Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Engineering component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Engineering


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Environmental engineering involves the implementation and management of solutions and programs that are in harmony with the principles of sustainable development.

It involves reducing energy and resource use and minimising waste, while providing the community with the development opportunities it needs to grow.

Environmental engineering encompasses:

  • land management
  • process engineering
  • public health issues
  • recycling, water supply
  • transport and the built environment
  • waste disposal
  • water and air pollution control.


For the sequence of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

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Relevant courses

Single degrees

  • 0032 Bachelor of Engineering
  • 1253 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering

Double degrees

  • 4616 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 4615 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4609 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering and Bachelor of Science
  • 3274 Bachelor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • 3820 Bachelor of Civil and Environmental Engineering / Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Progression to further studies

Postgraduate study is also available in this area of study in the following courses:

  • 3292 Master of Engineering Science (Research)
  • 3291 Doctor of Philosophy