Civil engineering focuses on the planning, design, construction and management of civil facilities of all types, such as traffic, buildings, roads, bridges, airfields, water supply and storage, waste treatment facilities, offshore platforms, wind farms and landfills. A degree in civil engineering will provide you with professional engineering design, construction, and management skills, as well as an opportunity to focus on the interaction between civil engineering and other disciplines. 

At UNSW Canberra, our Bachelor of Civil Engineering will equip you with the skills to begin your career and take a lead role in designing and transforming our world.

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Degree type



4 years full-time

Commencing terms

Semester 1

Program code


Delivery mode

On campus

Study at UNSW Canberra

A UNSW Canberra Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) is a four-year full-time degree with an in-built Honours research project. You'll study subjects such as engineering mechanics, computational problem solving, mathematics, physics, structural analysis, geotechnical design, transportation and traffic engineering, hydrology, hydraulic engineering and environmental engineering practice. You'll spend at least 60 days gaining practical engineering experience in the workplace during your degree. In your final year you'll undertake your own capstone research project, and work in a team to complete an integrated design project. 

World-class teaching & facilities

As a civil engineering student at UNSW Canberra, you’ll have access to purpose-built workshops and facilities and benefit from the best university teacher-to-student ratio in Australia. Working with experienced engineers and client representatives on industry-focused design and research projects, you’ll gain the hands-on experience required to meet the global challenges of the future. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to apply the theories that you study in class and have the strong support of your peers and academic lecturers to help you succeed. 

Build your career as a civil engineer

By studying civil engineering at UNSW Canberra, you’ll graduate with accreditation from Engineers Australia to begin work right away within Australia or abroad. You could work in all fields of infrastructure development, from constructing skyscrapers and hospitals through to designing and building dams and bridges. Our graduates have a range of career opportunities in:  

  • geotechnical engineering 
  • construction
  • structural engineering
  • transport
  • environmental engineering
  • utilities management
  • emergency management. 

Key contacts

Student Enquiries

T: (02) 5114 5000 

Available to
Non-defence students

Assumed knowledge
Mathematics, physics