Bachelor of Engineering - Civil and Construction Engineering / Bachelor of Science - Mining

Curtin University

Civil Engineering involves the application of basic scientific and technological principles to the design and construction of facilities infrastructure for the welfare of the community. It is concerned with such projects as railways, harbours and docks, road systems, bridges, water supply and wastewater treatment, dams, tunnels and underground construction, power projects, offshore structures and commercial and industrial buildings. Many engineering projects require a close working relationship with other groups - other types of engineers, planners, architects and environmental scientists. More detailed knowledge of mining engineering will allow Civil graduates to gain a qualification that extends their expertise into the mining field and allow them to work in the mining industry.

Course Fee:

International: $173,500

Entry Requirements:

Applicants require 'an ATAR score of 80 or higher;' Mathematics Methods ATAR; at least one of the following: Physics ATAR, Chemistry ATAR, Engineering Studies ATAR. Desirable: Mathematics Specialist ATAR. STAT is not accepted for entry but may be used to meet English Competency requirements.


The course contains core units plus options/electives. 12 weeks of approved work experience and successful completion of an approved course in first aid is required.

Subjects you can Study:

Engineering-civil; Engineering-construction; Mining

Further information:

If you need more course information, you may contact the relevant areas: For Current Students: Student Services Office, please click here for further details: For Domestic Future Students: Future Students Centre, email: Tel: +61-8-9266 1000 For International Future Students: Curtin International, email: Tel: +61-8-9266 7331


The civil engineering components of this course have been accorded full recognition by Engineers Australia and exempt graduates from all academic requirements for corporate membership of Engineers Australia. To qualify for corporate membership of Engineers Australia a graduate also requires a minimum of four years approved experience following the award of the Bachelor of Engineering degree. This course includes units recognised by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and some overseas institutions. Graduates, after a set period of time in industry, can apply to the Department of Minerals and Energy Western Australia, for a certificate as a manger of open cast mines.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00301J

Related Careers:

Civil Engineer, Mining Engineer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bentley - main campus 75.7 No Part time 10 years
Bentley - main campus 75.7 No Full time 5 years

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