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World-leading education

Join an exceptional community of student engineers who are blazing a new trail in engineering. CSU's Bachelor of Technology (Civil Systems) / Master of Engineering (Civil Systems) is a qualification unlike any other. Developed in consultation with industry leaders to meet demand for entrepreneurial engineers, this double degree builds engineering expertise over five and a half years.

CSU's engineering course is designed around project-based learning, where workshops replace lectures, projects replace exams, and our innovative and agile Topic Tree replaces semester-long subjects. Combine that with four years of paid work placement and the result is one of the most innovative and dynamic engineering degrees in Australia.

CSU Engineering is the top Australian emerging leader in engineering education worldwide

What the professional says

The CSU Engineering program is the most exciting development in engineering education in Australia at this time. There is no other program like it offered at any other Australian University

Greg Ewin General Manager of Engineers Australia's Sydney Division

How we're different

Entrepreneurial graduates

As the only Australian Engineering program hosted within a business faculty, we are able to bring together technical excellence with communications, financial and management skills that will enhance our graduates’ ability to make a difference as leaders in the workplace and society.

Practical experience

The program will offer a Masters level qualification, over a 5.5-year period, with your first 18 months of study based in our custom built, state-of-the-art facilities at CSU in Bathurst. Then you’ll join your industry as a paid Student Engineer, completing four, year-long placements while finishing your study online.

A diverse cohort

At CSU, we are committed to developing a diverse cohort of students, dispelling any ‘typical engineer’ stereotype. The boutique nature of our programs allows us to ensure that female, non-school leaver, first in family, Indigenous and regional students are well represented among our Student Engineers.

4 year-long paid work placements

A head-start on Chartered status

CSU Engineering includes undergraduate and postgraduate study and industry experience, giving you much more than the minimum requirements to become an engineer. This means you will have opportunities to accelerate your progress towards acquiring competencies of a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) prior to graduation, which can help fast-track you towards Chartered status.

Innovative curriculum

CSU Engineering has been developed in collaboration with industry and engineering education experts from around the world, allowing us to be at the leading edge of learning and teaching. Our program incorporates the latest education technology to meet your current and future needs, ensuring that what you are learning will be relevant in your career.

Career opportunities

CSU Engineering could prepare you for a career working in:

  • rail, road, airport, bridge, dam, pipeline and energy distribution
  • agricultural innovation
  • land and water management within established drought, flood and pest control practices
  • manufacturing in fields such as food and mining
  • your own technology company.

The graduate salary for a Civil Engineer is approximately $62k (Graduate Careers Australia).

Our courses

Join an exceptional community of student engineers who are blazing a new trail in engineering. CSU's Bachelor of Technology (Civil Systems) / Master of Engineering (Civil Systems) is a qualification unlike any other.

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