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

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Plan: BH088CIH23 - Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours)/Bachelor of Business
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
Award abbreviation: BEng(Civ&Infra)(Hons)/BBus
Total credit points: 516
Career: UGRD
Duration: 5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Location: RMIT University, City Campus
Owning school: Engineering (172H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 030900
CRICOS code: 111186F

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Purpose of the Program

The combination of skills and qualifications from both the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours) and Bachelor of Business, provides you with the capability to play a pivotal role in planning, implementing and managing civil and infrastructure engineering projects and developments in a wide range of industries, government and non-government organisations, including technical and financial business systems. Typically, engineering managers are involved in large-scale capital investment projects as well as infrastructure policy and planning that require high level business skills. 

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.

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 the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours), with a strong focus on sustainability and technical competence included in each semester, and themes have been developed from year one through to year four, focusing the attention of you and the staff on the different aims of, and aspects in, each of the four years of the program as outlined below.

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

OENG1167 Engineering Capstone Project Part A and OENG1168 Engineering Capstone Project Part B provide you with a capstone experience, in which you will conduct a research project that can be analytical, experimental, design or computational in nature (or some combination). The capstone experience will give you the opportunity to integrate, critically reflect on and consolidate what you have learnt in your program.

The Bachelor of Business is a generalist business education degree that prepares you for careers in diverse business professions and environments, within a global context. The degree is flexible, allowing you to develop generalist business knowledge or undertake more focused studies through a choice of majors, minors and cross-disciplinary study options. As a graduate of this program, you will develop the skills and knowledge for employment in large corporations, government, small to medium enterprises and small business, and not for profit organisations. 

The Bachelor of Business also provides a capstone experience at the conclusion of the program that is embedded in course BUSM2582 Business Graduate Folio. In the final year, this practical-based capstone course integrates outcomes of your self-directed journey for the purpose of careers, employability, further study, research, professional learning and/or self-reflection and celebration.

These programs have a real-world focus with an active learning approach and with learning activities and experiences designed to foster your development as an independent learner so you will be able to extend your capabilities once you graduate. The teaching methods may include lectorials, seminars, tutorials, workshops, practical and laboratory sessions, site visits and provision of online materials.

While most courses in the program are delivered on campus, others via a combination of predominantly online activities supported by some campus-based activities.

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Articulation and pathways


Articulation agreements between RMIT programs enable students graduating from an RMIT qualification to achieve advanced standing in a higher level qualification.

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.


Outstanding graduates from this program may be able to proceed to a research degree including Masters by Research or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), subject to meeting the general admission criteria.

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Entrance 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 equivalency web page.

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) prerequisite units 3 and 4 — a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: General Mathematics or Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics, or equivalent studies, 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 requirements web page.

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External accreditation and industry links


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.

The Bachelor of Business program is not accredited by any external industry or professional body.

Industry Links

The Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours) program has an Industry Advisory Committee (IAC). Membership is diverse and drawn from external industry and professional institutions. These committees help inform program development and ensure that program content and student learning outcomes remain closely aligned with the needs of future employers. In addition, academic staff maintain connections with industry to develop and deliver work integrated learning experiences as well as offer advice on professional careers.

The Bachelor of Business program is closely linked to industry. This takes place in various forms. In the curriculum, some courses are designed as 'work integrated learning' (WIL) courses involving discipline related industry projects as part of learning. The College of Business and Law has established Industry Advisory Committees comprising of high-profile industry representatives. The role of the committees ensures the College of Business and Law's links with industry standards and practices remain current.

Industry links are also encouraged through industry sponsored design projects usually undertake in your final year (as part of OENG1167 Engineering Capstone Project Part A and OENG1168 Engineering Capstone Project Part B). You also have the opportunity of undertaking an Industry Placement for six or twelve months: either locally as advertised by local businesses, or internationally through the RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP).

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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

RMIT Library provides extensive resources, services and study space. All RMIT students have access to scholarly resources including course related material, books, e-books, journals and databases. Computers and group study rooms are available at each Library. One-on-one study support is available for assistance with assignment preparation, academic writing, referencing, maths and study skills. To contact Library staff for help, phone, email or chat via the Ask the Library service.

For recommended texts and databases relevant to your discipline, refer to and

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IT and Wireless

If you have a laptop or other wireless-enabled device you can connect to RMIT’s fast Wi-Fi. While on campus, no matter how you work or where you work, you’re able to connect, collaborate and create using this secure network.

In addition, with myDesktop, you can access your RMIT desktop and applications from home or wherever you have an internet connection.

Online learning tools and content

As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal

Specialist Laboratories

The schools teaching into this program have many laboratories, often with specialised equipment, to support the relevant teaching and learning activities, and most of these labs have been upgraded in recent years, to ensure that you have access to modern computers and equipment that you are likely to use in industry.

Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT

RMIT 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, 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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