Environmental Engineering

Design solutions to the challenges facing our world in water resource management, energy, bushfire management and climate change, with an environmental engineering degree at Australia’s No.1 university for engineering and technology.*

Be inspired by world leading academics in hydrology, hydraulics, water resources and waste management, gaining insights from consultants who have led major projects in sustainable land, water and coastal resource management around the world.

Benefit from an industry aligned curriculum, with access to internships, community project work, and site visits.

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How to study environmental engineering at Melbourne

Our educational model is an Australian first, aligned with the top international universities. We designed it to help graduates develop the flexible mindset and strong technical skills required to solve future challenges and make a difference on a global scale.

You start with an undergraduate degree, focusing on engineering from day one, while also exploring subjects outside your discipline to develop a breadth of skills that will set you apart in the workplace.

To become a professionally accredited engineer, you complete the Master of Engineering, an internationally recognised qualification through Engineers Australia and EUR-ACE®.

University of Melbourne pathway

Step 1: Undergraduate study

Start with a Bachelor of Science, environmental engineering systems. (3 years)

Step 2: Graduate study

Complete a Master or Engineering (Environmental) to become a professionally accredited engineer. (2 years)

Other undergraduate degree

Step 1: Undergraduate study

Bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary institution (must have completed relevant maths, science and English language requirements). (3 years)

Step 2: Graduate study

Complete a Master or Engineering (Environmental) to become a professionally accredited engineer. (2–3 years)


Further study for qualified engineers

If you’re a qualified environmental engineer looking to advance your knowledge in sustainable development and environmental management, find out more about our one-year Master of Environmental Engineering.

Your graduate outcomes

As a environmental engineer, you can work in a diverse range of industries, from health services to finance. Some examples of our graduate outcomes include:

Industries Companies Job roles
Catchment management
Civil Engineering
Conservation and natural resources
Infrastructure engineering
Resource planning and management
Oil and gas
Waste and water resources
Alluvium Consulting
Bureau of Meteorology
China Ministry of Environmental Protection
Golder Associates
Melbourne Water
North Sumatra Hydro Energy
Woodside Energy
Application Engineer
Environmental Engineer
Senior Consultant
Project Environmental Engineer

* QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018