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Civil Engineering will be offered from 2009 at the Geelong campus at Waurn Ponds and in off-campus mode. Engineering students at Deakin undertake common subjects in the first year of their four year course, before they choose to specialise in Civil, Electronics, Mechatronics and Robotics or Mechanical Engineering.
Civil Engineering at Deakin combines the broad range of civil engineering disciplines including materials science and engineering, structural engineering, water engineering, geotechnical engineering and transport engineering. This new major is designed to provide students with practical industry knowledge in the design, construction and maintenance of infrastructure facilities such as roads, railways, water supply systems, buildings and facilities.
Students will conduct numerous site visits and field trips, to gain practical hands-on experience and real industry knowledge. Geelong is experiencing rapid growth and expansion and will continue to do so for at least the next decade. This course is based in the hub of this rapidly growing region - in terms of population and infrastructure. Deakin has strong links with industry which enable students to gain valuable work experience and industry-based learning. Students will utilise existing facilities in the region available among industry partners, in the areas of soil testing, concrete technology and road construction.
Graduates can expect to gain employment in a wide range of organisations such as construction companies, water authorities, local government bodies, public works departments and as consulting engineers.