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Guide to entry cut-offs

OP 9

Rank 82

  • Become an expert in assessing and managing the effects of human and other activity on the natural and built environment.
  • Study the planning, designing, building and maintenance of infrastructure such as road systems and wastewater treatment facilities.
  • Prepares you to work with government or private companies planning, developing, and building facilities including mines, power stations, and water and waste-water treatment facilities.
  • Graduate with an internationally recognised qualification.
QTAC course code412502
QUT course code EN40
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
Start month 2014 February, July
Deferment You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
Course contact Student Business Services (SBS) Admissions:
CRICOS code056529D
  • Civil Engineer
  • Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer


Civil and environmental engineering is a multidisciplinary branch of engineering concerned with planning, designing, building and maintaining infrastructure facilities such as road systems and wastewater treatment facilities. The focus is on providing engineering infrastructure while assessing and managing the effects of human and other activity on the natural and built environment.

Explore your options

Your engineering degree features a common first year that combines broad foundation principles with a wide range of specialisation choices, giving you flexibility and options before you choose your career specialisation.

Why choose this course?

Civil and environmental engineering at QUT gives you the technical knowledge and practical experience you need to jump straight into the profession and make a sustainable difference. You will learn about technical civil and environmental engineering and science, as well as environmental management skills in urban infrastructure and mining development. You will also learn about the social, legal, regulatory and economic issues related to sustainable development.

Career outcomes

As a civil and environmental engineering graduate you may be employed by government bodies and private companies involved with the civil and environmental aspects of planning, designing, constructing and monitoring of structures and facilities including mines, factories, power stations, water and wastewater treatment plants and refineries. You may also specialise in particular industry sectors such as the mineral and chemical industries.

Professional recognition

This course has professional accreditation from Engineers Australia (EA). EA is a signatory to the Washington Accord, which permits graduates to work in various countries across the world. This course is recognised internationally in the engineering profession, giving QUT graduates more career opportunities overseas.


Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Environmental)

Work Integrated Learning unit

Bachelor of Engineering students are required to complete at least 60 days of industrial experience in an engineering environment approved by the course coordinator as part of the Work Integrated Learning unit.

Your course

Year 1

Common first-year units include the foundations of engineering mathematics, basic principles of sustainability, electrical engineering, engineering mechanics, engineering design and engineering materials. These units provide a strong, fundamental overview of the three engineering streams: civil, electrical and mechanical.

Year 2

Apply your knowledge of fundamental engineering science in design areas of concrete construction. Explore the theoretical aspects of geotechnical, fluids and sustainable engineering. Your theoretical understanding is reinforced by practical experience in our laboratories. Engineering statistics mathematical skills also help your understanding of all aspects of engineering design.

Year 3

Increase your knowledge and skills in geotechnical and water engineering, and explore steel construction, highway and transport engineering. You are also introduced to environmental studies relating to population, resource management and environmental law. Continue to develop communication and organisational skills by writing reports, presenting seminars and working in small groups.

Year 4

Building on your third year by completing a major project which may be industry based will bring together all your previously mastered skills, and advance your communication skills in report writing and seminar presentation. You also complete work integrated learning. There are also additional electives to choose from.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry cut-offs

OP 9

Rank 82

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • Maths B
  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Recommended study: Chemistry, Maths C and Physics.

More about assumed knowledge

Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.

2014: CSP $4,400 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You'll need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

More information on the SSAF

Additional costs

You'll need to pay some costs on top of your course fees.

Additional course costs

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

Find out if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan

Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

These scholarships are available for this course:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments


How to apply for Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Environmental)

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you've:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (412502) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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After you've submitted your application to QTAC

If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.


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