Environmental engineers manage and evaluate sustainable solutions for their impact on the economy, society and the environment.
This program provides engineers with advanced knowledge and skills in sustainable development and environmental management. You will develop a broad understanding of environmental management practice, while investigating themes that focus on waste management, energy and water resources. You will model and analyse the environmental impacts of engineering solutions and discover the best ways to manage the environmental aspects of business.
The program has a strong industry focus with at least half of all subjects led by industry practitioners. You may also undertake a research project in industry as part of your course. You will develop skills in an environmental sector of your own interest. Topics covered will range from air pollution, water and wastewater, municipal solid wastes, cleaner production, environmental management systems, noise, vibration, water resources management and energy resources management, to politics, the law and the economy. This program will suit qualified engineers wanting to upskill, change their career, or extend their current knowledge of environmental engineering.
Environmental engineering is a growth area with many job opportunities in fields such as bushfire protection, carbon management, climate change, sustainable systems, land and water management, conservation and hydrology, waste management and renewable energy. Career opportunities exist in government environmental organisations and in a variety of consulting and technical roles in industry.
Our graduates work as environmental officers with local councils and other government authorities and in water and land management roles for the Environment Protection Authority, Department of Sustainability and Environment, water and water catchment authorities and as consultants. Companies that employ environmental engineering graduates include: GHD, Golder Associates, Alluvium, John Holland, Coffey International and Jacobs.