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

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Plan: BH077HKG - Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours)
Campus: SHAPE, VTC


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(CivInfra)(Hons)
Total credit points: 384
Career: UGRD
Duration: 2 years and 8 months part-time (8 trimesters)
Location: Offshore, VTC, Hong Kong
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL:
Partnered offering / Corporate client: VTC School of Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE), Hong Kong
ASCED code: 030900
CRICOS code:

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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 3 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 final two years of the program.

Year 3: Real world applications

You will use the theories developed in your previous studies 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).


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Articulation and pathways


The program is delivered as an advanced standing program and you must have obtained the qualifications and requirements stipulated in “entry requirements”. If you meet the specified entry criteria and have been selected for entry into the program you will be given 192 credit points advanced standing into the program.

The Academic Program Manager shall be responsible for the determination and recommendation to the Head of School, of exemptions granted to individual applicants.

In accordance with RMIT University policy for Recognition of Prior Learning, RMIT University will consider all relevant qualifications on a case-by-case basis.

RMIT University decisions regarding exemptions from the program will be final.


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 into a Masters or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree - there would be no credit toward these.



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Entrance requirements

Candidates will have successfully completed a Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering awarded by a Hong Kong Government-recognised Institute (or equivalent institution) approved by RMIT and will have achieved an average grade of C+ or better for guaranteed entry into this degree program.

English language entry criteria

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 (EA) and the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). EA and HKIE are, respectively, the Australian and Hong Kong profesional bodies responsible for the accreditation of higher education programs that prepare students to practise as professional engineers.  

EA represents Australia, and HKIE represents Hong Kong, as signatories to the Washington Accord. Many other countries are signatories to this international agreement for professional engineers. This means that the program is internationally recognised and graduates are able to practise as professional engineers in many countries around the world.  

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 employers.

The School and its offshore partner (VTC, Hong Kong) have extensive links with industry, particularly through research projects and consulting services. These links ensure that the program remains relevant to your needs as a graduate, and to the needs of  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), which provides you with an opportunity to undertake project-based teaching modes in a number of courses. You may be able to undertake an industry sponsored design project in your final two semesters (as part of Engineering Design 4A and 4B).

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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 an RMIT University program, you may access many of the extensive collections of electronic resources and services provided from the RMIT University Library in Melbourne. Resources include e-books, electronic journals and newspapers and product data. Library subject guides and web-based tutorials will support your learning. Electronic resources and the online Ask a Librarian reference service are accessible on and off campus 24 hours per day.
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Services available to you as a student at RMIT University RMIT University offshore partners provide resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals. The range of services available will vary at each RMIT University offshore partner. Enquire locally. 
Services are available online to assist you with:

  • transition to tertiary student learning;
  • study skills, academic skills including academic literacy, writing for academic purposes, research, exam preparation and much more; and 
  • career development and employment.

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