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
  • building and civil construction.

We design and improve infrastructure to meet real-world challenges such as overpopulation, natural disasters and climate change.

We're shaping the world we live in by engineering liveable and sustainable environments with safe, efficient and reliable infrastructure.

Our research is also connected with the Centre for Data Science, Centre for Materials Science and Centre for Agriculture and Bioeconomy.

Explore our research groups below to learn more about our specialised research.

Our courses

Engineering

'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.

Ask us about becoming a partner

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
  • iMOVE CRC
  • Logan City Council
  • Port of Brisbane Corporation, Queensland
  • Seqwater

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.

Meet our experts

Professor Les Dawes
Position
Acting Head of School
Division / Faculty
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research fields
Environmental Engineering
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Environmental Science and Management
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Professor Tommy Chan
Position
Professor in Civil Engineering
Division / Faculty
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research field
Civil Engineering
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Professor Ashantha Goonetilleke
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research fields
Civil Engineering
Environmental Engineering
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Professor Mahen Mahendran
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research field
Civil Engineering
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Professor Alexander Paz
Position
Professor and TMR Chair
Division / Faculty
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
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Professor David Thambiratnam
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research field
Civil Engineering
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Associate Professor Ashish Bhaskar
Position
Associate Professor in Civil Engineering
Division / Faculty
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research field
Civil Engineering
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Dr Hafizah Binti Ramli
Position
Associate Professor in Structural Engineering
Division / Faculty
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
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Associate Professor Jonathan Bunker
Position
Associate Professor
Division / Faculty
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research field
Civil Engineering
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Associate Professor Shimul (Md. Mazharul) Haque
Position
Associate Professor
Division / Faculty
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research field
Civil Engineering
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Dr Duzgun Agdas
Position
Senior Lecturer
Division / Faculty
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research field
Civil Engineering
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Dr Prasanna Egodawatta
Position
Senior Lecturer
Division / Faculty
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research fields
Civil Engineering
Environmental Engineering
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