Civil engineering

Why study a civil engineering course?

Civil engineers are creative, curious, analytical and detail-orientated. Graduates trained in civil engineering can specialise in construction, environmental and transport engineering, or managing people and projects.

Choose our Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) and you'll be prepared to work in the design, construction and maintenance of almost all basic types of contemporary infrastructure, including bridges, multi-storey buildings, highways, railways, tunnels, airports, water supply and waste collection systems.

Career opportunities

There is currently a shortage of civil engineers in Australia. You're likely to find work in a variety of public and private organisations within Australia and overseas.

La Trobe graduates work on diverse projects all over the world, such as large-scale structural projects and oil rigs, with mining companies, water authorities and local government.

Overseas study opportunities

As a La Trobe student, you can broaden your horizons by studying overseas with one of our global exchange partners. We have partnerships with more than 100 universities in over 30 countries throughout Asia, Europe and North and South America.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of staff during your studies, from tutors through to lecturers and supervisors. View all staff in the College of Science, Health and Engineering.