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This program combines the essential elements of environmental science (understanding interactions in the environment) with environmental engineering (designing solutions to environmental problems).
As a double degree graduate you will be uniquely placed to work in a variety of industries and roles, with a combined understanding of the science and the ability to design technical solutions.
In your final year you will choose your minor study in environmental biology, environmental chemistry or groundwater engineering.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
This program offers:
- considerable hands-on experience with laboratory and field equipment
- field trips as an integral part of the learning process
- opportunities to work on collaborative projects with industry
- minor studies in groundwater and either environmental biology or environmental chemistry
You'll take regular field trips in association with industry that involve teamwork and instrumentation.
In the final year of your studies you will undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. You will 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. This allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer.
Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the engineering industry requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the program.
You will also have an opportunity to undertake a team research project in Vietnam or China.
Graduates with environmental science and environmental engineering qualifications are highly sought after.
RMIT’s emphasis on hands-on training and real-world experience ensures graduates are particularly employable.
Graduates can work in corporate or industrial sectors or for government agencies. They can also work as consultants, designing innovative environmental products or resolving existing environmental problems using their environmental science and engineering skills.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia.
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.
All graduates will be eligible for membership of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand.
You may take one or more semesters at an overseas institution through the Education Abroad program at more than 120 partner universities.
There are also opportunities to undertake international study tours to Paris to explore sustainable cities, to study China’s environmental challenges and to take part in a sustainability project in Vietnam.
Program and course information
Develop and implement waste minimisation and remediation strategies
Be at the science/engineering interface with an understanding of both disciplines and an ability to design solutions.