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 appropriate work experience or a combination of technical and non-technical activities.
See our handbook for more course information.
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
This is a professional and practical-orientated course that is highly prized by graduates and respected by professional engineers.
What jobs can the Civil and Construction Engineering Major (BEng Hons) lead to?
- Civil engineer
- Construction engineer
- Geotechnical engineer
- Mining engineer
- Site engineer
- Structural engineer
- Water supply