Civil Engineering

Infrastructure begins with a foundation in theory and industry skills.

We understand civil engineering is essential to the infrastructure of our society. That’s why we offer civil engineering courses at Swinburne.

Civil engineering courses are an opportunity to begin or advance your career in civil and structural engineering. We combine engineering theory with an industry focus, in our courses: It’s our way of giving you the technical expertise and management skills needed to plan, design, construct and maintain infrastructure. Examples include buildings, bridges, dams, water supply systems, road and rail networks and more. The knowledge and expertise you gain from a specialisation in civil engineering can be applied to a variety of organisations.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have the confidence and skills to apply your knowledge to the workplace. Future careers can be found in construction engineering and the civil design industry.

A pedestrian bridge connects Swinburne's Advanced Technologies Centre and Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre buildings on a bright, sunny day.

Swinburne's civil engineering research ranks as world-class

SWINBURNE RANKED IN THE WORLD'S TOP 75

Swinburne has been placed in the top 75 worldwide for civil engineering by the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016.

Only five universities in Australia were ranked in the top 75.

The Swinburne Advantage

We turn knowing into know-how.

We believe an undergraduate education must be about more than knowledge. In today’s competitive job market, it must be about true job readiness.

Starting in 2016, we’re expanding access to our Work Integrated Learning opportunities. It’s just a matter of choosing the opportunity that suits your future.

Choose from professional degrees, professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. There are also a range of other opportunities you can create.

You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence in knowing you have what it takes to land a job in your field by graduation.

We think it’s an approach that makes the adventure worth taking. See for yourself.
The Swinburne Advantage. Available to all new undergraduate students from 2016.

Swinburne's MAST system in the Smart Structures Laboratory of the ATC building.

Break new ground in the Smart Structures Laboratory

Located in Swinburne's Advanced Technologies Centre, the $15 million Smart Structures Laboratory houses next generation large-scale equipment for experiments, including the Multi-Axis Substructure Testing system.

Civil engineering courses

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