Key Program - Civil

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KT3159.1

This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.

Related Courses

3740.3 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 Dr Ankit Agarwal

Key Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points, which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Full-time Autumn Intake

* All students undertaking the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) are required to enrol in 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary and undertake a readiness test at the beginning of their study.

The readiness test will be conducted at the beginning of the first semester of enrolment and the result will be used to determine whether a student will remain in 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary or be transferred by the School to 200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1.

Students remaining in 300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary will be required to complete 200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1 during second semester and will be encouraged to complete 200238 Mathematics for Engineers 2 during the Summer session.

Year 1


300743 Mathematics for Engineers Preliminary


200237 Mathematics for Engineers 1
300027 Engineering Computing
300963 Engineering Physics
300964 Introduction to Engineering Practice


200238 Mathematics for Engineers 2
300463 Fundamentals of Mechanics
300965 Engineering Materials

And one elective

Year 2


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


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


300732 Structural Analysis
300983 Surface Water Hydrology

From 2021 this unit is replaced by

301329 Surface Water Hydrology
300736 Concrete Structures (UG)

Specialisation Alternate unit


300730 Steel Structures
301001 Engineering Geomechanics
300488 Numerical Methods in Engineering

Specialisation Alternate unit

Industrial Experience

300741 Industrial Experience (Engineering)

Year 4


301245 Final Year Project 1 (UG Engineering)

Specialisation Alternate unit

And two electives

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


301246 Final Year Project 2 (UG Engineering)
300798 Sustainability and Risk Engineering

Specialisation Alternate unit

And one elective

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

Specialisation 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
300989 Hydrogeology

From 2021 this unit is replaced by

301397 Hydrogeology
300990 Pile Foundations
300982 Transportation Engineering
300739 Timber Structures (UG)
300991 Statistical Hydrology
300994 Waste Management
300992 Water and Wastewater Treatment
300993 Water Resource Engineering

Specialisation Sub-majors

SM3065 Structures
SM3066 Geotechnical
SM3067 Water and Environment

SM3067 has now been replaced by SM3098. Students are advised to select SM3098

SM3098 Water and Environment

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