Civil Engineering


A large number of postgraduate study options are available in civil engineering in order to suit each individual's needs. We have placed strong importance on advanced study and research, and have the facilities and resources to make studying civil engineering a rewarding experience.

Areas of study

Areas of postgraduate study in civil engineering include:

  • Earthquake engineering.
  • Rock mechanics.
  • Excavation engineering.
  • Fluid mechanics.
  • Experimental and computational geotechnical engineering.
  • Traffic safety and planning.
  • Transport systems economics.
  • Highway and pavement engineering.
  • Cost engineering.
  • Advanced structural dynamics.
  • Aseismic structural design.
  • Advanced structural concrete.
  • Risk management.
  • Transportation planning and systems analysis.
  • Infrastructure asset management.

You can study Civil Engineering in the following programmes:

What you will learn

A taught diploma and masters programme in Civil Engineering offer a wide range of courses, to enable you to tailor your learning to your areas of interest.

A masters degree in Construction Management, and both a graduate diploma and masters degree in the specialist area of Transportation Engineering.

All of the areas of study above are potential research topics for a Master of Engineering or PhD, in Civil Engineering.

Career opportunities

There is a worldwide shortage of civil engineers. They are needed for expanding cities and new construction to meet the needs of rising populations in the developing world. Growing economies are fuelling demand for civil engineers to work on major construction and design projects. Civil engineers also use their engineering qualification and background as a stepping stone into other careers. A number of civil engineering graduates are working in the top echelons of business internationally.

More information

Postgradaute study options in Civil Engineering