School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

We deliver authentic learning and teaching, undertake impactful research, and effectively engage with industry and communities. By sharing knowledge, we’re educating the next generation of professional engineers, researchers and leaders for the jobs of the future.

What is civil and environmental engineering?

Civil engineering serves society with its infrastructure needs, including roads, buildings and water supply.

Creating a liveable and sustainable society means understanding how infrastructure development affects the world around us. By combining civil and environmental engineering, we’ve built a foundation that will give greater insight into ways we can mitigate the environmental impact of the infrastructure lifecycle.

Our research and teaching creates opportunities to specialise in a number of disciplines, including construction, geotechnical, structural, transport and water engineering. This cross-disciplinary expertise allows us to focus on holistic approaches to safe, efficient, sustainable and resilient infrastructure—now and into the future.

Think civil engineering. Think QUT

Our research

Our research, learning and teaching, and professional services cover four disciplines:

  • geoengineering and construction
  • structural engineering
  • transport engineering
  • water and environmental engineering.

We proactively engage with key stakeholders from government, industry and the community to provide sustainable solutions to real-world engineering challenges. Our expertise is leading to safer, more efficient and more resilient civil infrastructure.

Structural engineering

Our research in structural engineering meets emerging demands and explores new technologies in infrastructure safety, masonry, and wind and fire research.

Explore our structural engineering research discipline's website

Transport engineering

We're making important advancements in transport infrastructure systems, intelligent transport systems, transport safety, advanced mobility, and transport policy and planning.

Explore our transport engineering research discipline's website

Geoengineering and construction

At the intersection of geology and safer building, our research covers economical, sustainable and long-lasting road pavements, monitoring geotechnical structures for safety, mining geotechnics and dealing with problematic soils.

Explore our geoengineering and construction research discipline's website

Water and environmental engineering

Our researchers are exploring new ways of safeguarding one of our most precious resources, with water quality studies, and investigation into climate change adaptation and improved water treatment.

Explore our water and environmental engineering research discipline's website

Research showcase

Want to know more about our research strengths and explore opportunities for collaboration?

Our Civil and Environmental Engineering Research Showcase, held on 19 February 2021, is your chance to meet our researchers, see our work and find out how we're changing our world for the better.

Register for the event

Our people

Our school brings together a diverse team of experts who deliver world-class education and achieve breakthroughs in research.

Explore our staff profiles to discover the amazing work our researchers are contributing to.

Study with us


Take the first steps in your journey to become a civil or environmental engineer. Work in state-of-the-art labs, be taught by the best, and build practical experience into your degree from the start.

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Choose your specialisation and dive into postgraduate study. With our exceptional courses, you can boost your career, change your professional direction, or embark on the pathway to research.

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Contact us

Get in touch to discuss options for partnerships, emerging research and studying with us.

Find us at
Level 7, S Block, Room 701
Gardens Point