Civil Engineering Student Association

The Civil Engineering Student Association (CESA) is the peak representative body for all associated Civil Engineering disciplines which include: Civil, Environmental, Geo-technical, Structural, Hydrological and Transport engineering students at the University of Queensland. CESA is the vital link between the Civil Engineering School and the industry.

Our aim is to provide students with the best access to industry, and assist them in developing relationships that will aid them in their future career paths. Additionally, we organise sporting and social events that encourage student involvement.

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We hope to help you create many cherishable memories at UQ. Stay Civil!

Our Sponsors


Established in 1928, GHD is a global professional services company that remains wholly owned by its people. They are comprised of over 10,000+ diverse and skilled individuals, connected by over 200 offices, across five continents – Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, and the Pacific region. GHD leads with engineering, construction, and architectural expertise which delivers forward-looking and innovative approaches that connect and sustain communities around the world. Delivering extraordinary social and economic outcomes, they are focused on building lasting relationships with their partners and clients. 

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Jacobs strives to deliver impactful global solutions to create a more connected, sustainable world — from intelligence to infrastructure, cybersecurity to space exploration. Their 52,000 employees across 50 countries work every day, challenging the expectations of today to reinvent the way we’ll all live tomorrow. The four core values of Jacobs are integrity, challenging the accepted, innovation and inclusion.

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Bornhorst + Ward

Bornhorst + Ward combines 50 years of business experience, innovative design, advanced technology, cutting edge solutions, quality, and customer focus to deliver a sustainable cost effective service. A core focus of their business is the development of trust and understanding between teams and clientele.  Their goal is to engineer the future; with their expertise in Structural and Civil engineering they will deliver beyond expectations.

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Based in the largest Australian coal reserve, the Bowen Basin Underground Geotechnical Society Inc. (BBUGS) is a non-profit organisation that provides a friendly and confidential forum. Regular meetings are held for a variety of engineering topics, such as networking, technical development, and development of knowledge. BBUGS also offers academic scholarships in a variety of geotechnical interests.

The Bowen Basin & Hunter Valley Open Cut Geotechnical Society (BOHOGS) is an interstate society for geotechnical engineers to share their experiences in a friendly environment. A unique trait of this society is that it connects the New South Wales Hunter Valley and Queensland Bowen Basin.

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You’ll see us around at the dozens of events we run each year!
Brianna KennedyPresident
Maximilian WaakaVP
Cassie AthanassiadisSecretary
Will KimTreasurer
Charlie HargreavesSocial
Megan RoxburghMedia
Martin XiaoAcademic
Zara FernandoEngagement