BH088 - Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours)/Bachelor of Business (Management)

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Plan: BH088CIHDD - Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
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)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
Award abbreviation: BEng(Civ&Infra)(Hons)/BBus(Mgt
Total credit points: 516
Career: UGRD
Duration: 5 years (10 semesters) full-time, 10 years (20 semesters) part-time
Location: City Campus and Bundoora East Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 030900
CRICOS code: 079629K

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Purpose of the Program

This double degree combines studies from both Civil and Infrastructure Engineering and Business Management degree programs and will be attractive to engineering students who believe training in business is essential for the advancement of their careers. 

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.  You will undertake a capstone experience in the final year courses OENG1167 Engineering Capstone Project Part A and OENG1168 Engineering Capstone Project Part B, in which you will conduct a research/investigation project that can be analytical, experimental, design or computational in nature (or some combination).

The combination of Civil and Infrastructure Engineering and Business Management creates a wide range of career opportunities in Australia and overseas. There is a growing demand for engineering managers capable of leadership and decision-making across both technical and financial business systems. Engineering managers are involved in large scale capital investment projects and infrastructure policy and planning, and this double degree has been developed specifically to meet the current and future demands of the industry and the economy in general. After gaining professional experience in civil and infrastructure engineering roles, as a double degree graduate you will typically move more rapidly into middle and senior management or consultant positions.

The key objectives of this double degree 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. 

As a successful graduate of this program you will confidently display all of these qualities.

Project-based learning is the dominant teaching method adopted for this program, with a strong focus on sustainability, technical and business competencies included in each semester.   This program will actively explore and apply theory through problem-based and work-relevant activities which may include face-to-face, online, self-directed, collaborative and individual learning experience and is delivered on-campus.

Business (Management) provides you with critical and broad ranging studies to enable you to enter graduate positions in administration and management.  The program provides you with opportunities to develop the required knowledge and outcomes to operate successfully in contemporary environments.  You will be able to apply the knowledge and skills gained in the core areas of management in a diverse range of political, social, environmental and economic contexts.  This program will actively explore and apply management theory through problem-based and work-relevant activities which may include face-to-face, online, self-directed, collaborative and individual learning experience and is delivered on-campus.  The capstone experience course BUSM4546 Management in Practice provides the culmination of the knowledge, skills and applied work practice experiences that prepare you to transit into the business world.

Themes -Years 1 to 5 

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

Years 3 and 4: Real world applications

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

Year 5: 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. You will undertake capstone research project courses where you will have an opportunity to integrate your skills and knowledge in an engineering project activity undertaken in conjunction with industry or simulating an authentic engineering work environment.

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Articulation and pathways

Pathways from this degree include, Honours, Masters and PhD programs. For specific details of the options available to you, contact your Program Coordinator or Discipline Head.
Students who apply to transfer to one of the single degrees that are components of this double degree program, will be eligible for credit for any equivalent courses in the single degree structure, and may transfer credit for any other courses that can meet elective requirements of the single degree structure.


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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)/Bachelor of Business (Management) 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)/Bachelor of Business (Management) are eligible for graduate and/or professional membership of Engineers Australia.

Industry Links
The School of Engineering and the School of Management have extensive links with industry through their Industry Advisory Committees, and through research projects and consulting services.  Membership of these Committees includes practising engineers or senior executives from a number of major national companies, consultants and past graduates from the schools.  Their involvement ensures that the program remains relevant to your needs as a graduate, and to the needs of employers, by providing feedback on the currency of the programs and the changing needs of industry. They also contribute significantly through input into the design of new programs.  

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 both schools' Work Integrated Learning (WIL), which provides you with an opportunity to experience the project-based teaching modes used 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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