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School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment

Our research focuses on driving environmentally-conscious industry development and productivity gains in the fields of building, construction and transport.

Our staff

Meet our experts

Professor Stephen Kajewski
Position
Head of School
Division / Faculty
Civil Engineering and The Built Environment,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research fields
Building
Civil Engineering
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Professor Douglas Baker
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
Property and Planning,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research field
Urban and Regional Planning
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Professor Tommy Chan
Position
Professor in Civil Engineering
Division / Faculty
Civil Engineering,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research field
Civil Engineering
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Professor Les Dawes
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
Civil Engineering,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research fields
Environmental Engineering
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Environmental Science and Management
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Professor Manicka Dhanasekar
Position
Professor of Infrastructure Engineering
Division / Faculty
Civil Engineering,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research field
Civil Engineering
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Professor Robin Drogemuller
Position
Professor of Virtual Design and Construction
Division / Faculty
Construction and Project Management,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research fields
Architecture
Building
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Professor Ashantha Goonetilleke
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
Civil Engineering,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research fields
Civil Engineering
Environmental Engineering
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Professor Mahen Mahendran
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
Civil Engineering,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research field
Civil Engineering
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Professor Alexander Paz
Position
Professor and TMR Chair
Division / Faculty
Civil Engineering,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
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Professor Martin Skitmore
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
Construction and Project Management,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research field
Building
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Professor David Thambiratnam
Position
Professor
Division / Faculty
Civil Engineering,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research field
Civil Engineering
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Professor Arun Kumar
Position
Sessional Academic
Division / Faculty
Civil Engineering and The Built Environment,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research field
Civil Engineering
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Our courses

Engineering

"Since starting my career as a professional civil engineer, I’ve learned just how realistic QUT's courses are. The most beneficial thing is the staff. They are approachable and helpful, as well as being diverse in their fields."

Jack Gaffney

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)

Property Economics

"As a recipient of the QIC Global Real Estate Scholarship I worked in QIC’s real estate business while studying and I found that the course material was directly linked to the work I was doing. QUT is renowned for bringing industry experience to the lecture theatre and for me this was a key reason for enrolling."

Daniel O'Driscoll

Bachelor of Property Economics

Urban Development

"QUT provided a vast knowledge base and array of skills to help prepare me for my job as a professional quantity surveyor. During my degree QUT helped me obtain a cadetship with leading firm, Turner & Townsend. Now I am employed by Turner & Townsend where I have worked on projects across a number of sectors."

James McMahon

Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours)

Our research

Our research aims to drive environmentally-conscious industry development and productivity gains in the fields of building, construction and transport.

We invest heavily in our research activities by funding research student scholarships and international conference attendance, as well as offering study opportunities for staff, support for publications, and aid in securing external funding.

Our partners

Our researchers play a major role in Brisbane's Smart Transport Research Centre (STRC), giving unprecedented access to key transit data from multiple organisations, including:

  • Brisbane City Council
  • Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads
  • Black & White Cabs.

We also deliver capability into QUT's Institute for Future Environments and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation.

These multidisciplinary research institutes are focused on solving global challenges, and have been developed in partnership with industry and government – both nationally and globally.

Our projects

Our key research projects include:

  • designing and constructing secure and resilient infrastructure
  • achieving sustainability and reducing environmental impacts
  • addressing climate responsive design
  • building frontier technologies
  • transforming Australian industries.

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