Overview

Civil engineering focuses on the design and construction of facilities such as buildings, roads, bridges, airfields, and water supply and waste treatment facilities, and the associated planning and management of these projects.

A degree in Civil Engineering will provide you with professional engineering design, construction, and management skills. You will have the opportunity to study the interaction between civil engineering and other disciplines, as well as the environmental impact of civil engineering works.

You will study subjects such as engineering mechanics, computational problem-solving, programming, mathematics, physics, structural analysis, geotechnical design, cyber security, and hydrology and environmental engineering practice. You will spend at least 60 days gaining practical experience in the workplace and undertake a capstone research project in your final year.

Program Code

4473

UAC Code

450050

Total units of credit (UOC)

192

Campus

UNSW Canberra

Why choose this degree?

A degree in Civil Engineering provides you with professional skills in design, construction and project management. Your degree will be accredited with Engineers Australia, which qualifies you to work as an engineer as soon as you graduate.

Who should choose this degree?

This degree gives you the skills to work in regulatory and planning roles with government agencies, specialist consulting firms, construction companies, and financial and management consultancies.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Civil engineer
  • Engineering officer
  • Airfield engineer
  • Construction engineer in all fields of infrastructure development
  • Structural engineer in mining, oil and gas industries
  • Regulatory and planning roles in government agencies, construction companies, and financial and management consultancies

Accreditation / Professional Recogntion

Engineers Australia

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics; Physics

Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank

ATAR + DFR entry

2019 Guaranteed Entry

N/A

2018 A Levels

A Levels + DFR entry

2018 IB Diploma

IB Diploma + DFR entry

2018 QLD OP

OP + DFR entry

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply.

For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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Fees

The Australian Defence Force covers tuition fees for defence students.

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