Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)

The University of Adelaide

Ranked 36 in the world through award-winning academics and state-of-the-art facilities, studying civil engineering at the University of Adelaide can lead to an exciting and well-paid global career. Civil engineering is an exciting field involves the design, construction and maintenance of the infrastructure that underpins modern life. Civil engineers ensure infrastructure such as bridges, roads, tunnels, railways, dams, airports, and water channels meet the needs of our society in a sustainable way. This degree has a strong focus on design and exposes students to new technologies that will form the basis of future design practice. Students study structural design and mechanics, encounter real-life projects, interact with professionals through an industry-led design practice course, and can undertake majors in new and advanced topics. Practical experiences provide students with exposure to industry experts and develop skills and networks for a successful career.

Course Fee:

International: $172,000

Entry Requirements:

SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods, Physics and Specialist Mathematics. International Baccalaureate: Mathematics (HL grade 3) and Physics (SL grade 4/ HL grade 3). If Stage 2 studies were undertaken prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was known as Mathematical Studies.


The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) focuses on engineering problem-solving, and design and analysis, using modern, computer-based methods. The first and second years of the program develop mathematics and science skills, with fundamental engineering and design courses. Third and fourth years include professional engineering courses, specialisations, communication and management courses and project work within the main areas of structural, geotechnical and water engineering. Students are required to complete six weeks of approved practical experience.

Subjects you can Study:

Construction management, Geotechnical engineering, Structural engineering, Water systems engineering

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00123M

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace No info No Full time 4 years

Walk in remarkable footsteps

The University of Adelaide’s international reputation for breaking new ground has been forged by a continuous stream of exceptional people. We count among our alumni five Nobel Laureates, over 140 Fulbright Scholars and more than 100 Rhodes Scholars, including Australia’s first female Indigenous recipient. The country’s first female prime minister also studied here, as did the first Australian-born professional astronaut in space.
Today, our high-achieving culture continues to attract the world’s best and brightest, including students from more than 90 countries.

Be ready for the future workforce

Although many of the jobs you could be doing in a decade’s time don’t yet exist, your best preparation for them does at the University of Adelaide. We’re constantly updating and refining our degrees to ensure that — wherever your passions lie, you’ll gain the flexible capabilities to explore every opportunity tomorrow brings.
Importantly, our degrees’ recognised quality that opens career paths everywhere. We’re ranked inside the world’s top 50 universities in four subject areas; in the top 100 for another 12, and the top 150 for 10 more.*

Learn from world-leading research

As South Australia’s only member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) research-intensive universities, our researchers collaborate with industry, government and leading institutions around the globe to address the world’s greatest challenges.
Our research—rated 5/5 in over 40 distinct fields^ informs all our degrees. Importantly, it also generates a tangible community benefit. Our total contribution to South Australia’s economy is over $4.23 billion†.
* QS World University Rankings By Subject, 2019. ^ Excellence in Research for Australia, 2018. † London Economics, 2018. 
CRICOS No. 00123M

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