Study Opportunities

Infrastructure Engineering offers studies in these major engineering disciplines:

Civil Engineering | Structural Engineering | Environmental Engineering | Engineering Management | Surveying and Spatial Information | Spatial IT

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering provides the infrastructure for essential services (transport systems, water supply and drainage systems, ports and harbours) and in countries where infrastructure is already in place, the emphasis is on how best to upgrade and manage existing assets in a sustainable manner such that the environment is both protected and enhanced.

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Civil Engineering Career Pathways PDF

Structural Engineering

Structural engineers apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and evaluation of materials and systems used in building load-bearing structures like roads, buildings, rail lines, dams and offshore platforms. Career opportunities exist in a variety of roles related to the design of structures, their longevity, and their ability to withstand extremes such as earthquake, high winds, blast or fire.

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Structural Engineering Career Pathways PDF


Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineers are responsible for managing or reducing the impacts of human activities by ensuring that the development and utilisation of natural resources occur with an acceptable environmental impact. They are involved in water and air pollution control, recycling, water supply, waste disposal, catchment management and public health issues. Environmental Engineers have a broad understanding of the environmental impacts of human activities and how to develop solutions to better manage those impacts.

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Environmental Engineering Career Pathways PDF

Engineering Management

Project management is the application of methodologies, tools and techniques to ensure complex engineering projects are delivered on time, to scope and to budget. Studies in Engineering Project Management are designed to meet the needs of Engineers in roles that require an advanced understanding of the theoretical and practical principles of the project management function.

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Surveying and Spatial Information

Surveying and spatial information engineers are measurement experts, who map assets, infrastructure and cultural heritage, and track locations of moving objects. Surveying and spatial information engineers use technology such as GPS, laser scanning, imaging, mobile mapping and information systems in order to provide reliable information about the ownership of land, the built and the natural environments, change, movements, and disasters. New sensors, smarter environments and technologies, mobile computing and communication, and vast increases in data constantly transform the capacity and tasks performed by surveying and spatial information engineers. Leadership in innovation is a major attraction of a career in this dynamic field. The Master of Engineering is professionally accredited in many countries around the world, which means you can work almost anywhere!

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Spatial Information Career Pathways PDF

Spatial IT

Spatial IT experts integrate, synthesise, analyse and visualize spatial information. Spatial information is an important component of the information infrastructure that underpins our economy. Spatial information contributes an estimated $15b to Australia’s economy, and is one of the fastest growing IT industries in the world.

Some examples of where a career in spatial information technology may lead you include:

  • Developing frameworks and platforms for land administration to help fight poverty in developing countries
  • Using your expertise and specialised software to plan for supply and services for location planning for medical services or innovative public transport services
  • Developing mobile location-aware applications for smart fleet management or mobile games
  • Creating robust disaster response services for tracking bushfires or supporting emergency evacuations.

Spatial IT experts are sought after by the spatial information industry, including consulting firms like Accenture, Deloitte and GHD, the insurance and banking industries, governments like Geoscience Australia, and global players like Microsoft, Google, IBM and Shell.

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Spatial Information Career Pathways PDF