What will I learn?

Course details

Civil engineering focuses on the plan, design, construction and maintenance of projects such as commercial and residential buildings, roads, railways and train stations, airports, bridges, canals, harbours, dams, irrigation, drainage and flood mitigation systems and offshore structures.

UWA’s Civil Engineering major helps you to develop some essential personal and professional skills and knowledge needed for sustainable professional practice of civil engineering projects and to produce safe, economical and environmentally-sound structures.

In this major, you’ll cover geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, hydrology and hydraulic engineering, surveying, coastal and offshore engineering, construction and transportation engineering.

You'll learn to

  • Utilise advanced technical civil engineering skills in problem identification, simplification, analysis, planning, design, implementation and operation for an exciting career in Engineering.
  • Create innovative engineering solutions to solve complex issues by applying critical thinking skills and your knowledge of established engineering methods
  • Understand and implement the mathematical foundations underlying civil engineering concepts
  • Develop a deep practical understanding of the core concepts of civil engineering and extend this knowledge to more specialised areas such as structural mechanics, geomechanics, rock mechanics and hydraulics
  • Work effectively in a team, bringing leadership and accountability to successfully solve real-world problems

Careers and further study

This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

CRICOS

106081B

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Crawley Campus,

35 Stirling Highway,

CRAWLEY,

Western Australia,

6009, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Australian High School (or equivalent). Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules); PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

For international students

Entry requirements may vary from country to country. Students are required to complete an international academic qualification equivalent to Australian High School (or equivalent).

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules); International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) - English A1 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English A2 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English B at HL - Minimum score 5; PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Monash University
  • The Australian National University
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About The University of Western Australia (UWA)

UWA is the only Western Australian university ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide.

  • World-top 100 university - QS World University Rankings 2021
  • 5-stars for teaching quality (Good Universities Guide 2020)
  • A proud member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight
  • 11 subject areas in world’s top 50 QS Rankings 2020

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