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Imagine the future. Then build it

Many of the buildings and physical infrastructures in our modern society are made possible by civil engineers. Civil engineers provide a major contribution to society by supporting the design and development of essential services, and by managing and improving the built environment. By studying civil engineering, you will develop your knowledge in the planning, design, construction and management of buildings and infrastructure such as: roads, bridges, rail networks, irrigation, drainage and flood mitigation systems, airports, water and wastewater treatment plants, port and harbours, coastal defence and management systems, commercial buildings and residential houses. If you want a career creating tomorrow's cities, then this major is for you.

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Study civil engineering at Griffith

Civil Engineering now at Brisbane and Gold Coast

We offer an innovative and diverse range of engineering programs relevant to a changing society by linking with the Griffith commitment to a sustainable future. If you're looking to build the future, we will provide you with the strongest foundation possible enabling you to complete projects in the safest, most economical and sustainable manner possible.

Our program has been developed in accordance with the requirements of Engineers Australia, giving you access to leading engineering specialists, academics and researchers from around the globe as well as accreditation once you complete your undergraduate degree. Our programs have a strong practical focus; our industry placements provide you with the opportunity to develop work-ready skills and our teaching focuses on learning by doing. Our engineering degrees come under the Washington Accord, which means you can also get international accreditation for your studies.

    Minors:
  • coastal and water engineering,
  • construction engineering,
  • digital and spatial innovation,
  • pollution monitoring and control,
  • structural and geotechnical engineering.
  • 5-Star Rated

    Engineering at Griffith has rated 5-stars for Skills Development, Educational Experience, Teaching Quality and Student Support by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

Brodie Chan

Griffith engineering graduate

Currently working as an engineer with Brisbane consultancy GHD, Brodie Chan's engineering degree included access to major engineering companies, projects and programs in Australia and internationally. Brodie was also involved in the Griffith Honours College, which gave him the opportunity to volunteer in Vietnam, attend the APEC Youth Summit in Bali and co-ordinate local volunteering projects. Brodie also travelled to Kassel, Germany, as part of a four-week engineering and cultural training module. 'Studying at Griffith has broadened my perspective and given me the confidence, opportunities and the practical tools to go on and achieve my goals as a civil engineer,' he says.

Brodie Chan

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75% of the fastest growing occupations now require science, technology, engineering or math skills*

Civil engineers provide a major contribution to society by supporting the design and development of essential services, and by managing and improving the built environment. Engineers have one of the highest paid graduate jobs. You'll find employment in jobs such as civil engineer, construction engineer, municipal engineer, structural engineer, transport engineer, water supply distribution engineer, project manager and consulting engineer.

Our graduates will be at the forefront of the continual employment growth and development in South East Queensland, throughout Australia and internationally.

* Office of Australia's Chief Scientist, September 2014.

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