Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure) (Honours)Program details
Study a civil and infrastructure degree at the forefront of engineering education, and designed to satisfy industry demand.
You'll be able to specialise in civil infrastructure projects, geotechnical works, structures, transport or water resources.
There's also a broad range of electives so you can customise your studies to suit your interests.
The program maintains an environmental sustainability focus, in line with continuing trends in the global engineering profession.
You'll have the opportunity to design creative solutions through inspiring and sustainable design and build projects, as well as taking part in the Engineers Without Borders Challenge - a humanitarian-focused course offered in all RMIT engineering degrees.
To ensure you graduate job ready, you'll also have an opportunity to undertake a work-integrated learning (industry experience) elective.
Additional campus information
Most of your classes will take place at the Melbourne City campus; however, some laboratory classes will take place on the Bundoora campus.
How you will learn
At RMIT there is a range of global opportunities for engineering students.
International exchange opportunities allow you to study overseas for a semester or year. RMIT has civil and infrastructure engineering student exchange program agreements with universities in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia.
Optional study tours are also available such as the Sustainable cities of the future – France study tour.
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 for global work, exchange and study experiences.
The first year of your program introduces key graduate capabilities in sustainability, problem solving, engineering analysis, teamwork, leadership and communications. You'll extend your mathematical skills to cover some basic concepts around engineering applications.
All engineering students will also study an Introduction to Engineering course, incorporating a humanitarian-focused Engineers Without Borders Challenge. You’ll 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 include:
- construction/project management: civil infrastructure projects
- geotechnical: earthworks, tunnels, dams and ground improvement
- structural: bridges, power stations, sports stadiums, towers, factories and other large buildings
- transport: roads, railways, airports, canals and harbours
- water resources: water supply, wastewater treatment, protection of coasts and river banks.
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'll also complete a work-integrated learning (industry experience) elective in Year 2, 3 or 4.
After deciding to move away from her studies in medicine, Claudia Valle decided to study civil engineering and management at RMIT.
Fascinated by the human ability to develop infrastructure and build cities around the world, Nick Yong enrolled in RMIT’s Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure)(Hons.).