Why choose civil engineering?
Civil engineers are responsible for the physical structures that we take for granted every day – roads, bridges, airports, mines, pipelines, harbours, dockyards, water supply and flood control 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. You may, for example, be asked to establish whether or not a building design is safe, or inspect a dam wall to see if it is structurally sound.
Why study with us?
Graduates enjoy high starting salaries and are targeted by businesses from around the world. You will be taught in modern laboratory facilities by internationally recognised teaching staff.
What you will study
Areas of study include structural, geotechnical, water, transportation and environmental engineering, management and technology/human values. You will get plenty of practical experience with 12 weeks of industrial experience and an industry-related project in your final year of study.
This degree is accredited by Engineers Australia and other affiliated international organisations.
One of the great things about engineering is that you can work almost anywhere in the world. Civil engineers go on to careers designing and constructing all types of infrastructure including dams, buildings, transport systems, gas and water supply, sewerage systems, harbours, airports and railways. There are many opportunities in industries such as construction and building, geotechnical and water engineering, mining, property development, consultancy firms and government bodies such as the Roads and Traffic Authority and Hunter Water.