Science and Engineering a university for the real world

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

We collaborate with communities, providing teaching and research excellence in the sustainable design, planning, construction and operation of infrastructure and resource management to solve real-world challenges.

Our research

We're actively engaged in research, teaching and professional services in the areas of infrastructure, environmental engineering, and building and civil construction.

We design and improve infrastructure to meet real-world challenges such as overpopulation, natural disasters and climate change, and shape the world we live in by engineering liveable and sustainable environments with safe, efficient and reliable infrastructure.

Our researchers are involved in a research group based at our Wind and Fire Engineering Lab, as well as our Transport Research Group, Geotechnical Engineering research Group and Structural Engineering Research Group. We also have ties with the Centre for Data Science, Centre for Materials Science and Centre for Agriculture and Bioeconomy.

Wind and fire research

We bring together a team of postgraduate researchers, postdoctoral research fellows and academics specialising in structural wind and fire engineering research.

Visit the Wind and Fire Engineering Laboratory website

Transport research

Our Transport Research Group includes researchers in many speciality fields, such as intelligent transport systems, road safety and transport infrastructure asset management.

Visit the Transport Research Group website

Geotechnical engineering research

We have proven excellence in experimental, theoretical and applied research that focuses on building knowledge that makes infrastructure safer, reliable and cost-effective.

Visit the Geotechnical Engineering Research Group website

Our courses


"While at university I was offered employment as an undergraduate civil design engineer and an undergraduate fly-in fly-out site engineer. I was working in two very different fields but QUT really prepared me for the challenges of each role."

Genevieve De Michele

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)

Our partners

The core of our industry engagement is through our research and research training activities and our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs.

We partner with businesses and organisations from start-ups to multi-nationals and our scope of application is inclusive.

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Industry and community

  • Adbri Masonry
  • Australian Rail Track Corporation
  • Australian Road Research Board
  • BHP
  • Boral
  • Brisbane Airport Corporation
  • Brisbane City Council
  • Concrete Masonry Association of Australia
  • Department of Housing and Public Works, Queensland
  • Department of Infrastructure, Australia
  • Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland
  • Gold Coast City Council
  • Logan City Council
  • Port of Brisbane Corporation, Queensland
  • Seqwater

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