At the University of Newcastle, we train environmental engineers who can tackle the most important global problems. As an environmental engineer, you might help with the cleanup of an oil spill that threatens ecosystems, the restoration of land devastated by mining, or the adaptation of infrastructure and ecosystems to climate change. In one of the cities with the fastest urban growth rates in the world, you could even be able to prevent flooding.
Environmental engineers develop long-term solutions for challenging environmental problems like soil erosion and water pollution. To enable society and the environment to cohabit in a sustainable manner, they develop, supervise, and manage engineered systems. They are experts at figuring out whether the planning and execution of a project could possibly hurt the environment and how this can be avoided.
What you will study
Students must complete 320 units throughout the course of the four-year Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honors) program, which is divided as follows:
260 units of core courses;
10 units of project core courses;
10 units of Environmental Engineering directed courses; and
40 units of elective pathway courses.
Students who successfully finish the program will have:
A comprehensive understanding of the underlying natural and physical sciences, or both, as they pertain to the engineering profession.
Conceptual understanding of mathematics, statistics, numerical analysis, computer science, and other engineering-related subjects
Extensive familiarity with the specialized knowledge bases used by the engineering discipline
Identifying the future research and knowledge growth directions for the engineering field
Comprehension of context-related elements influencing the engineering discipline
Recognizing the scope, guiding principles, obligations, standards, and constraints of the applicable discipline's present engineering practice
Using proven engineering principles to solve difficult technical challenges
Using engineering resources, processes, and tools without difficulty
Utilizing systematic engineering synthesis and design methods
Use of methodical principles in engineering project management and execution
Environmental engineers are crucial to both business and government. They might be hired by consultancies, contracting businesses, colleges, R&D organizations, technology transfer businesses, or major manufacturers. Engineers start out with excellent starting wages that exceed $70,000 annually.
The field of environmental engineering is adaptable and broad. You might favor active fieldwork, design and development, or a management position overseeing staff and projects. Some typical positions are:
Water Reclamation Project Designer
Environmental Remediation Expert
Environmental Impact Consultant
Toxic Materials Control Engineer
Sustainable Fisheries Consultant
Climate Impact Assessment Expert
Year 12 or equivalent; Or
Advanced Mathematics (Band 5 or above).
Candidates who scored lower than Band 5 may need to take additional courses.
English Language Requirements
The minimum English language competence requirement for applicants to this program is an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no subtest score below 6.0.
AUD 39,810 (indicative annual fee, 2022)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units).