Advanced Diploma of Civil and Structural Engineering

National code: 52585WA | WA course code: 3378 | CRICOS code: 080904G

Advanced Diploma of Civil and Structural Engineering

About this course

This course will provide you with the practical and technical skills to work with civil engineers in the research, design and construction of infrastructure projects. Civil and structural engineering involves the design and construction of roads, airports, railways, buildings, bridges, dams and drainage systems. During this course you will be trained to use computer-aided drafting (CAD) software to produce detailed drawings, plans and designs for construction work, to produce cost estimates and prepare material specifications, liaise with construction workers and project managers, learn to inspect completed works to ensure they meet specifications and regulations and conduct laboratory and/or field testing of materials, soil and water quality.


Students must complete a total number of 32 units which comprises of 36 core units only.  Electives are determined by the Institute you are enrolled at. Core units are:

  • Use Materials in Engineering
  • Use Physics in Engineering
  • Use Statics in Engineering
  • Use Strength of Materials in Engineering
  • Use Basic Mathematics in Engineering
  • Use Mathematics in Engineering
  • Use Surveying in Engineering
  • Use Advanced Mathematics in Engineering
  • Use Basic Soils in Engineering
  • Use Soils in Engineering
  • Use Basic Fluids in Engineering
  • Use Fluids in Engineering
  • Produce Basic Concrete Drawings
  • Produce Basic Steel Drawings
  • Use Basic Structural Analysis in Engineering
  • Use Structural Analysis in Engineering
  • Use Basic Construction in Engineering
  • Use Environmental Concepts in Engineering
  • Use 3D CAD in Engineering
  • Advise on application of safe design principles to control OHS risk
  • Use computer aided drafting systems to produce basic engineering drawings
  • Produce basic engineering graphics
  • Use CAD to create and display 3D models
  • Manage self in the engineering environment
  • Manage environmental effects of engineering activities
  • Prepare detailed design of rural roads
  • Prepare detailed design of urban roads
  • Prepare detailed design of surface drainage
  • Prepare detailed design of subsurface drainage
  • Prepare detailed design of civil concrete structures
  • Prepare detailed design of civil steel structures
  • Manage the civil works design process


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Admission requirements

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent is required.
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Tuition fees

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ETI tuition fees are reviewed annually and can be viewed in the 2015 Schedule of Fees.

If tuition fees are increased you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced.

You will be provided with an indicative Schedule of Fees with your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees

The Resource fee includes any consumable that is used by a student in the course of their study e.g. paint, internet use etc... This fee is paid to your Institute at enrolment.

Material fees

​The Materials fee includes any item that remains the property of a student after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc... This fee is paid to your Institute at enrolment.

Additional information

​Please view the Admission Requirements for your country of origin.

Career opportunities

  • Engineering Associate
  • Civil Design Draftsperson
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