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.Emma Congear
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.
Master of Professional Engineering
(Environmental Engineering specialisation)
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.
Our research areas
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Structural Engineering
- Hydrodynamics and Structural Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Mining Engineering
Our research clusters
Oceans research offers expertise in solutions for the development of resources for energy, minerals and food production in the ocean environment.Read more
Real time Optimisation Scheduling and Logistics
This group’s research develops optimisation, scheduling and control solutions for the mining and offshore extraction sectors and associated operations, such as transport, energy supply and the servicing of remote communities.Read more
Automation and Robotics
Automation and Robotics researches engineering systems applications where continuous human presence is either undesirable or impossible.Read more
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:
- Pritchard Francis
- BE & E
- Main Roads
- Golder Associates
- Water Corporation
- CMW Geosciences
Professor Phil Watson is also Shell Chair in Offshore Engineering.
The Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering Industry Advisory Panel members can be found here
Professor Melinda Hodkiewicz works across industry and academia. Through the BHP Fellowship-funded UWA System Health Lab, she brings a start-up mentality and leads technologically curious students to work on industry-motivated research projects.Read more about Melinda Hodkiewicz
Dr Brendan Kennedy is Head of the Bioimaging Research and Innovation for Translational Engineering Lab (BRITElab) at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computing Engineering at The University of Western Australia (UWA).Read more about Brendan Kennedy
Professor Yuxia Hu
Professor Yuxia Hu is a soil behaviour expert within UWA’s Department of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering.Read more about Professor Yuxia Hu
The UWA Motorsport workshop is an end-to-end engineering experience for students working on the motorsport vehicles of the future.Read more about Motorsport
The CO2 Lab provides critical data to inform research into the most efficient and safe ways to process and transport CO2 for carbon storage purposes.Read more about CO2 Lab
The BRITElab is a world-class laboratory facility for biomedical and bioengineering research in Western Australia.Read more about BRITElab
Monadelphous Integrated Learning Centre
The Monadelphous Integrated Learning Centre (MILC) is the result of an innovative alliance between The University of Western Australia and leading national engineering group Monadelphous. In this centre, world-class teaching and practical training in engineering combine to form a learning environment that is based on a simulated professional workplace.Read more about Monadelphous Integrated Learning Centre