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  • Combine skills in civil engineering and construction management.
  • Learn to plan, design, construct, operate and maintain structures and facilities and coordinate large development projects.
  • Graduates work with civil construction companies and government departments on earthworks, tunnels, roads, dams, marine facilities, major bridges and complex buildings.
  • Work in state-of-the-art facilities undertaking real-world projects and practical workshops.
  • 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
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Science and Engineering Faculty
Course contact Enquire
CRICOS code056529D
  • Civil Engineer
  • Construction Manager
  • Engineer
  • Project Manager


This course combines highly sought after skills in civil engineering and construction management. Civil engineers plan, design, construct, operate and maintain a variety of structures and facilities. Construction managers are responsible for coordinating the construction of large building projects.

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?

You will be exposed to the ideas and experience of lecturers and industry professionals. Our academic staff are industry experienced and also members of international networks and collaborative research project groups. You will have the opportunity to work with other students and staff in the student-run laboratory classes and on real-world projects, which will enhance your knowledge and develop your problem-solving skills.

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.

Expand your expertise

When you select this specialisation your study plan will also include the choice of a second study area.


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

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 knowledge of fundamental engineering science in design areas of timber and concrete construction. Explore theoretical aspects of geotechnical and materials engineering. Your theoretical understanding is reinforced by practical experience in our laboratories. Develop skills in construction administration and project management. Engineering statistics mathematical skills also help your understanding of all aspects of engineering design.

Year 3

Increase your knowledge and skills in geotechnical engineering, construction management, law and other related construction practices. Explore steel construction. Continue to develop communication and organisational skills by writing reports, presenting seminars and working in small groups. Choose a second study area.

Year 4

Build on your third year to complete your second study area. Undertake a major project which will bring together all your previously mastered skills, and advance your communication skills in report writing and seminar presentation. You also complete your work integrated learning.

Second majors and minors

You will have the opportunity to undertaken either a 2nd major or two minors (see options below).

Please refer to the rules before making your selection.

Electrical engineering second major and minor options

Second major:

  • Civil Infrastructure


  • Civil and Construction Engineering minor


  • A minor from anywhere in QUT that is outside of the course.

Please note: The Work Integrated Learning unit (BEB701) and the project unit (BEB801) that are required for professional recognition and were once part of an applications minor have now been moved to the core of the Engineering course.

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirements

Still not sure if you meet the entry requirements? Contact us.

Don't meet the academic requirements? We can help!

We offer pathway courses to help you meet the academic requirements for this course.

When you apply for this course, we'll recommend which pathway course you should enrol in.

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Guide to entry cut-offs

OP 9

Rank 82

Subject pre-requisites

  • Maths B
  • English

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies. Recommended study: Chemistry, Maths C and Physics

Minimum English language requirements

Students must meet the English proficiency requirements.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Haven't completed an IELTS test?

Check other accepted English Language Proficiency tests and scores

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer courses to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we'll recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

You can complete an IELTS test at our Kelvin Grove campus.

IELTS test

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: $13,700 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Additional costs

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

Additional course costs

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

You're ready to apply if you have:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3
  2. Checked important dates
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  4. Checked costs and scholarships
  5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  6. Gathered supporting documents

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

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