Associate Degree in Civil Engineering
TAFE Queensland - South Bank

Course outline

This course allows graduates to progress their career as an engineering professional and become a technical consultant or engineering associate in a range of industries. In this associate degree, students develop skills in the application of civil and structural engineering technology. Students develop specialised knowledge of drafting and modelling structural, municipal and environmental engineering, project management and estimating skills. Teaching staff ensure students can synthesise elements of their theoretical and practical understanding through designing and implementing an engineering project to standards applicable to a modern civil or structural engineering practice. Successful completion of this course will qualify graduates to work on infrastructure projects as a civil or structural engineering associate or technical consultant in a variety of industries including engineering, construction, mining and transportation companies, or local and state government agencies.


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Combined diploma/degrees

The Associate Degree in Civil Engineering can be combined with other programs as listed below to attain the awards of Associate Degree in Civil Engineering from TAFE Queensland and the relevant degree from the university. Students undertake initial study at TAFE Queensland and complete the degree at the relevant university. Duration, location, mode of study, semester intakes, electives and specialisations may vary. All mandatory university admission and English language requirements must be met before university enrolment is finalised. For more information contact the relevant university. Note: TAFE Queensland students making a transition to the degree may need to wait six months to start with the semester one university intake.

To apply for a combined associate degree/degree, applicants must select the Associate Degree in Civil Engineering for the relevant TAFE Queensland location on their application and then nominate their preferred degree/university (one only). Applicants can list the stand alone associate degree or the combined program but not both. Listing more than one is not needed because they have the same eligibility and ATAR/rank requirements.

AB Civil Engineering/B Engineering (Honours):

555948 South Bank/Queensland University of Technology (2C & 2.5-3F)

TAFE Queensland students are required to articulate to QUT within 3 years of their QTAC offer.

Fee notes

For information regarding TAFE Queensland course fees, VET Student Loans, FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP visit or telephone 1300 308 233. For combined TAFE Queensland/university courses, refer to entry under university for higher education component.


Completion of Year 12 or attained Year 12 leaving age

Additional entry requirements

Successful applicants who do not have the assumed knowledge and are at risk of non-completion of the program may be required to undertake bridging studies prior to or during first semester. For more information about admission criteria, refer to

Assumed knowledge

English (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C)

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors





* “<5" – indicates less than 5 ATAR/Selection Rank based offers were made

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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No reportable data.

Career opportunities

BIM coordinator/collaborator, engineering associate, estimator, design drafter, project manager, civil/structural designer and modeller.

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Level of Qualification
Associate Degree
Study Area
Engineering and Technology
Study Mode
On campus
Course Duration

4 years On campus