Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil), University of Sydney

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil), University of Sydney


Civil engineers are responsible for the design
and construction of buildings, stadiums and transport infrastructure. They also oversee the design and management
of gas and water systems, and even the development of irrigation systems in developing nations. I think for me engineering is about solving
problems and civil engineering in particular is about solving problems for society. Civil engineering is quite unique at the University
of Sydney. It’s unlike any university in Australia
in that there’s a big focus on practical applications of the theory which you’re
learning. In the very first subject that our students
do, they are building scaled-down models of frames, bridges and other civil engineering
structures, putting them together to see physically how things actually work. VOICEOVER: Throughout this four year degree,
you’ll study a series of core units as you master the foundations of civil engineering
before specialising in an optional major, including: Construction Management, Environmental,
Geotechnical, Humanitarian, Structures and Transport You may also have the opportunity to utilise
specific laboratory equipment including: wave generators and fluids machinery, earthquake
simulators, or our state of the art wind tunnel. You may also undertake fieldwork trips abroad
to apply your knowledge and skills in a cross-cultural setting. Taking advantage of studying humanitarian
engineering is going to give those students the opportunity to spread their wings and
share their knowledge helping many others around the world in disasters and just by
improving their quality of life. I’ve been lucky enough to undertake a few
different internships working in construction engineering, building Sydney’s new metro
with CPB contractors, working as a junior project manager and also as a junior fellow
for the Australian Centre for Innovation. I think that having a civil engineering degree
opens a lot of opportunities. Some of my colleagues who I went to university
with work in IT, finance, consulting and I myself work in project management. Some of my other colleagues work in specifically
structural design engineering, so they’re using they’re real technical skills they’ve
learnt at university. One of the most rewarding things about my
role has been seeing a project complete from ideation to completion. I’ve been involved in several fit-outs in
the retail banking space and it’s been really exciting to see the project complete and the
customers happy at the end of the day. Gavin: For students who are interested in
how things work and improving the world around them, I highly recommend studying a civil
engineering degree at the University of Sydney.

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