Civil Systems Practice


These days most engineering tasks require a systems approach.  Knowledge, design skills, theory and a variety of tools will combine in a systematic way to complete a complex task. This course is a practical introduction to this approach.

Elementary building blocks and theory covered in previous courses will be combined to design and develop more complex systems.  Working in teams will be an essential part of this course.

Systems that will be covered include structural systems, such as concrete and fibre composite beams.  Teams will have to design, build and test their own:

  • beam
  • road design using Moss software
  • water and sewerage systems.

Travel to Australia

As part of this course you will need to attend a practice unit at the University of South Queensland (USQ). These units are held twice yearly in February and September. 

Once you have decided on the practice unit you would like to attend we recommend you email us so we can arrange your placement with USQ on your behalf. Once we have confirmed your placement, we will notify you and then you can enrol in the course via our website.

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Work towards

Course availability over the next 12 months