- 2019



Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 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 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

Offered by

Department of Civil Engineering

Contact details

EngineeringEngineering (http://www.monash.edu/engineering/about-us/contact-us)



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.


Levels 2, 3 and 4

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

Students complete the following units:

  • CHE2162 Material and energy balances
  • CHE2164 Thermodynamics 1
  • CIV2263 Water systems
  • ENE2021 Energy and the environment
  • ENE2503 Materials properties and recycling
  • ENG2005 Advanced engineering mathematics
  • BTX3100 Sustainability regulation for business
  • CIV3248 Groundwater and environmental geomechanics
  • CIV3285 Engineering hydrology
  • ENE3031 Building sustainability
  • ENE3032 Fate and transport of contaminants
  • ENE3606 The air environment
  • CIV4210 Project A
  • CIV4212 Civil and environmental engineering practice
  • CIV4286 Project management for civil engineers
  • ENE4041 Soil remediation and solid waste management
  • ENE4042 Environmental impact and risk assessment
  • Environmental engineering technical elective at level 4

Part E. Elective study (36 points)

Single degree students complete a. and b. below:

  1. 12 points of electives at level 2 or 3 from one of the following options:
  2. 24 points of level 3 and 4 units from the list of technical electives below

    For students completing a double degree, some units required for the partner degree are credited as electives towards this degree.

Environmental engineering technical electives

  • ATS2548 Environmental policy and management
  • BIO2011 Ecology and biodiversity
  • BIO2040 Conservation biology
  • CIV2242 Geomechanics 1
  • CIV2282 Transport and traffic engineering
  • ECC2800 Prosperity, poverty and sustainability in a globalised world
  • CHE3161 Chemistry and chemical thermodynamics
  • CHE3163 Sustainable processing 1
  • CHE3165 Separation processes
  • CHE3166 Process design
  • CIV3203 Civil engineering construction
  • CIV3204 Engineering investigation
  • CIV3247 Geomechanics 2
  • CIV4211 Project B
  • CIV4248 Ground hazards engineering
  • CIV4249 Foundation engineering
  • CIV4261 Integrated urban water management
  • CIV4268 Water resources management
  • CIV4283 Transport planning
  • CIV4284 Traffic systems
  • CIV4287 Road engineering
  • CIV4288 Water treatment
  • MTE4593 Materials and sustainability
  • An approved engineering technical elective chosen in consultation with the course adviser

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
  • E3007 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science
  • L3002 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor Engineering (Honours)