Department of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

Exploring sustainable engineering practices


The Department of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering involves the study of three major areas of engineering. Civil engineering looks at the construction of major infrastructure; mining engineering examines the processes involved in extracting minerals from the earth; and environmental engineering studies sustainable practices.

I chose environmental engineering because I was able to combine my interest in STEM subjects (such as maths and biology) with my passion for helping others and making a difference.

We have fantastic, engaging lecturers and we're given a lot of flexibility with the units we study. There's so many different elective units so we can tailor the course to our own interests and career goals.
Emma Congear
Master of Professional Engineering
(Environmental Engineering specialisation)

Our specialisations

Specialise in civil engineering

Civil engineering studies the design, construction and maintenance of major projects, such as roads, bridges, canals, harbours, dams and buildings. This specialisation covers geotechnical and earthquake engineering, structural engineering, surveying, construction and transport engineering.

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Specialise in environmental engineering

This specialisation provides detailed advice on environmental management and design, ecological engineering and design, environmental modelling, contaminant fate and transport, hydrology, environmental fluid mechanics and more. You’ll gain the skills to use creative solutions for the environmental challenges facing our world.

Specialise in mining engineering

Mining engineering covers the processes used to extract minerals from the earth, including deposit evaluation, mine design, mine production and waste disposal. Specialising in this area will expose you to geology, finance and management, surface mining, underground mining, rock mechanics and mine design.

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Interested in becoming a civil, environmental or mining engineer?

Complete any undergraduate bachelor’s degree at UWA with a major in Engineering Science, followed by the Master of Professional Engineering course, selecting either the Civil, Environmental or Mining Engineering Specialisation.

 Engineering Science major     Master of Professional Engineering

Industry partnerships

The Department of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering has a range of partnerships with small and large organisations, assisting graduates into careers relating to their degree.

Our partners include:

Professor Phil Watson is also Shell Chair in Offshore Engineering.

The Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering Industry Advisory Panel members can be found here

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