Environmental engineering



Study how to utilise engineering and scientific principles to develop practical engineering applications that protect our environment. As our population increases and climate changes, this rapidly growing field of expertise will make you highly sought after across a range of areas including energy, water, construction and waste management.

As pressure on the environment grows, environmental engineers will be at the forefront of reducing our environmental footprint. Deakin's new environmental engineering degree will enable you to create a more sustainable future.

Professor Karen Hapgood


Learn in the field

Participate in off-site activities that will give you hands-on, practical experience on projects similar to those tackled by professional engineers. You will also have an opportunity to undertake an international engineering study tour, engaging in project work overseas while gaining a global understanding of environmental engineering.

Professional industry experience

In our undergraduate course, you will undertake at least 60 days of practical work experience in an engineering organisation. This will enable you to enhance your skills and understanding of environmental engineering and develop valuable professional networks before you graduate.

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Innovative engineering research

Engineering at Deakin is research led, rather than simply research informed. Deakin is a significant leader in a number of research areas, notably manufacturing and materials. Engineering research themes include sustainable infrastructure, advanced design and engineering, and engineering education.

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Deakin's Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) has been designed in accordance with Engineers Australia professional accreditation requirements. Deakin University is currently seeking professional accreditation for this course by Engineers Australia.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this course will have the knowledge and skills highly sought after by engineering and construction companies, manufacturers, land developers, government and consulting firms. 

You will be well prepared to address global environmental issues such as climate change, sustainability, waste disposal and recycling, public health as well as pollution and contamination. 

Potential positions include:

  • environmental engineer
  • environment planner
  • environmental consultant
  • water specialist
  • environment officer
  • landfill specialist.

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