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Melbourne City and Bundoora
Learn the skills and knowledge to enter the diverse and rewarding field of environmental engineering.
You can specialise in civil, groundwater or chemical engineering, while groundwater and hydrogeology is a strong focus of this program.
You’ll have opportunities to take part in industry projects and site visits.
Environmental engineers apply engineering concepts and technical skills to:
- preserve the environment
- minimise water, soil and air pollution
- assess the environmental impact of engineering projects
- develop remediation measures for environmental degradation
- deliver sustainable solutions through engineering processes.
Environmental engineers design systems to:
- improve water quality
- develop cleaner production technologies in agriculture
- undertake rehabilitation of mining sites and contaminated land
- work on land salinity problems
- prepare environmental impact studies.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations, group discussions, and syndicate work.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
In the final year of your studies you'll undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. You'll work with industry leaders using the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem.
In order to graduate from this program you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience that allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms.
Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree.
As an environmental engineer, you'll find employment opportunities in the resources industry and land remediation areas.
Graduates have a real opportunity to make a significant difference to the world: introducing sustainable practices to preserve the environment; remediating environmental disasters; and preparing the community for adverse effects of climate change.
Graduates are employed in senior positions at VicRoads, the Department of Sustainability and Environment, and in many other organisations. Many environmental engineers work as consultants on a range of different projects in Australia and overseas.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice.
Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord.
Program and course information
Design systems to make a significant difference in the world
Apply engineering concepts and technical skills while specialising in civil, groundwater, or chemical engineering. With industry experience and major projects, you'll graduate work-ready.