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Civil Engineering

Civil and Construction Engineering

Undergraduate Major


Civil and Construction Engineering Major (BEng Hons)
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 80


You could start working as a professional civil engineering graduate in just four years.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market. 

Qualify sooner

Start working as a professional engineering graduate in just four years. 

Professional recognition

Graduates fulfil the stage one competencies required by Engineers Australia for a professional engineer.

Civil engineers design and construct our infrastructure. They are key members of teams involved in the design and construction of buildings, bridges, roads, highways, harbours, dams, irrigation and water supplies, municipal infrastructure and other large projects.

As our built environment becomes increasingly complicated, ambitious construction projects can only be completed by teams of people with different skills, working together. The civil engineer is central to this process.

In this course you will develop scientific, mathematical and practical skills to solve engineering problems – first in the Engineering Foundation Year (EFY) and then by developing specific civil engineering attributes.

In your third year you’ll apply these skills in structural analysis and design, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, hydraulics, construction and professional practice.

In your final year, you’ll integrate your design, construction and management skills in large civil engineering projects and undertake a major research project. Project topics include structural integrity, construction materials science or pavement design, water quality, water systems, and construction management applications.

Double degree options
You can study a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Construction Engineering) with a Bachelor of Commerce or a Bachelor of Science (Mining).

See our handbook for more course information.

Why study

  • Civil engineers are in very high demand and this trend is expected to continue well into the future.
  • This professional and practical-orientated course is highly prized by graduates and respected by professional engineers.
  • Later in your career, you may choose to establish your own consultancy as an expert in your field. Civil and construction engineers have skills that are readily transferable between employers and they often find work internationally.

How this course will make you industry ready

  • This course combines two disciplines – civil engineering and construction engineering – into one fully comprehensive course.
  • This qualification will equip you to be work-ready as soon as you graduate.
  • Upon graduation you may find employment with consulting engineers, large contractors, specialist subcontractors and government authorities who create and maintain a range of infrastructure.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Professional recognition

Graduates fulfil the stage one competencies required by Engineers Australia.

Career information


  • Civil engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Site engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Building contractor


  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Contracting
  • Government
  • Mining

Further study

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.0

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Cut-off scores

Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2020 only.

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 8
IB 28
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 70
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 80
India (CBSE) 70%
India (HSC) 71%
Sri Lanka 8

Please select a country above.

Essential course prerequisites

Mathematics (including calculus) and either physics, chemistry or engineering studies. Further mathematics is desirable.

Other requirements and notes for this course

Admission criteria may be different if you are studying this major as part of a double degree. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.

You will also need to complete at least 12 weeks of work experience during the summer breaks in order to graduate from Civil and Construction Engineering.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Application information

This major sits within our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree. To apply for this major through Curtin, apply for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Tel: +61 8 9266 5888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

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  • Curtin course code: MJRH-CCOEN
  • Last updated on: August 3, 2020