School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering

School discipline areas

Civil engineering discipline

Civil Engineering

Civil and construction engineering involves the application of scientific and technological principles to the design and construction of facilities for the community such as: railways, harbours, roads, bridges, water supply and waste water treatment, dams, mining construction, power projects, and buildings.

In the Australian Government’s Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015 assessment, Curtin University is ranked above world standard in Civil Engineering.

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Mechanical engineering discipline

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers are involved with the conception, design, manufacture, control, maintenance and management of any system in which motion is a key feature.

The system may comprise moving solid elements – components – combined to create a mechanism or machine. Alternatively, it may involve a fluid flowing within or around a solid structure.

In the Australian Government’s Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015 assessment, Curtin University is ranked above world standard in Materials Engineering.

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