Master of Engineering (Environmental)

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

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Course Description

Environmental engineers create sustainable solutions to environmental problems. You will learn from leaders in energy, hydrology, water and waste management. You will benefit by studying with consultants, who share their expertise in environmental engineering projects around the world, in countries such as China, Vietnam, Thailand, Nepal, Sri Lanka and India. Guest lecturers and seminars by industry professionals are available, as well as community project work, technical society meetings and site visits.

This course will provide you with a formal qualification in environmental engineering at the Masters level.

Career outcomes

Environmental engineering is a rapidly growing field. It is an exciting area for anyone with an interest in the environment, understanding complex environmental systems, or developing the technical, management and policy solutions for some of the most pressing issues facing society over the coming decades. 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 chartered 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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