The engineering course continues a 100-year-old tradition of professional engineering education at Bendigo. The Bachelor of Civil Engineering course consists of eight semesters of academic studies and a period of paid industry-integrated learning. The course can be combined with either science or business courses in double degree programs. The course structure is changing in 2012 which will be phased in across 2012, 2013 and 2014. The course includes a period of paid industry-integrated learning. Students can choose one of the following options for this part of the course. The three Essentials - Global Citizenship, Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Thinking are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers. Essentials will enable you to adapt your knowledge and skills to new contexts in a rapidly changing world. Subjects addressing the Essentials are part of all undergraduate La Trobe degrees and can be identified in the subject search by distinct icons. The list of approved subjects can be found on the Essentials webpage. This course is of four years full-time or equivalent part-time duration and requires the completion of 480 credit points.