Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Environmental and Climate Solutions) (BE(Hons)(EnvClimSol))

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This program will prepare students to be Engineers for the 21st century - to develop sustainable solutions to some of the planet's most challenging problems resulting from climate change and population growth. Students in the program will develop solutions to real-world problems based on industry needs. These include ways to adapt to climate change and create resilient societies, to enable the renewable energy transition, to secure our water and food supplies, to protect society from pollution and natural hazards and to redesign products to reduce waste. The degree provides students with the flexibility to specialise in their area of interest, including majors in either Climate Solutions, Renewable Energy or Smart Technologies or minors in either Humanitarian Engineering or Entrepreneurship.

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Environmental and Climate Solutions) is an AQF Level 8 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

Program Learning Outcome
1. Contribute to the design of creative, sustainable, economic and safe solutions, which satisfy the objectives of clients and stakeholders.
2. Demonstrate a broad, theory-based understanding of the mathematical, natural and physical sciences underpinning engineering practice, and evaluate the differences between theoretical and applied system behaviour.
3. Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the computer and information sciences that underpin engineering practice.
4. Demonstrate a substantial and contemporary body-of-knowledge of engineering methods, tools and processes for a specific discipline, complemented by relevant knowledge from related disciplines.
5. Professionally and ethically conduct themselves and their work, respecting the communities and cultural norms within which that work is carried out.
6. Communicate objectively and effectively, in written and oral forms, to lay and expert audiences.
7. Apply critical and independent thinking to make sound judgements, based on evidence, theory and logical reasoning.
8. Maintain and develop knowledge of advancements in engineering practice and research in the specific discipline, and apply this knowledge innovatively when devising solutions.
9. Be an effective, emotionally and culturally intelligent team member, with leadership potential.
10. Apply a systems approach to managing and developing solutions to complex problems.

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.
Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Environmental and Climate Solutions)

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

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Environmental and Climate Solutions), 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. Core courses to the value of up to 78 units.
  2. An optional of a major up to the value of 30 units from the following:
    • Climate Solutions
    • Renewable Energy
  3. Elective courses to the value of up to 18 units
  4. A Humanitarian or Entrepreneurship minor can be presented in lieu of electives.
  5. 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.
  6. Unless exempted, International students are required to take ENG 1011 Introduction to Engineering EAL in lieu of ENG 1001 Introduction to Engineering