School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment

Civil and Environmental

Discipline Lead | Sarah Zhang

Civil Engineering at Western Sydney University has a global ranking of top 100 (2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities). We have a strong team with over 20 full-time academics including many top researchers in the areas of Construction Materials and Structures, Geotechnical Engineering and Environmental Engineering. We are equipped with state-of-the-art lab facilities in all these areas.

In the area of Construction Materials and Structures, our strengths include:

  • Green and eco-friendly construction and building materials;
  • High performance construction materials for sustainability;
  • Structural analysis, modelling, design, measuring and test of structures;
  • Structure retrofitting, damage detection and structural health monitoring.

In the area of Geotechnical Engineering, we have strengths in both computational and experimental research in the following areas:

  • Poromechanics;
  • Chemical stabilization;
  • Ground improvement techniques;
  • Non-destructive ground characterization.

In the area of Environmental Engineering, our strengths include:

  • Water quality;
  • Water recycling;
  • Flooding, storm water, surface water;
  • Wastewater treatment and management;
  • Climate change impact assessment on water and environment.

Academics for this Discipline

Ranked in the top 10 in Australia and top 75 worldwide for Civil Engineering