Graduate Certificate in Civil Engineering (K5B)

Overview  2021

Entry Requirements

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Duration

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Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 1 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Winter school (early)

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online Course Guide (PDF 809KB) for courses that are offered to international students

At school, Lily was good at maths and science, but she didn't know what to do with her skills. She chose engineering at UTAS because she didn’t have to choose a specialisation right away. She went on to focus on civil engineering, completing an Honours year and now a PhD.

Civil Engineers work across many forms of infrastructure; either planning, designing, analysing or overseeing projects for growing cities. You can help positively impact the world by pushing the boundaries and creating solutions. 

Whether you're interested in above ground or below ground infrastructure, this Graduate Certificate offers the job ready skills you need to develop your career in Civil Engineering. Learn about concrete structures, engineering geology, steel and timber materials/structures, water supply and more, while getting you up to speed on the Australian Standards for structural design.

If you want to be in with the next generation of professionals who are capable of modern engineered solutions that are sustainable, economically feasible, safe, and appropriate to context and purpose, then this course is suited to you.

This Certificate provides a pathway into the Master of Professional Engineering with all four units as advanced standing. Students can transition into the Civil and Structural Specialisation only by using advanced standing against core and elective units.

Please visit our Certificates page for answers to frequently asked questions about the Job Ready Certificates.

LO1 - Formulate substantiated conclusions for contemporary civil engineering problems through applying engineering knowledge and engineering analysis.

LO2 - Design and communicate civil engineering components, systems and/or processes to address an assemblage of technical, ethical, legislative and resourcing considerations.

LO3 - Apply the Engineers Australia 'professional and personal attributes' to real-world civil engineering problems.

Career outcomes

The Graduate Certificate in Civil Engineering is an excellent opportunity to advance your engineering career. You will gain job ready skills with the ability to think logically and analytically about the complexities of civil engineering projects.

Civil Engineers play a part in making big decisions in numerous industries such as construction, roads and major infrastructure as well as transport, public safety and many more. The career outlook for Civil Engineers is strong with predicted growth for the occupation set to rise by 21.9%.

In addition to developing job-ready skills and a foundational understanding of civil engineering practices, you'll also have the option to continue your studies into the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil and Structural). This Masters course is an accredited degree, giving you the qualifications to practice as a Professional Engineer around the world.

Course structure

You will complete 4 core units (50 credit points).

The unit aims to give students the skills to analyse structures as a foundation skill to the design, construction and supervision of structural and mechanical projects. Topics include analysis of internal forces, stresses and deflections in statically determinate and indeterminate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartWinter school (early)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    
Choose any three units from the following:

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit familiarises students with concrete theory, and the analysis and design of concrete structures. Students will be using Australian Standards in addition to Limit Sate Design to determine the loads and load combinations and then analyse and design concrete…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on the basic concepts and fundamental principles of engineering geology and soil mechanics and focuses on geotechnical engineering design. It introduces the following topics to students: soil stress path, soil shear strength, critical state model, bearing capacity…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit familiarises students with steel and timber materials technology, and the analysis and design of steel and timber structures. Students are introduced to the Australian Standards for Structural Design. There are design tasks and assignments, supported by weekly tutorial…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

A Bachelor degree in a science-based discipline with sufficient numerical skills to undertake the GCertCivEng course; or
A Bachelor degree in Engineering (Non-Washington Accord) or
A Bachelor degree in Engineering (Washington Accord) majoring in a different specialisation than Civil Engineering. Students must have completed previous study or experience deemed equivalent to ENG101 and KME771.

Students who have completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil or Similar) from an Institution accredited under the Washington Accord cannot enrol in the GCertCivEng.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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International
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