Study with Charles Sturt Engineering

World-leading education

Our courses build in practical experience and specialist skills through real-world problem-based learning, paid cadetships, the opportunity to develop industry connections and no exams. So you can graduate with industry experience and a strong headstart towards becoming chartered – essential for professional engineers.

What the professionals say...

“The 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 Ewing General Manager, Engineers Australia (Sydney Division)

How we're different

Paid cadetships to help you graduate job-ready

With our engineering degrees, you'll undertake between one and four years of paid work placements that count towards your uni subjects. These paid, hands-on experiences will give you a head start in your career – helping you graduate sooner, with loads of paid experience.

Did you know? On average, students in our combined bachelor/masters program will earn over $200,000 on placements before they graduate. We are the only university in Australia offering one year paid placement in a four year degree.

Practical and affordable study

We understand you’ll need to fit work around your on-campus study. That’s why each three-month semester is followed by a large break to give you time to work.

Thinking about housing options? Our affordable campus accommodation is guaranteed for all first-year students. You could also grab one of our Transgrid Civil Engineering Scholarships. We’re giving out 25 of these scholarships every year until 2026, valued at $20,000 each. Plus, they're front-loaded! So you will receive $10,000 in your first year to support your study, accommodation and living expenses.


Our innovative curriculum gives you the flexibility to study what you need, when you need it. You can customise your degree by choosing from more than 1,000 subjects within our unique 'topic tree', each of which are bite-size pieces of study. Our courses have no exams because each topic contains a mini-assessment. The topics build on each other to extend your learning.

4 year-long paid work placements

Inclusive engineering

We know engineering is a discipline that gets stronger when we work together. That’s why we’re focused on human-centred engineering and inclusive opportunities for our student engineers to explore authentic problems. You’ll learn and work alongside a diverse cohort, including female industry experts.

Study with experts

Charles Sturt Engineering is recognised as a global leader in engineering education. A 2018 global engineering education study, commissioned by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) rated us the number one emerging educational leader in Australia. You’ll be taught by industry experts and will gain the skills and knowledge to excel in your career.

For more information check out our student guide.

Career opportunities

Charles Sturt Engineering could prepare you for a career working in:

  • Civil design - road, water pipes, rail infrastructure, mining and energy distribution.
  • Water engineer – design and management of systems and facilities for stormwater, flood, water supply and quality, conserving and recycling water, irrigation, coastal engineering.
  • Environmental engineer – water treatment, waste, pollution, sustainability, energy.
  • Structural engineer – design of buildings, bridges and more to withstand natural and man-made forces.
  • Geotechnical engineer – design and analysis, involving soil and rock including tunnels, foundations and mining.
  • Construction and project managers- manage projects and construction sites, including teams of people, ensuring deadlines, and safety, budget and quality requirements are met.

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

Our courses

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Ready to change the world? With Charles Sturt Engineering, you can create a world worth living in.