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Dual Major

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)/Science

As a civil engineer, you'll be an expert in the planning, design, construction and maintenance of major infrastructure and built environments.

In both the developed and developing world, new technologies and engineering solutions are needed for sustainable development. Many advanced economies have recognised the urgency of finding these solutions and are developing new 'sustainable infrastructure' research initiatives.

The major is made up of core courses from the civil engineering major and specialist environmental-systems engineering courses, which equip you with everything you need to address complex, international and multidisciplinary problems.

Build a sustainable future

  • Sustainable development is an increasing priority for industries and governments and our civil and environmental engineering graduates have rewarding careers while contributing to global communities.
  • Learn how civil and environmental engineers contribute to policy development, and explore how new processes evolve to implementation.
  • This study area includes diverse electives and core subjects focusing on environmental modelling, risk management, project management, design and research.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for civil and structural engineering

QS World University Rankings 2020

26 in the world for civil and structural 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
  • Structural engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Design engineer

Early-career salary

Civil Engineer

$48K–$76K

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Early-career salary

Environmental Engineer

$49K–$70K

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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:

  • Environmental Issues and Sustainability in Engineering
  • Hydraulics of Engineered and Natural Waterways
  • Sustainable Transport Engineering - Planning and Design
  • Sustainable Built Environment

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