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Design the communities, civilisations and world around you with the engineering skillset you need to succeed

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Why study engineering at La Trobe?

Lead the way in engineering with skills and knowledge as diverse or specialised as you like. At La Trobe you'll explore the foundations of engineering, then choose from a wide range of study areas that'll give you hands-on skills and practical knowledge fit for the real world of engineering.

You'll be able to:

  • Study at a university ranked 'above world standard' in engineering research*
  • Get study that fits around you with fully online, on-campus and blended study options
  • Apply for a $10,000 scholarship to provide support while you study**

*Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018
**Upon successful entry into an engineering WIL subject (requiring a 70 WAM)

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Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)

With infrastructure as a top priority for the Australian government and governments globally, now's the time to help face issues like urban congestion and national connectivity. At La Trobe you'll gain skills and knowledge fit to jump straight into the engineering industry. Possible roles include:

  • structural or construction engineer
  • geotechnical engineer
  • water engineer
  • renewable energy engineer
  • project estimator

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Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Industrial)

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Industrial)

Industrial engineers are essential in helping optimise businesses for the future. Learn the fundamentals of engineering and build a comprehensive skillset so you can respond to these evolving needs and adapt to future challendes. Possible roles include:

  • quality engineer
  • logistician
  • control systems engineer
  • robotics engineer

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Master of Engineering

Master of Engineering

Design the world around you with advanced engineering skills fit for a successful career in a variety of sectors. From design to engineering management and innovation, you'll learn how to adapt to emerging technologies and change the engineering landscape.

Choose to specialise in:

  • civil
  • electronics
  • manufacturing
  • telecommunications and networks

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Master of Construction and Engineering Management

Master of Construction and Engineering Management

As the construction industry booms, employers need professionals with civil engineering experience that can take on multidisciplinary construction environments. Build diverse skills and knowledge, backed by hands-on experience and meet that demand. Possible roles include:

  • construction manager
  • engineering manager
  • project engineer

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Master of Engineering Management

Master of Engineering Management

From robotics on building sites to virtual and augmented reality in project planning, businesses need engineering managers with the latest tech skills and experience. Take specialised subjects in management, innovation and sustainability, as wekk as risk and cost, computer-aided engineering and more, to meet that demand. Possible roles include:

  • engineering project manager
  • senior engineering management consultant
  • engineering development manager

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Hear from our students

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I am passionate about innovation, design and science, which is why I love engineering. It is part of everything. Engineering is a career that improves civilization, while enabling new opportunities. I am looking forward to graduating and pursuing a career in this field.

Elise Hor
Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (Honours),
Department of Engineering
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Through being part of the monumental Metro Tunnel project, I’ve applied what I’ve learnt in the classroom directly in real-world settings. One of my placement’s highlights was working on the future Anzac Station site and seeing a tunnel boring machine in action. These experiences have empowered me to undertake any challenge I face in the future.

Ilhan Fahiye
Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) student,
Work Integrated Learning placement at Metro Trains Melbourne

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