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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.



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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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
ENS5190Civil Engineering Design15
ENS5214Transportation Engineering15
ENS3208Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics15
ENS5112Construction Site Management15

For more detailed unit information for this Major take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook


Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply systematic engineering synthesis and design processes to conduct and manage civil engineering projects, with some intellectual independence.
  2. Demonstrate a global outlook and knowledge of contextual factors impacting the civil engineering discipline, including respect for cultural diversity and indigenous cultural competence.
  3. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and in depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the civil engineering discipline.
  4. Demonstrate clear and coherent oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
  5. Demonstrate conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics and computer and information sciences which underpin the civil engineering discipline and fluently apply engineering techniques, tools and resources.
  6. Demonstrate effective team membership and team leadership to implement engineering projects according to relevant standards of ethical conduct, sustainable practice and professional accountability.
  7. Demonstrate responsibility for own learning, professional judgement and an understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice.
  8. Think critically, and apply established engineering methods and research skills to complex civil engineering problem solving.

Career Opportunities

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, Structural Engineer, Transportation Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, Water Resource Engineer

This Major can be studied in the following courses

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