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Undergraduate Certificate in Civil Engineering Fundamentals

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At a glance

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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HED006 Undergraduate Certificate in Civil Engineering Fundamentals

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Course overview

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. 

Units

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

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Year 1 Semester 1
CEA1111
Engineering Mathematics 1 Credit points: 10; EFTSL = 0.125
CEA1112
Engineering Fundamentals Credit points: 10; EFTSL = 0.125
CEA1113
2D CAD Modelling Credit points: 10; EFTSL = 0.125
CEA1114
Engineering Practices Credit points: 10; EFTSL = 0.125

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

You should be a minimum of 18 years of age.

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

  • English (4, Sound Achievement), and
  • Maths A, B or C (4, Sound Achievement).

Applicants with Mathematics A are strongly advised to complete a 20 hour intensive Maths Workshop with TAFE Queensland one week prior to the commencement of the semester.

All non-school-leaver applicants must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion.

All applicants are referred to the Selection Criteria - what type of applicant are you, for specific information about individual circumstances.

Selection criteria

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

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. 

You will also need to have access to a scientific calculator.

Need to know

This course is for domestic students only. 

This course is fully-online and is a direct entry pathway into HED001 Associate Degree in Civil Engineering with full credit transfer for all successfully completed units of study.  This course is approved for HECS-HELP and is Commonwealth Supported. Commonwealth Supported Places in the course are limited.

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.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland