Environmental Engineering

Why choose Environmental Engineering at Melbourne

At Australia’s no 1 engineering school you will learn from the top researchers in environmental engineering.

Access to real-world industry and research projects will provide you with the problem-solving and team work skills crucial to a successful career in industry.

Our professional Master of Engineering program is the first graduate program in Australia to be accredited by Engineers Australia and EUR-ACE®, enabling graduates to practice as environmental engineers in Australia, Europe, the US, Singapore, Japan and more.

Environmental engineering is an exciting area for those interested in understanding complex environmental systems and in creating the technical, management and policy solutions to manage these issues.

You will learn to design and build sustainable solutions to some of the most pressing environmental concerns of our time, such as climate change, water scarcity and bushfire management. As an environmental engineer, you will join a profession that has a profound impact on human health and quality of life.

Courses in Environmental Engineering

How to study Environmental Engineering

To become a professionally accredited environmental engineer, you will complete five years of study. You start with either a Bachelor of Science with a major in Civil Systems or Environmental Engineering Systems, or a Bachelor of Design with a major in Civil Systems.

This is followed by a two-year Master of Engineering with an Environmental specialisation.

A longer Master of Engineering program, of up to three-years duration is available for students who have not completed the preliminary engineering subjects required in their undergraduate degree, but who meet the maths and science entry requirements.

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Environmental Engineering Research

We conduct world leading research in areas such as: environmental disaster management, sustainable buildings and construction, indoor air quality, catchment management, water resource systems, environmental hydrology, geo-environmental and reservoir engineering, ocean engineering, geothermal energy, environmental water and water resource management, next generation flood prediction, impacts of climate change, environmental monitoring and assessment, environmental sensing and modelling, waste management and waste water re-use.

Read 'The rivers run but less than we thought'.

Your career opportunities in Environmental Engineering

Environmental engineering is a rapidly growing field with many job opportunities available in areas such as: bushfire protection, climate change mitigation, land and water management, conservation and hydrology, waste management and renewable energy.

Employment opportunities exist in consulting firms, conservation and natural resource management agencies, environmental protection agencies, catchment management authorities, and in research, industry, government and academia.

The Student Experience

Carly Gregg and Lauren Bradshaw discuss why they chose to study environmental engineering.

environmental-student-carly-gregg-lauren-bradshaw from Melbourne School of Engineering on Vimeo.