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Civil engineers improve systems and processes that allow humans and nature to coexist with minimal impact. Modern society could not function without them.
We need civil engineers to design and build higher capacity transportation systems. We need them to construct larger commercial and industrial complexes. We need them for water supply and pollution control. And we need them to repair or replace roads, bridges and other structures.
What is civil engineering?
Civil engineering is concerned with the design, construction, maintenance and operation of infrastructure for the benefit of society. Types of infrastructure include:
What do civil engineers do?
Civil engineers design structures including multi-storey buildings, bridges, tunnels, commercial complexes, oil rig platforms, water systems, road and traffic systems and foundation supports.
A civil engineer might:
Civil engineering streams
At Monash we help you prepare for your chosen civil engineering career early with specialisations in the following streams:
Careers in civil engineering
When you graduate as a civil engineer, you will find challenging and rewarding opportunities in the following areas: