Welcome from the Head of School

The University of Sydney is the top ranked Australian university for Civil Engineering.

That's because we are committed to providing our students with a well-rounded understanding of their profession combined with problem solving, design and research skills that enable them to lead innovation and shape our future.

At Sydney, we want to do much more than just teach you how to use technology - we want you to be able to change technology. We encourage you to push the boundaries to find solutions to the problems of today and tomorrow - such as climate change, transportation infrastructure, population changes, renewable and sustainable design and water management.

A key part of our jobs is to perform research and uncover knowledge to benefit society. We believe it is important to keep our undergraduate students informed about and involved in our research. Our school has strengths in research areas such as structural engineering, geotechnical engineering and environmental geomechanics, risk analysis, materials, concrete structures and technology, construction and project management, fluid mechanics and wind engineering, and ocean technology.

We look forward to helping you acquire the skills necessary to engineer creative and practical solutions and make a genuine difference in your community and beyond.

Professor Kim Rasmussen
Head of School

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