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 wastewater treatment, dams, mining construction, power projects, and buildings.

This discipline requires a strong background in the mathematical and physical sciences. Civil engineers work closely with planners, architects and environmental scientists.

In the US News & World Report Best Global University Rankings 2020, Curtin University ranked 37th in the world for Civil Engineering, and in the Australian Government’s Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2018 assessment, Curtin University ranked above world standard for Civil Engineering.

Possible careers

  • Civil engineer
  • Building contractor
  • Design engineer
  • Site engineer

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