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Students who commenced study in 2016 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.

Monash University

NOTE: This area of study has been updated - please refer to the change register for details.


Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 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.

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

Managing faculty

Faculty of Engineering

Contact details

Visit http://www.eng.monash.edu.au/


Faculty of Engineering



Environmental engineers create innovative solutions for sustainable development. You will acquire skills, knowledge and experience in ecology and biodiversity; material and energy balances; thermodynamics; materials properties and recycling; hydrology; environmental risk and impact assessment; management systems; energy and the environment; and sustainability and the law.


The course progression maps will assist you to plan course requirements to completion.

Levels 2, 3 and 4

C,D. Environmental engineering knowledge, application and practice (108 points)

Students complete:

  • BIO2011 Ecology and biodiversity
  • BTX3100 Sustainability regulation for business
  • CHE2162 Material and energy balances
  • CHE2164 Thermodynamics I
  • CIV2263 Water systems
  • CIV3248 Groundwater and environmental geomechanics
  • CIV3285 Engineering hydrology
  • CIV4286 Project management for civil engineers
  • ECC2800 Prosperity, poverty and sustainability in a globalised world
  • ENE2503 Materials properties and recycling
  • ENE3048 Energy and the environment
  • ENE3606 The air environment
  • ENE4607 Environmental risk assessment
  • ENE4608 Environmental impact assessment and management systems
  • ENG2005 Advanced engineering mathematics
  • one elective at level 4 (6 points) from the environmental engineering technical list below

and two environmental engineering units (12 points) from one of the following streams:

Sustainable processing
  • CHE4170 Design project (12 points) (only available to students enrolled in the single BE due to pre-requisites)
Water management

E. Elective study (36 points)

Students choose from the technical electives below for which they meet pre-requisites and/or choose units required to complete an engineering-approved minor from another faculty. Students completing a single degree should complete a minimum of 24 credit points of level 3 or 4 technical electives from the list below. Students wishing to choose other electives (that is, neither environmental engineering electives nor those required to complete an approved minor) should consult their course advisor prior to doing so. For students completing a double degree, some units required for the partner degree are credited as electives towards this degree

Environmental engineering technical electives
Sustainable Processing
  • ATS2545 Environmental hydrology
  • BIO2040 Conservation biology
  • CIV3204 Engineering investigation
  • CIV4261 Integrated urban water management
  • CIV4268 Water resources management
  • CIV4288 Water treatment




Relevant courses


Single degrees

Successful completion of this undergraduate specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:

  • E3001 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Students in other single bachelor's degrees are not eligible to complete this specialisation.

Double degrees

Successful completion of this undergraduate specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) component in the following double degrees:

  • E3002 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • E3005 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • E3003 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce Specialist
  • E3007 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science