School of Engineering, Information Technology and Physical Sciences

Four specialisations for engineering success

Civil engineering

Civil engineers are responsible for the design and construction of all types of structures/systems including:

  • Dams
  • Bridges
  • Pipelines
  • Roads
  • Towers
  • Railways
  • Gas and water supply
  • Sewerage systems
  • Harbours
  • Airports

It is the responsibility of the civil engineer to produce safe, economical and environmentally sound structures.

The four year Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours) is suited to the student who wishes to develop extensive analytical, theoretical, technical and design skills.

From your second year of study you will undertake specialised studies in civil engineering, developing the expert skills required to succeed in civil engineering.

FedUni is committed to producing creative civil engineers who have a good knowledge of the social, environmental, economic and organisational issues that are necessary to obtain employment as a civil engineer. Graduates may be employed with private consultants, contracting companies, mining and processing industries or with federal, state and local government organisations. There are significant opportunities for employment in Australia, as well as in South-East Asia and throughout the rest of the world.

Available programs

Mechatronic engineering

Mechatronic engineers apply mechanical, electronics and software design to create products and processes to meet market needs. Engineering knowledge and skills are required in sectors such as manufacturing and process automation, transportation (automotive, rails, aviation and navy), power production, mining and resources, agriculture and forestry. A small sample of the many job areas include:

  • Robotics and process automation
  • Data communication and networks
  • Smart infrastructure
  • Security systems
  • Processing and packaging
  • Scientific equipment design
  • Self-diagnostic machinery
  • Plant design and management

Available programs

Mechanical engineering

As a mechanical engineer you will apply the principles of physics and mechanical science to the design and construction of all forms of mechanical systems.

You will be involved in all aspects of design specification, development, research, evaluation, manufacture, installation, testing, operation, maintenance and management of machines and systems. This will include, but not be limited to, mechanical and mechatronic systems, automated systems and robotic devices, heat transfer processes, thermodynamic and combustion systems; and fluid and thermal energy systems.

With a vast array of career opportunities a mechanical engineer has the potential to quickly find work anywhere in the world.

Available programs

Mining engineering

Mining engineers work together with geologists to investigate and carry out the extraction of ore bodies and mineral deposits, as well as the extraction of non-metallic ores and fuels such as coal and uranium.

They are responsible for planning the safest and most cost effective way of removing minerals from the ground, rivers or the sea bed. They may be involved with designing, installing and supervising the use of mining machinery and equipment and for inspecting the progress of mining operations.

Mining engineers are responsible for protecting conditions for both people and the environment in the vicinity of mines.

Available programs