Civil and Structural Engineering

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Engineering your future

Do you love solving technical problems? Have an eye for detail?  As a civil and structural engineer you’ll design and oversee the construction of important projects including roads, airports, bridges and dams. 

Whether you’re reviewing drawings, selecting construction methods or directing labour, you’re responsible for structures that improve the greater good. Studying for a career in civil engineering at Sydney TAFE means you’re job-ready, with national qualifications and a pathway to university ahead of you.

Sydney TAFE is for you

Sydney TAFE gives you the advantage whatever the stage of your civil and structural engineering career.

  • Leaving school? Many civil engineering programs have no formal entry requirements and give you the qualifications you need to be job-ready.
  • Launching your career? Our courses are nationally recognised by employers, giving you an advantage over university study.
  • Time for a change? Gain the technical knowledge you need and access to some of the industry’s top professionals.

Flexible and fast-track options

Sydney TAFE can recognise your knowledge and life/work experience so you finish your qualification faster. If you are already working in the industry, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) so you don’t have to study what you already know.

Sydney TAFE is always developing innovative ways to deliver its courses, including evening and online options. Our apprenticeship courses allow you to build a flexible schedule of study and work so you can learn on the job.

From Sydney TAFE to a degree

Create your own pathway from a certificate-level course to a bachelor degree.

There are no entry requirements for Sydney TAFE civil engineering programs.

You can undertake study even if you haven’t completed school.

Some Sydney TAFE higher level civil and structural engineering courses can even offer generous credit transfer so you may be able to fast-track a university degree.

From apprentice to master

Sydney TAFE’s civil engineering courses are designed by industry leaders.

Looking for an apprenticeship? We offer many students the opportunity to find great work placement programs with our industry partners.

Looking for a job? We’re connected with top industry leaders. They come to us for recommendations on our top students and graduates. It’s your fastest pathway from study to starting a fantastic career.

Build new career skills

Sydney TAFE offers you the opportunity of adding value to your skill-set through other programs.

You may be interested in other Sydney TAFE career areas

  • Building, Construction and Plumbing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metal and Engineering Trades
  • Surveying and Spatial Information Services

Civil and Structural Engineering courses and related careers



Related career

Industry partners include:

  • KBR Consulting
  • Costin Roe Consulting
  • The NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)

Industry facts sourced from: Service Skills Australia Environmental Scan 2014; Job Outlook, Australian Government Department of Employment;

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