Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) - Non-Defence

Start Building on Solid Ground

Do you want to build the next line of the light rail, design a hydroelectric dam or bore a tunnel under the sea? If these scenarios inspire you, then a civil engineering degree could be for you! Civil engineers plan, design, construct, and manage the essential infrastructure of our modern society. At UNSW Canberra, our Bachelor of Civil Engineering will equip you with the skills to begin your career and take a lead role in designing and transforming our world.

Study Civil Engineering at UNSW Canberra

A UNSW Canberra Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) is a four-year full-time degree with an in-built Honours research project. Through practical and industry experiences, you’ll develop the ability to plan, design, and test structures within the built and natural environments. If you are passionate about leading the development of crucial modern infrastructure, a degree in civil engineering could be an exciting way for you to launch into a fulfilling career.  

Once you master the fundamentals, you’ll have the opportunity to pursue the areas of civil engineering that interest you. You’ll complete a 60-day internship with an engineering company so you can see first-hand how a professional civil engineer solves real-world problems. 

You’ll also work with one of our world-class academics to design and complete your very own research project. Make an original contribution to the field of civil engineering and put into practice the skills and knowledge you’ve developed throughout your degree. 

World-Class Teaching and Facilities

As a civil engineering student at UNSW Canberra, you’ll have access to purpose-built workshops and facilities and benefit from the best university teacher-to-student ratio in Australia. Working with experienced engineers and client representatives on industry-focused design and research projects, you’ll gain the hands-on experience required to meet the global challenges of the future. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to apply the theories that you study in class and have the strong support of your peers and academic lecturers to help you succeed.

What Our Students Say

Jack Lawrence

"The best thing about studying at UNSW Canberra is the small class sizes. Since there is a small number of students in your classes (especially in comparison to other universities) it is much easier to develop one-on-one relationships with the academic staff who are teaching you."

- Jack Lawrence, civil engineering student 


Build Your Career as a Civil Engineer

By studying civil engineering at UNSW Canberra, you’ll graduate with accreditation from Engineers Australia to begin work right away within Australia or abroad. You could work in all fields of infrastructure development, from constructing skyscrapers and hospitals through to designing and building dams and bridges. Our graduates have a range of career opportunities in:  

  • geotechnical engineering 
  • construction 
  • structural engineering 
  • transport 
  • environmental engineering 
  • utilities management 
  • emergency management.