Where will this take me?


Further study

Qualifying as an engineer

To become a professionally accredited civil, structural or architectural engineer, follow the Civil Systems major in the Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Science with one of these graduate degrees:

You’ll enter your career with the confidence that comes from having a masters degree, with high-level specialist knowledge in your field.

Learn more about how to become an Engineer at the University of Melbourne.


Depending on the subjects you take in your undergraduate degree, a range of other graduate study options may be possible – in fields as diverse as design, science and technology, health sciences, teaching, law, business, humanities and more.

Graduate Research

If you complete a masters course with a significant research component, you can go on to study a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), or another graduate research program.

This will set you up for a rewarding career in research with a university, research institute or company.

Career outcomes

After following this major with a Master of Engineering or Master of Architectural Engineering, you’ll be all set to enjoy a rewarding career as a civil, structural or architectural engineer.

In terms of more specialised niches, you could seek out a role as a geotechnical, traffic or rail engineer, or in project management, infrastructure policy or planning.

Many of our graduates can be found in construction and engineering firms such as GHD, Lendlease and AECOM, while others have roles in government organisations such as VicRoads and local government, or major retailers and mining companies.

If you choose to enter the workforce straight after completing your undergraduate degree, you could move into roles such as a cadet engineer, CAD technician, engineering assistant, contract administrator, project manager, research assistant or technician, or road design draftsperson.