Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)

Career opportunities

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Our graduates are successful, career ready and in demand: 97.6% of our Civil Engineering graduates were in full-time employment within four months of completing their bachelor degree (Australian Graduate Survey 2013).

Graduates of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) will have:

1. A sound knowledge of engineering fundamentals and the sciences which underpin them.

2. An in-depth technical competence in at least one of the engineering specialisations.

3. The necessary skills to apply technologies and resources in engineering problem solving.

4. An appreciation of the broad range of issues which impact on the Engineering domain as a component of our society.

5. An ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution.

6. An understanding of social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities and the need to employ principles of sustainable development

7. An ability to utilise a systems approach to complex problems and to design and operation performance.

8. A proficiency in engineering design.

9. An ability to conduct an engineering project.

10. An understanding of the business environment and the ability to employ business principles within engineering projects.

11. An ability to communicate effectively, with the engineering team and with the community at large.

12. An ability to manage information and documentation.

13. A capacity for creativity and innovation.

14. Understanding of professional and ethic responsibilities and a commitment to them.

15. An ability to function effectively as an individual and in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams, as a team leader or manager as well as an effective team member.

16. A capacity for lifelong learning and professional development.

17. The ability to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes of a professional engineer.

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Careers by major

The discipline of Civil Engineering is often categorised into four broad areas: structural, geotechnical, water, and transportation engineering; however, many civil engineers work across a variety of these areas. Specialisation in one or more categories may lead to a career in project engineering, management, or research. The following is a list of position titles that graduates may find within this specific field. Access to these positions may depend on the amount, level, and focus of study and/or work experience undertaken.

Note: Structural engineers, architects, and construction managers may end up working in the same industry, but their disciplines are very different. Architects are responsible for the creative, conceptual design of a structure, while the engineer concentrates on the technical engineering (mathematical) solutions for structures and their maintenance. Construction managers work with both architects and engineers to ensure that structures are built to budget in a safe and timely manner.

As well as the jobs listed above, there are many positions outside the general field of Civil Engineering that graduates may pursue using the transferable skills gained in their studies. The list of job titles below shows examples of the type of jobs / careers graduates can diversify into; that might not necessarily be directly related to their degree.

Honours Achievers