Why choose environmental engineering?
Environmental engineers are responsible for protecting the environment by finding sustainable solutions for complex environmental problems such as pollution and soil erosion. They are experts in assessing whether the design and construction of a project will potentially damage the environment, how this can be prevented and how it can be cleaned up (for existing pollution).
Why study with us?
You will be taught in modern laboratory facilities by teaching staff who are recognised internationally for outstanding research and for being leaders in their field. You have the opportunity to undertake an industry-related project in your final year of study and complete 12 weeks of industrial experience. Graduates enjoy high starting salaries and are targeted by businesses from around the world.
What you will study
You will complete major studies in environmental and water engineering as well as specialise in chemical engineering, geotechnical engineering or natural science. Engineers will work closely with you in design classes, providing real-world insight into environmental engineering. Theoretical studies are complemented by practical laboratory and field exercises.
Engineers Australia and other affiliated international bodies.
The skills developed in this degree means graduates are highly versatile and can work in a large variety of jobs. Environmental engineers are often employed as consultants to prepare environmental impact assessments for major projects. They are in high demand in careers such as private consultancy, design and development, the mining and construction industries, government corporations and agencies responsible for the environment. Opportunities also exist in the mining, forestry and construction industries. Graduates have excellent employment opportunities overseas.