Master of Engineering (Environmental Engineering)
- Duration Full-time 2 years, Part-time 4 years
- Location Melbourne city campus
- Next intake February, July
- Duration Full-time 2 years
- Location Melbourne city campus
AU$35,520 (2018 annual)
- Next intake February, July Program brochure Create a personalised brochure
Develop specialist knowledge in the environmental engineering fields of design, infrastructure planning, water engineering, sustainability, project management and transport engineering.
The Master of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) will develop advanced knowledge and skills in environmental engineering to enhance your career prospects in relevant industries.
You will develop specialist technical capabilities in:
- water treatment engineering
- water resource systems optimisation
- advanced technologies for wastewater reclamation infrastructure
- urban hydrology
- humanitarian engineering
You'll gain skills that will allow you to step up as a project leader, consultant or manager with the knowledge to lead the introduction of new technologies and operating practices in environmental engineering.
You'll also develop extensive knowledge in environmental engineering and related technologies combined with advanced oral and written communication, teamwork, design, project management and research skills. You will enhance your professional skills in management, leadership and business enterprise.
This program incorporates blended learning, which includes face-to-face teaching and intensive and e-learning delivery modes.
You will also undertake comprehensive laboratory work and industry visits. Through the laboratory program you will use specialist equipment in environmental engineering for both testing and researching problems and solutions.
Through common core courses you will engage with the wider engineering community, enhancing your experience and enabling cross-disciplinary learning.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
The program includes exposure to a range of Australian and international companies through industry visits.
Industry plays a vital role in the development, delivery and assessment of the program through input and membership on the Program Advisory Committee (PAC), which comprises experienced industry representatives as well as academic staff and RMIT alumni.
The program also facilitates networking opportunities with fellow engineering masters students from a range of disciplines and industries.
The Master of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) consists of 192 credit points and will meet AQF level 9 Learning Outcome.
In your first year you’ll share four common courses with other Master of Engineering programs as well as studying specialist environmental engineering courses.
The common core courses develop skills in sustainable engineering, managing innovation and technology, risk and project management, and modelling and simulation. These courses are project-based and structured to replicate the multi-disciplinary team approach of engineers in industry. You’ll work collaboratively with engineering students from other disciplines on real projects drawn from industry. Projects change each year and past examples include a wastewater treatment plant and road/rail separation at level crossings.
In your final semester you will tackle a significant research project, designed to bring together the knowledge and skills gained throughout the program. This project can be drawn from industry or simulate an industry environment.
Part-time students should enrol in two courses per semester, beginning with core courses in the first year of study and then moving into the cognate-specific courses in year 2 and 3, followed by the research project in year 4.
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2 years full-time; 4 years part-time
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Program code: MC254
Environmental engineers work on projects including environmental impact studies, energy conservation, sustainability, pollution control and humanitarian engineering.
There is a growing need to better understand and more effectively integrate the environmental factors that are part of modern living and environmental engineers will play an important role in achieving this balance.
Graduates of the Master of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) will be sought in Australia and overseas, mainly Southeast Asia and East Asia.
There is steady employment of environmental engineers in Australia in the water and hydrology sectors, construction, infrastructure and mining industries.
- A bachelor degree in engineering, engineering science, or engineering technology (or equivalent qualification) with a major study in one or more of the following relevant engineering disciplines: civil, environmental, or engineering systems or equivalent.
- A Master of Engineering by coursework in one of the relevant disciplines listed above.
Applicants should have a Grade Point Average (GPA) equal to or greater than 2.5 out of 4.0; however applicants who have a GPA between 2.0 and 2.5 and a minimum of two years of relevant work experience will also be eligible for consideration.
International qualifications are assessed according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
An Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in engineering, engineering science or engineering technology specialising in at least one of the following engineering disciplines: civil, environmental or engineering systems with a minimum GPA of 2.5 (out of 4.0);
An Australian Master of Engineering by coursework (or equivalent overseas qualification) in one of the following engineering disciplines: civil, environmental or engineering systems with a minimum GPA of 2.5 (out of 4.0).
If you have a GPA between 2.0 and 2.5, you may also be considered if you have at least two years relevant work experience in industry.
To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:
- IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
- TOEFL (Paper Based Test): minimum score of 580 (TWE 4.5)
- TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 92 (with minimum of 20 in all sections)
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
Entry for this program is primarily through Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs).
In 2018, if you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, the annual student contribution amount (tuition fee) you will pay for a standard year of full-time study is between AU$6,444 and AU$10,754.
The indicative annual tuition fee for full-fee places in 2018 is AU$30,720.
How much you’ll pay will depend on whether you’re offered a Commonwealth supported place or a full-fee place. Entry for this program is primarily through Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs). Government financial assistance is available to eligible students regardless of the type of place you enrol in.
Fees shown above apply to 2018 only and are based on an annual full-time study load of 96 credit points unless otherwise noted. A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load. Tuition fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
For more information and to learn how to calculate your exact tuition fees see postgraduate study fees.
If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are subsidised by the Australian Government.
Your share of the fee (student contribution) is set on an annual basis by the government and is determined by the discipline areas (bands) of your individual enrolled courses, not the overall program.
In 2018, the annual student contribution amount you will pay for a standard year of full-time study is between AU$6,444 and AU$10,754. As a CSP student, you may be eligible to apply for a HECS-HELP loan, which allows you to defer payment of up to 100% of your student contribution.
For further information and to learn how to calculate your exact tuition fees see Fees for Commonwealth supported students.
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.
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 2018 is $298.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.