How can you help solve the world’s issues through engineering? As an environmental engineer, you’ll develop solutions to all kinds of environmental problems, such as finding new ways to manage water or developing sustainable energy systems to create a cleaner, greener world.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Our planet needs more sustainable growth and development, driven by free thinkers, industry leaders and engineers, to develop environmentally sound systems.
You’ll learn how to design water, energy, shelter and primary production systems. You’ll explore engineering and ecological issues with a global perspective and ethical approach to sustainable development.
This degree will put you in high demand in energy and water utilities, government departments and corporations. You’ll get direct links to these industries through industry-focused projects, guest lectures and work placements.
A final honours year is embedded in this degree, meaning you’ll be able to apply everything you’ve learnt in your first three years of study.
If you’re unable to gain entry into this course, you can apply for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology and transfer across to this major at the end of your first year of study.
7 reasons to study Environmental Engineering
- Murdoch is ranked number 1 in Western Australia for graduate salary, learning resources, student support and full-time employment for engineering*.
- Murdoch is ranked number 1 in Australia for Teaching Quality in Engineering*.
- Murdoch is ranked number 1 in Australia for Overall Experience in Engineering*.
- Make use of our $10.1 million Bayer Pilot Plant – a real world engineering plant with a variety of renewable energy systems, the only one of its kind in WA.
- Get 480 hours of real work experience as part of your degree.
- Travel overseas to create positive change through our Engineers Without Borders Program.
- Access great scholarships like the Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship Program and Murdoch First Scholarship.
*The Good Universities Guide 2019
Some of the things you’ll learn
- environmental engineering design and innovation
- environmental technology for sustainability
- pollution and its control
- solar thermal and biomass engineering
- sustainable urban water systems.
Your future career
Graduating with a major in Environmental Engineering opens up many career opportunities in engineering firms, land developers, utilities, international development and government agencies to design and manage engineered systems.
Careers could include:
- Engineer and Natural Science Manager
- Environmental Ecologist
- Urban and Regional Planner.
Our Engineering degrees are accredited by Engineers Australia. As a graduate, you can become a graduate member of Engineers Australia. You could become a Full Chartered Professional Engineer after a further three-to-five years of engineering work experience.
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.
- Perth Campus (some units external)
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
Entry requirements for
All students will undertake at least 500 hours of approved work experience, plus complete a report outlining the experience gained, in order to complete the requirements of the degree. This work experience must be in a suitable engineering-related area and be approved by the Engineering Academic Chair.
Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.
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