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Dual Major

Civil and Geotechnical Engineering

Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Mathematics

This major combines studies in civil engineering with additional specialist study and project work in geotechnical engineering.

This specialisation incorporates soil mechanics, rock mechanics and engineering geology, and will equip you with the expertise to approach complex, multidisciplinary problems involving earth materials.

Civil and geotechnical engineers typically work on projects involving roads, landslides, pile foundations, excavations, spillways, tunnels and mining.

This dual major is supported by a range of industry partners and you'll learn from experts working in civil and geotechnical engineering.

Graduate in demand

  • UQ is the only university in Queensland to offer specialised study in geotechnical engineering.
  • This popular engineering discipline provides strong insights for students seeking to work in the civil and mining sectors.

Highlights

26 in the world for civil and structural engineering

QS World University Rankings 2020

5 in the world for mineral and mining engineering

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Civil engineer
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Mining engineer
  • Engineering geologist

Late-career salary

Civil Engineer

$74K–$193K

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Job spotlight

Geotechnical Engineer

$82K–$238K

(Late career salary)

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How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Geotechnical Investigation and Testing
  • Hydrogeology
  • Advanced Rock Mechanics