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Transport Engineers plan and develop transport systems to improve infrastructure efficiency and the cost effectiveness of moving people and freight.


  • assesses present and future travel flow patterns taking into account population increases and needs changes
  • designs the physical aspects of transportation systems such as highways, railroads, urban transit, air transportation, logistical supply systems and their terminals.


  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

To become a Transport Engineer

  • You need a bachelor degree in civil engineering to work as a Transport Engineer. Postgraduate studies may also be useful.

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  • Registration may be required in some states and territories. In addition, Engineers Australia has a non-compulsory National Engineering Register.

Skills employers are looking for

  • Civil Engineering

  • Traffic Engineering

  • Communication Skills

  • Traffic Management

  • Planning

  • Project Management

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