Environmental engineering (Bachelor of Engineering - Honours)



Become a highly skilled graduate ready to tackle global environmental issues such as climate change, sustainability and pollution. Gain knowledge across environmental engineering industry areas including waste management, water engineering, catchment management and soil and water remediation. This is underpinned by the fundamentals of environmental engineering and the natural and physical sciences, including geography, chemistry, mathematics, environmental science, ecology and hydrology. Develop solutions-led technical and professional skills to put you in high demand in this future-focused field.

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Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online

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Students are required to complete the units below, which include all core units in your course and units within your chosen major.

Level 1 - Trimester 1

  • Academic Integrity Module DAI001 (0 credit points)
  • Career Tools for Employability STP010 (0 credit points)
  • Introduction to Safety and Project Oriented Learning SEJ010 (0 credit points)
  • Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program SLE010 (0 credit points)
  • Introduction to Functions, Relations and Graphs SIT190 (#)
  • Sustainable Design SET111 (core)
  • Applied Algebra and Statistics SIT199 (core)
  • Engineering Physics SEB101 (core)+
  • Plus 1 open elective (one credit point)

    Level 1 - Trimester 2

  • Chemistry for the Professional Sciences SLE155 *
  • Global Environmental Systems SEV101
  • Introduction to Mathematical Modelling SIT194 (core)
  • Introduction to Programming for Engineers SEP105 (core)
  • * This unit has an assumed strong knowledge of Chemistry. Students without VCE Chemistry 3 and 4 or an equivalent are strongly encouraged to undertake

  • Chemistry in Our World SLE133
  • in Trimester 1 (prior to SLE155 Chemistry for the Professional Sciences)

    Molecular science is integral to modern environmental engineering. For this reason, knowledge of chemistry is important for all students in the Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) course. Students who have a weak or no knowledge of year 12 Chemistry should study SLE133. Students who have a strong knowledge of Chemistry may proceed directly to SLE155, and choose an open elective later in the degree.


    Level 2 - Trimester 1

  • Field Investigation SEJ202 (2 credit points)+
  • Engineering Modelling SEP291 (core)
  • Fluid Mechanics SEM218 +
  • Level 2 - Trimester 2

  • Environmental Health Engineering SEV201 (2 credit points)+
  • Marine Geographic Information Systems SLE245
  • Quantitative Marine Science SLE240

    Level 3 - Trimester 1

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

  • Waste Engineering and Transformation Systems SEV331 (2 credit points)
  • Environmental Planning and Impact Assessment SLE207
  • Risks to Healthy Environments SLE342

    Level 4 - Trimester 1

  • Engineering Project A SEJ441 (core)(2 credit points)~
  • Integrated Catchment Systems SEV401
  • Professional Practice SEL703 ^
  • Level 4 - Trimester 2

  • Engineering Project B SEJ446 (core)(2 credit points)~+
  • Infrastructure Engineering SEN770
  • Plus one (1) elective (one credit point) 

    ^ Students are encouraged to complete this unit in Trimester 3 of the third year of study. Must have successfully completed STP010 Career Tools for Employability (0 credit point unit)

    # Students who have not completed Mathematical Methods (or equivalent), will be required to undertake the unit SIT190 in the first trimester of their Engineering course.

    ~ It is recommended students undertake SEJ441 and SEJ446 in consecutive trimesters.

    Students enrolled online for these units are required to attend campus mode conducted activities during the corresponding Intensive Activities in a trimester. Attendance at campus mode activities is linked to assessment requirements within the Engineering programs, failure to attend will result in not meeting the hurdle requirement of the respective assessment. Thus, a fail grade shall be awarded for the respective affected unit(s) for that particular trimester.