Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours) – RMIT

B.E. (Civil) – BITS

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Overview

The dual degree program Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours) by RMIT University and B.E. (Civil Engineering) Programme by BITS, Pilani is developed with an environmental sustainability focus. This degree will equip you with the skills to plan, design, construct, supervise, manage and maintain infrastructure projects in Australia, India and overseas.

Civil and infrastructure engineers plan, design, construct, supervise, manage and maintain the essential infrastructure of our modern community. This includes roads, bridges, water supply schemes, sewerage systems, transportation systems, harbours, airports, railways, factories and large buildings. They look at ways to extend the life of existing structures through fault identification and establishing proactive maintenance schedules.

A civil engineer can work in consultancies, local government, road authorities, mining companies and construction companies. Roles include:

  • Construction manager
  • Construction engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Project manager
  • Design engineer
  • Transport engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Water engineer
  • Engineering asset manager

 

Why study this joint program in Civil Engineering?

RMIT University is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for engineering (Civil and Structural Engineering) and ranked top 50 in Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (Civil Engineering) in ShanghaiRanking.

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani is ranked 500 – 520 universities in the world  for Engineering and Technology (QS World University Rankings 2023)

Studying the dual Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours) / B.E. (Civil Engineering) Programme offers the following benefits:

 

Prepare for your career

Graduate job-ready with local or international industry placements and other work-integrated learning experiences in both countries.

Hands-on learning experiences

Throughout your study your study will be largely laboratory-based, where you’ll conduct experiments and design your own solutions for various industry relevant projects.

Globally accredited qualification

Eligible for Engineers Australia membership, with the qualification recognised by all 18 countries that are signatories to the Washington Accord*.

*Signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, the Washington Accord, include the USA, UK, China, New Zealand, Japan, Korea and Singapore.

Program Learning Outcomes


BITS program learning outcomes

Civil Engineering is instrumental in developing the country’s infrastructure as it deals with planning, design, construction, sustenance and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment that improves and increases mobility and convenience for its society.

RMIT program learning outcomes

Upon completion of the BH077 of the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil & Infrastructure) (Honours), you will have achieved the following Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Program Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate an in-depth understanding and knowledge of fundamental engineering and scientific theories, principles and concepts and apply advanced technical knowledge in specialist domain of engineering.
  • Program Learning Outcome 2: Utilise mathematics and engineering fundamentals, software, tools and techniques to design engineering systems for complex engineering challenges.
  • Program Learning Outcome 3: Apply engineering research principles, methods and contemporary technologies and practices to plan and execute projects taking into account ethical, environmental and global impacts.
  • Program Learning Outcome 4: Apply systematic problem solving, design methods and information and project management to propose and implement creative and sustainable solutions with intellectual independence and cultural sensitivity.
  • Program Learning Outcome 5: Communicate respectfully and effectively with diverse audiences, employing a range of communication methods, practising professional and ethical conduct.
  • Program Learning Outcome 6: Develop and demonstrate the capacity for autonomy, agility and reflection of own learning, career and professional development and conduct.
  • Program Learning Outcome 7: Collaborate and contribute as an effective team member in diverse, multi-level, multi-disciplinary teams, with commitment to First Nations peoples and globally inclusive perspectives and participation.

Overview of the Program Structure

This joint program requires that students separately and simultaneously complete the program requirements for both BITS and RMIT programs. The academy students will complete their first two years of study in India, in addition to the BITS Pilani curriculum, a small number of RMIT courses will be offered in the first two years of study.

After successful completion of the first two years of study, the academy students will transfer to Melbourne campus and complete a further 2 years study and complete both qualifications. Courses completed at BITS, Pilani will be recognised for credits towards the completion of the RMIT’s Bachelor of Engineering (Civil & Infrastructure) (Honours) degree and vice versa, the completion of prescribed RMIT courses in the final two years will be recognised for requirements of the BITS Pilani B.E. (Civil Engineering) Programme.

Details of Year 1 and 2 (Taught at BITS, India)

In the first two years of the BITS, Pilani B.E. Civil Engineering program you will gain a foundation in science, mathematics and engineering, and will be introduced to the fundamental aspects of civil engineering in a mixture of theory and practical courses.

Project work will develop your high-level technical and design skills. You will gain communication and teamwork skills and learn how to be a good leader.

Throughout your degree, you will study RMIT STEM Future Technology Skills courses that provide you with a fundamental understanding of the technology mega-trends that will shape your future career.

Subject Area Code Course Title Credit Points Course Owning University
BIO F110 Biology Laboratory 1 BITS Pilani
BIO F111 General Biology 3 BITS Pilani
CHEM F110 Chemistry Laboratory 1 BITS Pilani
CHEM F111 General Chemistry 3 BITS Pilani
MATH F111 Mathematics I 3 BITS Pilani
PHY F110 Physics Laboratory 1 BITS Pilani
PHY F111 Mechanics, Oscillations and Waves 3 BITS Pilani
OENG 1277 Introduction to Engineering Design 12 RMIT University
MATH F112 Mathematics II 3 BITS Pilani
ME F112 Workshop Practice 2 BITS Pilani
BITS F112 Technical Report Writing 2 BITS Pilani
MATH F113 Probability and Statistics 3 BITS Pilani
BITS F111 Thermodynamics 3 BITS Pilani
OENG 1278 Digital Fundamentals^ 12 RMIT University
EEE F111 Electrical Sciences 3 BITS Pilani
Summer School    
  Humanities Elective 3 BITS Pilani
  Humanities Elective 3 BITS Pilani
Subject Area Code Course Title Credit Points Course Owning University
MATH F211 Mathematics III 3 BITS Pilani
CE F211 Mechanics of Solids 3 BITS Pilani
CE F231 Fluid Mechanics 3 BITS Pilani
CE F213 Surveying 4 BITS Pilani
CE F230 Civil Engineering Materials 4 BITS Pilani
COSC 3086 Foundations of Artificial Intelligence for STEM 12 RMIT University
ECON F211 Principles of Economics 3 BITS Pilani
or    or
MGTS F211 Principles of Management 3 BITS Pilani
Humanities Electives 3 3 BITS Pilani
CE F241 Analysis of Structures 3 BITS Pilani
CE F242 Construction Planning and Technology 3 BITS Pilani
CE F243 Soil Mechanics 4 BITS Pilani
CE F244 Highway Engineering 4 BITS Pilani
BITS F225 Environmental Studies 3 BITS Pilani
ONPS 2747 STEM for Sustainable Development 12 RMIT University

Details of Year 3 and 4 (Taught at RMIT University, Australia)

You must complete a further 192 credit points of study in Melbourne, Australia to meet the full requirements of the RMIT Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure)(Honours) degree. In Melbourne, your program structure currently is as follows for years 3 & 4:

In year 3 you will consolidate your learnings from years 1 and 2 and further develop your knowledge and understanding of civil and infrastructure engineering.

In year 4 you will be provided with a capstone experience in the following courses -OENG1167 Engineering Capstone Project Part A and OENG1168 Engineering Capstone Project Part B- in which you will conduct a research project that can be analytical, experimental, design or computational in nature (or some combination). The capstone experience will give you the opportunity to integrate, critically reflect on and consolidate what you have learnt in your program.

While most courses in the program are delivered on campus at RMIT, others via a combination of predominantly online activities supported by some campus-based activities. Most of your classes will take place at the Melbourne City campus; however, some laboratory classes will take place on the Bundoora campus.

Subject Area Code Course Title  Credit Points Course Owning University
CIVE 1149 Engineering Practice 5 Construction Management 12  RMIT University
CIVE 1108 Geotechnical Engineering 2 12 RMIT University
CIVE 1143 Analysis of Complex Structures 12 RMIT University
CIVE 1179 Steel Structures 1 12 RMIT University
CIVE 1155 Engineering Practice 6 – Sustainable Infrastructure Design 12 RMIT University
CIVE 1217 Engineering Economics and Infrastructure Planning 12 RMIT University
CIVE 1177 Concrete Structures 1 12 RMIT University
CIVE 1153 Stormwater Management 12 RMIT University
Subject Area Code Course Title  Credit Points Course Owning University
OENG1167 1167 Engineering Capstone Project Part A 12 RMIT University
OENG1168 1168 Engineering Capstone Project Part B 12 RMIT University
BIOL2525 2525 Cyber-Physical-Biological Systems: Technology for a Digital World 12 RMIT University
OENG1235 1235 Innovation Ecosystem and the Future of Work 12 RMIT University
CIVE1210 1210 Steel Structures 2 12 RMIT University
CIVE1145 1145 Catchment Water Management 12 RMIT University
CIVE1200 1200 Wastewater Systems Design and Modelling 12 RMIT University

 

And complete one of the following courses:

Subject Area Code Course Title  Credit Points Course Owning University
CIVE1173 1173 Infrastructure Management 12  RMIT University
CIVE1151 1151 Concrete Structures 2 12  RMIT University
CIVE1157 1157 Transport Engineering 2 12  RMIT University
CIVE1163 1163 Long Span and High Rise structures 12  RMIT University
OENG1165 1165 Professional Engineering Experience 12  RMIT University

Upon successful completion of the first 2 years of your study in BITS; you will have 192 credit points transferred into the Melbourne plan of BH077P23 Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours). These 192 credit points are made up of:

  • 144 credit points for the courses delivered by BITS.
  • 48 credit points for the four courses delivered by RMIT.

Upon successful completion of the final 2 years of your study in RMIT you will receive 4 semesters of credit into the BITS award.

More information can be found here RMIT University Credit Policy. More information can be found here RMIT University Credit Policy.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours) is fully accredited by Engineers Australia.

Engineers Australia is the professional body responsible for the accreditation of higher education programs that prepare students to practise as professional engineers.

Engineers Australia is a signatory to the Washington Accord. This means that the degree is internationally recognised, and graduates are able to practise as professional engineers in many countries around the world.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure Engineering) (Honours) are eligible for graduate and/or professional membership of Engineers Australia.

BITS- Pilani has gained deep insights into emerging industry trends and skill demands. Since inception, over 500 organisations, including prominent one such as Alstom, Tata Power, Reliance Power, Bharat Forge, Bharat Petroleum and many others have benefited from the Work Intergrated Learning Programmes.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours) program has an Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) that advise on the RMIT delivered program and courses in Melbourne. Membership is diverse and drawn from external industry and professional institutions. These committees help inform program development and ensure that the RMIT delivered program content and student learning outcomes in Melbourne remain closely aligned with the needs of future employers. In addition, academic staff in Melbourne maintain connections with industry to develop and deliver work integrated learning experiences. as well as offer advice on professional careers in Australia.

To be eligible for entry to the Academy program you must meet the academic, pre-requisite and English requirements of both RMIT and BITS Pilani.

BITS

Candidates should have passed the 12th examination of 10+2 system from a recognized Central or State board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) and adequate proficiency in English.

Admission to all the programmes is subject to the conditions given below:

  • The candidate should have obtained a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects (if he/she has taken Mathematics in BITSAT) or a minimum of aggregate 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects (if he/she has taken Biology in BITSAT) subjects in 12th examination, with at least 60% marks in each of the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics / Biology subjects.
    The academic requirements will include your results from the BITSAT test
RMIT

Applicants must achieve the following results in your high school studies:

  1. Successful completion of the All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) with minimum average of 65% * or;
  2. Successful completion of the Indian School Certificate (ISC) with minimum average of 65% * or;
  3. Successful completion of the State Boards of Education (Higher Secondary Certificate, HSC) with minimum average of 70% *

*Overall average for graded academic subjects, excluding Work Experience& Physical & Health Education, Art, Religious and General Studies

For other qualifications, please visit https://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/international-students/apply-to-rmit-international-students/entry-requirements/country-equivalency/india

To meet the pre-requisite requirement you must complete Mathematics/ HSC Mathematics with a minimum grade of 60% in your AISSC, ISC, State Board HSC studies. Other qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

  • To meet the English requirement you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:
    • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
    • TOEFL (Internet Based Test – IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
    • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
    • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by the Academy, including validity periods, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.

Your application will also be assessed under the Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF) to ensure a smooth transition when it comes time to transfer to Australia. For more details please refer to our Apply for a visa information page.

Students are required to apply for an Australian student visa at the end of Year 2 at BITS, India. It is important to note that students must meet the student visa requirements.

Tuition fees in years one and two of the dual degrees are payable to BITS Pilani.

Annual tuition fees for students commencing 2023 are:

Year 1 (2023) INR 750,000

Year 2 (2024) INR 787,500

Other additional non-tuition fees can be found on the BITS Admission website.

For courses undertaken in Melbourne in years 3 and 4, students pay standard international students fees for the programs.

Year 3 (2025): 43,200AUD (2024 rate)#

Year 4 (2026): 43,200AUD (2024 rate)#

# RMIT may adjust tuition fees at the beginning of each calendar year. RMIT may increase tuition fees by no more than 7.5% each calendar year (subject to rounding).

Information regarding other costs such as amenities fees, Overseas health insurance and costs of living can be found on the RMIT Australia program guide for Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours)

Refunds Policy

Please review the Academy refund policy in conjunction with the above fees.

Future Leaders Scholarship

BITS-RMIT Higher Education Academy students are eligible for the the RMIT Future Leadership Scholarship for components of the program delivered at RMIT Australia.

The scholarship value is a 20% tuition fee reduction for the program duration outlined on your offer letter for courses delivered at RMIT in Melbourne.

Further information

Future Leaders Scholarships

 

Other information

Inherent requirements

Non-academic abilities you’ll need to complete this program

The following information outlines the tasks you will be required to undertake during professional experience placement and on-campus learning activities.

The non-academic abilities listed are provided for your information only and are not entry requirements.

If there are any activities outlined which may be difficult for you to undertake, there are a range of adjustments to your study conditions available to enable and support you to demonstrate these abilities. Please contact the Equitable Learning Service to discuss any adjustments you may require.

By understanding the types of activities you’ll participate in, you can:

  • understand more about the program
  • determine if you may need support during your studies
  • make an informed decision about whether the program is suitable for you

If you are living with disability, long-term illness and/or a mental health condition, we can support you by making adjustments to activities in your program so that you can participate fully in your studies.

To receive learning adjustments, you need to register with Equitable Learning Service

The University considers the wellbeing and safety of all students, staff and the community to be a priority in academic and professional experience placement settings.

The Student Welfare Division of BITS is dedicated to the welfare of on campus students. We encourage a student’s overall development, whether academics or beyond academics, within the framework of the campus rules. Student can contact our office for any help related to your campus stay.

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Further studies

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program. As a successful graduate of the BH077 Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours) in Australia, you may (upon application) be eligible to proceed to a coursework Masters degree or even to a research degree including Masters by Research or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Acceptance into these programs would be subject to each program’s entry requirements.