Civil engineers plan, design and construct the built environment, ensuring the provision of essential services and infrastructure to improve quality of life.
From buildings to bridges and tunnels, civil engineers construct edifices at the forefront of technology. Our transport systems, water supply, drainage systems, ports and harbours are all examples of essential services where civil engineers provide a critical link between the natural environment and our needs as people.
About the Major in Civil Systems
The Major in Civil Systems prepares you for the demands of the profession. It sits within the context of the Bachelor of Environments to teach you the importance of working within multidisciplinary teams.
If you seek a career in civil engineering, you will complete the Bachelor of Environments with a major in Civil Systems, followed by the two-year Master of Engineering (Civil or Structural). The five-year Bachelor-Masters combination leads to professional accreditation by Engineers Australia.
Civil engineers may specialise in structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resources engineering, transport and land use planning or project management.
Employment opportunities are available with a wide range of organisations including: manufacturing companies, research organisations, academic institutions, mining companies, energy agencies, construction companies, consulting firms, government and private industry.