Civil and infrastructure engineering

Civil and infrastructure engineers plan, design, construct, supervise, manage and maintain the essential infrastructure of our modern community.

Civil engineers affect everything we see around us. From rail, road, airport or port infrastructure, the buildings we live and work in, to the bridges that connect us, civil engineering has a big impact on the world around us.

Civil engineers strive to improve buildings, construction and infrastructure, trying to make it more sustainable, more efficient, more structurally sound or healthier and safer.

Our graduates go into rewarding careers working for road authorities, construction companies, consultancies, mining companies or government institutions.

RMIT’s civil engineering programs are actively engaged with industry and responsive to its trends and demands, putting RMIT at the forefront of infrastructure engineering education.

Our students learn from industry professionals via internships, placements or industry projects with industry partners such as VicRoads, Brimbank City Council, Metro Trains Melbourne, BMD Construction, and Multiplex.

RMIT University is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for civil engineering (QS World Ranking by Subject 2021).

Portrait of Kevin Zhang Professor Kevin Zhang — Associate Dean, Civil and Infrastructure Engineering

What is civil and infrastructure engineering?

Civil engineering is concerned with the planning, design, construction, management and maintenance of essential infrastructure like bridges, dams and roads.

Civil engineers plan, design, construct and maintain roads, bridges, water supply schemes, sewerage systems, transportation systems, harbours, airports, railways, factories and large buildings.

They look at ways to extend the life of existing structures through fault identification and establishing proactive maintenance schedules.

Our courses

Keep the world moving. Study civil engineering.

Research

Our research focuses on delivering materials, structures, design and construction technologies for civil infrastructures.

Beyond the classroom

Capstone project: Digital twins

A group of four final year undergraduate engineering students worked under Dr Mojtaba Mahmoodian’s supervision on the development of digital twins for intelligent maintenance of infrastructure. The students installed wireless sensors on a port infrastructure in Queensland and used Internet of Things, Finite Element Modelling, Artificial Intelligence and 3D visualisation technology to optimise maintenance works.

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Meet our people

Scholarships

BMD Group Scholarship

Yearly scholarship awarded to a third year civil and infrastructure engineering student; worth $10,000 over two years and may include a six-week work experience placement.

News

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.