La Trobe University

Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)


Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
4 years
Annual tuition fee (A$)
32 400

Become an adaptable, innovative and creative civil engineer.

La Trobe’s Bachelor of Civil Engineering will help you meet the diverse challenges of civil engineering anywhere in the world. You’ll be equipped to think and act beyond the boundaries of traditional engineering and deliver sustainable, creative solutions to complex technical problems.

You’ll learn the fundamentals of electrical, mechanical and electronic engineering and gain in-depth knowledge of geotechnical, hydraulic and structural engineering. Develop high-level skills in:

  • sustainable infrastructure
  • civil construction
  • water resources
  • surveying
  • and Computer Aided Design.

Learn how to tackle large-scale projects, test your construction ideas and integrate energy-efficient solutions into smart buildings. Explore research opportunities in sustainability, urban irrigation and advances in concrete technologies.

Our focus is on balancing industry-integrated learning with theory so you can build your professional network through practical projects and assignments.

Reasons to study civil engineering at La Trobe:

  • Gain industry experience, with the opportunity for a six-month work placement supported by a $10,000 scholarship *
  • Diversify your skillset, with business and management subjects alongside engineering subjects
  • Become eligible for membership with Engineers Australia
  • Access brand new, state-of-the-art teaching, learning and research facilities at our Bendigo Campus.

*Scholarships are guaranteed for Bendigo students and granted to Melbourne students on a competitive basis.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 8.

Specialisations, majors and minors

Entry requirements

Subject prerequisites

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.

English language requirement

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.

Career outcomes

As a graduate, you’ll be well placed to pursue roles such as a structural engineer, geotechnical engineer, renewable energy engineer, local or state government planner, transportation engineer, project estimator and a variety of roles in oil and gas, infrastructure, mining and natural resources.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) is accredited on the Bendigo campus, and provisionally accredited on the Bundoora campus by Engineers Australia (EA). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Fees and scholarships

Annual tuition fee (A$)

32 400


Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.

Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805. Please apply through VTAC if you're completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if you're completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.

See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses.

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