Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil Design) and Diploma of Building Design
CQUniversity - Cairns

Course outline

This course aims to produce a civil engineer skilled in both high-level engineering design and building design. In this course, students will analyse and design numerous civil infrastructures such as roads, water resources, and buildings taking into account factors such as codes and statutes, infrastructure sustainability, and contracts. This course has a strong focus on learning in context so students will apply theory to authentic scenarios throughout their course including industry projects. During the course, students will complete a major individual project that integrates both civil engineering skills and building design skills to confirm their ability to work as a civil engineer and a building design specialist. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil Design) and Diploma of Building Design.


Most units in this course are offered in online mode. Some units will have compulsory residential schools for online students. These Residential Schools give students an opportunity to develop and demonstrate practical skills.

Other requirements

Students are required to complete 480 hours (including a minimum of 240 hours of industry experience) of Engineering Professional Practice prior to graduation. Once students have completed the professional practice requirements, they must provide evidence of how they have attained the professional engineering practice exposure required by Engineers Australia. For full course requirements, visit the course webpage.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for CQUniversity and this course, refer to CQUniversity’s website.


English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C); Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Recommended study
Physics (Units 3 and 4, C); Design (Units 3 and 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C).
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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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, 2024

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Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Design; architecture; planning; building or engineering firms; government departments and corporations with a large building portfolio.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

CSP/$7819 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Engineering and Technology
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

41/2 years Full time or 9 years Part time

Cairns & Far North Queensland