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Available to local and international students studying in Singapore.
Civil engineering. A firm foundation for your career.
At the University of Newcastle, we educate our engineers to meet the global challenges of today and into the future. You’ll learn to engineer energy-efficient buildings using the latest nano-materials and design and develop sustainable and resilient infrastructure. Perhaps your study will lead you to be part of the team developing the Tuas mega port project in Singapore’s growing maritime sector. Maybe working on civil infrastructure required for the forthcoming Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail project appeals to your desire to help connect communities in your part of the world. Whatever your area of interest, your Civil Engineering degree will enable you to take an active role in helping solve local, national and global challenges.
Our Singapore program incorporates courses developed specifically for the local context, including Virtual Design and Construction and Design for Manufacturing and Assembly. You’ll be provided with numerous opportunities for industry collaborations and visits throughout your degree.
What is civil engineering? Civil engineers are responsible for the physical infrastructure that enables modern societies to function. As a civil engineering student you will study buildings, highways and railways, tunnels, airports, power generation facilities and harbour facilities. Your courses will focus on preparing you to design, build and manage these structures as a fully qualified civil engineer.
Build critical technical engineering skills by studying courses in:
Connect with industry through guest lectures and interdisciplinary projects solving real world problems. Gain invaluable practical experience through your industry placement.
Become job-ready through our professional practice courses. You'll learn to tackle ‘wicked problems’ and develop essential workplace skills in finance, project management, sustainability, communication and entrepreneurism.
After you have been working as an engineer in industry for a few years, you will have met the longer-term Program Educational Objectives for the Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours). This means you will, at a minimum, be able to:
Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.
These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.
Civil engineers work for construction companies, consulting firms, project management companies, transport companies and governments. You could specialise in:
Civil engineering is flexible and diverse. You might prefer to work onsite, in design and development, or a leadership role managing people and projects. Typical positions include:
Remarkably, engineering is the most commonly held degree among the highest performing Fortune 500 CEOs – the CEOs of companies such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Tesla Motors are all engineers.
Professional recognition the Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) (Singapore) program is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia. You can work in places such as:
University of Newcastle engineering students in Singapore have the opportunity to complete 16 weeks of industrial experience as part of their degree. Through your work placement you will build important professional networks and put your learning into practice.
One of only three Australian member institutions of the Global Engineering Education Exchange Program.