Innovative curriculum

No more semester long subjects. The topics in our tree are around 3-hour bite-size pieces of study.

About our Topic Tree

The CSU Engineering Topic Tree is at the core of our engineering degree. Covering around 1,000 topics averaging three hours in length, the Topic Tree gives you access to a range of civil engineering specialties.

As a CSU Student Engineer, you’ll complete subject branches on the tree with interconnecting topics within each branch. The completion of your first 240 topics will ensure you are ready for work as a Cadet Engineer once you’re on placement.

Experience the Topic Tree

Do you want to get a real feel for what it’s like to be a CSU Engineering student? Here’s the good news – we are opening up sections of the Topic Tree to prospective students so you can! Our CSU Engineering Topic Tree – Prospective Student Branch will help prepare you for your future as a CSU Student Engineer.

Get a head start on your degree

Topics you complete within the CSU Engineering Topic Tree – Prospective Student Branch will be credited to you when you begin your journey with CSU Engineering so you can start ahead of the rest. What better way to start uni than with a solid foundation in the material you’ll be studying under your belt?

Customise your degree by choosing from over 1000 topics within our unique engineering topic tree

Start climbing

Below is a list of topics you can complete within the CSU Engineering Topic Tree – Prospective Student Branch.

Introductory Engineering

  • Engineering measurements and calculations

Water Engineering

  • Introduction to fluid mechanics
  • Introduction to environmental engineering
  • Introduction to water treatment
  • Basic water chemistry
  • Nutrient cycles

Materials Engineering

  • Atomic structure, Interatomic Bonding and the Structure of Crystalline Solids
  • Mechanical Properties of Metal

Geotechnical Engineering

  • Introduction to Soil Mechanics
  • The Earth and Geological History
  • Drilling and Sampling
  • Introduction to Rock Mechanics

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  3. Asked your parents' permission (those under 18 only).

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