Civil engineering specialising in construction
What's the focus of this major?
You'll learn all the key skills and competencies you need to become a professional civil engineer (as in the civil major), but will exchange some subjects to specialise in the design and construction of large projects, such as high-rise apartment or office blocks, and high-level skills in scheduling and management of sub-contractors.
You'll gain an understanding of human resources, finance and environmental planning and law, from development applications to environmental impact assessments. With cross-faculty subjects from Design, Architecture and Building, you'll also learn the details of installing building services such as lifts, air conditioning, cabling, IT and telecommunications.
This specialisation can't be taken with combined degrees.
Where will I work?
You can work in any of the areas open to all civil engineers, and are most likely to find opportunities with:
- Major developers, such as Brookfield Multiplex, Lendlease, Mirvac or Landcom
- Private commercial developers and consultancies.
This specialisation is also ideal if you want to work as a private developer or consultant, as you'll have all the skills you need to run an entire construction project from start to finish.