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Australia’s infrastructure boom has barely begun, according to recent media. The wave is beginning, and is only going to increase over the next three to five years. This makes it the perfect time to begin to study Civil Engineering at the University of Adelaide.

Ranked as one of the best engineering schools in the world at 36 out of 500, the University of Adelaide Civil Engineering program is in Australia’s top 3.

Media commentators are predicting that the infrastructure boom will be bigger than the housing boom. It’s considered to be one-and-a-half times the size of the mining boom, too. It is fantastic news, but as Craig James of Commsec said, ‘people tend to lose sight of it because it’s scattered around Australia.

Head of School Professor Martin Lambert remarked that now the best time to start studying civil engineering.

‘Now is the best time to begin studying Civil Engineering at the University of Adelaide,’ said Professor Lambert. ‘You will not only be taught by the best, but you will be in high demand when you graduate.’

The $100 billion infrastructure boom is beginning, but we are right at the beginning. It will continue to increase job opportunities for civil engineers for at least the next five to ten years.

Associate Professor Mark Thyer, a leading academic within the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering (CEME) at the University of Adelaide, commented,

‘Civil Engineering at the University of Adelaide is really at the leading edge of the discipline. I think it’s a testament to the innovative thinking inside the school that our graduates are in high demand when they finish.’

For more information about how you can grasp this amazing opportunity, visit https://ecms.adelaide.edu.au/civeng/

 

 

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the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering (CEME) at the University of Adelaide is seeking a dynamic international leader for its next Head of School. Professor Martin Lambert, the current Head of School, recently announced that he is stepping down, after serving in the role for six of the past nine years.

The new Head of CEME will come into a school that is striving to enable humanity to thrive in dynamic environments. The school itself is thriving: It’s ranked in Top 3 of Australia’s engineering schools, and Top 40 in the world, by the Academic World Ranking of Universities. It has the highest rating available of ‘well above world class’ by the National Excellence in Research for Australia from the Australian Research Council.

With a diverse and award-winning research team, the CEME is renowned for tackling some of society’s most significant engineering challenges. These include

  • predicting risk and damage from extreme weather events,
  • pioneering a systems approach to optimising water infrastructure planning,
  • developing smart and sustainable building infrastructure, such as low carbon concretre
  • Safer drilling and construction methods in mines and large construction projects.

Partnering with industry is a core focus of CEME now, and will continue to be so into the future. A member of the Smart Cities Consortium, and a leading voice in projects with local utilities, the School is increasingly seeing its research applied in real world scenarios.

The future is looking bright for the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering at the University of Adelaide. As we enter the beginning of an unprecedented infrastructure boom, it’s only going to get better.

The University of Adelaide is seeking its next leading light for this critical leadership role. Could it be you?

How to apply

The University of Adelaide is supported by Perrett Laver for these recruitment processes. To learn more about these prestigious appointments and download a candidate information package, please visit www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference ECMS, or contact Perrett Laver at ECMS@perrettlaver.com or phone (+61) 2 8354 4000.

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The University of Adelaide ranks ahead of most of the world’s universities when it comes to civil engineering. Ranked at 36, the school beats University of Melbourne, Cambridge,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to a place in the top 40.

This latest ranking comes courtesy of the Academic World Ranking of Universities (AWRU) is held by The Economist as being the world’s most widely used ranking annual ranking tool of research universities. The AWRU bases its rankings on assessments of more than 1200 institutions worldwide. As part of their assessment the AWRU ranked University of Adelaide civil engineering as one of the top schools in the world in terms of citations.

It is not the first time that the University has been celebrated for its world-class standing. In the last Excellence in Research Australia report (2015) the University of Adeladie was celebrated with top rating of ‘well above world class’.

Associate Professor Mark Thyer, the Director of Research within the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering (CEME) at the University of Adelaide, commented,

‘Civil Engineering at the University of Adelaide is really at the leading edge of the discipline. I think it’s a testament to the innovative thinking inside the school that our graduates find themselves flourishing in worlds as far apart as Uber, smart cities and natural disaster risk management.’

The school’s annual showcase, Ingenuity, will bring some of its new thinking to the public in late October 2017.

‘Ingenuity is a great opportunity to really get a sense of where civil engineering can take you,’ Assoc Prof Thyer said. ‘It’s been a long time since we were just working with infrastructure like roads and bridges as isolated designs. Now we are aiming to develop innovative design and planning techniques that take advantage of smart sensing technology to ensure we provide sustainable and livable integrated cities for the 21st century. “

The outstanding ranking for Civil Engineering at the University of Adelaide comes just as the current Head of School announced he is stepping down. This means that the University is seeking its next leading light for this critical leadership role. It is a fantastic opportunity for an international leader to make his or her mark in one of the world’s best civil engineering institutes.

Do you have what it takes to help us reach the Top 20?

How to apply

The University of Adelaide is supported by Perrett Laver for these recruitment processes. To learn more about these prestigious appointments and download a candidate information package, please visit www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference ECMS, or contact Perrett Laver at ECMS@perrettlaver.com or phone (+61) 2 8354 4000.

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Students from the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering have been awarded the Sustainable Engineering Society’s South Australia student award. Jonathan Schulz, Stella Naylor, Sam Kapadia and Peter Golding won the award for their honours project: A Framework for the Development of Optimal Food Trade Strategies for Mitigating the Impact of Shocks on Global […]

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The Annual School Ball was held on Friday, 21st August at the National Wine Centre. The School’s annual function is a formal occasion where students can meet prospective employers, graduates can renew contact with classmates and academic staff, and industry representatives may catch up with the achievements of students and staff of the School over […]

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Postgraduate student, Andrew Bradley, was honoured to receive the Richard Cavagnaro Award at the 2015 Australian Geomechanics Society’s SA-NT Young Geotech Conference for his work on “Modelling of Rolling Dynamic Compaction within LS-DYNA”.

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