Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact us for more information.
In this program, you’ll gain the practical and technical skills to work with civil engineers in the research, design and construction of infrastructure projects.
Civil and structural engineering involves the design and construction of roads, airports, railways, buildings, bridges, dams and drainage systems.
In this program, you’ll develop skills in:
- using computer-aided drafting (CAD) software to produce detailed drawings, plans and designs for construction work
- doing cost estimates and preparing material specifications
- liaising with construction workers and project managers
- inspecting completed works to ensure they meet specifications and regulations
- conducting laboratory and/or field testing of materials, soil and water quality.
Note: Programs may change as training packages are updated.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
As part of your studies in Year 2, you'll engage in an engineering project. This involves designing a simulated project consisting of a design brief and communication strategies and demonstrating teamwork.
You'll be encouraged to seek an industry mentor to oversee your project.
Graduates may work in the public or private sectors in positions such as:
- laboratory technician
- research assistant
- construction supervisor
- CAD draftsperson working under the supervision of a professional engineer.
Many Melbourne consulting organisations visit RMIT to provide seminars about their operations and advise students to contact them about job prospects. We've previously been visited by GHD, SKM, Kingston City Council and a variety of civil contracting companies.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia. Full accreditation will be sought for this program as soon as it is feasible to do so within the accreditation time lines set by Engineers Australia.
Once it is fully accredited, graduates of the program will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia.
Australia is a signatory to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Dublin Accord, for engineering technicians. Once it is fully accredited, graduates of the program will be recognised in all countries that are signatories to the accord.
Through partner organisations in Europe, Asia and the United States, the RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP) offers workplace training and academic research placements of between six and 12 months.
There are also opportunities to study abroad through Education Abroad.
Program and course information
Build a career from the ground up
Whether you want to become an engineer's assitant, or gain entry into a bachelor degree, this program can get you started in the growing world of civil engineering.