BH077 - Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours)

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Plan: BH077 - Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours)
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours)
Award abbreviation: BEng(Civ&Infra)(Hons)
Total credit points: 384
Career: UGRD
Duration: 4 years (8 semesters) full-time, 8 years (16 semesters) part-time
Location: City and Bundoora East campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 030900
CRICOS code: 079625C

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Purpose of the Program

Civil engineering involves the planning, design, construction, supervision, management and maintenance of the infrastructure projects necessary for the functioning of our modern community. Over time, civil engineering has been divided into a number of major fields including structural, geotechnical, water resources and transport. The modern civil engineer must also be capable of working on multidisciplinary projects. Graduates are employed as project managers, design engineers, construction managers, environmental engineers and engineering asset managers.

On graduation from this program, you will confidently display these qualities.

The key objectives of the Civil and Infrastructure engineering program are to:

  • develop a sustainability framework for engineering decision-making
  • develop personal and professional graduate capabilities in sustainability, problem-solving and decision-making, technical competence, communication and teamwork
  • encourage collaboration as a powerful way of helping you and your fellow students to be more effective learners, and staff to be more effective teachers.

Project-based learning is the dominant teaching method adopted for this program, with a strong focus on sustainability and technical competence included in each semester.

Themes -Years 1 to 4 

Year themes are used to focus the attention of you and the staff on the different aims of, and aspects in, each of the four years of the program.

Year 1: Developing commitment and connectivity

The aim in Year 1 is to assist you to connect with who you are, the university and the profession you have chosen to enter.

Year 2: Covering the big, theoretical ideas

This is the year in which you will be learning the fundamentals of civil engineering. The emphasis is on gaining conceptual understanding and quantification to a level appropriate to the task.

Year 3: Real world applications

You will use the theories developed in Year 2 to tackle designs and challenges based on real world applications.

Year 4:  Connecting to your future career

In your final year, you will be prepared for entry to the workforce through specialisation and work placement, which is further discussed under Work Integrated Learning (WIL).  You will also undertake capstone research project courses where you will have an opportunity to integrate your skills and knowledge.

This program is primarily delivered in face-to-face mode at the City Campus.

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Articulation and pathways

Credit agreements between RMIT programs enable students graduating from an RMIT qualification to achieve advanced standing in a higher level qualification.  The tables below provide information about the credit agreements between RMIT's School of Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences and RMIT's School of Engineering:

If you have completed either :

AD026 Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Civil Major), or 

AD009 Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (Civil)

You will be guaranteed entry into the:

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours)

Notes on GPA:

must gain a GPA of at least 2.0

You will get credit for:

16 courses, 192 credit points, equivalent to two years

The courses for which you will get credit are:

  • ONPS 2320     Applied Science 1 Physics and Chemistry
  • ONPS 2321     Applied Science 2 Physics and Chemistry
  • MATH2114    Numerical Methods/Statistics for Engineers
  • MATH 2113     Differential Equations for Engineers
  • CIVE 1188     Structural Analysis
  • CIVE 1187    Statics
  • OENG 1166 Introduction to Professional Engineering Practice
  • CIVE 1180    Transport Engineering 1
  • CIVE 1179     Steel Structures 1
  • CIVE 1178     Geotechnical Engineering
  • CIVE 1177     Concrete Structures 1
  • CIVE 1181    Water Engineering
  • CIVE1194    Construction Engineering
  • Two  Student Electives (24 cp in total)
  • One civil engineering option (12 cp)
If you have completed the:C6132 (22228VIC) Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology
You may gain entry into the:BH077 - Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure)(Honours)
Notes on GPA:You will be expected to gain a GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0
and if selected you will get credit for:12 courses, 144 Credit points, equivalent to a year and a half
The Courses for which you will get credit are:
  • CIVE1187, Statics
  • CIVE1178, Geotechnical Engineering 1
  • CIVE1179, Steel Structures 1
  • CIVE1181, Water Engineering
  • OENG1166,  Introduction to Professional Engineering Practice
  • CIVE1194,  Construction Engineering
  • GEOM2131,Site Investigation Geology and Surveying
  • MATH2114, Numerical Methods / Statistics for Engineers
  • ONPS2320, Applied Science 1 - Physics and Chemistry
  • 2 student electives, totalling 24cp
  • 1 civil engineering option course (12cp)
NoteEntry will be subject to the places available for a given year in BH077 Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure)(Honours)

The Grade Point Average (GPA) is a measure of your average results across all courses and is explained at

If you have completed:

C6093, Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design

You may gain entry into the:

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours)

provided you have a GPA of:

2.5 out of 4.0  or higher

(Entry will be subject to the places available for a given year in BH077 Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure)(Honours)

For selection you must also:

successfully complete two electives:

  • MATH5318 Calculus
  • CIVE5699 Use Mathematics for Higher Level Engineering

and if selected, you will get credit for:

10 Courses, 120 credit points, equivalent to first year and part of third year. 

The Courses for which you will get credit are:

  • OENG1166  Introduction to Professional Engineering Practice  
  • CIVE1187 Statics  
  • ONPS2320 Applied Science 1 - Physics and Chemistry 
  • MATH2113  Differential Equations for Engineers  
  • CIVE1194 Construction Engineering
  • ONPS2321  Applied Science 2 - Physics and Chemistry 
  • CIVE1188  Structural Analysis 
  • MATH2114   Numerical Methods/Statistics for Engineers 
  • Two (2) Student Electives

In addition, if you successfully complete:

  • CIVE5678 Carry Out Geometric Road Design and CIVE5695 Design Traffic Control Elements, you will be able to gain credit for CIVE1180 Transport Engineering
  • CIVE5684 Analyse and Design Foundations, CIVE5670 Carry Out Site Investigation and CIVE5683 Test and Evaluate Soils, you will be able to gain credit for CIVE1178 Geotechnical Engineering 1 and GEOM2131 Site Investigation – Geology and Surveying
  • CIVE5681 Analyse and Design Simple Steel Design, you will be able to gain credit for CIVE1179 Steel Structures 1
  • CIVE5680 Analyse and Design Flexural Concrete Members (Simple) and CIVE5682 Analyse and Design Flexural Concrete Members (Complex), you will be able to gain credit for CIVE1177 Concrete Structures 1.
  • CIVE5687 Perform Calculations related to Simple Fluid Systems and  CIVE5688 Perform Calculations related to More Complex Fluid Systems, you will be able to gain credit for CIVE1181-Water Engineering


 If selected, the maximum number of credit points granted will be 192 (16 Courses, equivalent to two years).

Entry will be subject to the places available for a given year in BH077 Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure)(Honours)

 The Grade Point Average (GPA) is a measure of your average results across all courses and is explained at:

If you require further details on these programs refer to the RMIT University Handbook


Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible to enrol in other related RMIT programs once you have graduated from your current program.  As a successful graduate of this program, you may be eligible to enrol in programs including a Masters of Engineering (M Eng) or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree.


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Entrance requirements

Program entry requirements

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent.

For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents web page (unresolved).


Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) prerequisite units 3 and 4 —
A study score of at least 20 in Mathematical Methods (Any) or Maths: Specialist Maths; and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English.

English language requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent.   

For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.

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External accreditation and industry links

External Accreditation

The Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours) is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Engineers Australia is the professional body responsible for the accreditation of higher education programs that prepare students to practise as professional engineers. Engineers Australia is a signatory to the Washington Accord. This means that the program is internationally recognised and graduates are able to practise as professional engineers in many countries around the world. Graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours) are eligible for graduate and/or professional membership of Engineers Australia.

Industry Links

The School of Engineering has an Industry Advisory Committee for the Civil and Infrastructure program, and strong links are maintained with industry, organisations and government departments concerned with civil engineering. As members of the Industry Advisory Committee, employers and professionals from these areas have contributed to both the initial development and ongoing improvement of this program.  Their involvement ensures that the program remains relevant to your needs as a graduate, and to the needs of graduate employers.

Many of the teaching staff within the program are (or have been) practising industry professionals with extensive industry experience and contact networks. This experience, when integrated into teaching and learning practice, enriches your learning environment and networks.

These networks are further enhanced by the School's Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program, which provides you with an opportunity to experience project-based teaching modes in a number of courses.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services 

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University, you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course-related materials such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service, you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT ( or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments, or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: 

The Civil and Infrastructure Engineering information resources available to students at RMIT University can be obtained from:

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT: Engineering-specific software is also available for students' use in many computer labs across the City Campus.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face-to-face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long-term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation and fitness activities, as well as student activism and university governance.

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. 

You can find more information at:


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