Why study Engineering?

We've worked with industry to develop degrees that address the growing complexity of the engineering profession. As new industries and technologies emerge, engineers are expected to be more versatile – able to work internationally and across traditional engineering disciplines.

Choose a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) and you’ll be able to specialise in construction, environmental and transport engineering, or managing people and projects. There is currently a shortage of civil engineers in Australia.

Choose a Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Industrial) to learn how to improve business practices and systems, utilising the latest in advanced technologies. On graduation, you could find yourself working in such industries as aerospace and defence, automotive, machinery/manufacturing, metals mining, oil and gas, and pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.

Career opportunities

We'll prepare you to work in roles that demand global thinking, innovation and technical expertise. You'll graduate ready to manage people and projects in:

  • manufacturing
  • resources
  • infrastructure development
  • healthcare
  • consulting
  • project management
  • the government sector.

Engineering placements

Work Integrated Learning programs allows students to undertake placements in a wide variety of settings. Learn more.

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.