School of Civil Engineering

  • Since Australia stopped incinerating rubbish in the middle of the 20th century, most of our solid waste has ended up in landfill. Some 20 million tonnes of garbage each year makes its way to hundreds of landfill sites, mostly clustered around our capital cities. This represents about 40% of total waste generation in Australia.

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  • A team of UQ researchers is working tirelessly to find an environmental engineering solution for a very human problem in the Solomon Islands, where the lives of entire communities are in turmoil thanks to drastic sea level rises.

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  • School kids get hands on with science and engineering

    School kids get hands on with science and engineering

    The annual Science and Engineering Challenge has come to a close at The University of Queensland with around 800 students from 22 Brisbane high schools participating in three events over three days.

  • Leading minds create alternative engineering education experience

    Leading minds create alternative engineering education experience

    Important issues facing the civil engineering profession will be tackled head-on at the final Ove Arup Foundation Workshop hosted by The University of Queensland next week.

  •  Pushing the boundaries of computational modelling

    Pushing the boundaries of computational modelling

    Extraction industries have played a significant role in the Queensland economy over the past three decades — particularly the production of coal seam gas — and using computational modelling to minimise hazard and maximise resource output is critical.

  • UQ engineer elected to elite European academy

    UQ engineer elected to elite European academy

    A University of Queensland civil engineering researcher has become only the fifth Australian elected to the elite European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA).