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HED006

Undergraduate Certificate in Civil Engineering Fundamentals

Get a head start on your civil engineering career with this entry-level course and unlock a direct entry pathway into the Associate Degree of Civil Engineering (HED001).

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TIME 6 months / Full Time NEXT START DATE 11 Jul 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$6,660

Course overview

Get a head start on your civil engineering career with this entry-level course from TAFE Queensland. This course will provide you with an understanding of the fundamentals of civil engineering and prepare you for entry into the Associate Degree of Civil Engineering (HED001).

In this course you'll receive an introduction to engineering mathematics, 2D CAD modelling, as well as civil design and drafting. You'll learn how to use mathematical operations to solve engineering problems, develop your understanding of one of the most commonly used drafting packages in the civil design industry, and be introduced to the fundamental elements of a broad range of engineering disciplines including civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and hydraulic. 

Successful completion of this course will provide you with a guaranteed direct entry pathway into the Associate Degree in Civil Engineering (HED001) with full credit transfer of all successfully completed units. 

Note: This course is currently available to domestic students only.

What can I do?

  • Entry Level Draftsperson

Course outcome:

HED006 Undergraduate Certificate in Civil Engineering Fundamentals (UGCertCivEngFund)

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this Undergraduate Certificate in Civil Engineering Fundamentals requires you to complete all 4 core units. 

All units of study are delivered in a face-to-face environment by TAFE Queensland at our South Bank campus.

FEE-HELP assistance is available for all units of study in this course.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

Year 1 Semester 1

  • Year 1 Semester 1

  • UNIT CODE
  • CEA1111
    Engineering Mathematics 1
    UNIT CODE :
    CEA1111
    Unit description :
    In this unit, students will develop the fundamental mathematical knowledge and the skills to apply that knowledge at a level that will enable them to function effectively as para-professionals in the civil engineering domain. Students will become familiar with the mathematical operations involved in solving problems associated with basic algebra, matrix algebra, geometry, trigonometry, functions and their graphs, exponential and logarithmic functions and basic statistics.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Engineering Mathematics 1
    (Credit points: 10; EFTSL = 0.125)

  • UNIT CODE
  • CEA1112
    Engineering Fundamentals
    UNIT CODE :
    CEA1112
    Unit description :
    In this unit, students will be introduced to the fundamental elements of a broad range of engineering disciplines including civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and hydraulic. Students will be introduced to the elements of research, calculation, drawing and reporting, appropriate to engineering practice and compliant with current Australian Standards.

    Co-requisite unit :
    CEA1111
  • UNIT NAME
  • Engineering Fundamentals
    (Credit points: 10; EFTSL = 0.125)

  • UNIT CODE
  • CEA1113
    2D CAD Modelling
    UNIT CODE :
    CEA1113
    Unit description :
    This unit explores different modes of visual communication used in illustrating design ideas. This unit is intended to provide a sound basis on which to develop further understanding of one of the most commonly used drafting packages in the Civil design industry. During the project work an introduction to drafting and its requirements in the industry that will prove relevant to the overall course.
  • UNIT NAME
  • 2D CAD Modelling
    (Credit points: 10; EFTSL = 0.125)

  • UNIT CODE
  • CEA1114
    Engineering Practices
    UNIT CODE :
    CEA1114
    Unit description :
    This unit provides students with an introduction to the key skills necessary to undertake engineering studies, including: communication, researching, critical analysis, problem solving, academic writing, team work, reflection and referencing via the Harvard Referencing Style. Furthermore, this course will introduce students to fundamental engineering practices including the work environment, professional recognition and the requirements for ongoing professional development. Students will continue to build and develop these skills as they progress through other units of the Civil Engineering course.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Engineering Practices
    (Credit points: 10; EFTSL = 0.125)
Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Part time
Classroom
  • Full fee: $6,660
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time
Classroom
  • Full fee: $6,660

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Undergraduate Certificate in Civil Engineering Fundamentals (HED006)

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Undergraduate Certificate in Civil Engineering Fundamentals

COURSE CODE: HED006
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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HECS help

HECS‑HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme for eligible students studying in a Commonwealth Supported Place, that covers the cost of your tuition fees on your behalf.

Important Information

Read this before applying.

Entry requirements

It is highly recommended that at commencement of this course, you should be a minimum of 18 years of age.

Assumed knowledge
It is assumed that you will have the following:

  • English (4, Sound Achievement), 
  • Maths A, B or C (4, Sound Achievement); and/or
  • relevant work experience or qualification that indicates your likely success of course completion.

If you have not completed Mathematics A, it is strongly recommended that you complete a 20 hour intensive Maths Workshop with TAFE Queensland prior to the commencement of this course.

English Language Proficiency Standards:

Learn more about TAFE Queensland's English Language Proficiency Standards

Please refer to the following Selection Criteria for further information regarding entry into this course.

Selection criteria

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. 

Apply now through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) or via Direct Entry Application.

Resources Required

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 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). 

White card

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.

Need to know

Orientation session
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 >

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).

Student Profile
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 >

Course Articulation

Students who complete this course will receive 40 credit points (4 units) towards Associate Degree in Civil Engineering (HED001).

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Apply through QTAC

You can apply to study this course through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC). You will need to submit your application on the QTAC website. It will be assessed, and if you are successful you will receive an offer directly through QTAC. You will need to accept your offer from QTAC before enrolling with TAFE Queensland.