Environmental Engineering - CVENBH3769

Stream Summary

Faculty: ENG - Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Contact: School

Program: 3769 - Music (Hons)/Engineering(Hons)


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Major)

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Stream Outline

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a four year honours degree stream leading to a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Environmental Engineering professionally accredited by Engineers Australia. Flexibility and choice are maintained throughout the entire structure by providing many elective courses.

Environmental engineers are concerned with the environmental impact of engineering activities. They apply their broad knowledge of engineering and environmental processes in identifying environmental problems and in developing effective solutions to them. They also coordinate the activities of specialist groups such as biologists, ecologists and geologists within major projects. The discipline of environmental engineering embraces parts of civil engineering, with emphasis on management, systems design, water, geotechnical and transport engineering, together with aspects of chemical engineering, applied and biological sciences and environmental studies.

This stream can be taken on a four-year full-time basis or on a part-time basis subject to the approval of the Head of School. Intending part-time students are advised that all courses are offered only in the daytime.

A detailed stream structure can be found on the School website, which includes suggested scheduling of courses by semester. While some courses are given twice a year, many courses are given only once a year. In addition, courses may have prerequisites and exclusions. Thus students should plan their enrolments appropriately.

Stream Structure

Day to day administration of the stream is conducted through the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering to which enquiries should be directed. This page outlines the courses that need to be completed for the BE (Hons) Environmental Engineering stream when taken as part of a single or dual award. The requirements will total 168 units of credit, and students will be required to complete 60 days of Industrial Training before the BE (Hons) may be awarded. Refer to the main program page for additional program requirements for the single or dual award programs.

Full time students complete four (24UOC) courses per semester.

Recommended plans of study may be found here

Year 1

Choose ONE of:
Choose ONE of:
Choose ONE of:
Plus these following 2 courses:
And ONE of:
Plus Choose 2 electives from the Year 1 Elective List

Suggested Year 1 electives for this program are:
  1. COMP1911 is an acceptable alternative for ENGG1811.
  2. Not all courses are offered in both semesters but students should complete 24 UOC in each semester.
  3. Students in BE(Hons)/Computer Science dual degree should take COMP1521 as one of their first year electives.
Note: MATH2018 Engineering Mathematics 2D is an alternative to MATH2019.
  • Professional Elective (CVEN) (6 UOC)
  • Professional Elective (CVEN) (6 UOC)

Alternative Thesis Options
Note: School approval is required to undertake the alternate thesis options.

Study Levels

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