Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Environmental engineers apply their knowledge of chemistry, geomechanics, hydrology and land surface processes to find solutions for complex environmental problems, such as water pollution and soil erosion. They're responsible for developing sustainable engineering practices that have a profound impact on our health and quality of life. They work with other specialists to optimise the use of resources and minimise long-term impacts on the environment. UON train engineers capable of solving the biggest global challenges. As an environmental engineer students may help rehabilitate land damaged by mining or work on the clean-up of an oil spill that threatens local ecosystems. They could even help prevent inundations on one of the world's fast growing cities.
- The Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) program is a 4 year program comprising 320 units, in which students complete 270 units of core courses, 10 units of directed courses and 40 units of minor or elective pathway courses. Students can choose to complete either a minor sequence of courses in Geotechnical Engineering or Chemical Engineering, or an elective pathway designed to give students the opportunity to broaden their skills and knowledge in their own or another engineering discipline
- or specialise in areas such as business, maths or science
- or undertake study overseas. Students will have the opportunity to undertake an industry related project in their final year and must also complete 12 weeks of industrial experience throughout the program. A graded Honours classification is awarded on the basis of superior performance attained throughout the program.
- Environmental engineering
Standard entry requirements
Year 12 or equivalent. Alternative entry pathways may include approved TAFE studies, preparatory programs such as Newstep, Open Foundation or Tertiary Preparation Certificate. Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. One science-related subject would also be an advantage (Physics or Chemistry preferred). Applicants who have achieved less than Mathematics Band 5 may be admitted to the program but may need to complete additional study to successfully complete the requirements of the program. Students who have completed HSC Mathematics General 2 may be admitted to the program but can expect to undertake additional studies to successfully complete the requirements of the program.
This degree program is accredited by Engineers Australia and other affiliated international organisations.
Credit transfer agreements with TAFE NSW and other education providers are under continuous negotiation.
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Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.