Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)

La Trobe University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 078469G

Level of study: Undergraduate


In Australia and abroad, there's high demand for qualified civil engineering professionals who can create sustainable and creative solutions to complex and highly technical challenges.*

Take the first step in your engineering career with La Trobe's Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours).

Become an expert as you build your knowledge in a wide range of engineering specialties. Understand the technical aspects of geotechnics and hydraulic systems. Develop strong foundations in structural and electrical engineering. And explore the countless possibilities of mechanical engineering.

You'll also develop a specialised skillset that's focused on creating sustainable, efficient and durable systems. Understand the importance of high-quality infrastructure design, civil construction and computer-aided design.

You'll learn from leading academics in small classes, giving you an invaluable intimate learning experience. As you progress, you'll have the opportunity to undertake research in sustainability, urban irrigation, and advances in concrete technologies.

You'll learn:

Sustainable infrastructure

Learn the fundamentals of the design and production of renewable energy systems.

Civil construction

Develop your knowledge of design, and explore both practical and project management perspectives.

Water resources

Learn about fluid dynamics, hydraulic systems, hydrological cycles, water quality, water management and water treatment.

Transport engineering

Analyse and design multimodal transport facilities, road and pavement structures.

Computer-aided design

Use computers and software to design, improve and assess projects.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 8 – Bachelor Degree Honours.

Career outcomes

After graduation, you could work across a range of industries including construction, natural resources, renewable energy, oil and gas, mining, and local or state government. Major employers in this field include Aecom Technology, Downer EDI, Fulton Hogan and John Holland.

Possible roles include:

Structural or construction engineer

Design and assess major structural works such as buildings, bridges and tunnels.

Geotechnical engineer

Plan and direct geological surveys, and design foundations to withstand extreme pressures.

Renewable energy engineer

Create sustainable infrastructure that produces renewable energy such as wind, solar, hydro, marine and biofuels.

Transportation engineer

Model transport systems that facilitate the safe, efficient and environmentally friendly movement of people and goods.

Project estimator

Analyse projects, recommend improvements and manage stakeholders to improve workflows.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) is accredited by Engineers Australia (EA). Professional membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

Click here for more details on this course.

Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
35,600 Per Year 27 Feb 2023 4 years
Full time
Bendigo Campus
Edwards Road
Bendigo Victoria 3552
35,600 Per Year 27 Feb 2023 4 years
Full time
La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086

Entry criteria

Equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate.

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0

TOEFL iBT: Overall 64 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing

PTE Academic: Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50

C1 Advanced: 169 with no less than 169 in any component

C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component


La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
Back to the top of this page