Bachelor of Science (Civil and Structural Engineering)

Integrated Specification / Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) [Contextual Graduate Attributes]

PLO 1: Knowledge

Graduates of this program will have breadth of knowledge, skills and in-depth understanding [A1] and knowledge development at the Engineering Technologist level [A3] across the Civil and Structural engineering disciplines including specialised body of knowledge in [A1]: applying fundamental structural mechanics and construction principles; assessing steel, concrete and road structure design; understanding surveying, materials, fluid mechanics, soil mechanics, and hydraulic principles; and applying knowledge of geotechnical concepts and civil engineering design.

Graduates will also demonstrate scientific, mathematical, computer science [A2], contextual factors and design practice [A4] knowledge - contextualised for Engineering Technologist applications.

(EA Stage 1: 1.1; 1.2; 1.3; 1.4; 1.5)


PLO 2: Problem Solving

Graduates of this program will be able to identify and solve intellectually complex, specialised engineering technologist problems relevant to Civil and Structural Engineering, individually or in groups, underpinned by critical analysis, self-reflection, research and synthesis of the engineering systems and solutions relevant to the engineering technology domain [B1].

Graduates will also apply, analyse and synthesise sustainable solutions to complex surveying, materials, fluid and soil mechanics, hydraulics, construction, structural, steel, road, and civil engineering problems in a critical manner by exercising sound technical and innovative engineering project management judgement [B2].

(EA Stage 1: 1.4; 2.1; 2.2; 2.3; 2.4; 3.2)


PLO 3: Communication

Graduates will have communication (oral and written) skills to investigate, analyse and present technical ideas, information and solutions [C1] on Civil and Structural Engineering problems in a professional and organised manner across international cultures [C2] within the engineering technology domain.

(EA Stage 1: 3.2; 3.4; 3.5)


PLO 4: Design and Project Management

Graduates will use skills in established design and project management methodologies to systematically conduct design and synthesise projects [D2] individually or in collaboration with others as team members and leaders in Civil and Structural Engineering.

Graduates will apply broad construction, structural, steel, road, geotechnical, and civil design fundamentals to support safe and systematic design and synthesis within the technology domain [D1].

(EA Stage 1: 1.5; 2.1; 2.2; 2.3; 2.4; 3.5; 3.6)


PLO 5: Professional and Ethical Conduct

Graduates of this program will operate as Civil and Structural engineering technologists in a practical, innovative, sustainable and ethical manner with a socially, environmentally and economically accountable ethos [E1].

Graduates will also demonstrate professional conduct and accountability befitting Professional Engineering Technologists, individually and in groups, via professional and industry exposure practice [E2] – integrated and consolidated within the various Civil and Structural topics.

(EA Stage 1: 1.6; 3.1; 3.3; 3.4; 3.5; 3.6)


Graduate Attributes: (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Professional and Personal Development)

EA Stage 1

(PLO 1) | A.  Knowledge of Science and Engineering Fundamentals


A1.  Breadth of knowledge of engineering and systematic, theory-based understanding of underlying principles, and depth of knowledge across one or more engineering sub-disciplines

1.1, 1.3

A2. Knowledge of mathematical, statistical and computer sciences appropriate for engineering technology


A3.  Discernment of knowledge development within the technology domain


A4.  Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the technology domain


(PLO 2) | B.  Problem Solving, Critical Analysis and Judgement


B1. Ability to research, synthesise, evaluate and innovatively apply theoretical concepts, knowledge and approaches across diverse engineering technology contexts to effectively solve engineering problems

1.4, 2.1, 2.3

B2. Technical and project management skills to design complex systems and solutions in line with developments in engineering technology professional practice

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2

(PLO 3) | C.  Effective Communication


C1.  Cognitive and technical skills to investigate, analyse and organise information and ideas and to communicate those ideas clearly and fluently, in both written and spoken forms appropriate to the audience

3.2, 3.4

C2. Ability to engage effectively and appropriately across a diverse range of cultures

3.2, 3.5

(PLO 4) | D.  Design and Project Management


D1.  Apply systematic synthesis and design processes within the technology domain

1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3

D2.  Apply systematic approaches to the conduct and management of projects within the technology domain

2.4, 3.5, 3.6

(PLO 5) | E.  Accountability, Professional and Ethical Conduct


E1.  Innovation in applying engineering technology, having regard to ethics and impacts including economic; social; environmental and sustainability

1.6, 3.1, 3.4

E2.  Professional conduct, understanding and accountability in professional practice across diverse circumstances including team work, leadership and independent work

3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6