Engineer a career to help protect the environment

03 October 2017

Environmental engineers are in high demand globally. They are engaged to consult and develop sustainable, environmentally-friendly solutions to reduce the impact humans are placing on our natural environment.

Deakin University’s new Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) is designed to prepare graduates for careers that address global environmental issues such as climate change, sustainability, waste disposal, recycling, public health, air and water as well as pollution and contamination.

Professor Karen Hapgood, Head of Deakin’s School of Engineering, says environmental engineers have an important role when it comes to our environmental footprint and sustainability.

‘As pressure on the environment grows, environmental engineers will be at the forefront of reducing our environmental footprint,’ Professor Hapgood explains.

‘Deakin's new environmental engineering degree will enable you to create a more sustainable future.’

Students will learn the fundamentals of environmental engineering and the natural and physical sciences involved in the discipline.

Throughout the course, they will participate in a number of off-site activities to give them hands-on, practical experience on projects similar to those tackled by professional engineers.

Dr Nick Milne is course director for the new program.

‘The opportunities in the environmental sector are only growing as we become more aware of the impacts we, as a society, have,’ Dr Milne says.

‘Students of the course will benefit from the experience we have at Deakin and come to understand the application of existing and new approaches to protecting and improving our environment.’

Students will also have the opportunity to undertake an international engineering study tour to engage in project work overseas and to further develop their technical skills, international outlook and understanding of the global context in which environmental engineers work.

The Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) will be available from 2018.

Find out more about studying engineering at Deakin.

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