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Engineering

Engineering

CSU Engineering prepares you to look at things differently. You will develop the skills you need to be entrepreneurial and innovative, to communicate with other engineers as well as people from non-engineering backgrounds, and to work on a range of exciting projects that will make a difference to your community, whether you're in a regional or metropolitan area.

You'll start your study on campus at CSU in Bathurst, then combine online study with work in industry. Before you graduate, you'll gain excellent practical experience through four one-year, paid work placements that are an integrated part of studying Engineering at CSU. These placements in industry will give you hands-on experience, build vital industry contacts, and will complement your theoretical learning, which will be completed online.

As an engineer, you'll be a problem solver, coming up with new ways to tackle the challenges facing our communities. As a CSU Engineering graduate, you'll be part of a new generation of engineers, ready to take on diverse opportunities in regional and metropolitan engineering firms, create your own career path and share new ideas. Engineering provides a huge range of career opportunities working on exciting tasks and in varying environments.

Career opportunities

  • Civil engineer

    Civil engineers work on the structures we see around us every day and on major projects and facilities we often take for granted. These could include roads and bridges, buildings, gas and water supplies, sewerage systems or transportation, such as railways and airports. As a civil engineer, you will choose appropriate materials to provide strength, meet the design aims and fit with the surroundings. You will also consider the safety, economic and environmental impacts of a project.

    Career opportunities

    • chief civil engineer
    • construction engineer
    • municipal engineer
    • structural engineer
    • transport engineer

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  • Geotechnical engineer

    Geotechnical engineering is a specialist area of civil engineering primarily involved with the engineering behaviour of earth and rock materials. Geotechnical engineering is very often the first step in investigation and design for civil engineering projects. Geotechnical engineers usually undertake investigation, collection, testing and instrumentation of soil and rock materials to facilitate analysis and design of foundations, tunnels, excavations, slopes, pavements, water retention structures and other earth structures. Geotechnical engineers use principles of soil mechanics and rock mechanics to determine the relevant engineering, mechanical and chemical properties of earth materials.

    Career opportunities:

    • geotechnical engineer
    • civil engineer

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  • Structural engineer

    Structural engineering focuses on ensuring structures are built to withstand natural and manmade pressures, such as wind, waves and earthquakes, or traffic and people. Structural engineering may be experimental, exploring projects and investigating innovative ways to complete a project capable of bearing the environmental pressures. Structural engineers will often work alongside engineers in other disciplines, such as mechanical or electrical engineering, to complete projects.

    Career opportunities:

    • structural engineer
    • civil engineer

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  • Water resources engineer

    In Australia, we take it for granted that when we turn the tap on, we'll get clean, fresh water. In fact, that is the work of a water or hydraulic engineer. This career path could include developing pipelines and sewerage systems for large and small schemes, planning the delivery infrastructure. As a water engineer, your job could also include waste treatment, controlling water courses like rivers, working in flood mitigation, or protecting environments along the coast.

    Career opportunities:

    • water engineer
    • hydraulic engineer
    • civil engineer

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Facilities

CSU has developed a modern, collaborative learning space for Engineering students. Here, you will have the chance to learn as part of a team, work collaboratively on building projects, and pitch your ideas to others. A gallery, pitch space and open-plan learning areas will provide a dedicated space for you to learn during the on campus component of the course, as well as during residential schools while you complete your study online.

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