Bachelor of Civil Engineering Brisbane | Compare Your Child’s Options
Are you looking to compare the top universities that offer a Bachelor of Civil Engineering in Brisbane?
Compare Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degrees in Brisbane
With students currently preparing to sit for the Queensland Core Skills Test, applications for university are just around the corner. This can be an incredibly stressful time, and so we’ve made it easier for you by compiling all the information you need in one place. If you’re looking to get into civil engineering, read more to find out which university will be best for you!
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In this article, we compare all the top universities in Brisbane that offer a Bachelor of Civil Engineering.
Here’s all the info you, and your child, need to know.
Queensland University of Technology
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) degree at QUT will provide you with a hands-on learning experience that will enable you to fully prepare for the challenges of being a civil engineer. You’ll need an ATAR of 75.00 to apply, although students with an ATAR of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) who satisfy all other admission requirements are guaranteed an offer for this course.
The degree itself is full time and offered internally at Gardens Point over a period of 4 years. You must have completed:
- English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
- Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C)
Fees in 2021 are $6,700 per year full-time (96 credit points), although eligible students can apply for commonwealth funding.
To graduate, students are required to undertake 60 days of approved work experience in the engineering environment as part of your work-integrated learning. See QUT’s website for more information.
University of Queensland
UQ offers the largest choice of engineering programs in Queensland, with a flexible curriculum and a large number of majors. The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) majoring in Civil Engineering is your degree of choice.
To apply, students will need an ATAR of around 86 or higher. Pre-requisite subjects include:
- Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent)
- General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C);
- Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C);
- and one of Chemistry or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C).
Both Chemistry and Physics are recommended subjects. Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C) is also a recommended subject. Students studying Specialist Mathematics and both Physics and Chemistry will have increased flexibility in their studies.
The course is offered internally at 4 years full time or a part-time equivalent and commences in February. The annual fee for 2021 is yet to be released due to the UQ awaiting legislation to be passed, but commonwealth supported places are available for eligible students.
Students must complete 450 hours of Engineering Professional Practice to satisfy the requirements of Engineers Australia. If UQ sounds like the uni for you, check out their website for more details.
The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Civil Engineering at Griffith University is offered to students with an ATAR of 69.35 or higher. The degree runs for 4 years full-time or 8 years part-time and begins in either Trimester 1 or 2. You will need to have completed:
- English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English & Literature Extension (Units 3&4, C);
- Mathematical Methods (Units 3&4, C)
Chemistry, Physics, or Specialist Mathematics are highly recommended. Overall annual fees for this degree for those beginning study in 2020 are $9,527, but commonwealth funded positions are available to eligible students.
Practising engineers will be directly involved with the learning and teaching process and in laboratory and tutorial sessions, so you’ll benefit from their experience. Final year students will have to complete mandatory work experience to be eligible to graduate.
If Griffith sounds more like your cup of tea, check out their website.
Didn’t get a high enough ATAR?
If you’re worried that your ATAR won’t be good enough for any of the degrees already mentioned, don’t stress. All of the universities listed here offer bridging courses that allow you to boost your rank so you can try again in a year’s time. QUT have a great post, ‘Helping you get into your course‘, for figuring out what you need to do to get your rank where you need it to be.
Another route to take is TAFE Queensland’s Associate Degree in Civil Engineering. The entire course runs for 2 years full time and costs a total of $25,220.
Contact your university of choice for more information on what you can do to get into the degree of your dreams.
Find out when your university of choice is having their University Open Day here.