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Develop your fundamental knowledge of all sub-disciplines of civil engineering.

You'll be well placed to solve and manage engineering problems across the natural and built environments, including building design, dams and flood protection systems, analysis and design of earth structures and foundations, transport system design and analysis, and pollution management.

This expertise will position you to immediately contribute to traditional and new projects right across the civil engineering profession.  

Specialisations

To study this major, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The general civil engineering major is available to study within the civil engineering specialisation.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for civil and structural engineering

QS World University Rankings 2022

36 in the world for civil and structural engineering

QS World University Rankings 2022

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
  • Structural engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Transport engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Coastal engineer
  • Design engineer

Early-career salary

Civil Engineer

$54K–$92K

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Late-career salary

Civil Engineer

$72K–$164K

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How you'll learn

In 2022, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

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:

  • Structural and Steel Design
  • Ocean, Coastal and Estuarine Engineering
  • Groundwater Modelling and Management
  • Sustainable Infrastructure Design

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