Program Overview

Infrastructure is a chief priority for the Australian government. Large-scale projects are being devised to address issues such as urban congestion and national connectivity, and civil engineers are in high-demand to make these projects a reality.La Trobe's Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) equips you with the skills to be at the forefront of the rapidly evolving civil engineering industry. Build your knowledge in a range of engineering specialties and be prepared to lead the way in creating efficient, sustainable and innovative solutions to complex engineering challenges.

Learn the technical aspects of geotechnics and hydraulic systems. You'll also develop strong foundations in structural and electrical engineering, while exploring the countless possibilities of mechanical engineering.Understand the importance of high-quality infrastructure design, civil construction, and computer-aided design. As you progress, you'll have the opportunity to undertake research in sustainability, urban irrigation and advances in concrete technologies.



  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 36,400




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  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy For Higher Education
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Engineering Design And Problem Solving
  • Introduction To Electrical And Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanics Of Solids
  • Modelling Change In Science, Society And Engineering
  • Principles Of Physics A
  • Programming For Engineers And Scientists
  • Tools For Modelling The World
  • Engineering Enterprise

Subject prerequisites

  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics.
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

English language requirement

  • 6.0 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.

The cost of studying at La Trobe University varies largely depending on the type of university and the degree chosen. More often than not, humanities, arts, and education courses are less expensive than degrees in medical, engineering, or management. Furthermore, students who choose to study at the postgraduate level typically pay higher tuition fees, which again vary depending on the programme chosen. Most universities provide scholarships or financial aid to students in order to help them offset their tuition costs. Students should be aware that additional course fees and incidental expenses may not be included in tuition. On average, international students can expect to pay A$ 36,400 annually, to study in La Trobe University.

Possible roles include:

  • Structural or construction engineer
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Water engineer
  • Renewable energy engineer
  • Transportation engineer
  • Project estimator


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