Secondary Keen on Civil Engineering

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G'day guys,

I'm in Year 12 at the moment and now is a good time to start planning for next year. Ever since work experience I've had my heart set on doing something in the field of Civil Engineering and have been looking at a handful of universities.

Deakin Uni has stuck out to me the most as it seems relatively easier to get into and is fairly close to home.

Some of the other Unis such as Monash offer a similar course but the indicative ATAR is much higher, probably a bit too out of my reach.

Anyway, just want to know if anyone on here has done Civil at uni and what their recommendation is. Probably a shot in the dark but any advice would be cool.
 

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I finished Civ Eng at Adelaide Uni two years ago.

ATAR requirements (in SA at least) are lowered for students who complete Advanced Mathematics and/or a Foreign Language class. The VCE might have something similar to make Monash more attainable for you.

I wouldn't stress too much about which Uni you pick - there's usually a lot of flexibility in transferring from one to another, and a lot of students change degrees after first year anyway. All I can say about Deakin v Monash is that Monash is a bit more prestigious, and if you're interested by it: it has a special focus on traffic engineering (I've thought about doing postgrad there.)
 
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My only advice, from experience, is that if you go to Uni then don’t do it in your home town. It’s the easiest option but the least fulfilling.
 
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