Civil Engineer (NT)
Education and Training:
To become a civil engineer you usually have to complete a degree in engineering with a major in civil engineering. To get into these courses you usually need to gain your NTCET. Prerequisite subjects, or assumed knowledge, in one or more of English, mathematics, chemistry, physical sciences and physics are normally required. Most universities in Australia offer degrees in engineering with a major in civil engineering. Universities have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements or offer external study. Contact the universities you are interested in for more information as requirements may change.
Students may be eligible to join Engineers Australia as student members. Upon graduation, after providing a certified copy of their degree, they may apply for graduate membership of the institution without further examination.
Prospective local government engineers may be required to hold qualifications acceptable to Engineers Australia and undertake further studies in municipal engineering. Visit their website for more details.
While the following courses are related to this occupation, they may not necessarily lead directly to employment, nor provide the most direct pathway to the occupation. Courses which provide preliminary or informal training, as well as those which provide additional job skills following initial qualifications may also be listed.
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- Associate Degree in Engineering
- Bachelor of Engineering
- Bachelor of Engineering - Co-op
- Bachelor of Engineering Science
- Bachelor of Engineering Science / Master of Engineering
- Master of Engineering
Civil engineers work in a range of areas, including structural engineering, water resources, foundation engineering, transport, town planning or construction. They are employed by government departments and agencies, municipal authorities, civil engineering contractors, consulting engineers and mining companies.
Much of the work previously undertaken by government departments is contracted out to consulting engineers.
A small proportion of engineers work in research activities and teach in industrial, government and university research establishments.
For Further Information:
Careers Centre, Engineers Australia
Engineer Your Career
Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA)
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