with Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and to apply for graduate membership with Engineers Australia ( EA).