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What will I learn?

Civil engineering. A firm foundation for your career.

At UON we educate our engineers to meet the global challenges of the future. You could engineer energy-efficient buildings using the latest nano-materials, or help develop sustainable and resilient infrastructure in developing countries. Perhaps you’ll design Australia’s first high-speed train network to connect communities and reduce carbon emissions. Or even build a revolutionary water recycling plant to tackle water security issues.

What is civil engineering? Civil engineers are responsible for the physical infrastructure that enables modern societies to function. Buildings, highways and railways, tunnels, airports, power generation facilities and harbour facilities are all designed, built and managed by civil engineers.

What you will study

Build critical technical and engineering skills through courses in:

  • engineering mechanics
  • engineering computation
  • surveying
  • theory of structures
  • civil engineering materials
  • geomechanics
  • fluid mechanics
  • transportation engineering and design
  • calculus of science and engineering
  • reinforced concrete design
  • steel design
  • hydrology
  • water engineering
  • structural engineering
  • stress and finite element methods

Career opportunities

Civil engineers work for construction companies, consulting firms, project management companies, transport companies and governments. You could specialise in:

structural engineering - design buildings, bridges, airports, railways, and towers, and the suitability of materials for infrastructure projects

water engineering - design and manage water supply, control and treatment systems

transport and traffic engineering – plan, investigate and optimise transport systems

geotechnical engineering - design foundations, support structures, assess stability of slopes and tunnels.

Civil engineering is flexible and diverse. You might prefer to work onsite, in design and development, or a leadership role managing people and projects. Typical positions include:

civil engineering designer

civil engineering project manager

  • structural engineer
  • geotechnical engineer
  • transport systems engineer
  • stormwater engineer
  • urban development engineer

The combined degree advantage: Your environmental engineering skills will help you enter environmental consulting roles in contracting firms, technology transfer companies, environmental remediation companies, fisheries and forestry. Employers will value the depth and diversity of your skills and you’ll be well placed to take up leadership roles in engineering.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

CRICOS

088926D

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$38,885.00 (20,81,638) per year
The University of Newcastle is pleased to announce a new Study from Home Fee Waiver for commencing international students who cannot study in Australia due to border closures. Do not delay your study plans – start studying online and complete your studies in Australia when borders open. For students who commence studies online and offshore, we are offering a discount of up to 20%.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 February 2022

Venue

University of Newcastle

Callaghan Campus,

University Drive,

CALLAGHAN,

New South Wales,

2308, NEWCASTLE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

There are a number of ways to gain entry to undergraduate programs at the University of Newcastle. You may be considered for admission on the basis of: a completed NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) or equivalent – irrespective of age of qualification; completed or partly completed higher education studies; TAFE/VET qualifications, with a minimum of a completed Certificate III (AQF level 3), excluding the Bachelor of Nursing; TAFE/VET qualifications, with a minimum of a completed Certificate II (AQF level 2) in conjunction with meeting additional performance based selection criteria for the Bachelor of Music and associated combined degrees; completion of a recognised enabling program within a 10 year period preceding admission to the University; overseas qualifications equivalent to Australian studies. English language requirement: TOEFL paper-based test score of 500; TOEFL internet based score of 60; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0; PTE GSE score of 50; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 52.

For international students

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC).

TOEFL paper-based test score of 500; TOEFL internet based score of 60; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0; PTE GSE score of 50; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 52.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Newcastle

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  • 15 of its subjects are placed in the world’s top 200
  • Ranked 8th in Australia by Excellence in Research Australia
  • At AUD 113M it’s 9th in Australia for research income (HERDC)
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