Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)



Imagine if 'work' meant engineering a megastructure!

Beijing's Watercube is just one of the many incredible projects UON Civil Engineering graduate Mark Arkinstall has worked on. Mark is Associate Director of Advanced Technology and Research for global engineering firm ARUP.

Mark Arkinstall


"My career in engineering began at the University of Newcastle where I learnt how to approach and solve engineering problems. This knowledge has assisted me in my current position as Geotechnical Engineer with Douglas Partners in Newcastle. In my role, I manage medium to large projects, from start to finish in the field. Seeing the end result is highly rewarding.

Civil Engineering Students"An engineering degree from Newcastle is a respected qualification with plenty of job opportunities at the end. It is a great place to study, with excellent lecturers and staff. If you are thinking about studying here, I say go for it!"


"I grew up in Newcastle and I really love the place, especially the beaches and lifestyle. The University of Newcastle has a pretty good reputation for engineering excellence too, so coming to Newcastle Uni seemed like a pretty logical choice.

I am now in my fifth year of study. I spent two years of my study doing it part-time while I worked full-time as a project manager, helping to manage construction and earthwork projects around the Hunter. It was a bit daunting at first, but after a while I got the hang of it. It was good that while I was working I could use some one the things that I had learnt at Uni, and it helped me to appreciate what I was learning, more. It was fantastic that the degree was flexible enough to allow me to do this.

Already about half of my final year class have jobs in the industry. This really helps to get your experience up and also allows for an easier transition into the workforce."

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