Graduate Certificate in Environmental Engineering

Graduate Certificate in Environmental Engineering

POSTGRADUATE

Take your knowledge and skills further with a deeper exploration into environmental engineering and its applications across industry.

Student type:
Learning mode:
On campus
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Full-time 6 months
Part-time 1 year
Fees:

AU$18,240 (2024 total)

Next intake:
February, July
Location:
Melbourne City
Learning mode:
On campus
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Not applicable
Fees:

Not applicable

Next intake:
Not applicable
Location:
Not applicable

Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Environmental Engineering has been designed to allow qualified engineering graduates to specialise in the field of environmental engineering.

You will develop skills to lead the introduction of new technologies and operating practices in a range of industries. As a graduate of this certificate, you will have gained state-of-the-art knowledge and skills in environmental engineering and related technologies, combined with enhanced oral and written communication, teamwork, design, and project management skills. 

Equip yourself to further your career aspirations in engineering, operations, management, or consultancy, and significantly contribute to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of organisations, and the competitiveness and profitability of business and industry. 

Why choose the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Engineering at RMIT?

Industry input

Benefit from our Industry Advisory Committee's expertise and feedback on course content.

Expert educators

Learn from experienced academics with connections to industry and funded research projects.

Cutting-edge education

Develop specialised knowledge and skills in environmental engineering and related technologies.

Please note: this graduate certificate is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa. If you are holding a temporary visa (other than a student visa) and your visa has a full study entitlement, you may be eligible to apply. For more information, see the international students with other temporary (non-student) visas.

Details

Learning and teaching

Your study in the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Engineering will take place through a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops and labs.

Assessment methods

Assessment will vary based on subject requirements. You can expect to undertake assignments and projects, assessed tutorials or presentations, self- and peer-assessment, and technical reports.

Learning at RMIT

The types of classes you have will depend on the course you’re studying. Classes are offered in various formats designed to provide meaningful engagement with staff, industry and peers and provide for access and use of spaces where learning can be applied and active, including an array of specialised equipment.

Most RMIT courses do not include passive large-scale classes such as lectures, instead the content traditionally provided in lectures is made available online. This may be in the form of readings, videos or other on-demand learning materials. This content will also support the basis of interactive learning that takes place in on-campus classes.

This qualification has strong links with industry through its Industry Advisory Committee and through research and teaching collaborations.

Many teaching staff are from local industry or have extensive industry experience and well-developed contact networks, and many are currently engaged in industry-funded research projects. These attributes, when integrated into teaching and courseware development, ensure that your learning experience is industry-relevant and work-integrated.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this degree and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

To graduate from this certificate, you must select and complete two of the following core subjects: 

  • Modelling and Simulation of Engineering Systems 
  • Sustainable Engineering Practice and Design 
  • Innovation and Technology Management 
  • Risk and Project Management 

You must also choose and complete two of the following elective subjects: 

  • Humanitarian Engineering 
  • Urban Ecology 
  • Water Resource System Optimisation 
  • Water, Sanitation and Waste Management 
  • Urban Hydrology 
  • Advanced Soil Remediation 

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Graduate Certificate in Environmental Engineering
Program code: GC200

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Graduate Certificate in Environmental Engineering
City Campus
0.5 years full-time or part time equivalent
GC200
Location
City Campus
Duration
0.5 years full-time or part time equivalent
Plan code
GC200
CRICOS

Career

Upon graduation from this certificate, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge required for a successful career in the environmental engineering field, particularly in project-leading and management roles.

Alternatively, you may choose to pursue further study in the Master of Engineering (Environmental Engineering).

Admissions

You need to satisfy all of the following entry requirements to be considered for entry into this degree.

Applicants must have:

  • An Australian Bachelor degree (or international equivalent) in Engineering, Science or Technology with a major in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or Engineering Systems

OR

  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant industry experience.

The relevant industry experience must have been undertaken in an English-speaking environment.

International qualifications are assessed for parity to Australian qualifications according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

*If your qualification was completed more than 10 years ago you will need to provide evidence of ongoing professional work and/or professional development in the same discipline as the program for which you are seeking entry to be granted credit.

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

You must meet the University's minimum English language requirements to be eligible for a place in this program.

Pathways

You can gain entry to this graduate certificate from a range of RMIT undergraduate programs, if you meet the entry requirements.

Credit and recognition of prior learning

Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Engineering are guaranteed entry into the Master of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) and will receive 48 credit points.

Fees

2024 indicative fees

  • Full-fee places: AU$18,240* (2024 total).

Additional expenses

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$351 maximum fee for 2024*.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment*

Amounts quoted are indicative fees per annum, and are based on a standard year of full-time study (96 credit points). A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load.

*Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Defer your payment

This program is offered on a full-fee paying basis only. If you are offered a place, you will need to pay the full tuition costs of your program. However, eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.

Paying your fees and applying for refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.

The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2024 is $351.

You may also be required to purchase other items related to your course, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from course to course.

FEE-HELP loans

Eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.

SA-HELP Loans

You may be eligible to apply to defer payment of the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) through the SA-HELP loan scheme. If you use SA-HELP, the amount will be added to your accumulated HELP debt.

How does a HELP loan work?

If your FEE-HELP and/or SA-HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to 100% of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt.

You only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this also applies if you are still studying). The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.

For more information about loan repayment options see Commonwealth assistance (HELP loans) or Study Assist.

This program is approved for income support.

You may be eligible for student income support payments from the Commonwealth Government if you are undertaking a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or an approved professionally oriented masters by coursework program. For more information see Income support for Masters students.

If you are enrolled in an eligible program you will also need to satisfy all other student payment eligibility requirements. You can contact Centrelink or Services Australia for further information about student income support entitlements, your eligibility and how to apply.

You may be eligible to apply for income tax deductions for education expenses linked to your employment.

See the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for more information.

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The annual tuition fee for 2022 is AU$XX,XXX.

The total indicative tuition fee for 2022 commencement is AU$XX,XXX.

In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:

You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.

Student services and amenities fee (SSAF)

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.

The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2024 is $351.

Find out more details about how fees are calculated and the expected annual increase.

Applying for refunds

Find information on how to apply for a refund as a continuing international student.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Looking for answers or more general information?

Use our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the application process and its equity access schemes, find out how to accept or defer your offer or request a leave of absence, discover information about your fees, refunds and scholarships, and explore the various student support and advocacy services, as well as how to find out more about your preferred program, and more.

This course is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.

Information for international students

Sorry, this course is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa. If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.

 

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.