All the Engineering degrees at UNSW Canberra can be combined with a Bachelor of Science, which provides students with the option of graduating with two degrees at the end of five years of combined study.

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

A Bachelor of Science will provide you with invaluable skills, including creative thinking, problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication skills. You can choose to study in disciplines such as aviation, chemistry, computer science, geography, mathematics, oceanography and physics.

Your degree will also be accredited with Engineers Australia, which means that you will be qualified to begin working as an engineer as soon as you graduate.

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UNSW Canberra

Why choose this degree?

With this degree, you could work in infrastructure development, from constructing skyscrapers to designing and building bridges. Your degree will be accredited with Engineers Australia, which means you will be qualified to begin working 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

  • 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 + Application

2019 Guaranteed Entry

ATAR + Application

2018 A Levels

A Levels + Application

2018 IB Diploma

IB + Application

2018 QLD OP

OP + Application

Additional selection criteria

Undergraduate entry to the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) is open to Australian residents who are members of the Australian Defence Force and selected members of overseas Armed Forces. Trainee Officers are selected by one of the three services (Navy, Army or Airforce) in the Australian Defence Force and must also meet academic entry requirements for UNSW Canberra at ADFA. Applying for ADFA is a dual application process. As selection for the Australian Defence Force is a competitive process, which can take up to 12 months, it is preferable that you apply to Defence Force Recruiting in Year 11. Visit this site for more information on both application processes.

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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The Australian Defence Force covers tuition fees for defence students.

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