Master of Engineering (Environmental)

3 years full-time, Parkville — Domestic and International students. CRICOS code: 069275C

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Course Description

As an environmental engineer you can make a difference to the world in which you live, and be part of a profession that has a profound impact on human health and quality of life.

Environmental engineers design and build sustainable solutions to environmental problems, such as climate change, water scarcity and bushfire management. You will learn from leaders in hydrology, hydraulics, water resources and waste management. You will be guided by consultants, who will share their expertise in environmental engineering projects from around the world, in countries, such as China, Vietnam, Thailand, Nepal, Sri Lanka and India. The course features guest lecturers and seminars by industry professionals, community project work, technical society meetings and site visits.

The Master of Engineering (Environmental) will lead to a formal qualification in environmental engineering.

Career outcomes

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Environmental Engineering Career Pathways [PDF]

Environmental engineering is a rapidly growing field and is an exciting area for anyone with an interest in understanding complex environmental systems and developing the technical, management and policy solutions to deal with these issues. With growing opportunities, as well as new kinds of jobs being developed in environmental areas, such as bushfire protection, carbon management, climate change, sustainable systems, land and water management, conservation and hydrology, waste management and renewable energy, you can be assured of a satisfying career.

Employment opportunities exist in consulting firms, conservation and natural resource management agencies, environmental protection agencies, catchment management authorities, and in research, government and academia. Companies that employ environmental engineering graduates include: GHD, Golder Associates, Alluvium, Jacobs, John Holland, Coffey International Pty Ltd and AECOM.

Professional accreditation

The Master of Engineering is professionally recognised under two major accreditation frameworks — EUR-ACE® and the Washington Accord (through Engineers Australia). Graduates can work as professional engineers throughout Europe, and as professional engineers in the 17 countries of the Washington Accord.

Accreditation Recognised in


Accrediting Agency: ASIIN

European Union

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Engineers Australia

Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, UK, USA

(Through the Washington Accord)

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