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Are you looking to compare the top universities that offer a Bachelor of Civil Engineering in Brisbane?

Compare Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degrees in Brisbane

With students currently working hard for their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), applications for university are just around the corner. This can be an incredibly stressful time, and so we’ve made it easier for you by compiling all the information you need in one place. If you’re looking to get into civil engineering, read more to find out which university will be best for you!

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In this article, we compare all the top universities in Brisbane that offer a Bachelor of Civil Engineering.

Here’s all the info you, and your child, need to know.

Queensland University of Technology

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) degree at QUT provides a hands-on learning experience that enables students to fully prepare for the challenges of being a civil engineer. Applicants will need an ATAR of 79.00 to apply, although students with an ATAR of 82.00 or higher (including any adjustments) who satisfy all other admission requirements are guaranteed an offer for this course.

The degree itself is offered full time (over 4 years) or part time (8 years) at Gardens Point. You must have completed:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

Fees in 2023 are $6.900 per year full-time (96 credit points), although you may not have to pay anything upfront if you’re eligible for a HECS-HELP loan. 2024 fees are still to be announced. 

University of Queensland

UQ offers the largest choice of engineering programs in Queensland, with a flexible curriculum and a large number of majors. The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) majoring in Civil Engineering is your degree of choice.

To apply, students will need an ATAR of around 84 or higher. Pre-requisite subjects include:

  • Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent)
  • General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C);
  • Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C);
  • and one of Chemistry or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C).

Both Chemistry and Physics are recommended subjects. Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C) is also a recommended subject. Students studying Specialist Mathematics and both Physics and Chemistry will have increased flexibility in their studies.

The course is offered internally at 4 years full time or a part-time equivalent and commences in February. The annual fee for 2024 is yet to be released, but commonwealth supported places are available for eligible students. 2023 fees were $7,070. 

Students must complete 450 hours of Engineering Professional Practice to satisfy the requirements of Engineers Australia. If UQ sounds like the uni for you, check out their website for more details.

Griffith University

The Bachelor of Engineering with Honours at Griffith University is offered to students with an ATAR of 70 or higher. The degree runs for 4 years full-time or 8 years part-time and begins in either Trimester 1 or 2. You will need to have completed:

  • English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English & Literature Extension (Units 3&4, C);
  • Mathematical Methods (Units 3&4, C)

Chemistry, Physics, or Specialist Mathematics are highly recommended. Overall annual fees for this degree for those beginning study in 2024 are yet to be confirmed however it is expected to be around $8000 per year. Commonwealth funded positions are available to eligible students.

Practicing engineers will be directly involved with the learning and teaching process and in laboratory and tutorial sessions, so you’ll benefit from their experience. Final year students will have to complete mandatory work experience to be eligible to graduate.

If Griffith sounds more like your cup of tea, check out their website.

Didn’t get a high enough ATAR?

If you’re worried that your ATAR won’t be good enough for any of the degrees already mentioned, don’t stress. All of the universities listed here offer bridging courses that allow you to boost your rank so you can try again in a year’s time. QUT have a great post, ‘Helping you get into your course‘, for figuring out what you need to do to get your rank where you need it to be.

Another route to take is TAFE Queensland’s Associate Degree in Civil Engineering. The entire course runs for 2 years full time and costs $7,000 – $13,995.

Contact your university of choice for more information on what you can do to get into the degree of your dreams.

Find out when your university of choice is having their University Open Day here.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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