Why study civil engineering at UoN?
Our graduates enjoy high starting salaries and are targeted by businesses around the world. You will be taught in modern lab facilities by internationally recognised teaching staff.
Civil engineers are responsible for the physical structures that we take for granted every day – roads, bridges, airports, mines, pipelines, harbours and dockyards are all planned and designed by civil engineers.
As a civil engineer you will be involved in environmental protection and consider the impact, efficiency and cost effectiveness of infrastructure.
The University of Newcastle has been ranked in the world’s top 120 universities for engineering and technology (QS rankings 2010).
Where do we find civil engineers?
Civil engineers work for construction companies, consulting firms, project management companies, transport companies and governments. Others are employed in the environmental field, assessing the impact of large scale projects, designing wastewater, sewage and industrial wastes, or working in pollution control, environmental control and resource protection and management.
What is involved?
The civil engineering degree is a four year degree comprising 320 units. The degree is available at our Newcastle campus. It provides you with a sound understanding of the scientific fundamentals that underpin civil engineering as well as current engineering practice. You will develop skills in the design of infrastructure projects. The degree offers a multi-disciplinary perspective, meaning that issues such as efficiency, cost effectiveness and environmental impact are considered as part of these engineering projects.
There are a range of combined degree options if you're interested in a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil).
The following combinations can be completed in five years, when you study full-time: