In this degree, learning activities are integrated with industry projects and site visits – including both local and international field trips.
These include visits to Melbourne’s major water treatment plants, sites of geological significance in the Melbourne region, and study tours focusing on mine site remediation, sustainable city design and land and water resources management.
Laboratory-based activities cover mini research projects. You'll develop innovative solutions for waste products, such as generating bio-gas from waste, testing natural and engineered water treatment systems and modelling the flow of pollutants above and below the ground.
In the final year of your studies you'll undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. Combining and further developing the key theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for your field - as defined by Engineers Australia - you’ll work with industry leaders to solve a project challenge.
Before graduating from this degree, you are strongly encouraged to complete a minimum of 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This 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 either six or 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.