Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Coastal Systems Engineering

Southern Cross University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01241G

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Coastal Systems Engineering is one of just a few specialist undergraduate professional engineering degrees in Australia to train industry-ready graduates for work in water engineering, coastal engineering and catchment management. The course addresses an increasing need for engineering expertise in these fields that is currently only available through on-the-job training and/or postgraduate qualifications.As part of this course, students are required to undertake a compulsory 60-day industry placement. Industry experience enables students to apply their knowledge and skills to engineering problems within a real work environment, and to make valuable contacts within industry. Students typically undertake one or more work placements with an organisation conducting work related to engineering practice.


  • 26 core units in coastal engineering and management
  • Floodplain engineering and management
  • Project management
  • Hydraulic engineering
  • Water and wastewater engineering
  • Engineering geochemistry and hydrology plus one major or a set of alternative subjects.


  • Coastal geochemistry
  • Coastal zone management
  • Infrastructure design and management

Standard entry requirements

Year 12

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Lismore International: $123,200 No No information available

Further information

Careers for graduates include as a civil or environmental engineer in a range of settings involving systems and infrastructure in the coastal zone, including municipal and government authorities, water supply and management agencies, construction companies, natural resource management organisations, consulting engineering companies, airport authorities, mining companies, irrigation authorities, research organisations, and education organisations.

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