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Introduction to Civil engineering

Civil engineers play a vital role in modern societies. They help shape our built environment by designing and constructing key infrastructure that we use every day. 

Civil engineering typically includes areas such as buildings, bridges, airports, dams, tunnels, and transportation systems such as roads and rail. Increasingly, civil engineers are asked to consider how to design infrastructure for a changing climate. 

A civil engineering course will set you up for a rewarding career in the industry by giving you all the technical and professional skills you need to succeed. On this page you can start comparing online civil engineering courses across universities. Open Universities Australia can also offer advice on entry requirements, flexible study arrangements, fees, and enrolments. 

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University of South Australia

UndergraduateUSA-CIVE2016

Structures 2

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 24 Jun 2024

Next enrolment closes 16 Jun

University of South Australia

UndergraduateUSA-ENGG1005

Engineering Design and Innovation

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 24 Jun 2024

Next enrolment closes 16 Jun

University of South Australia

UndergraduateUSA-RENG1006

Engineering Materials

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 24 Jun 2024

Next enrolment closes 16 Jun

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Online civil engineering degrees

University of South Australia

UndergraduateUSA-ADE-DEG

Associate Degree in Engineering

Transform from tradesperson to engineering professional

100% online

2 years full time or part time equivalent

Southern Cross University

UndergraduateSCU-CCE-DIP

Diploma of Engineering

Move up the ladder to supervision in civil construction

Online & on-campus

1 year full time or part time equivalent

University of Southern Queensland

Online & on-campus

Approx. 1.5 years full time or part time equivalent

University of Tasmania

Get on track for a career in rail engineering

100% online

2 years full time or part time equivalent

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