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The discipline of civil engineering at Flinders is closely aligned with the strong industry and government need for high quality graduates and high-end research, both in civil engineering and in agricultural and biosystems engineering.
The Civil Engineering coursework degrees (at both undergraduate and postgraduate level) are broad based degrees focussed on the requirements of complex civil infrastructure. At postgraduate research level the focus is on cutting-edge transport systems technology.
Agricultural and biosystems engineering has been developed more recently as a blend of civil and mechanical engineering together with specialist agricultural engineering study and study of agricultural and fisheries production practices.
All Flinders Engineering degrees have been designed in close collaboration with industry in order to meet future development needs. Students gain specialist knowledge in key areas and an integrated tool kit of skills that will enable them to meet the technical criteria required by industry and to engage professionally with on-going technical developments.
A distinctive feature of the Flinders degrees is the nationally recognised industry placement. All students have the opportunity during their degree to undertake six months in industry. This has distinguished Flinders courses from their counterparts for many years and continues to be well regarded both by industry and by the students themselves. More than 100 local, national and international companies support the program, which provides students with 20 weeks of structured industrial work experience. Students thus complete their final year of study having already gained a first-hand understanding of the role of the graduate engineer. They graduate with a proven on-the-job performance and many go on to work full-time with the company that provided their placement, or with another in the same industry.