Welcome to the School of Civil Engineering
The School of Civil Engineering at Sydney offer students a well-rounded understanding of the discipline, combined with the much sought-after design, research and problem-solving skills needed to help create and manage sustainable built and natural environments.
Our pioneering research endeavours to uncover vital knowledge to benefit society. We take a systems approach in our teaching and research, fostering innovative and creative solutions for our environment.
Sydney is one of the top two ranked Australian universities and 19th in the world for civil engineering and our leadership is reflected in the outcomes of our teaching and research, and leading alumni.
Poised for society's needs and challenges
Our research strengths lie in structures, geomechanics, fluids and complex systems, and we're expanding our expertise and facilities continuously to meet the growing range of issues associated with sustainability, climate change, water management and the natural environment.
Our undergraduate engineering degrees are accredited by Engineers Australia, and we also offer coursework and research-orientated degrees. What's more, our degrees in project management and project leadership provide fundamental skills that can be applied across a wide range of sectors and industries.
Here today, and tomorrow.
Our graduates, research and laboratory facilities provide vital support for the civil engineering profession. We provide data, knowledge and consultation for today's civil and environmental engineers - and train the professionals that will help tackle tomorrow's challenges.
We will find a way to predict the spread of disease [12 November 2015]
Project aims to improve the accuracy of how we predict epidemic scenarios. More...
Engineers don’t just build things, they can help save the world [11 November 2015]
Engineers like to claim their primacy as problem solvers. But while this ability will always be critical for engineers, there is more to engineering than just solving problems.More...
Proof is in the breakfast cereal [7 July 2015]
The science of snap, crackle and pop has expanded beyond the breakfast bowl with researchers from the universities of Sydney and San Diego State using puffed rice cereal to explain the movement and crushing of porous materials when compressed. More...