Where will this take me?



As a civil engineer, you could work in urban development, transport and infrastructure, water resources and mining.

Transferrable skillset

You’ll gain a transferable skillset that will be highly valued in management consulting, finance, business analysis, project management and many other areas. Our graduates are qualified for a diverse range of work including:

IndustriesCompanies Job roles
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Oil and Gas
  • Transport
  • Consulting
  • Utilities
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Arup
  • Aurecon
  • BHP Billiton
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • City West Water
  • GeoAust Geotechnical Engineers
  • GHD
  • Golder Associates
  • Jacobs
  • John Holland
  • Lendlease
  • Melbourne Metro Rail Authority
  • Multiplex
  • Shell
  • Project Engineer
  • Site Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Consultant
  • Design Engineer
  • Tunnel Engineer
  • Field Engineer
  • Build Reports Consultant
  • Construction Engineer
  • Rail Engineer
  • Drainage Engineer


An internationally recognised qualification

The Master of Civil Engineering is professionally recognised under EUR-ACE® (accrediting agency: ASIIN) and the Washington Accord (through Engineers Australia). This means you can work as an engineer in Australia, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, US, and more.

Supporting your next step in your career:

If you’ve completed your undergraduate studies at an Australian university, you’ll be automatically considered for a Melbourne Graduate Scholarship to support you starting the next chapter in your career.  There’s no need to apply, because we’ll assess your application and you could be eligible for A$5,000.

If you’re an international student, whether you're a new or current student, you could be eligible for a merit-based scholarships of A$10,000 or more, wherever you are in the world. Learn more about undergraduate study options or graduate study options.

Graduate pathways

Once you've completed your undergraduate degree, you can go on to gain employment or begin a graduate degree and work towards a professional qualification such as law, engineering or medicine. Or you could join our graduate research community and contribute to our world-changing research.

Your graduate degree will be internationally recognised, and set you apart from those who study a traditional Australian single or double degree.

Explore the graduate pathways available once you complete your undergraduate degree here.