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 (Site Management) was developed by TAFE SA to respond to the workforce development needs of the civil and structural construction industry in South Australia. The civil and structural construction industry is one of South Australia’s major employers. It is the only para-professional qualification in South Australia that prepares you for a site engineer role. You may work as a site engineer or project manager. Your work may involve project programming, quality control, managing construction teams, liaising with sub-contractors and suppliers and communications with project stakeholders.
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
Associate Degree in Civil & Structural Engineering (Site Management)/ Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) - University of Adelaide Pathway
The associate degree gives students a firm foundation in both theoretical study and practical skills, with an emphasis on strong site management skills as needed by the construction industry.
A typical study program includes:
- First year studying construction engineering practice including white card, scaffolding, safe working at heights, engineering mathematics and mechanics, geotechnics, water infrastructure and drawing
- Second year studying site management, structural analysis, environmental engineering and water treatment, project management and final year engineering project, as well as electives such as civil and structural drafting
- 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.
To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 15 core units and 2 elective units.
of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
* 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings