Key Program - Civil

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KT3118.1

Related Courses

3690.4 Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (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.

Key Program Structure

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 3740 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or 3691 Bachelor of Engineering Science at the end of Year 2 of study.

Year 3

Autumn session

300732 Structural Analysis
301329 Surface Water Hydrology
300736 Concrete Structures (UG)
300666 Advanced Engineering Topic 1

Spring session

300730 Steel Structures
301001 Engineering Geomechanics
300667 Advanced Engineering Topic 2
300488 Numerical Methods in Engineering

Industrial Experience

300741 Industrial Experience (Engineering)

Year 4

Autumn session

300969 Advanced Engineering Thesis 1: Preliminary Investigations

And two alternate units

And one elective unit

* Elective units must be Level 2 or higher

Spring session

300982 Transportation Engineering
300970 Advanced Engineering Thesis 2: Detailed Investigations

And two alternate units

Alternate Units

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

From Spring 2022, 300992 Water and Wastewater Treatment is replaced by 301424 Water Supply Systems Design

301424 Water Supply Systems Design
300993 Water Resource Engineering

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

Replaced Units

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.

300971 Engineering Project 1

300972 Engineering Project 2

300983 Surface Water Hydrology

300989 Hydrogeology (Alternate unit)

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