University of Technology Sydney

MAJ03001 Civil Engineering

Civil engineers plan, design, construct and maintain structures and infrastructures built above and below ground. These include roads, bridges, tunnels, railways, dams, water and wastewater plants, and buildings. Civil engineers work in planning, consulting or design. Students can also find civil engineers working on construction sites, managing and supervising projects.

Civil engineers use principles of calculus and trigonometry to analyse, design and troubleshoot. Strong project management, communication, leadership, critical thinking and leadership skills are required. Students learn the key skills including skills in construction and surveying needed to become a professional civil engineer. The properties and use of concrete, steel, timber and soil, plus the physics and mechanics of large and small structures are also studied. Students also gain expertise in water supply systems, flood protection, sanitation, hydraulics and waste disposal.

Completion requirements

48310  Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering  6cp
48321  Engineering Mechanics  6cp
60101  Chemistry and Materials Science  6cp
48331  Mechanics of Solids  6cp
48330  Soil Behaviour  6cp
48641  Fluid Mechanics  6cp
48340  Construction  6cp
48352  Construction Materials  6cp
48221  Engineering Computations  6cp
48320  Surveying  6cp
48362  Hydraulics and Hydrology  6cp
48360  Geotechnical Engineering  6cp
48349  Structural Analysis  6cp
48353  Concrete Design  6cp
41029  Engineering Research Preparation  6cp
41030  Engineering Capstone  6cp
Select 24 credit points of options:  24cp
SMJ10162  Construction Sub-major 24cp 
CBK92124  Options (Civil Engineering) 24cp 
SMJ10163  Structures Sub-major 24cp 
Total  120cp