School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Curtin University GPO Box U1987 Perth WA 6845
B204, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley WA 6102
Civil and Construction Engineering involves the application of scientific and technological principles to the design and construction of facilities for the community such as: railways, harbours, roads, bridges, water supply and wastewater treatment, dams, mining construction, power projects, and buildings.
This discipline requires a strong background in the mathematical and physical sciences. Civil engineers work closely with planners, architects and environmental scientists.
In the US News & World Report Best Global University Rankings 2020, Curtin University ranked 37th in the world for Civil Engineering, and in the Australian Government’s Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2018 assessment, Curtin University ranked above world standard for Civil Engineering.
Mechanical engineering permits us to harness the energy and forces that exist in nature, providing for the needs of society. The range of mechanical engineering is therefore vast; machines from the size of micro-mechanical devices through to massive power-generating turbines are covered by the discipline. Similarly, the flight and performance of modern aircraft is largely an accomplishment of mechanical engineering.
Mechatronic engineers work in advanced manufacturing environments such as aerospace, biotechnology, robotics and agritechnology. With hybrid skills in mechanical, electrical and computer engineering, mechatronic engineers are in high demand for the jobs of the future.