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Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

Graduate ready to tackle global environmental issues such as climate change, sustainability and pollution when you study the Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) at Deakin.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
4 years full-time
Course Code
S465, 095002A
Study Mode
Online, In person
Intake Months

About this course

Graduate ready to tackle global environmental issues such as climate change, sustainability and pollution when you study the Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) at Deakin. Gain knowledge across the environmental engineering industry in areas including waste management, water engineering, catchment management and soil and water remediation. Develop solutions-led technical and professional skills to put you in high demand in this future-focused field.

Environmental engineers address global environmental issues such as climate change, sustainability, waste disposal, water security, pollution and more.

As a graduate, you'll be highly sought after in government and private sectors to provide innovative solutions that protect the environment. You'll be equipped to assess the impacts projects have on air, water, and soil, and design strategies to minimise adverse effects.

Want to design groundbreaking engineering solutions for a sustainable future?

This course equips you with the skills and knowledge to develop sustainable engineering solutions through project-oriented design-based learning and lab-based practical classes.

You'll gain in depth knowledge across a range of environmental engineering disciplines related to environmental health, water, air and soil quality, water resource management and waste management. This is underpinned by the fundamentals of environmental engineering and the natural and physical sciences, including geography, chemistry, mathematics, environmental science, ecology and hydrology.

At Deakin, our teaching places a strong emphasis on the application of engineering and scientific principles to real-life environmental problems. By combining design-based learning with authentic engineering projects, students learn how to apply fundamental and technical knowledge to develop innovative solutions to real-world environmental problems, while also promoting the ethical, social and cultural responsibilities of the modern engineer.

This type of project-based learning further promotes growth of students' communication, teamwork, project management and leadership skills, better equipping them for their future roles. Our students graduate job ready, whether they choose careers in industry, government or the humanitarian sector.

Study locations

Cloud (Online)

Waurn Ponds (Geelong)


Career pathways

Graduates will be in high demand in this rapidly evolving discipline, addressing global issues like climate change, sustainability and water security across a range of industries:

  • air pollution and emissions control
  • natural resource management
  • environmental protection
  • engineering consultancy
  • government departments - local, state, and federal
  • resources - mining, oil and gas
  • waste management and recycling
  • water and wastewater treatment.

Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours), students must attain 32 credit points. Units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 or 2 credit points, sometimes abbreviated as cps. Most students choose to study units amounting to 4 credit points (or cps) per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.

The course comprises a total of 32 credit points, which must include the following:

  • 31 credit points of core units (including SEP499 Professional Engineering Practice (30 to 60 days)*
  • 1 elective unit (1 credit point)^
  • Completion of SEJ010 Introduction to Safety and Project Oriented Learning (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • Completion of STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • Completion of SLE010 Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program (0-credit point compulsory unit)
  • Completion of STP010 Career Tools for Employability (0-credit point compulsory unit)

*For students without year 12 Chemistry (or equivalent) 32 credit points of core units, including SLE133 Chemistry in our World.

^Option for students with year 12 Chemistry (or equivalent)

Credit for prior study or work

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of 50% of the course at Deakin University.

You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

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