Undergraduate

Environmental Engineering

Become an industry-ready environmental engineer with real-world experience in just four years. Graduate with the key skills and qualities employers need in new engineers to succeed in their rapidly evolving sectors
80
ATAR
4
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

Environmental engineer, researcher or consultant

Environmental engineers are employed with large construction and mining organisations, large companies, large forestry organisations, regulatory authorities and government departments. Opportunities also exist for self-employment or work with consulting firms providing services to the water, infrastructure, manufacturing, natural resources and environment sectors.

Environmental engineer, researcher or consultant

Environmental engineers are employed with large construction and mining organisations, large companies, large forestry organisations, regulatory authorities and government departments. Opportunities also exist for self-employment or work with consulting firms providing services to the water, infrastructure, manufacturing, natural resources and environment sectors.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.

Admission Requirements

  • Mathematics Methods ATAR
  • At least one of the following three subjects: Mathematics Specialist ATAR, Chemistry ATAR or Physics ATAR

    All four subjects are recommended. If you do not have all four subjects you will need to complete extra units in first year, which may mean taking additional units to meet the course requirements. 
 
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

How to apply

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Course details

Make a positive impact to our world as an environmental engineer, applying your understanding of natural systems and technical engineering skills to find creative solutions to pressures facing our environment and sustainable development. In the Environmental Engineering major at UWA, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of the environmental challenges facing our world and how we can apply engineering practice to assess and manage the effects of human and other activity on the natural and built environment.

The growing need for environmental protection has created high demand for professional environmental engineers. You’ll gain detailed knowledge on environmental management and design, environmental risk assessment, ecological engineering and design, environmental modelling, oceanography, contaminant fate and transport, hydrology, environmental fluid mechanics and more. A strong emphasis is placed on developing strong analytical and research skills, in particular advanced numerical techniques.

Be guided by world leading academics specialising in oceanography, water engineering, waste management, sustainable engineering and site decontamination.

Environmental Engineering

Quick details

STATUS
  • Available 2022
ATTENDANCE
  • Full-time, Part-time
STARTING DATES
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
COURSE CODE
  • MJD-EENVE
CRICOS CODE
  • 106081B
FULL TIME/PART TIME DURATION
  • 4-years full time
TISC CODE
  • UH011

Why study Environmental Engineering?

  1. You’ll make valuable connections with UWA’s industry partners including Water Corp, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and other members of the environmental engineering industry advisory panel – giving your career a head start. 
  2. You will become an industry-ready environmental engineer, highly sought-after by employers in regulatory authorities, mining and construction companies, development organisations, consultancies and government agencies, as the awareness of environmental impacts of engineering projects continues to grow
  3. You’ll be joining a community of leaders making a real impact – UWA is ranked 21st in the world and 1st in Australia for Environmental Science and Engineering (ARWU 2020). 
 

Student clubs

Whatever you’re interested in, you’ll find people here to share your journey.

Enhance your employability while making lifelong friends and connections by joining one of our many student clubs, such as:

Find out more about all our student clubs from the UWA Student Guild.

You'll learn to

  • Utilise advanced technical environmental engineering skills in problem identification, simplification, analysis, planning, design, implementation and operation for an exciting career in engineering.
  • Create innovative engineering solutions to solve complex issues by applying critical thinking skills and your knowledge of established engineering methods
  • Understand and implement the mathematical foundations underlying environmental engineering concepts
  • Develop a deep practical understanding of the core concepts of environmental engineering and extend this knowledge to more specialised areas such as oceanography, water engineering, waste management, sustainable engineering and site decontamination
  • Work effectively in a team, bringing leadership and accountability to successfully solve real-world problems

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Course Structure

Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific major for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Graduate with two degrees

The combined degree option allows you to pair your Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree with another passion, broadening your career options and giving you an edge in a rapidly changing workforce.

You can combine the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with:

You’ll graduate with two Bachelor degrees in just five years, opening up a world of possible career paths while broadening your knowledge, networks and horizons.

Duration: 5 years*
ATAR: 88
TISC Code:

> Commerce: UB004

> Science: UB006

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Ideal for high-achievers with a passion for engineering, this combined degree gives you the opportunity to get hands-on undergraduate research experience, one-on-one mentoring from leading academics and overseas exchange and education opportunities.

Duration: 5.5 - 6.5 years
ATAR: 98
TISC Code: TBA

*Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Commerce with Chemical Engineering major will take 5.5 years to complete 

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Work Experience

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) offers work integrated learning (WIL) opportunities where you can:

  • Gain practical hands-on industry relevant experience and skills
  • Bridge the gap between theory and practice
  • Develop employability skills through a science work placement

As part of your studies, you will complete a 12-week practicum and professional-development experience. This can be achieved by spending at least eight weeks in an engineering environment of your choice.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
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