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UNSW School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

UNSW Australia School of Civil and Environmental Engineering - About us

About us

We are the largest School in the UNSW Faculty of Engineering, itself the pre-eminent centre for engineering studies and research in Australia.

From our foundation in 1949, the School has pursued excellence and innovation in education and research. Our alumni are to be found as leaders and decision makers in industry, government and the community.

The School is at the forefront of innovative, original and applied research across the breadth of civil and environmental engineering with particular strengths in construction innovation, geospatial engineering, infrastructure, water and transport. We host three internationally acclaimed research centres – the Centre for Infrastructure Engineering & Safety (CIES),  Research Centre  for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI), and the Water Research Centre (WRC).

Each year we work with over 100 industry and government organisations on specific industry related projects. In the last decade, we have won millions of dollars in Australian Research Council grants to pursue our investigations into issues of national importance.

In 2013 our researchers won over $2million in ARC Linkage Grants - collaborative research grants with industry in-kind or cash support - making CVEN the strongest performing School at UNSW, itself the highest performing university in the state.

Our unique Industry Partners Program helps us raise the profile of the profession amongst prospective students and the community as a whole with innovative outreach activities.

We continue to forge new links with industry and community partners to ensure a continuing real-world focus for both our teaching and our research.

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(+61) 2 9385 5033

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Video profiles

Aaron Hargraves - Video 1

Studying Civil Engineering at UNSW - AH1

Aaron Hargraves

BE Civil Engineering

Aaron remembers his younger years & love for building sand castles & lego & how his interests progressed through high school with a flair for maths & physics. When he found out that Engineering combines maths, science & making things, his decision was easy.

Aaron Hargraves - Video 2

Studying Civil Engineering at UNSW - AH2

Aaron Hargraves

BE Civil Engineering

Says "UNSW is Australia's leading Faculty of Engineering"

Aaron Hargraves - Video 3

Studying Civil Engineering at UNSW - AH3

Aaron Hargraves

BE Civil Engineering

"with a world class degree from UNSW, where could you go wrong?"
Aaron won a UNSW rural engineering scholarship, which was sponsored by Parsons Brinckerhoff, who he starts work with at the end of the year.

Jack Zhang - Video 1

Studying Civil Engineering at UNSW - JZ2

Jack Zhang

BE Civil Engineering/ Bachelor of Commerce

Jack chose to do his Civil Engineering degree at UNSW because it is a leading institution for Engineering. I wanted to get my engineering degree from the top Engineering Uni in Australia.

Jack Zhang - Video 2

Studying Civil Engineering at UNSW - JZ3

Jack Zhang

BE Civil Engineering/ Bachelor of Commerce

What type of job he wants when he finishes his civil engineering degree. Jack also talks about why he likes the UNSW campus.

Jacob Hyland - Video 1

Studying Civil Engineering at UNSW - JH1

Jacob Hyland

BE Civil Engineering

I was interested in the field of traffic engineering and construction management. I want to be a construction manager some day, so hopefully to knowledge I've gained at UNSW will put me in a good position to get there.

Jacob Hyland - Video 2

Studying Civil Engineering at UNSW - JH2

Jacob Hyland

BE Civil Engineering

Every lecturer is passionate about what they do and it makes the learning experience for us students so much better.

Jacob Hyland - Video 3

Studying Civil Engineering at UNSW - JH3

Jacob Hyland

BE Civil Engineering

Jacob gives advice for future students trying to choose a uni - and why he likes UNSW and the student life and opportunities for jobs.

Sarah Hayes

Studying Civil Engineering at UNSW - SH3

Sarah Hayes

BE Civil Engineering/ Bachelor of Commerce

UNSW is a progressive engineering university and she loves the strong environmental focus to their engineering degrees. Lots of social groups on campus.

Sarah Hayes - Video 2

Studying Civil Engineering at UNSW - SH4

Sarah Hayes

BE Civil Engineering/ Bachelor of Commerce

Where she can see herself in 5 years time.