Civil Systems Major

Bachelor of Design, 3 years full-time, Parkville and Southbank. CRICOS code: 090744C

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Civil Engineers have a significant impact on the world, from meeting the challenges of urban development to restoring infrastructure after disasters and building structures to withstand extreme events.

Major Description

The Civil Systems major provides the foundation of understanding planning, design and construction of essential infrastructure and services in the built environment, including bridges, tunnels, transport systems, water supply, drainage, ports and harbours.

You will develop a fundamental understanding of how planning, design and construction can interact with the natural and social environment in order to satisfy the needs of society.

Learning outcomes

In addition to the generic attributes of the Bachelor of Design graduate, graduates of the Civil Systems major should be able to demonstrate:

  • A broad knowledge of major concepts and empirical findings in Civil Systems, and be able to understand a wide range of issues relating to sustainable infrastructure design, construction and operation
  • A capacity for using fundamental scientific principles to develop solutions to practical complex problems involving civil infrastructure
  • A capacity for applying risk management principles and techniques to engineering projects with the aim of preventing of loss of life caused by natural and complex disasters
  • Excellent communication skills, for clear and concise delivery of complex design information about civil infrastructure for range of audiences, and for a range of purposes
  • Knowledge of the Code of Ethics, Engineers Australia and other regulatory frameworks relevant to the Civil Systems Major.

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