This course is a major in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree.
Civil engineers design and construct our infrastructure. They are key members of teams involved in the design and construction of buildings, bridges, roads and highways, harbours, dams, irrigation and water supplies, municipal infrastructure and other large structures and projects.
As our built environment becomes increasingly complicated, ambitious construction projects can only be completed by teams of people with different skills, working together. The civil engineer is central to this process.
In this course, you will develop basic scientific, mathematical and practical skills. You'll learn how to use these skills to solve engineering problems and then to develop your civil engineering capabilities.
You’ll learn to apply these skills in structural analysis and design, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, hydraulics, construction and professional practice.
In your final year, you’ll integrate your design, construction and management skills in large civil engineering projects; undertake a major civil engineering research project; and select units from specialty options in the areas of structural, geotechnical, transportation, water resources and environmental engineering.
To satisfy professional requirements, you'll complete at least 12 weeks (or equivalent) of exposure to professional engineering practice. This requirement can be met through relevant work experience or a combination of technical and non-technical activities.
Double degree options
You can study a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Construction Engineering) with a Bachelor of Commerce or a Bachelor of Science (Mining).
How this course will make you industry ready
Before you graduate, you’ll gain experience integrating your design, construction and management skills in large civil engineering projects and undertake a major civil engineering research project.
You'll also complete at least 12 weeks (or equivalent) of exposure to professional engineering practice,through relevant work experience or combined technical and non-technical activities.
What jobs can the Civil and Construction Engineering lead to?
- Civil engineer
- Construction engineer
- Geotechnical engineer
- Mining engineer
- Site engineer
- Structural engineer
- Water supply
What you'll learn
- Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of fundamental science, mathematics, data analytics, information science, and computing underpinning the broad field of engineering, GC1
- Solve complex civil and construction engineering problems of industrial and societal significance through the application of discipline-specific and integrated bodies of knowledge, design and sustainability principles, GC1
- Make decisions related to the design and implementation of solutions to engineering problems in a safe, ethical, and climate-responsible manner adhering to legal and professional standards and through respectful partnerships with local First Peoples and other diverse cultures as globally responsible citizens, GC4, GC5
- Apply systems thinking for innovative solutions to global civil and construction engineering challenges, discern knowledge and undertake applied research in a discipline of civil and construction engineering, GC2
- Select and use current and emerging technologies to develop and communicate effective and innovative engineering solutions to complex problems, GC3
- Demonstrate lifelong learning habits, teamwork and leadership abilities, project management skills, and the ability to identify opportunities for career-wide professional growth, necessary for advancing a career in engineering and beyond, GC6