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Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

  • Diploma

Join the next generation of civil construction design experts.

Key details

Degree Type
Course Code
RII60520, 105229F
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$7,700 per year / $8,159 total
International Fees
$7,700 per year / $8,159 total

About this course

Join the next generation of civil construction design experts. This comprehensive qualification in civil construction design provides you with the skills and knowledge to work on projects ranging from residential and industrial buildings to intricate road designs, and expand your study of the design and construction of civil works such as structures and pipe networks.

This course covers a range of engineering specialties to extend your knowledge so that you can plan, design, develop and manage construction, and repair projects relating to these disciplines.

During your studies you will learn several engineering drafting standards and receive exposure to computer aided design (CAD) programs selected from AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Revit and Microsoft Project.

Gain skills in applying construction principles to civil construction works, produce advanced engineering designs and drawings, and learn structural analysis.

After completing this course you can continue your education at university, or as a senior civil works designer or paraprofessional designer.

Entry requirements

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 6.0 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.

  • Completion of RII50520 Diploma of Civil Construction Design is required for entry into this course.

Please view Admission requirements for your country of origin.

Study locations


Career pathways

Career opportunities
  • Senior Civil Designer
Career opportunities
  • Senior Civil Designer
  • Senior Civil Designer
  • Course structure

    To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 12 units. These 12 are comprised of 5 core units and 7 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

    Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

    Core units
      National ID
      Unit title
    • BSBPMG632
      Manage program risk
    • BSBTWK502
      Manage team effectiveness
    • BSBWHS616
      Apply safe design principles to control WHS risks
    • RIICWD601E
      Manage civil works design processes
    • RIIQUA601E
      Establish and maintain a quality system
    Elective units
      National ID
      Unit title
    • BSBPMG533
      Manage project cost
    • BSBPMG540
      Manage project integration
    • RIICWD509E
      Prepare detailed design of urban roads
    • RIICWD528E
      Prepare detailed design of traffic management systems
    • RIICWD533E
      Prepare detailed design of civil concrete structures
    • RIICWD534E Prepare detailed design of civil steel structures
    • RIICWD535E Prepare detailed design of civil timber structures