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Start study from home in Trimester 2, 2020

For Trimester 2, 2020, you will be able to start your study from home. If restrictions are lifted we will continue to offer our students the flexibility to study online or a combination of online and on campus for the rest of the Trimester.

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

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.

Purpose-built facilities

Our newly opened Engineering, Technology and Aviation building is a space for innovation where students come together to enhance their learning potential. With the latest in hands-on technology, the building offers engineering, IT and aviation students the opportunity to learn in spaces designed to reflect the workplace.

Tehya Hethorn

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering / Bachelor of Environmental Science

Deciding to study at Griffith was an easy choice for double degree student Tehya Hethorn, who is also a Student Ambassador for Engineers Australia. 'Griffith ranks highly in its Civil Engineering and Environmental Science subjects and research, the facilities are excellent, the support the university offers is fantastic and these is a multitude of opportunities for students to set themselves up for success. The program structure lets you experience a wide range of engineering concepts before settling on a specific major, which is really valuable to anyone who is unsure of the field of engineering they want to enter.'

Tehya Hethorn

Study options

It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.

Aptitude for Engineering Assessment

An alternative admission pathway into an engineering degree.

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Career outcomes

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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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Key dates

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Wednesday 29 April — Thursday 30 April

Parent and Student Information Webinars

We understand that high school students and their families have many questions about the transition to tertiary study. Register for one of our online webinars and get the right advice from our expert study advisers to support your child's journey to university.

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Monday 6 July — Wednesday 8 July

Trimester 2: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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Monday 13 July — Saturday 17 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.

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Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 July

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) - CANCELLED

TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.

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Tuesday 21 July — Tuesday 21 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo - CANCELLED

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 3 August — Monday 3 August

Townsville Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Townsville Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Sunday 9 August — Sunday 9 August

Open Day

On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.

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Monday 14 September — Thursday 17 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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