TAFE Queensland

Associate Degree in Civil Engineering

TAFE Queensland

Course details

CRICOS course code: 065567A

Level of study: Undergraduate


Help shape the future of Australia's infrastructure with this specialised, advanced qualification with TAFE Queensland. This course will allow you to progress your career as an engineering professional and become a technical consultant or engineering associate.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, civil engineering professionals are a skill in high demand with employers finding it hard to fill vacancies. This very large occupation is predicted to grow strongly in the future with around 28,000 job openings expected over the next five years.

In this associate degree, you will develop your skills in the application of civil and structural engineering technology. You will gain specialised knowledge of drafting and modelling structural, municipal and environmental engineering, project management and estimating skills. Our experienced teachers will ensure you can synthesise elements of your theoretical and practical understanding through designing and implementing an engineering project to standards applicable to a modern civil or structural engineering practice.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work on infrastructure projects as a civil or structural engineering associate or technical consultant in a variety of industries including engineering, construction, mining and transportation companies, or local and state government agencies. You will also be on the path to further advanced studies.


The successful achievement of the Associate Degree requires you to complete all 14 core units, two elective units and 30 days of industry professional practice placement.

Course Outcome

HED001 Associate Degree in Civil Engineering

Job Prospects

  • BIM Coordinator/Collaborator
  • Engineering Associate
  • Estimator
  • Design Drafter
  • Project Manager
  • Civil/Structural Designer and Modeller

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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 16,400 Per Year Read more32,800 for the entire course
Start date: 23 January 2023
Duration: 2 years
Study mode: Full time

TAFE Queensland

South Bank Campus
66 Ernest Street Brisbane Queensland 4101

Entry criteria

International Applicants will have completed Year 12 (or equivalent) with a Sound Achievement in Maths.

Applicants without Mathematics A are strongly advised to complete a 20 hours intensive Maths Workshop with TAFE Queensland one week prior to the commencement of 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 your individual circumstances.

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


TAFE Queensland
South Bank Campus
66 Ernest Street Brisbane Queensland 4101