Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours)

COURSE (DOMESTIC STUDENTS)

Overview

Deakin’s Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) emphasises the practical application of engineering and scientific principles to produce industry-ready environmental engineers who are immediately employable and capable of adapting to an ever-changing future.

You will gain a breadth of knowledge across the environmental engineering discipline and the technical skills to develop sustainable engineering solutions to the challenges they face in this field.

In particular, you will learn the fundamentals of environmental engineering and the natural and physical sciences involved in the discipline including geography, chemistry, mathematics, environmental science and analysis,  marine ecosystems, fluid mechanics, hydrology and hydraulics, waste management, environmental infrastructure, protection, planning and more.

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Key facts

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

Offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Trimester 1

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Trimester 2

  • Start date: July
  • Available at:
    • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

This course will be available from 2018.

Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).

Key information

Award granted

Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours)

Year

 2017 course information

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VTAC code

1400310431 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)

Deakin code

S465

CRICOS code

095002A

Level

Undergraduate

Approval status

This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Entry requirements

Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Applicants should have successfully completed VCE or equivalent. Refer to the VTAC Guide for the latest pre-requisite information www.vtac.edu.au

Those aged 21 or over on 1 January and who do not hold VCE or equivalent should apply under Alternative Admission. This category is open to those who do not satisfy normal entrance requirements, but can demonstrate relevant work or life experience.

Career outcomes

Graduates will be in high demand for employment with engineering firms, land developers, government agencies, consulting firms, and well prepared for careers that address global issues such as climate change, environmental sustainability, waste disposal, recycling, public health, air and water pollution.

Course learning outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (DGLOs)

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

1. Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession.

  • Design, develop, manage and evaluate the sustainability of established and innovative engineering solutions for real-world environmental problems by integrating and applying well-developed knowledge and skills in natural and physical sciences, engineering and project management, and by assessing environmental, social and economic consequences of implementation.
  • Apply professional engineering and scientific techniques to environmental engineering problems, evaluate the benefits, risks and uncertainty associated with the use of specific environmental engineering approaches and tools, and evaluate the effectiveness of designs and experiments that are used to determine solutions.
  • Plan and execute practice-based research projects to show capacity for advanced knowledge and skills in the discipline of environmental engineering and thereby demonstrate the ability to continue professional development and scholarship.

2.  Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.

  • Apply effective communication skills in a professional context to interpret, evaluate and present technical engineering information using oral, written, visual modes.
  • Demonstrate proficiency and accuracy in comprehending diverse viewpoints from technical and non-technical stakeholders and present arguments and justifications for representing an engineering position.

3.  Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.

  • Identify, select and use digital technologies and tools relevant to environmental engineering to use, manage, generate and share information, evaluate its reliability, and use the information for engineering design, problem solving and research purposes.
  • Demonstrate the ability to independently and systematically locate and share information, laws, policies and regulations that pertain to the air, water and terrestrial environment, their management and impacts on human health.

4.  Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.

  • Demonstrate autonomy and judgement through balanced application of logic, intellectual and research criteria to review, analyse, and synthesise information for engineering problem solving.

5.  Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems.

  • Apply knowledge of natural and physical sciences, and environmental engineering skills and techniques to identify and define complex problems in a variety of contexts.
  • Evaluate and use established engineering methods to identify potential solutions to independently and collaboratively resolve complex, real-world environmental engineering problems and realise solutions.
  • Demonstrate innovative and creative approaches and solutions to environmental engineering problems that are constrained by local, national, global and contemporary issues and show capacity for planning, designing, executing and managing environmental engineering projects.

6.  Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.

  • Evaluate own knowledge and skills, professionalism and ethical development using frameworks of reflection and take responsibility for learning and performance.
  • Work responsibly and safely in engineering environments to demonstrate ethical conduct and professionalism.

7.  Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.

  • Undertake various team roles, work effectively in multidisciplinary teams, and utilise effective teamwork skills in order to achieve team objectives.
  • Apply interpersonal skills to interact and collaborate to enhance outcomes through shared knowledge and creative capacity to optimise engineering outcomes.

8.  Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.

  • Formulate sustainable engineering practices by integrating aspects of design, development, management and research competencies through concern for and appreciation of economic, environmental, social and cultural perspectives, including those of indigenous peoples.
  • Engage with global traditions and current trends in environmental engineering practice in order to appreciate diversity, seek equity in outcomes and adopt ethical and professional standards.

 Approved by Faculty Board 2 March 2017

Course Structure

To complete the Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours), students must attain 32 credit points. Units (think of units as ‘subjects’) are equal to 1 or 2 credit points, sometimes abbreviated as cps. Most students choose to study units amounting to 4 credit points (or cps) per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.

Core

Level 1 - Trimester 1

  • Introduction to Safety and Project Oriented Learning SEJ010 (0 credit points)
  • Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program SLE010 (0 credit points)
  • Chemistry in Our World SLE133
  • Ecology and the Environment SLE103
  • Applied Algebra and Statistics SIT199
  • Engineering Fundamentals SEB101
  • Level 1 - Trimester 2

  • Physical Geography SLE102
  • Global Environment Systems SEV101
  • Introduction to Mathematical Modelling SIT194
  • Programming for Engineers SIT172

  • Level 2 - Trimester 1

  • Environmental Analysis SEV219
  • Marine and Coastal Ecosystems SLE263
  • Engineering Modelling SEP291
  • Fluid Mechanics SEM218
  • Level 2 - Trimester 2

  • Introduction to Work Placements STP010 (0 credit points)
  • Environmental Health Engineering SEV201 (2 credit points)
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems SLE239
  • Water Quality and Ecological Health SLE223

  • Level 3 - Trimester 1

  • Water Engineering Design SEV301 (2 credit points)
  • Air and Noise Pollution and Control SEV311 *
  • Hydrology and Hydraulics SEV322
  • Level 3 - Trimester 2

  • Waste Management Systems SEV331 (2 credit points)*
  • Environmental Planning - Catchments to Coast SLE319
  • Risks to Healthy Environments SLE342

  • Level 4 - Trimester 1

  • Engineering Project A SEJ441 (2 credit points)
  • Integrated Catchment Systems SEV401 ^
  • Professional Engineering Practice SEP499 ~
  • Level 4 - Trimester 2

  • Engineering Project B SEJ446 (2 credit points)
  • Infrastructure Engineering SEV415
  • Engineering elective


    ~ SEP499 is available in trimester 1, 2 and 3.

    * Available from 2019

    ^ Available from 2020

    Electives

    Select one Engineering course grouped elective unit.

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    Course pathways

    Course pathways to obtain Bachelors degree include: 1. Through a Deakin Learning Centre – Study first year at DLC then transfer to online/campus study; 2. Through Deakin College – Complete one-year diploma then enter Deakin as 2nd year student; 3. Through Tafe – Complete one-year diploma, then start your Deakin Course; 4. Through the workforce – Experience in a related field?  Get credit for prior learning; 5. Through Deakin – Start a related course, then transfer to this course.

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    Through Deakin: Transfers within Deakin are subject to availability and meeting minimum academic requirements.

    Credit for Prior Learning

    Am I eligible to receive credit for prior learning?

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of 50% of the course at Deakin University.

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

    Faculty contact information

    Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
    Tel 03 9244 6699
    Email:

    sebe@deakin.edu.au

    www.deakin.edu.au/life-environmental-sciences

    www.deakin.edu.au/engineering

    Workload

    You can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

    Work experience

    You’ll gain industry experience by completing at least 60 days of practical work experience in an engineering workplace, developing and enhancing your understanding of the environmental engineering profession, possible career outcomes, and the opportunity to establish valuable professional networks.

    Fee information

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    Offered campuses

    Geelong Waurn Ponds

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