You will be able to specialise in civil infrastructure projects, geotechnical works, structures, transport or water resources. The fundamental knowledge and their applications across these sub-disciplines will be covered through civil engineering majors.
There is also a broad range of electives so you can customise your studies to suit your interests. These electives are clustered through specialised minors aiming for future frontiers in the civil engineering and construction industry. You will also have the option to select minors in the areas of humanitarian engineering and approved specialised minors from other disciplines.
The first year introduces key graduate capabilities in sustainability, problem solving, engineering analysis, teamwork, leadership and communications. You will extend your mathematical skills to cover some basic concepts around engineering applications.
You will also study an Introduction to Engineering subject, incorporating a humanitarian-focused Engineers Without Borders Challenge. You will have the opportunity to extend this aspect of your studies by completing an Engineers Without Borders elective, enabling you to experience humanitarian engineering first-hand.
The second year focuses on the big theoretical ideas around practical engineering, including site investigation, geotechnical, water and transport engineering, and more structural engineering and mathematical modelling.
Years 3 and 4
The third and fourth years cover the application areas of structures, water resources, geomechanics and transport. Specialisation and diversification in these years is also possible.
Sub-disciplines of civil engineering majors include:
- Project / construction management: civil infrastructure projects
- Geotechnical engineering: earthworks, foundations, slopes, tunnels, dams and ground improvement
- Structural engineering: bridges, power stations, sports stadiums, towers, factories and other large buildings
- Transportation engineering: roads, railways, airports, canals and harbours
- Water resources engineering: water supply, wastewater treatment, protection of coasts and river banks.
Specialised minors in civil engineering include:
- Smart Construction
- Humanitarian Innovation
- Sustainable Water Management.
Your final year capstone project will develop and reinforce the skills and knowledge you need - as defined by Engineers Australia - to commence your professional engineering career. You may have the opportunity to present your project at EnGenius, an end of year student showcase event.
You will also be able to complete a work-integrated learning (industry experience) elective in Year 2, 3 or 4.