Environmental Engineering - CVENMT8338

Stream Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Contact: School

Program: 8338 - Engineering Science


Master of Engineering Science (Specialisation)

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Stream Outline

Environmental engineering is concerned with the safe, ecological, sustainable and ethical development of urban infrastructure. This discipline is for those who want to move their engineering career in the direction of environmental engineering or gain formal qualifications.

This specialisation provides students with advanced study options in Environmental Engineering. It is designed to develop skills in analysis and design of sustainable urban infrastructure. It is ideally suited for both practising engineers and recent graduates planning a career in environmental engineering.


Students need a recognised four year Bachelor degree in engineering with a minimum 65% average*.

Other engineering disciplines or a Bachelor of Environmental Science or other Science backgrounds may be considered for entry as determined by the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

* NOTE: Minimum 65% average is determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator. Students from a non-211 university in China need a minimum 70% average. For entry details (particularly for South Asian students) please click here.

Stream Structure

MEngSc students must complete a total of 96UOC of courses.

Please note that the availability of the courses may vary from semester to semester and courses may be offered in alternate years.

Disciplinary Knowledge Courses - minimum 24 UOC (4 courses) chosen from the following:

Note: Disciplinary knowledge courses can be substituted with Advanced Disciplinary knowledge courses unless a specific Disciplinary knowledge course is prescribed in your offer letter or is listed as a compulsory component of the program.

Advanced Specialisation Disciplinary Knowledge Courses - minimum 24 UOC (4 courses) chosen from the following:

Research-based Courses - 18 UOC:
Note: GSOE9220 can be taken if student is exempt from completing Masters Thesis A & B.

Electives - 24 UOC

Students may choose any course for which they are eligible to enrol, as electives, including any of the courses listed above.

At least 6 UOC must be taken from the Engineering & Technical Management Courses. For the Environmental Engineering specialisation we recommend one of the following Engineering and Technical management courses:
In addition, students may select any ETM elective in the consolidated Faculty list with approval.

Electives - Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge Courses:

Exemptions or Advanced Standing

Exemptions and advanced standing rules for the stream follow the program rules. A student may apply for exemptions. Students with a four year honours degree (for example in Civil Engineering) can obtain a maximum of 48 UOC of exemptions. Full details are noted on the program handbook page.

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