Civil and Construction Engineering and Mining Double Degree
|Guaranteed ATAR||80 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.|
|STAT entry||Not accepted. STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.|
|Location||Bentley or Dubai This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.|
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
February or July
Bentley or Sarawak
|Duration||5 years full time|
This double degree provides an excellent blend of civil and construction engineering fundamentals combined with the practical skills essential to begin effective professional practice immediately on graduation.
In your first year you will complete the Engineering Foundation Year (EFY). The EFY builds a solid base of the fundamental concepts common to all areas of engineering. The EFY was developed in partnership with industry to create a curriculum that is reflective of engineering practice.
In the first two years of this course you will develop the basic scientific, mathematical and practical skills necessary for later use in civil engineering design and construction. Your third year will include applied engineering subjects in structural analysis and design, materials, geotechnical engineering, construction engineering, hydraulics and professional practice.
In your final year you will explore subjects related to construction management for large civil engineering projects including construction control, industrial relations, contract law, cost estimation and finance. You’ll also undertake further study in a range of specialist options, such as environmental engineering, transportation, public health engineering and advanced structural design. Prior to graduation, you will complete at least 12 weeks of engineering work experience during your vacations.
The mining component develops you as an engineer, who looks after the planning, design and operation of a mine. This double degree will provide you with a comprehensive knowledge in a broad range of science and technology areas, including geology, electrical, civil and mechanical engineering, surveying, computing and environmental science. You will pay specific attention to aspects concerned with conservation of the environment, health and safety, ventilation, pollution and management of both people and resources. During your course you will complete a Senior First Aid Certificate and undertake fieldtrips to gain industrial experience to ensure you are job-ready upon graduation.
This course can help you become a:
- Mining engineer
- Mine ventilation officer
- Mine manager
- Consulting engineering
- Mining company director
2018 intake for Curtin Dubai
- Semester 2A (September)
High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.
Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students
English language proficiency
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Guaranteed ATAR This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.
Selection rank adjustments (previously referred to as ATAR-related adjustments)
Details of the types of adjustment factors (bonus points) commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin page.
ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period
View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most recent intake period.
Mature age entry
Essential WACE courses
- Mathematics: Methods ATAR and at least one of the following courses: Physics ATAR, Chemistry ATAR or Engineering Studies ATAR, or equivalent.
Desirable WACE coursesMathematics: Specialist ATAR, or equivalent.
Bentley or Sarawak
This course may not be offered at all locations every year.
In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? -
A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the
student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.
All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.
Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.
*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.
This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website
If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.
- Civil engineers are currently in very high demand and this trend is expected to remain long into the future.
- This professional and practically-orientated course is highly prized by graduates and respected by professional engineers.
- It is in effect two degrees, civil engineering and construction engineering, combined into one fully comprehensive course.
- It gives a qualification that equips graduates to be work ready as soon as they graduate.
View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.
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- Our admission appeals and grievance process
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