Study civil engineering

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Plan, design, construct and maintain a range of structures and facilities to build our future.

Why study civil engineering at QUT?

  • Learn to plan, design, construct, operate and maintain a variety of structures and facilities.
  • Complete an engineering course that has honours-level content integrated throughout, giving you a career edge.
  • Work closely with industry professionals in an innovative learning environment that involves real-world, hands-on activities.

Build our future

Learn to plan, design, construct, operate and maintain a variety of structures and facilities. You'll study units in:

  • geotechnical and water engineering
  • sustainable engineering
  • steel, highway and transport engineering.

Broaden your experience and explore your interests with a second study area from:

  • construction engineering
  • environmental engineering
  • structural engineering
  • transport engineering
  • logistics management.

Graduate with honours

This is an honours-level course, which means you'll graduate with a distinct career edge. An honours degree is a higher qualification than a bachelor degree, giving you advanced knowledge and skills that will benefit you in your professional career, or future research and study.

Real-world experience

In our courses, you'll gain experience with real-world, hands-on activities in an innovative learning environment.

You'll work under the supervision of a certified engineer, and gain credit for paid work, with our work integrated learning program.

Because this course provides our students with broad knowledge and specialisations, you'll graduate ready to start work in professional practice.

Career outcomes

Our graduates can work as:

  • consulting engineers
  • project managers
  • municipal engineers
  • structural engineers
  • transport engineers
  • geotechnical engineers
  • water engineers.

They can work in:

  • government or semi-government agencies
  • construction firms
  • power-generating authorities
  • mining firms
  • property development
  • consulting engineering firms.

You may also eventually be able to establish your own consulting engineering practice, or your technical expertise may lead to diverse careers in areas such as law, finance or entertainment.

Professional recognition

All our graduates are eligible for an Engineers Australia membership. Engineers Australia is a signatory to the Washington Accord, which lets graduates work in countries around the world and means your qualification will be recognised internationally.

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