Undergraduate major

Renewable Energy Engineering

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.

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BH-RENE

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Work experience

Gain over 450 hours of real-world experience as part of your engineering degree.

Five-star rating

For overall experience, student support, teaching quality and median graduate starting salary for engineering and technology. 1

Get hands-on experience

Learn in our Bayer Pilot Plant with a dedicated control room, the only one of its kind in WA.

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Overview

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 at Murdoch

  • 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

What you’ll learn

Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are 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:

  • Consultant
  • Engineer
  • Engineer and Natural Science Manager
  • Environmental Ecologist
  • Urban and Regional Planner.

Professional recognition

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.

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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