Environmental engineering (Bachelor of Engineering - Industry 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

*  (refer to this table for the rollout of unit offerings at the Burwood (Melbourne) campus) 

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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 (0 credit points)
  • Career Tools for Employability (0 credit points)
  • Introduction to Safety and Project Oriented Learning (0 credit points)
  • Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program (0 credit points)
  • Introduction to Functions, Relations and Graphs (#)
  • Sustainable Design (core)
  • Applied Algebra and Statistics (core)
  • Engineering Physics (core)+
  • Plus 1 elective (one credit point)

    Level 1 - Trimester 2

  • Chemistry for the Professional Sciences *
  • Global Environmental Systems
  • Introduction to Mathematical Modelling (core)
  • Introduction to Programming for Engineers (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
  • 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 elective later in the degree.

    Level 2 - Trimester 1

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

  • Environmental Health Engineering (2 credit points)+
  • Marine Geographic Information Systems
  • Quantitative Marine Science
  • Level 3 - Trimester 1

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

  • Waste Engineering and Transformation Systems (2 credit points)
  • Environmental Planning and Impact Assessment
  • Risks to Healthy Environments
  • Level 4 - Trimester 1

  • Industry Experience (core)(2 credit points)^
  • Professional Practice (core)^
  • Level 4 - Trimester 2

  • Industry Experience (core)(2 credit points)^
  • Professional Practice (core)^
  • Level 5 - Trimester 1

  • Engineering Project A (core)(2 credit points)~
  • Integrated Catchment Systems
  • Continuing Professional Development (core)^
  • Level 5 - Trimester 2

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

    ^ 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.