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What will I learn?

Civil engineers design and construct our infrastructure. They are key members of teams involved in the design and construction of buildings, bridges, roads, highways, harbours, dams, irrigation and water supplies, municipal infrastructure and other large structures and projects.

As our built environment becomes increasingly complicated, ambitious construction projects can only be completed by teams of people with different skills, working together. The civil engineer is central to this process.

In your first two years you will develop basic scientific, mathematical and practical skills. You will learn how to use these skills to solve engineering problems, first in the Engineering Foundation Year (EFY) and then by developing specific civil engineering attributes in second year.

In your third year you will learn to apply these skills in structural analysis and design, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, hydraulics, construction and professional practice.

In your final year, you will integrate your design, construction and management skills in large civil engineering projects, undertake a major research project, and select units from specialty options in structural, geotechnical, transportation, water resources and environmental engineering.

Examples of project topics include structural integrity analysis and design, construction materials science or pavement design, water quality, water systems design, and construction management applications.

Why study

Civil engineers are in very high demand and this trend is expected to continue well into the future.
This professional and practical-orientated course is highly prized by graduates and respected by professional engineers.
Later in your career, you may choose to establish your own consultancy as an expert in your field. Civil and construction engineers have skills that are readily transferable between employers and they often find work internationally.

Professional recognition

Graduates fulfil the stage one competencies required by Engineers Australia.

Career information


  • Civil Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Site Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Building Contractor


  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Contracting
  • Government
  • Mining

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Engineering



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,700.00 (19,11,135) per year
Total indicative course fee AUD $1,49,500

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

Start date

Expected March, July 2022


Curtin Malaysia

CDT 250, 98009 Miri Sarawak,

98000, Sarawak, Malaysia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,700.00 (19,11,135) per year
Total indicative course fee AUD $1,49,500; Eligible applicants for the Access Support Scholarship will receive AUD $1500 one-off fee remission against their Semester 1 2021 tuition fees for programs at Curtin’s Western Australian campuses.

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

Start date

Expected March, July 2022


Curtin University

Bentley Campus,

Kent Street,


Western Australia,

6102, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Students from different countries should have qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12 and a scaled mark of at least 50 in English, Literature, or English as an Additional Language or Dialect.

Essential course prerequisites

Mathematics (including calculus) and either physics, chemistry or engineering studies. Further mathematics is desirable.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.0; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 50; Overall band score 58; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and PBT (Paper Based Test) - 570 and 4.5 in TWE; C1 Advanced Formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 176 with 169 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. C2 Proficiency Formerly known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) 190 with 176 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking

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

Pathways options

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