Bachelor of Engineering - Environmental Engineering (Honours)

RMIT University

This course focuses on environmental sustainability in line with global engineering trends. You'll make a difference to the world by introducing environmentally sustainable practices to major projects; reducing environmental pollution; and helping to mitigate and remediate environmental disasters. You'll help the community understand the impacts and effects of climate change on water resources, agriculture and urban environments. You'll develop skills to conduct environmental impact assessments, and factor environmental issues into all stages of engineering projects to minimise environmental problems. You will also apply these skills to resolve existing environmental problems. You can specialise in civil, groundwater or chemical engineering. You can also take part in industry projects, field trips and site visits to build relevant practical and professional skills. Hands-on lessons in our well-equipped laboratories and work experience will prepare you for the workplace.

Course Fee:

International: $142,080

Entry Requirements:

Current Year 12 prerequisite units 3 and 4-a study score of at least 20 in one of Mathematical Methods (any) or Specialist Mathematics; and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL).


Year 1-You'll be introduced to basic skills in mathematics, environmental science, chemistry and engineering practices. Basic computer-aided design and mapping skills are also introduced. In the geology courses, you'll go on several site visits to develop skills in site investigations. Year 2-A grounding in environmental engineering is offered through courses such as Water Engineering, Urban Systems of Sustainable Development, Geological Site Investigations and Pollution Control. You'll also begin courses from your chosen major, which can include groundwater, civil engineering, or chemical engineering. Year 3-You'll learn about groundwater, land contamination and remediation, waste water treatment and recycling, and urban systems-exploring environmental design aspects of selected urban systems. Year 4-You'll participate in an individual, integrated workplace project within industry. You'll explore the relationship between ethics and law in professional practice.

Subjects you can Study:

Chemical engineering, Civil engineering, Environmental analysis, Environmental engineering, Geology, Hydrogeology, Hydrology, Infrastructure management, Land contamination, Pollution control, Process engineering, Sustainability, Transport engineering, Urban systems, Waste water treatment, Water engineering, Water management.

Further information:

The type of careers this qualification leads to may include environmental engineer, introducing sustainable practices, land remediation areas, remediating environmental disasters, roles in the environmental resources industry.


This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice. Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00122A

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Environmental Engineer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City 80.25 No Full time 4 years
City 80.25 No Part time 8 years
Founded in 1887, RMIT became a university in 1992. It offers both higher education and vocational education courses with over 82,000 students including 31,160 international students, of whom 18,860 are taught outside Australia (almost 7,000 at RMIT Vietnam).

Over 900 courses exist to graduate at all levels, including certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and associate, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. RMIT University is a global university of technology and design offering areas of study including: aerospace and aviation; architecture, building and planning; art and design; business; communication; community and welfare; computing and information systems; education and training; engineering and related technologies; environment; health sciences; humanities, social sciences and legal; manufacturing and processing; and science and mathematics.

RMIT has three campuses in Melbourne, Australia, with smaller sites at Hamilton and Point Cook. Main campus in Melbourne's CBD is spread over a number of Melbourne city blocks. There are art galleries, cinemas, bookshops and cafes on campus. The Brunswick campus is six kilometres from the city and offers state-of-the-art specialist graphic technology, fashion and textile facilities - with access to the on-campus International Fibre Centre. The Bundoora campus is set in extensive parklands and offers courses in life sciences, education and manufacturing/mechanical engineering.

RMIT also two campuses in Vietnam and a centre in Barcelona, Spain. They also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Belgium, Spain and Germany, and enjoy research and industry partnerships on every continent.

RMIT was awarded the Premier's Award for International Education and the award for Excellence in the inaugural Victorian International Education Awards.

Provider CRICOS: 00122A

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