Associate Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering (Design Drafting)/Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)(Honours) - Flinders Uni Pathway

Study pathway:
Duration Up to 4 years Full Time or Part Time equivalent
TAFE SA CodeDP00144
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Course Admission Requirements

any one of:

  • Certificate III or higher in an Engineering related area
  • or
  • Completion of Year 12 and Year 12 Mathematics
  • or
  • Satisfactory achievement in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) with a minimum score of 140

Uni Dual Offer Course

  • You will receive an offer to both TAFE SA and University, with the University offer being conditional on successful completion of the TAFE SA qualification.
  • You can rest assured you have secured your University offer, pending successful completion of the TAFE SA award.
  • No further application will be required.
  • You will receive credit for TAFE SA studies allowing you to complete two awards dependant on the pathway selected.
  • If accepted, you will receive an offer to TAFE SA and-on successful completion of the TAFE SA qualification-an offer to University with no further application required.
  • View our Uni Dual Offer Courses list

Important Information

  • Year 12 completion must be with a minimum ATAR of 60.
  • This is a Higher Education qualification which leads to employment and/or fast-track into further study at university.

How to Apply

Award Courses

Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

Employment Outcomes

Civil and Structural Engineering underpins the planning, design and construction of private and public buildings and facilities, bridges and roads, water infrastructure and more. The industry has two major branches: design (also known as engineering consulting) and construction. The Associate Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering (Design Drafting) was developed by TAFE SA to respond to the workforce development needs of the engineering consulting industry in South Australia. This industry is in need of specialised highly trained paraprofessional staff. You will work as a design drafter or technical officer supporting engineers. Your work may involve preparing drawings, documentation and specifications, inspecting works and cost estimation.

Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

Qualifications & Skills Covered

Higher Education

Associate Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering (Design Drafting) (CRS1400353)
The associate degree gives students a firm foundation in both theoretical study and practical skills, with an emphasis on strong drafting skills as needed by the consulting industry.
A typical study program includes:

  • First year
  • construction engineering practice including white card, scaffolding, safe working at heights, engineering mathematics and mechanics, geotechnics, water infrastructure and drawing
  • Second year
  • civil, structural and building services drafting, structural analysis, project management and final year engineering project, as well as electives such as environmental engineering and water treatment
  • In your small class you will work on real-world examples and combined with the guaranteed work experience in the field you will develop the attributes needed to succeed in Australia’s technology-based industries
  • The course offers work placement and industry-based final year projects
  • 15 core units plus 2 electives.


 Fee Range (approx)
Total TAFE SA course cost$24,511

Please note that fees listed apply to the TAFE SA qualification only. Check the University website for Bachelor fees. Fees vary depending on the subjects you enrol into and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

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