Join a $106 billion dollar industry driving employment growth
Civil engineers work with every element of modern infrastructure. They design, construct, manage, maintain and assess sustainability. Structural engineering ensures structures are safe, durable, attractive and economical. Surveying supports all construction activity and infrastructure engineering in urban and rural environments. Surveyors work alongside engineers, architects and land developers.
Civil engineering and related fields like surveying and structural engineering are part of a $106 billion industry which is driving employment growth through new projects. Civil and structural engineers are increasingly working to overcome challenges created by climate change and natural disasters as well as working with new low-emission materials and recycling of structures to minimise our footprint on the planet.
Ranked first in Australia for Civil and Structural Engineering and 12th globally for Civil and Structural Engineering, you’ll benefit from close industry links and partnerships when studying at UNSW. We’re focussed on working with new and improved low emission materials and full life cycle assessments including real-time monitoring of structures to create better outcomes for society and the planet. Our degrees emphasise practical design and problem solving to get you ready to tackle professional challenges.
Engineers in this field are some of the highest paid graduates in the country. Civil Engineers are employed in construction, design, specialist consulting, scientific and technical services, transport and all levels of government. You’ll acquire skills in engineering and technology, building and construction, sustainable design and project management for a successful career in a range of sectors
Career options include:
Our specialised degree, the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil Engineering) will provide you with strong skills and knowledge to enter the civil engineering industry.
We offer a range of engineering program specialisations that can be undertaken in our Engineers Australia accredited degrees. You can study Civil Engineering in the following undergraduate degrees/compatible degrees:
Supercharge your Civil Engineering career with postgraduate study in:
Graduate Certificates and Diplomas
A doctoral degree will allow you to specialise in a specific piece of research.
Environment and Sustainability Engineering is the type of engineering that seeks to undo past damage to the planet and work with the natural environment to create a better future for humanity and the places we inhabit.
This area of engineering has a heavy bearing on society, the natural environment and daily life. You’ll work to ensure reliable, safe and effective resources for humans whilst protecting the planet.
Project Management in Engineering is a stream of Project Management focussing solely on engineering projects. This area of study is designed for those with an engineering background who want to move into project management.