Civil & Geotechnical Engineering

Available in the dual major only.
Students must complete for the BE(Hons) (Civil and Geotechnical Engineering Plan code: CIVGEW2342), #64 comprising -

  1. #60 comprising
    (a) #58 or #60, being all courses from part A - compulsory; and
    (b) balance, if any, from either part B1 - introductory electives or part B2 advanced electives; and; and
  2. balance from electives

Students will be required to provide their own PPE (safety glasses and steel cap boots) and possess a current "General Safety Induction Course - Construction Industry" site card or similar recognised under Queensland legislation.

Part A - Compulsory

Year 1
4 units from

Course Code Units Course Title
ENGG1100 2 Engineering Design
ENGG1200 2 Engineering Modelling & Problem Solving
ENGG1211 4 Engineering Design, Modelling & Problem Solving [1]

and 4 units from

Course Code Units Course Title
[ MATH1051 2 Calculus & Linear Algebra I [2]
[ or
[ MATH1071 2 Advanced Calculus & Linear Algebra I
[ MATH1052 2 Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations
[ or
[ MATH1072 2 Advanced Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations

and 4 units for

Course Code Units Course Title
ENGG1400 2 Engineering Mechanics: Statics & Dynamics
ERTH1501 2 Earth Processes & Geological Materials for Engineers

Year 2, Semester 1

Course Code Units Course Title
CIVL2135 2 Environmental Issues and Sustainability in Engineering
CIVL2330 2 Structural Mechanics
CIVL2410 2 Traffic Flow Theory & Analysis
CIVL2530 2 Probability, Statistics and Scientific Computing

Year 2, Semester 2

Course Code Units Course Title
CIVL2131 2 Fluid Mechanics for Civil & Environmental Engineers
CIVL2210 2 Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics
CIVL2340 2 Introduction to Structural Design
CIVL2360 2 Reinforced Concrete Structures & Concrete Technology

Year 3, Semester 1

Course Code Units Course Title
CIVL3140 2 Catchment Hydraulics: Open Channel Flow & Design
CIVL3210 2 Geotechnical Engineering
CIVL3340 2 Structural Analysis
MINE3121 2 Mining Geomechanics

Year 3, Semester 2

Course Code Units Course Title
CIVL3141 2 Catchment Hydrology
CIVL3350 2 Structural Design
CIVL3420 2 Transportation Systems Engineering
ERTH3250 2 Hydrogeology

Year 4, Semester 1

Course Code Units Course Title
CIVL4270 2 Geotechnical Investigation & Testing
CIVL4514 2 Civil Design I
MINE4120 2 Mine Geotechnical Engineering

Year 4, Semester 1 or Semester 2
Either #2 Project (CIVL4560) or #4 Thesis (CIVL4580 or CIVL4582)

Course Code Units Course Title
[ CIVL4560 2 Project
[ or
[ CIVL4580 4 Research Thesis [1]
[ or
[ CIVL4582 4 Research Thesis [1]
ENGG4900 2 Professional Practice and the Business Environment

Year 4, Semester 2

Course Code Units Course Title
CIVL4280 2 Advanced Rock Mechanics
CIVL4516 2 Civil Design III

Part B0 - Preparatory Mathematics & Science Courses

Course Code Units Course Title
CHEM1090 2 Introductory Chemistry [3]
MATH1050 2 Mathematical Foundations [2] [4]
PHYS1171 2 Physical Basis of Biological Systems [5]

Part B1 - Introductory Electives

Course Code Units Course Title
CHEM1100 2 Chemistry 1
CSSE1001 2 Introduction to Software Engineering
ENGG1300 2 Introduction to Electrical Systems
ENGG1500 2 Engineering Thermodynamics
ENGG1600 2 Introduction to Research Practices - The Big Issues
MATH2000 2 Calculus & Linear Algebra II
MATH2001 2 Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra II
MINE2105 2 Introduction to Mining
PHYS1002 2 Electromagnetism and Modern Physics
REDE1300 2 Building Construction Management & Economics

Part B2 - Advanced Electives

Course Code Units Course Title
CIVL3510 2 Introduction to Project Management with Building Information Modelling
CIVL4230 2 Advanced Soil Mechanics
CIVL4250 2 Numerical Methods in Engineering
ERTH2004 2 Structural Geology
MINE4000 2 Mine Waste Management & Landform Design

End notes

  • [1] This course is offered over more than one semester. Enrol in the same course code in each semester.
  • [2] Students without at least a Sound Achievement in Senior Maths C are required to take MATH1050 as an elective before MATH1051
  • [3] CHEM1090 is not available for students with a Sound Achievement or higher in Senior Chemistry or equivalent.
  • [4] MATH1050 is not available for students with a High Achievement or higher in Senior Maths C. MATH1050 is not available to students who have passed MATH1051 and/or MATH1071 and/or MATH1052 and/or MATH1072.
  • [5] PHYS1171 is not available for students with a Sound Achievement or higher in Senior Physics or equivalent.