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 program provides students with an opportunity to undertake concurrent study in environmental engineering and science whilst completing two awards. In general, a combined degree program offers greater breadth of learning, enhancing the academic and professional qualities gained in each separate degree. At the same time, it recognises the increasing need for students to graduate with multidisciplinary skills. This degree gives students the basic skills and knowledge to contribute to scientific development in many areas of technology, industry or agriculture whilst also equipping students to apply engineering principles to the problems of human interaction with the environment. It can be a foundation for a career in the vast field of science, or an excellent general education providing skills in problem solving and research particularly in fields where projects are environmentally sensitive.


The Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Science is a 5 year program comprising 400 units, of which 270 units are core courses and 130 units of compulsory, directed and elective courses depending on the Science major chosen. 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 in engineering is awarded on the basis of superior performance throughout the program. The Bachelor of Science component of this combined program may be awarded with Distinction on the basis of superior performance throughout the program.


  • 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: 85

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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