Key Program - Civil

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KT3135.1

This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing students.

Related Courses

3740.1 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
3740.2 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO

Civil engineering covers the fields of structural design, geotechnical engineering and water engineering, together with infrastructure design and environmental engineering. Graduates will work in the fields of design, construction and management of engineering structures. Projects may cover residential and commercial buildings, highways and airports, water supply and sewerage schemes, etc. You may be an engineer in private industry, government departments, or in city, municipal or shire councils.


Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Beng@westernsydney.edu.au
Penrith Campus Internal Beng@westernsydney.edu.au
Sydney City Campus Internal Peter Lendrum

Key Program Structure

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) programs have a common first year structure.

Students choose their key program at the end of first year. Civil engineering students will undertake the units listed below.

Full-time Autumn Intake

Year 2

Autumn session

300738 Surveying for Engineers
300040 Mechanics of Materials
300762 Fluid Mechanics
300985 Soil Mechanics

Spring session

300984 Pavement Materials and Design
300733 Introduction to Structural Engineering
300737 Environmental Engineering
300765 Hydraulics

Students may transfer to 3691 Bachelor of Engineering Science at the end of Year 2 of study.

Year 3

Autumn session

300732 Structural Analysis
300983 Surface Water Hydrology

From 2021 this unit is replaced by

301329 Surface Water Hydrology
300736 Concrete Structures (UG)

And one alternate unit

Spring session

300730 Steel Structures
301001 Engineering Geomechanics
300488 Numerical Methods in Engineering

And one alternate unit

Industrial Experience

300741 Industrial Experience (Engineering)

Year 4

Autumn session

300971 Engineering Project 1
300973 Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations

From Autumn 2021 students are advised to take 301245 Final Year Project 1 instead of 300973 Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations

301245 Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering)

And one alternate unit

And one elective unit

*Elective units must be level 2 or higher (an exception applies for students completing Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary unit)

Spring session

300982 Transportation Engineering
300972 Engineering Project 2
300974 Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations

From Autumn 2021 students are advised to take 301246 Final Year Project 2 instead of 300974 Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations

301246 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering)

And one alternate unit

Alternate Units

Alternate units may be used to complete one of the Specialisation sub-majors listed below.

300986 Applied Mechanics
300987 Composite Structures
300988 Highway Infrastructure
301397 Hydrogeology
300990 Pile Foundations
300991 Statistical Hydrology
300798 Sustainability and Risk Engineering
300739 Timber Structures (UG)
300994 Waste Management
300992 Water and Wastewater Treatment
300993 Water Resource Engineering

Specialisation Sub-majors

SM3065 Structures
SM3066 Geotechnical
SM3067 Water and Environment

Optional Electives

301158 Modern Construction Enterprises
301159 Modern Construction Projects

The following unit is an optional elective unit offered to students who are engaged in a School approved project. This unit can be taken during the third year of this course, however, permission is required to enrol in the unit.

301089 Special Technical Project

Please note; The units listed below count towards completion of the Key Program for students who may have passed these units in 2020 or earlier.

300989 Hydrogeology (Alternate unit)

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