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Civil Engineering Major


Civil engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the design, construction and maintenance of the human-made environment, including buildings, roads, bridges, tunnels, dams and other large physical structures.

Areas of study within the major include a foundation in physical and engineering sciences, along with computer-aided design, engineering materials, structural design and analysis, steel and concrete design, surveying, road design and construction, water supply engineering, construction technology and site management and project management.





Mount Lawley

South West (Bunbury)


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Major details



Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENS2260Surveying and Site Measurement15
ENM3218Fluid Mechanics15
ENS2113Engineering Dynamics15
ENS2110Materials and Manufacturing 215
ENS3190Mechanics of Solids15
ENS3243Structural Analysis15
ENS3242Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering15
ENS5252Construction Technology15
ENS3244Concrete Design15
ENS3245Steel Design15
ENS5147Advanced Structural Analysis and Design15
ENS5214Transportation Engineering15
ENS3208Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics15
ENS5112Construction Site Management15

Employment Opportunities

Civil engineers have strong employment opportunities in many sectors of industry, including road and transport, construction, mining and resource, public utilities, defence and consulting.

Possible future job titles

Civil Engineer

This Major can be studied in the following courses

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