Double Major Overview

Description

Civil engineering deals with the planning, design, construction and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including roads, bridges, buildings, coastal and offshore structures, drainage and flood mitigation systems, canals and dams. Sub-disciplines include geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, structural engineering, surveying, construction engineering and transportation engineering.

The Civil Engineering major at UWA provides you with a strong foundation in structural mechanics, geomechanics, rock mechanics and hydraulics, as well as skills in the area of civil engineering materials, data analysis and management, design, numerical methods, computational modelling, risk, reliability and safety analysis, and project management. It also develops some of the essential personal and professional skills and knowledge needed for sustainable professional practice and to produce safe, economical and environmentally-sound structures. You will apply engineering theory to real-world challenges, including industry projects.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) apply knowledge and skills in engineering, science, and mathematics to identify, formulate, and solve complex civil engineering problems; (2) produce civil engineering solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of ethical and professional responsibilities, safety, cultural, social, environmental, sustainability and economic factors; (3) exercise high level communication, collaboration, and project management skills in both individual and team work; and (4) demonstrate sufficient depth and breadth in civil engineering fundamentals to engage in life-long learning in engineering or other professional fields.

Broadening guidelines

All students studying towards a Bachelor's Degree at UWA are required to Broaden their studies by completing a minimum of four units (24 points) of study outside their degree specific major. Broadening is your opportunity to explore other areas of interest, investigate new disciplines and shape your degree in line with your personal aspirations. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering are encouraged to take units or a minor from outside of engineering, to satisfy broadening. However, you may also select engineering units that are not listed in the unit sequence of your engineering major. Advice can be sought from your Allocated Student Advising Office.

Incompatibilities

MJD-ENGSC Engineering Science

Courses

Civil Engineering can only be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

*Students enrolling in this as part of a combined course must use the code MJDC-ECIVL when selecting this as their extended major.

Example Study Plan

See study plans for more information.

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
N/A
not available in 2023 – may be available in 2024 or 2025
NS
non-standard teaching period

The list below includes the Bachelor of Engineering foundation units as well as the Civil Engineering major units.

Level 1

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (30 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
NS GENG1000 Engineering Practice 1
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
S1, S2 GENG1010 Introduction to Engineering
Incompatibility
ENSC1003 Introduction to Professional Engineering
S2 GENG1014 Earth Systems Engineering
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
S1, S2 MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
Prerequisites
Mathematics Specialist ATAR
or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalent
S1, S2 MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
Prerequisites
Mathematics Specialist ATAR
or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalent
S1, S2 PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers
Prerequisites
Physics ATAR
or PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit
and
Mathematics Methods ATAR
or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
Co-requisites
MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist
Incompatibility
PHYS1100 Classical and Frontier Physics
Bridging units

Students can only take up to 12 points of bridging in the BE:

Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Mathematics Specialist ATAR or equivalent are required to complete MATH1722. Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Physics ATAR or equivalent are required to complete PHYS1030. Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Chemistry ATAR or equivalent are required to complete CHEM1003.

Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Mathematics Specialist ATAR or equivalent are required to complete MATH1722. Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Physics ATAR or equivalent are required to complete PHYS1030. Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Chemistry ATAR or equivalent are required to complete CHEM1003.

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry
Incompatibility
ATAR Subject(s) Chemistry or equivalent
S1, S2 MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist
Prerequisites
Mathematics Methods ATAR
or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
or
Mathematics Specialist ATAR [with a scaled score of less than 50] or equivalent
Incompatibility
Mathematics Specialist ATAR [with a scaled score of 50 or greater] or Equivalent or higher
S1, S2 PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit
Prerequisites
Mathematics Methods ATAR
or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
or
Mathematics Specialist ATAR
or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist
Incompatibility
a scaled score greater than
or equal to 50 per cent in Physics ATAR or equivalent
or PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers
or PHYS1002 Modern Physics
or PHYS1100 Classical and Frontier Physics
or PHYS1200 Modern and Frontier Physics

Level 2

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (48 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
Prerequisites
ATAR Subject(s) Mathematics Methods
or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods or equivalent
or Enrolment in
MJD-AGTDM Agricultural Science and Technology
or MJD-IEMDM Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences
or MJD-MARDM Marine Science MJD-AGTEC Agricultural Technology MJD-MARCP Marine and Coastal Processes
and SCIE1500 Analytical Methods for Scientists
Incompatibility
CITS1401 Computational Thinking with Python
S2 CIVL2008 Structural Analysis
Prerequisites
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
and ENSC2004 Engineering Mechanics
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
ENSC3008 Structural Analysis
S1 CIVL2551 Civil Engineering Practice
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
S1, S2 ENSC2004 Engineering Mechanics
Prerequisites
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and (Physics ATAR
or PHYS1030 Bridging Physics)
Incompatibility
ENSC2001 Motion
and ENSC1002 Material Behaviour from Atoms to Bridges
NS GENG2000 Engineering Practice 2
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and GENG1000 Engineering Practice 1
S1 GENG2004 Solid Mechanics
Prerequisites
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
and ENSC2004 Engineering Mechanics
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
ENSC3004 Solid Mechanics
S1 GENG2009 Principles of Geomechanics
Prerequisites
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
and PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
ENSC3009 Geomechanics
S2 GENG2010 Principles of Hydraulics
Prerequisites
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
ENSC3010 Hydraulics
S2 GENG2012 Data Collection and Analysis
Prerequisites
MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
and CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
ENSC3012 Data Collection and Analysis

Level 3

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (30 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 CIVL3401 Applied Geomechanics
Prerequisites
GENG2009 Principles of Geomechanics
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
CIVL4401 Applied Geomechanics
S1 CIVL3402 Hydraulics for Civil Engineers
Prerequisites
GENG2010 Principles of Hydraulics
or GENG2003 Fluid Mechanics
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
CIVL4402 Civil Hydraulics (ID 2587)
S2 CIVL3403 Structural Concrete Design
Prerequisites
GENG2004 Solid Mechanics (ID 8044)
and GENG1000 Engineering Practice 1
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
CIVL4403 Structural Concrete (ID 2595)
S1 CIVL3404 Structural Steel Design
Prerequisites
GENG2004 Solid Mechanics (ID 8044) and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
CIVL4404 Structural Steel (ID 2600)
NS GENG3000 Engineering Practice 3
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and GENG2000 Engineering Practice 2
S2 GENG3405 Numerical Methods and Modelling
Prerequisites
MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
and CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
GENG4405 Numerical Methods and Modelling

Level 4

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (30 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 CIVL4430 Transportation and Pavement Engineering
Prerequisites
Enrolment in 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation)
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
120 Points
and MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
and CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
Incompatibility
CIVL5502 Transportation Engineering (ID 2604)
N/A GENG4411 Engineering Research Project Part 1
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
144 Points including level 3 24 points
and GENG3000 Engineering Practice 3
N/A GENG4412 Engineering Research Project Part 2
Prerequisites
GENG4511 Engineering Research Project Part 1 (ID 8024)
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
S1, S2 GENG5010 Professional Engineering Portfolio
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
144 Points

or
Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering
and Successful completion of
48 points of level 4/ level 5
Incompatibility
GENG5000 Professional Practicum Report
S1, S2 GENG5505 Project Management and Engineering Practice
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering
or Enrolment in
62510 Master of Information Technology
or Enrolment in
62530 Master of Data Science
or Enrolment in
62540 Master of Ocean Leadership
or Enrolment in
62560 Master of Renewable and Future Energy
or Enrolment in 62570 Master of Offshore and Coastal Engineering
or
Enrolment in
( Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree

and Successful completion of
120 Points )
S1, S2 GENG5507 Risk, Reliability and Safety
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering
or 62510 Master of Information Technology
or 62520 Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
or 62560 Master of Renewable and Future Energy
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
120 Points
and MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
Degree-specific major units

Group A—take 6 — 12 points from Group A.

Students must take at least one unit from Group A.

Students must take at least one unit from Group A.

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
N/A CIVL5550 Civil Infrastructure Design Project
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation)
and CIVL4403 Structural Concrete

or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and GENG3000 Engineering Practice 3
and CIVL4430 Transportation and Pavement Engineering
S2 CIVL5552 Civil Structural Design Project
Prerequisites
Enrolment in 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (ID 356) (Civil Engineering specialisation)
and CIVL4404 Structural Steel
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and 120 Points
and GENG3000 Engineering Practice 3
and CIVL3404 Structural Steel Design
Co-requisites
GENG5505 Project Management and Engineering Practice (ID 2596)
Degree-specific major units

Group B—take 18 — 24 points from Group B.

Students who take one unit from Group A must select four units from Group B. Student who take both units in Group A must select three units from Group B.

Students who take one unit from Group A must select four units from Group B. Student who take both units in Group A must select three units from Group B.

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 CIVL5501 Structural Dynamics
Prerequisites
Enrolment in 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation)
or 62570 Master of Offshore and Coastal Engineering
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and 120 Points
and GENG2004 Solid Mechanics
S1 CIVL5503 Underground Construction
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering
and CIVL4401 Applied Geomechanics

or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and 120 Points
and CIVL3401 Applied Geomechanics
S2 CIVL5504 Offshore Geomechanics
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation)
and CIVL4401 Applied Geomechanics

or
Enrolment in
62570 Master of Offshore and Coastal Engineering
and CIVL4401 Applied Geomechanics

or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and 120 Points
and GENG2004 Solid Mechanics and ( GENG2003 Fluid Mechanics
or GENG2010 Principles of Hydraulics
)
S2 CIVL5505 Design of Offshore Energy Facilities
Prerequisites
Enrolment in 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation
or Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
or 62520 Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and 120 Points
and GENG2004 Solid Mechanics and ( GENG2003 Fluid Mechanics
or GENG2010 Principles of Hydraulics
)
S1 ENVE3402 Engineering Hydrology
Prerequisites
GENG1014 Earth Systems Engineering (ID 8006)
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
ENVE4402 Hydrology (ID 2572)
S1 GENG5501 Coastal and Offshore Engineering
Prerequisites
Enrolment in 62550 Master of Professional Engineering
or 62570 Master of Offshore and Coastal Engineering
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and 120 Points and ( GENG2003 Fluid Mechanics
or GENG2010 Principles of Hydraulics
S2 GENG5502 Environmental Geotechnics
Prerequisites
Enrolment in 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation, Environmental Engineering specialisation, and Mining Engineering specialisation)
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
120 Points
and GENG2009 Principles of Geomechanics
S1 GENG5514 Finite Element Method
Prerequisites
Enrolment in 62550 Master of Professional Engineering
Civil Engineering specialisation
or Mechanical Engineering specialisation
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
120 Points
and GENG2003 Fluid Mechanics
and GENG2004 Solid Mechanics
and GENG3405 Numerical Methods and Modelling