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Civil and Construction Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Construction Engineering) - BEng(Curtin) - BH-ENGR Science and Engineering
Indicative ATAR 80 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
Location Bentley or Sarawak This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 4 years full-time

Course overview

Civil engineers design and construct our infrastructure. Every structure that is on or in the ground is the work of civil engineers. They build bridges, roads, harbours, highways, dams, irrigation and water supplies, hydro-electric projects, tall buildings and other large structures.

As our built environment becomes increasingly complicated, ambitious construction projects can only be completed by teams of people with different skills, working together. The civil engineer is important in this process.

In your first two years, you will develop basic scientific, mathematic and practical skills, and learn how to use these skills to solve engineering problems, first in our Engineering Foundation Year and then by developing specific civil engineering attributes.

In your third year, you will learn to apply these skills in structural analysis and design, materials, geotechnical engineering, construction engineering, hydraulics and professional practice.

In your final year, you will consolidate these engineering skills to the level of an engineering graduate. Speciality options include the environment, transport, public health or advanced structural design.

 You will also need to complete at least 12 weeks of engineering work experience during the summer breaks in order to graduate from civil and construction engineering.

As part of a double degree, you can study the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Construction Engineering) with either:

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.


STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Not accepted.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Mature age entry

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Essential WACE courses

  • Mathematics: Methods ATAR and at least one of the following courses: Physics ATAR, Chemistry ATAR and Engineering Studies ATAR.

Desirable WACE courses

Mathematics: Specialist ATAR


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2017 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.

Fees are indicative first year only.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Professional recognition

Graduates fulfill the stage one competencies required by Engineers Australia (EAust) as the pathway to chartered-engineer status (CPEng).

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Civil Engineer
  • Building Contractor

Why Civil and Construction Engineering?

  • Civil engineers are currently in very high demand and this trend is expected to remain long into the future.
  • This professional and practically-orientated course is highly prized by graduates and respected by professional engineers.
  • It is in effect two degrees, civil engineering and construction engineering, combined into one fully comprehensive course.
  • It gives a qualification that equips graduates to be work ready as soon as they graduate.
  • Upon graduation you may find employment with consulting engineers, large contractors, specialist subcontractors and government authorities who are working to meet the challenges of creating and maintaining our infrastructure.
  • Later in your career, you may choose to establish your own consultancy as an expert in your field. Civil and construction engineers have skills that are readily transferable between employers and they often find work internationally.