Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)

University of Newcastle

Bachelor's programs

The civil engineer's job is to solve problems relating to the infrastructure of modern society, and to consider the environmental impact, efficiency and cost effectiveness of this infrastructure. For example, civil engineers may be involved in establishing whether or not a building design is safe, or may inspect and analyse a dam wall to see if it is structurally sound. Civil engineers enjoy excellent career prospects as they are involved in so many facets of everyday life and its associated infrastructure.

Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

Comprehensive, theory based understanding of engineering fundamentals and/or the underpinning natural and physical sciences as applicable to the engineering discipline

Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline

In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline

Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline

Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline

Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline

Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving

Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources

Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes

Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects

Ethical conduct and professional accountability

Effective oral and/or written communication in professional and lay domains

Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour

Professional use and management of information

Orderly management of self, and professional conduct

Effective team membership and team leadership


Bachelor's programs


Newcastle , Australia