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Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; 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 course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Engineering.

If you are seeking to commence your studies in 2016, please visit our new Find A Course for 2016.

Course code4646
Managing facultyEngineering
Partner facultyScience
Abbreviated titleBEnvEng(Hons)/BSc
CRICOS code069010F
Total credit points required240
Standard duration of study (years)5 years FT, 10 years PT

The maximum time for completion of the course is 10 years, including any periods of intermission.

Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Engineering: visit contactscontacts ( page

Science: telephone +61 3 9905 4604; email or visit

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


This double degree provides an excellent opportunity to combine studies in relevant areas of science with a specialisation in environmental engineering.


Refer to the outcomes for the single degrees 4643 Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) and S2000 Bachelor of Science.

Vacation work/industrial experience

The Faculty of Engineering strongly recommends that all undergraduate students enrolled in four, five and six year engineering single or double degrees complete 12 weeks of engineering vacation employment. Vacation employment is an integral part of student development, and is an excellent avenue to prepare for future engineering careers by gaining experience in an industrial setting and establishing industry networks.

Professional recognition

Refer to the Faculty of Engineering's Professional recognition of coursesProfessional recognition of courses ( page in this Handbook.


This course consists of:

(a.) 138 points of environmental engineering studies composed of core and elective units, and foundation units if required, plus a choice of streams at levels four and five

(b.) 102 points of science studies composed of compulsory units and at least one major in a science discipline, with no more than 36 points of science units at level one and at least 24 points at level three.

In the double-degree course structure, restrictions have been imposed in terms of prescribed units to ensure that students pursue studies that suitably equip them for the subsequent levels in science and engineering.

Students must complete at least one major in a science discipline along with core units in environmental science towards the science component. The science major must be selected from those listed under 'Available science majors'.

Students should contact the appropriate science or engineering course adviser before enrolling in any level of the double degree, to ensure that the program of study they wish to follow will satisfy prerequisites necessary for higher levels. In some special cases, students may choose to overload at levels two or three if they have not completed all of the prerequisites for their chosen science major sequences.


Refer to the course mapcourse map ( for guidance on how to plan your unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Environmental engineering component

Students must complete 138 points of environmental engineering studies:

  • BTC3100 Sustainability and the law
  • CHE2162 Material and energy balances
  • CHE2164 Thermodynamics I
  • CHE3163 Sustainable processing I* or CIV3205 Project management for civil engineers**
  • CHE4170 Design project (12 points)* or ENE4603 Environmental project A and ENE4212 Environmental design (12 points)**
  • CIV2263 Water systems
  • CIV2282 Transport and traffic engineering
  • CIV3248 Groundwater and environmental geomechanics
  • CIV3264 Urban water and wastewater systems
  • ECC2800 Prosperity, poverty and sustainablility in a globalised world
  • ENE1621 Environmental engineering
  • ENE2503 Materials properties and recycling
  • ENE3048 Energy and the environment
  • ENE3606 The air environment
  • ENE3608 Environmental impact assessment and management systems
  • ENE4607 Environmental risk assessment
  • ENG1001 Engineering design: lighter, faster, stronger
  • ENG1002 Engineering design: cleaner, safer, smarter or MTH1020 Analysis of change***
  • ENG1060 Computing for engineers
  • ENG2091 Advanced engineering mathematics A
  • 12 points of electives in the student's chosen stream

* For students undertaking the environmental process engineering stream.

** For students undertaking the water and land management or transport and the built environment streams.

*** For students without VCE specialist mathematics.


Environmental process engineering
  • CHE3161 Chemistry and chemical thermodynamics
  • CHE3162 Process control
  • CHE3164 Reaction engineering
  • CHE3165 Separation processes
  • CHE3166 Process design
  • CHE3175 Sustainable process engineering case studies
  • CHE4173 Sustainable processing 2
  • ENE4603 Environmental project A
  • MTE4593 Materials and environment
  • MTE4599 Materials for energy technologies
Water and land management
  • CIV2207 Computer and water systems modelling
  • CIV3247 Geomechanics II
  • CIV3204 Engineering investigations
  • CIV4248 Ground hazards engineering
  • CIV4261 Integrated urban water management
  • CIV4268 Water resources management
  • ENE4604 Environmental project B
  • MTE4593 Materials and environment
  • MTE4599 Materials for energy technologies
Transport and the built environment
  • CIV2206 Mechanics of solids
  • CIV2225 Design of steel and timber structures
  • CIV2226 Design of concrete and masonry structures
  • CIV3221 Building structures and technology
  • CIV3247 Geomechanics II
  • CIV3283 Road engineering
  • CIV4234 Advanced structural analysis
  • CIV4235 Advanced structural design
  • CIV4249 Foundation engineering
  • CIV4283 Transport planning
  • CIV4284 Transport systems
  • ENE4604 Environmental project B
  • MTE4593 Materials and environment
  • MTE4599 Materials for energy technologies

Science component

Students must complete 102 points of science studies:

(a.) two pairs of level-one science units (12 points) from:

  • ASP1010 Earth to cosmos - introductory astronomy and ASP1022 Life and the universe
  • ATS1310 Extreme earth: Natural hazards and human vulnerability and ATS1301 Australian physical environments: Evolution, status and management or ATS1309 The global challenge
  • BIO1011 Biology I and BIO1022 Biology II or BIO1042 Environmental biology
  • CHM1011 Chemistry I or CHM1051 Chemistry I advanced, plus CHM1022 Chemistry II or CHM1052 Chemistry II advanced
  • ESC1011 Planet earth: Our place in the universe and ESC1022 Planet earth: Surface processes
  • FIT1029 Algorithmic problem solving and FIT1040 Programming fundamentals
  • PHS1011 Physics (or PHS1080 Foundation physics) and PHS1022 Physics
  • STA1010 Statistical methods for science and MAT1830 Discrete mathematics for computer science

(b.) a further 36 points of units towards one of the majors listed under 'Areas of study'

(c.) two core biology units (12 points):

(d.) one core mathematics unit (6 points):

(e.) three core environmental science units (18 points):

  • ATS2548 Environmental policy and management
  • ENV2022 Environmental analysis 1: Sampling and monitoring
  • ENV3022 Environmental technology

(f.) 18 points of units offered by the Faculty of Science

Science units can be identified using the browse units tool browse units toolbrowse units tool ( or index of Science faculty units index of Science faculty unitsindex of Science faculty units ( in the current edition of the handbook. The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code; undergraduate units are those that commence with the numbers 1-3. Careful selection of units may allow completion of an additional major. Students must be able to meet any unit prerequisites. Consult the faculty for advice.

Areas of study

Progression to further studies

Students may apply for admission to an honours level in science following the completion of an approved combination of at least 144 points of units including all of the science requirements for that branch of the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Environmental Engineering.

The honours year in science may be undertaken by intermitting from the double degree, or on completion of the double degree.

Alternative exit(s)

Students may exit from the double-degree program and graduate with only one of the single degrees providing all requirements for that degree have been met.


Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Science