Kickstart your engineering career with an undergraduate degree from UNSW School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Choose from our great range of specialisations and consider combining your Engineering degree with other areas like Arts, Science, Commerce or Law.  

Our school is a world-recognised provider of undergraduate engineering education, with strong links to industry. Every student has the opportunity to participate in valuable workplace experience, which can potentially lead to paid employment.  

For eligible students, there are scholarships available that can help with fees and living expenses. We also offer many double degree programs, ranging from five to six years’ of full-time study. 

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This double degree offers accreditation for both roles as an Engineer and Surveyor, giving you career flexibility. Civil Engineering provides a grounding in various engineering specialisations, including construction and management. The Bachelor of Surveying covers general scientific and IT principles, and specialised topics within the field. 

Civil Engineers design, construct, manage, operate and maintain the infrastructure that supports modern society. This undergraduate program provides you with a grounding in Civil Engineering fundamentals and applications. It supports the teaching of Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Transport Engineering, Water Engineering, Construction and Management.

Environmental Engineers use a broad knowledge of relevant processes to identify environmental problems and develop effective solutions. This degree emphasises sustainability, environmental processes, environmental management and water resources. It also focuses on the planning of projects that reduce environmental impact and the rehabilitation of environmental damage. 

Supplement your civil engineering skills with a suite of architectural principles. Creativity and inventiveness are the key attributes of this degree. Coursework will enable you to apply your mathematical abilities to challenge the traditional boundaries of structural design. 

Gain the skills to support Construction and Infrastructure Engineering or map and monitor the natural environment. This course focuses on land management, town planning and modern satellite positioning with options for Transport, Construction and Water Engineering. Upon completion, you can register in NSW as a Mining or Cadastral Surveyor. 

If you’re considering a career in Management or Consulting or just enjoy learning a language or playing music, broaden your career prospects by taking on a second degree while you study engineering. Choose a double degree in fields of Arts, Science, Commerce or Law. 

Already know you want to be an engineer but not sure which direction to take? Our Flexible First Year program lets you explore several areas before deciding on your final specialisation. 

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Our internationally acclaimed research centres and partnerships with over 100 industry and government organisations have taken our research to the forefront of fundamental and applied research within the fields of civil, environmental, geospatial engineering and surveying. Learn about how our research initiatives continue to make an impact in the real world.

We offer a multitude of opportunities to excel in engineering disciplines and connect with dedicated, like-minded individuals. Our student community will inspire you to extend your university experiences whilst doing your best work as you pursue your path towards a career as a Civil or Environmental Engineer or Surveyor.

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on rewarding excellence and making university life accessible to students from all walks of life. Whether you’re a local or international student, our range of scholarships, prizes and awards can support your journey. Learn how to apply for funding options for your degree.