University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Science

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

The Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science combined degree is for those who are interested in understanding the world around us and how it works. 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 are responsible for developing sustainable engineering practices that have a profound impact on our health and quality of life. You will learn from leading researchers who will guide you through a tailored program, specifically designed to give you the skills that employers are seeking. You will be able to follow your passion, and our guidance and mentoring will give you the confidence to know you are heading where you want to go with your career. You will begin the important process of establishing critical professional networks, and you will have authentic opportunities to work with industry whilst you study. This combined program gives you the practical skills to contribute new solutions to the many challenges we face.


  • The Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science is a five year program, students are required to complete 400 units, which is comprised of: 290 units of Core courses
  • 10 units of project Core courses
  • 10 units of Environmental Engineering Directed courses
  • 70 units of courses for the Major, including: 40 units of Compulsory courses
  • 10 units of Directed courses taken at the 2000 level
  • 20 units of Directed courses taken at the 3000 level
  • and 20 units of Elective courses.


  • Environmental engineering, Science
  • Biology, Chemistry, Earth sciences
  • environmental chemistry
  • environmental legislation and planning
  • fluid mechanics

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.

Study pathways

Credit transfer agreements with TAFE NSW and other education providers are under continuous negotiation. A Bachelor of Science (Honours) is also available to meritorious students, as an extra year of full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
  • ATAR: 75.00
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 5 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Callaghan.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

Further information

It may not always be possible to complete this combined Engineering degree within 5 years. This combined Engineering degree is not available for midyear admission by International Students.

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