This innovative degree builds on the Civil Engineering Bachelor degree by including courses in Architecture.

 

Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended)
Award
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Commencing Terms
Term 1
Duration (Full Time)
4 Year(s)

Overview

This innovative degree extends the Civil Engineering Bachelor degree by including courses in Architecture from the School of Built Environment. Civil engineers create and manage the infrastructure of our built environment, including bridges, roads and highways, tunnels, dams, ports and harbours, railways, water supply and sewerage schemes, irrigation systems and many other structures.

The degree will lead to a professionally accredited Engineering qualification with a foundation in architectural principles and an understanding of both the architects role in construction and the connection between architects and engineers. It aims to inspire students to become conceptual thinkers with an appreciation for architectural beauty and the mathematical insight to challenge traditional boundaries of structural design.

Why study at UNSW?

The latest 2020 QS World University Rankings acknowledged UNSW as the top engineering faculty in Australia and #36 in the world. For the past four years, we’ve received a five-star rating for employability, teaching and research.  

We’re known as the leading Civil and Environmental Engineering School in Australia. Globally, we’re ranked 12th by QS Rankings and 10th by AWRU. As a leading centre for civil engineering research, we ensure the outcomes of our research are woven into our teaching, with students afforded opportunities to work alongside leading researchers.  

Benefits of studying with us: 

  • Strong partnerships with industry in education, research, training and employment 
  • The best in modern facilities with $104 million invested in cutting edge laboratory facilities that are nationally unique 
  • $3 million in scholarships provided each year 
  • Student exchange opportunities available for over 200 universities around the word  

Our immersive facilities will help you become real-world ready. We have some of the best civil engineering facilities in the country.  When you study at UNSW, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art facilities such as the Water Research Laboratory, Infrastructure Laboratory, Heavy Structures Laboratory and the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre

The UNSW School of Civil and Environmental Engineering has six research hubs, that cover the full range of civil engineering disciplines. Our academic staff are world leaders in their fields of expertise. The discoveries and breakthroughs made by our researchers ensures your education is up to the minute, and your knowledge is second to none.

Program Code
3635
CRICOS Code
059439D
Campus
Kensington
UAC Code
425450
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
192
Indicative Enrolments
199

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Entry requirements

2021 Lowest Selection Rank
94
2021 A levels
17
2021 IB Diploma
36
2021 Lowest ATAR
82.5
    1. 2021 Lowest Selection Rank
      The 2021 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2021.
    2. 2021 A levels
      The 2021 A levels score is based on four Advanced Level (A2) subject. Entry scores are calculated from the best three or four A2 subjects (excluding repeated subjects) using the following values: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. At most one Applied A Level subject may be included in the best four subjects used to calculate the aggregate.
    3. 2021 IB Diploma
      The 2021 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2021. It is to be used as a guide only.
    4. 2021 Lowest ATAR
      The 2021 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics Extension 1, Physics

Alternative entry pathways

The Faculty of Engineering Admission Scheme (FEAS) is a possible alternative admission pathway for the admission of domestic undergraduate students to UNSW Faculty of Engineering degree programs, including the BSc Computer Science and the BSc Food Science (Hons), who do not meet the published Guaranteed Entry selection rank. Learn more about FEAS.

English language requirements​

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

International direct entry

We do not accept secondary qualifications from this country. We may accept tertiary study results, please contact us for more information.

Please contact us for direct entry requirements.

Pathway programs

UNSW Global has university pathway programs that provide seamless transition to UNSW Sydney so you can achieve your academic and career goals. Learn more.

English language requirements​


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

Program structure

This innovative program extends the current Civil Engineering bachelor degree by including courses in Architecture from the School of Built Environment.

In the final year of this degree you can elect to major in structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, transport engineering, water engineering or engineering construction and management.

    • Civil Engineering
    • Architecture

Full program structure

Degree structures can vary depending on your specialisation of choice, the number of courses you choose and timetabling, to give you an indication you can consider the below.

In your first year you might study:

  • Two introductory courses in Mathematics
  • An introductory course in Physics,
  • and an introductory course in Architecture and Engineering Mechanics

All students study ENGG1000 “Introduction to Engineering Design and Innovation”. In this course you’ll learn to think the way that engineers think, developing solutions with limited budget, time and resources.

In your second year you’ll undertake:

  • Core Civil Engineering courses
  • An Architectural Design Studio and an Architectural Communications course

In your third and fourth year you’ll develop your knowledge further with a range of core and elective courses. This will include both Civil Engineering and Architecture courses

This degree also requires you to complete 60 days of industrial training, which gives you some on the job experience before graduating. This well-rounded degree and its multidisciplinary educational approach connects students, academics and industry enabling you to develop the essential technical and professional skills.

Future careers

Leveraging the unique hybrid knowledge gained from this degree, our graduates have gone on to work in varied and specialised roles. Graduates have gained employment with specialist structural engineering consultancies as well as construction and contracting companies.

Other employment opportunities in the area include government organisations, airport and harbour authorities, project development and financial and management consultants in large corporations. 

Potential careers

  • Engineering consultancies 
  • Construction and contracting companies 
  • Government organisations 
  • Airport and harbour authorities 
  • Project development 
  • Financial and management consultants

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree is globally recognised. It is accredited by Engineers Australia and acknowledged by the Washington Accord. Part of the degree involves applying your skills through 60 days of approved industrial training in Australia or overseas. Your industrial training will give you a taste of a real-world professional engineering setting and the hands-on experience to become career-ready. 

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the Apply section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply. For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January. Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

Ready to apply?

For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

*If you are an international student studying an Australian qualification, go to the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) for application and UAC key dates. Note: If you are under 18 years of age, you need to make special arrangements. Read more.

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Fees & Scholarships

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$7,950*

Commonwealth Supported Place, Student Contribution Band 2

*The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will be liable for depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment. Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and may increase each year during your studies (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included.

2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$46,920*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$194,650*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

Scholarships

Our scholarships help you achieve your potential and enhance the experience of individuals who might otherwise struggle financially to maintain a place at university. The scholarships reward excellence, and encourage international mobility, diversity and equity.

Featured scholarships

Women in Engineering Scholarships

UNSW provides a wide range of Women in Engineering scholarships to support high-achieving female students throughout their degree.

Apply here and search for ‘Engineering’ in the keywords. 

Engineering Rural Scholarship

The Faculty of Engineering Rural Scholarships Program aims to assist high achieving high school students from rural or isolated areas to study in the Faculty of Engineering at UNSW.

Apply here and search for ‘Engineering’ in the keywords. 


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I love that everything in the world is being engineered by somebody.
Engineering alumni Rachel Mcvittie

Rachel McVittie

Engineering Alumni

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