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Join an exceptional community of student engineers who are blazing a new trail in engineering. CSU's Bachelor of Technology/Master of Engineering (Civil Systems) is a qualification unlike any other. Developed in consultation with industry leaders to meet demand for entrepreneurial engineers, this double degree builds engineering expertise over five and a half years.

CSU's technology and engineering course is designed around project-based learning, where workshops replace lectures, projects replace exams, and our innovative and agile Topic Tree replaces semester-long subjects. Combine that with four years of paid work placement and the result is one of the most innovative and dynamic engineering degrees in Australia.

  • Why study this course?

    CSU offers one of Australia's only undergraduate-entry master's level engineering programs, designed to empower you so you graduate with the knowledge and skills to make a difference in the world.

    Innovative curriculum

    Developed in collaboration with industry and engineering education experts from around the world, our program is based on what works to meet student engineers' current and future learning needs.

    "The CSU Engineering program is the most exciting development in engineering education in Australia at this time. There is no other program like it offered at any other Australian university." – Greg Ewing, General Manager of Engineers Australia's Sydney Division.

    Entrepreneurial graduates

    As the only Australian engineering school hosted within a business faculty, we unite technical excellence with communication, financial and management skills to enhance your ability to contribute as a leader in the field. Our program also proactively ensures that women, regional, mature and Indigenous students are well represented in our student body.

    Breadth of experience

    You will study under a dedicated team of academic staff with extensive industry experience in Australia and overseas. On work placements – offered in both metropolitan and regional areas, and in government and the private sector – you'll gain valuable experience, skills and insights that will make you a competitive, job-ready graduate.

    A head start on chartered status

    Because CSU's engineering qualification includes undergraduate and postgraduate study and industry experience, it gives you much more than the minimum requirements to become an engineer. The industry placements accelerate your progress towards acquiring many of the competencies of a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) before you graduate.

    Quality facilities

    Incorporating the latest technology, CSU's engineering facilities include a collaborative learning zone, maker studios, project spaces, workshops, a gallery and a 'pitch zone' for fine-tuning entrepreneurial skills.

  • Career opportunities

    Exciting opportunities exist for engineers to help design and implement new technologies in Australia and internationally.

    Infrastructure

    Redesign the roads, rail and airports that will carry the planes, trains and automobiles of the future; or design bridges, dams, pipelines, buildings and other structures to withstand ever-increasing environmental risks.

    Resources

    Manage land and water resources to mitigate the risk of droughts and floods; innovate in our agricultural sector or remote communities to ensure the effective use of water resources; and provide clean drinking water.

    Private enterprise

    Work for a technology-related start-up company – perhaps even your own!

  • Professional recognition

    Engineers Australia is the accrediting body. The Bachelor of Technology / Master of Engineering (Civil Systems) was first offered in 2016. While full accreditation cannot take place until the first cohort of students have completed their studies, Engineers Australia is well aware and supportive of the CSU Engineering course.

  • Workplace learning

    From the middle of your second year, you'll spend four years on year-long placements in public and private sector positions spanning the range of civil engineering disciplines. As a paid employee of your host organisations, you will perform real engineering work in engineering workplaces.

    Each organisation will assign a mentor to help you combine your studies and practical engineering work. You'll have a designated day each week to focus on your studies and will continue to work with other students, using teamwork and problem-solving skills to support each other.

    Students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs associated with placements.

  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    Bachelor of Technology/Master of Engineering (Civil Systems)
    Core Subjects

    ENG160  Engineering Challenge 0
    ENG161 Engineering Challenge 1
    ENG271 Civil Engineering Topic Tree - Student Engineer
    ENG162 Engineering Challenge 2
    ENG180 Performance Planning & Review - Student Engineer
    ENG261 Engineering Challenge 3
    ENG280 Performance Planning & Review - Junior Cadet
    ENG471 Civil Engineering Topic Tree - Cadet Engineer
    ENG291 Engineering Portfolio - Introductory
    ENG292 Engineering Portfolio - Developing
    ENG380 Performance Planning & Review - Intermediate Cadet
    ENG399 Engineering Cornerstone Thesis
    ENG480 Performance Planning & Review - Senior Cadet
    ENG491 Engineering Portfolio - Consolidating
    ENG492 Engineering Portfolio - Advanced
    ENG599 Engineering Capstone Thesis
    ENG580 Performance Planning & Review - Professional Engineer
    ENG571 Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering
    ENG592 Engineering Portfolio - Professional

    Diploma of Engineering Studies (exit point only)
    Core Subjects

    ENG160  Engineering Challenge 0
    ENG161 Engineering Challenge 1
    ENG271 Civil Engineering Topic Tree - Student Engineer
    ENG162 Engineering Challenge 2
    ENG180 Performance Planning & Review - Student Engineer
    ENG261 Engineering Challenge 3

    Enrolment pattern

    Full-time suggested study sequence

    Year 1 Session 1
    ENG160 Engineering Challenge 0
    ENG161 Engineering Challenge 1
    ENG271 Civil Engineering Topic Tree – Student Engineer

    Year 1 Session 2
    ENG162 Engineering Challenge 2
    ENG271 Civil Engineering Topic Tree – Student Engineer(Multi Session Subject)
    ENG180 Performance Planning & Review – Student Engineer (Multi Session Subject)

    Year 2 Session 1
    ENG261 Engineering Challenge 3
    ENG271 Civil Engineering Topic Tree – Student Engineer (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)
    ENG180 Performance Planning & Review – Student Engineer(Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)

    Year 2 Session 2
    ENG280 Performance Planning & Review – Junior Cadet(Multi Session Subject)
    ENG471 Civil Engineering Topic Tree – Cadet Engineer (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)

    Students may elect to exit with a Diploma of Engineering Studies.

    Year 2 Session 3
    ENG291 Engineering Portfolio – Introductory
    ENG280 Performance Planning & Review – Junior Cadet (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)
    ENG471 Civil Engineering Topic Tree– Cadet Engineer (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)

    Year 3 Session 1
    ENG292 Engineering Portfolio – Developing
    ENG280 Performance Planning & Review – Junior Cadet (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)
    ENG471 Civil Engineering Topic Tree – Cadet Engineer (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)

    Year 3 Session 2
    ENG399 Engineering Cornerstone Thesis (Multi Session Subject)
    ENG380 Performance Planning & Review – Intermediate Cadet (Multi Session Subject)
    ENG471 Civil Engineering Topic Tree – Cadet Engineer(Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)

    Year 3 Session 3
    ENG380 Performance Planning & Review – Intermediate Cadet (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)
    ENG471 Civil Engineering Topic Tree – Cadet Engineer (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)

    Year 4 Session 1
    ENG399 Engineering Cornerstone Thesis (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)
    ENG380 Performance Planning & Review – Intermediate Cadet (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)
    ENG471 Civil Engineering Topic Tree – Cadet Engineer (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)

    Year 4 Session 2
    ENG480 Performance Planning & Review – Senior Cadet (Multi Session Subject)
    ENG471 Civil Engineering Topic Tree – Cadet Engineer (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)

    Year 4 Session 3
    ENG491 Engineering Portfolio – Consolidating
    ENG480 Performance Planning & Review – Senior Cadet (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)
    ENG471 Civil Engineering Topic Tree – Cadet Engineer (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)

    Year 5 Session 1
    ENG492 Engineering Portfolio – Advanced
    ENG480 Performance Planning & Review – Senior Cadet (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)
    ENG471 Civil Engineering Topic Tree – Cadet Engineer (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)

    Year 5 Session 2
    ENG599 Engineering Capstone Thesis(Multi Session Subject)
    ENG580 Performance Planning & Review – Professional Engineer (Multi Session Subject)
    ENG571 Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)

    Year 5 Session 3
    ENG580 Performance Planning & Review – Professional Engineer (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)

    Year 6 Session 1
    ENG599 Engineering Capstone Thesis (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)
    ENG571 Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering (Multi Session Subject)(Continuing)
    ENG592 Engineering Portfolio – Professional

  • Residential schools

    Throughout the online component of the course, there will be residential schools offered to meet the learning needs of cadet engineers.

    Students are responsible for meeting the costs of travel and accommodation to attend residential schools.

  • Admission information
    Indicative ATAR

    ATAR+C

    An indicative ATAR of 80 

    All applicants will need to complete and submit an online Supplementary Application Form to be uploaded with their UAC application for assessment.

    Applicants who choose to apply directly to CSU using the CSU online application, will need to complete and submit an online Supplementary Application Form. This will need to be uploaded with the CSU online application.

    Please note that applications for this course close 30 September 2016. Applications received after this date will be considered only if places remain available.

    Applicants will be short-listed on the basis of their Supplementary Application Form and will be required to attend an interview prior to offers being made.

    First round interviews will take place in early November. Second round interviews will take place in January, only if places remain available.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

  • Course details

    Campus locations listed for Distance Education students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectOn CampusBathurstCGSYNNKBEN
    UACOn CampusBathurstCGSYNN212817

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 320 points, as well as four one-year work placements in industry.

  • How to apply

    Applicants can apply via UAC or using the CSU online application. Applications for both UAC and CSU online open 3 August 2016.

    Applications for this course will close on 30 September 2016.

    Applications received after 30 September 2016 will only be considered if places remain available.

    Offers made to this course prior to the release of ATAR (December 2016), may be conditional upon receiving an indicative ATAR result.

    Supplementary application forms

    Bachelor of Technology / Master of Engineering (Civil Systems) Supplementary Application Form - Engineering

    Apply through UAC

    Apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) if you are a school leaver wanting to study on campus.

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    This course is not available to international students.

    Thinking of deferring?

    Find out more about deferral

  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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