When you’re a high school student deciding what to do with your future, it can be overwhelming to scroll through all the options. But if you’re leaning towards a career in engineering, we’re here to tell you why the UNSW School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is a great choice. 

  • We’re the largest school of our kind in Australia, with a program that covers classroom-based activities, field trips, real-world work experience and overseas exchange opportunities 
  • Our lecturers and researchers are world-renowned and inspiring - they’re at the forefront of their field 
  • We offer extensive hands-on access to billion-dollar resources and facilities, both on-campus and through our industry partners 
  • Our students command high salaries after graduation

Engineering is a fulfilling and challenging career path, which will see you solving problems and designing infrastructure across a range of industries. It’s a very broad profession, with opportunities to specialise in many different areas. 

Visit our Industry page to learn about our outreach programs. 

Our Degrees 

Discover a career-focused education with more engineering specialisations than anywhere else in Australia. See what we have to offer, including life on campus and alternate pathways to study at UNSW.  

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UNSW Engineering is the largest engineering faculty in Australia, offering the widest choice of engineering degree programs. The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is regularly ranked in the Top 15 in the World, and Number 1 in Australia by the leading University Ranking systems. 


We offer a variety of scholarships to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. With awards based on academic achievement or personal circumstances, we want to remove some of the financial pressures associated with university study.  

Women make up half the population, but unfortunately comprise a far lower percentage of engineers in the industry. We’re committed to changing this statistic with our highly successful Women in Engineering program – inspiring and supporting young women to pursue engineering degrees and careers.

Many courses require assumed knowledge and skills in essay-writing and oral presentations. Use our Degree Finder to make sure you choose the right subjects at school to prepare you for studying engineering with us. 

We have introduced Guaranteed Entry to provide clarity and reduce uncertainty for prospective students like you. Find out about the ATAR and adjustments factors that will guarantee you a place in your UNSW degree.