About Our Research 

UNSW School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is the second-largest school of its kind in Australia and continually tops the rankings for our research expertise.  

We are at the forefront of fundamental and applied research across civil, environmental, geospatial engineering and surveying with internationally acclaimed research centres. 

Each year we collaborate with over 100 industry and government organisations on projects to solve the world’s most pressing challenges in climate change, water supplies, and infrastructure. 

We are proud of our long-standing history in civil, environmental, geospatial engineering and surveying research.  

Our research centres and institutes are internationally recognised for solving some of the world’s biggest challenges. 

We offer two postgraduate research degree options, including the Doctor of Philosophy and the Master of Philosophy.  

Staff and students have access to world-class infrastructure to support our mission to solve the world’s most complex challenges. 

Share some of our research insights and visions for local and global futures in construction, environmental, geospatial, infrastructure, transport, and water engineering. 

UNSW Engineering offers undergraduate students a variety of opportunities to gain experience in cutting-edge research, beyond their thesis. 

Search our list of UNSW Engineering postgraduate research supervisors and familiarise yourself with our postgraduate research programs and subject experts. 

Our school is committed to providing a strong support network for our research students to grow and develop their skills to become leaders in their field. 

UniCIV is a report written by our academics about their research topic.