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Major

Water and Marine Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Coastal and hydraulic engineers design and protect our urban waterways, hydraulic structures, coastlines, and oceans.

Advanced monitoring and modelling technologies allow them to predict and mitigate the risks of coastal flooding, land loss, and beach erosion.

These same tools allow them to work to restore large areas of coral reef and lead Australia’s efforts in finding promising locations for tidal and wave energy production.

Specialisations

To study this major, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The water and marine engineering major is available to study within the civil engineering specialisation.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for civil and structural engineering

QS World University Rankings 2023

45 in the world for civil and structural engineering

QS World University Rankings 2023

Watch Coastal and Hydraulics  - Civil Engineering on YouTube.

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Water resources engineer
  • Marine engineer
  • Civil engineer

Average annual salary range

Water Engineer

$100-$120K

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Late-career salary

Marine Engineer

$58K-205K

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How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Environmental Hydraulics and Flood Management
  • Ocean, Coastal and Estuarine Engineering
  • Wind Engineering
  • Hydro and Marine Power Renewable Energy Systems

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