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:

Australian: $138,240
International: $145,920

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

Related Careers:

Environmental Engineer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City No info No Full time 4 years
City No info No Part time 8 years

Why Study With Us

One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with industry and the community.

RMIT is renowned for its excellence in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

RMIT prides itself on its strong industry connections forged over 130 years. Collaboration with industry is integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

RMIT is a values-led institution and is dedicated to operating sustainably, respecting Indigenous cultures and supporting intellectual freedom. 

RMIT has outstanding teachers and is one of the top ranked universities for staff qualification.

Facilities & Services

RMIT’s three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora) are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation.

As a global university, RMIT has two campuses in Vietnam and a research and industry collaboration centre in Spain. We also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Our cutting-edge facilities, including the newly opened New Academic Street, Swanston Academic Building and Design Hub represent our commitment to developing world-class learning, teaching, training and research spaces.

Students have instant access to a range of activities and programs designed to make the university experience unforgettable.

The support services and networks available at RMIT are designed to help students succeed and remain healthy and happy.

Student services include:

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Admission and selection

Applying to RMIT? Local and international students can access all information on the RMIT website

Study options

At RMIT, you'll experience an education that equips you with practical skills, inspires you with ideas and prepares you for the workplaces of the future. RMIT connects students with industry mentors and collaborate on projects with real organisations so that you can advance your career. 

RMIT provides you with a diverse range of education options, from apprenticeships, traineeships and certificates to associate and bachelor degrees, and postgraduate degrees by coursework or research. 

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The university also has a range of pathway programs that allow students to work their way from one program to another until they reach the degree they want. Our pathways are more than just regular pre-university programs – many give students guaranteed entry into higher qualifications, and credit to reduce the cost and time needed to complete a degree.

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