Domestic Applicants - Any of the following
- Relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion I.e. (Certificate IV or higher in an Engineering related area); or
- Recent secondary education with completion of Year 12 and Year 12 English, and Specialist Mathematics or Mathematical Methods or General Mathematics or equivalent.
- Will have completed Year 12 (or equivalent) with a Sound Achievement in Maths (or equivalent).
Information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12 is available on our website
Assumed knowledge explains the minimum level of knowledge we believe you have in some Units of Study before you start your Course. It is assumed that applicants will have the following:
- English (4, SA) or English (Units 3 & 4, C)
- Maths A, B or C (4, SA), or General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C).
Applicants who do not meet the Mathematics requirements will be interviewed and may be asked to complete a 20 hours intensive Maths Workshop with TAFE Queensland one week prior to the commencement of semester.
It is however recommended that in order to give yourself the best opportunity of success in this course, you have studied Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent. Alternatively, applicants may want to consider completion of a suitably qualified Maths course.
English Language Proficiency Standards:
- PTE: 50 (min 50 each skill)
- IELTS: 6.0 (Writing 6.0, all other skills no less than 5.5)
- ISLPR: 3 on all skills
- TOEFL iBT: 60 (13 reading, 12 listening, 18 speaking, 23 writing)
- OET: pass at "C" level in each of four components
Please note that Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) does not satisfy English Language proficiency for this qualification.
Learn more about TAFE Queensland's English Language Equivalencies
Learn more about TAFE Queensland's English Language Proficiency Standards
- Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland.
- International applicants who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place.
- All applicants under the age of 18 are required to participate in an Interview with the Dean Higher Education prior to an offer being made by TAFE Queensland.
What type of Applicant are you?
Admission to all TAFE Queensland higher education courses is on a competitive basis, taking into account all relevant qualifications and experience. The type of applicant you are will determine the selection criteria TAFE Queensland considers when assessing your individual application. Learn more >
Apply now through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) or via Direct Entry Application.
It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.
You will be provided with a recommended reading, stationery and resources list, and/or required textbook list during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network. Whilst most readings are also available to download, there is a cost to print those resources. For more information about printing costs please refer to the printing section of the TAFE Queensland Library network website.
You will also need to have access to a scientific calculator (type required to be advised during orientation).
A White Card is required to access engineering and construction work sites and may be required while undertaking professional placement. You will be offered the opportunity, at an additional cost (approximately $65 to $125), to complete the Construction Industry White Card Skill Set (SSCPC00001) while completing your degree.
Professional Practice Placement
During your course you will be required to complete professional practice placement so you can start using and improving your new skills and knowledge in a real-world environment. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays. TAFE Queensland may be able to assist in arranging suitable placements.
Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are required to complete 240 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.
Need to know
Download your Associate Degree in Civil Engineering 2022 Course Information handbook here.
Part of the Higher Education enrolment process at TAFE Queensland is your attendance at orientation. This provides you with information about being a para professional in the Civil Engineering sector. It will enable you to make an informed decision about your ability to successfully complete the course.
At orientation, you will be informed about the academic calendar, time commitments, and other demands the course will place upon you, so you can make an informed decision about your enrolment at TAFE Queensland. Learn more >
Criminal History check
During your enrolment at TAFE Queensland you may be required to provide TAFE Queensland with updated Criminal History Checks. If your police check identifies that you have a criminal history, you may be disqualified from being eligible to undertake placement and assessment, which would affect your course outcomes. If you think this might impact you, please speak to the relevant Coordinator for further information.
Basic Key Skills Builder’ (bksb)
Successful applicants enrolling into the first semester may be required to undergo diagnostic testing through the Basic Key Skills Builder (bksb) platform. This testing is delivered by TAFE Queensland.
This process identifies knowledge gaps in Mathematics and English language competencies. This is followed by referring students to remedial classes as required.
Students are occasionally referred to TAFE Queensland’s Adult Tertiary Preparation Mathematics and English Language courses prior to resuming their enrolment.
Government Loan Schemes
This course is also approved for FEE-HELP. FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that covers the cost of your tuition fees on your behalf. FEE-HELP is available to students who are not studying in a Commonwealth supported place (and are therefore not eligible for HECS-HELP).
The student profile is a snapshot of data about all students who commenced undergraduate study in the most recent semester intake, including applicants offered in all offer rounds across all campuses and international students.
A student profile is provided for TAFE Queensland as a whole as well as for each of our undergraduate courses. The student profile shows the number of students admitted to the institution/course, along with their life and education experiences. Learn more >
Advanced Standing comprises credit and recognition of prior learning. You may be able to have your prior studies or work experience count as credit towards your course and be able to graduate sooner. We call this 'advanced standing'.
Prior studies include units completed at TAFE Queensland or at another institution. Our policy is available here.
This course has the following specific advanced standing:
- HED006 Undergraduate Certificate in Civil Engineering Fundamentals - 4 Units of Study (40cp) - specified credit.
Students who complete this course will receive 144 credit points (12 units) provided the student has successfully completed Advanced Mathematics (CEA108 Advanced Mathematics or CEA1218 Engineering Mathematics 2) towards EN01 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) at QUT.