Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Environmental) (BE(Hons)(Env))

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This program will provide students with the skills, knowledge and application of scientific and engineering principles that will enable them to take a holistic view of engineering problems and to solve them in a systematic and sustainable manner.  The degree emphasises the connections between infrastructure, people, the environment and the economy in the context of water resources and supply, storm water management and reuse, water and wastewater treatment, soils and geology, resource and waste management, air and noise pollution and energy systems.  Throughout the degree, there is a focus on the use of computer-based methods for solving realistic engineering problems in a variety of problem domains, although a range of professional practice skills is also emphasised. The degree provides students with the flexibility to specialise in their area of interest, either formally through majors in Defence Systems, Renewable Energy, Smart Technologies or minors in either Humanitarian Engineering or Entrepreneurship, or a mix of student-selected courses in areas such as environmental science, environmental studies, environmental policy, environmental change or environmental modelling.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Environmental) is an AQF Level 08 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 4 years. This program is accredited by Engineers Australia and graduates of the program qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia.


Condition of enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Environmental)

There shall be a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Environmental).

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Environmental), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 96 units, comprising:

  1. Courses to the value of 96 units; Core courses up to the value of 78 units and Elective courses to the value of 18 units with the option of a major in one of the following:
    • Defence Systems
    • Renewable Energy
    • Smart Technologies
  2. A Humanitarian or Entrepreneurship minor can be presented in lieu of available electives within the program
  3. A total of 8 weeks of approved engineering work placement is required. Students will need to enrol into the ENG 3100 Engineering Internship UG (0 units) course to complete this requirement.
  4. Unless exempted, International students are required to take ENG 1011 Introduction to Engineering EAL in lieu of ENG 1001 Introduction to Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Environmental)

To satisfy the requirements for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Environmental) students must complete courses to the value of 96 units.

Environmental Core

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
CEME 1001 Introduction to Environmental Engineering 3
CEME 1002 Introduction to Infrastructure 3
CEME 1003 Resources and Energy in a Circular Economy 3
CEME 2003 Civil Engineering Hydraulics 3
CEME 2004 Introduction to Geo-engineering 3
CEME 2005 Transportation Engineering & Survey 3
CEME 2006 Environmental Modelling and Simulation 3
CEME 3004 Hydrology for Engineers 3
CEME 3005 Advanced Civil Engineering Hydraulics 3
CEME 4010 Designing Water Resource Systems for Urban Environments 3
CHEM ENG 2017 Transport Processes in the Environment 3
CHEM ENG 4051 Water and Wastewater Engineering 3
ENG 1001 Introduction to Engineering 3
ENG 1003 Programming (Matlab and Excel) 3
ENG 3004 Systems Engineering and Industry Practice 3
ENG 3005 Research Methods and Project Management 3
ENV BIOL 1002 Ecological Issues I 3
GEOG 2129 Introductory Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 3
MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA 3
MATHS 1012 Mathematics IB 3
MATHS 2106 Differential Equations for Engineers II 3
MATHS 2107 Statistics & Numerical Methods II 3

Environmental Core - No Major

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
CEME 3007 Integrated Environment Planning and Impact Assessment 3
CEME 4009 Environmental Decision Making 3
ENG 4001A Research Project Part A 3
ENG 4001B Research Project Part B 3

Environmental Electives - No Major

Courses to the value of 18 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
CEME 4004 Advanced Water Distribution Systems Engineering 3
CEME 4005 Advanced Hydrological Modelling & Water Resource Systems 3
CEME 4006 Advanced Hydrology and Flood Hydraulics 3
CEME 4007 Unsaturated Soils 3
CEME 4008 Soil and Ground Water Remediation 3
DESST 2517 Environment II 3
ENTREP 3000 Innovation and Creativity 3
ENTREP 3006 Energy Management, Economics & Policy 3
GEOG 2135 Urban Futures 3
GEOG 2139 Environmental Management 3
GEOG 2142 Climate Change 3
GEOLOGY 3502 Mineral and Energy Resources III 3
LAW 2511 Environmental Law 3