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G97 Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering)

Environmental Engineering is a multidisciplinary degree which develops the engineering skills required to address environmental issues. The engineering discipline area of industrial process control is complemented by the knowledge of environmental problems and issues to enable environmentally responsible planning and development. The course provides integration of the areas of manufacturing, industrial process control and instrumentation with a global and detailed perspective on environmental aspects and criteria of development at various levels. Graduates will be able to participate in and lead complex multidisciplinary projects, have the knowledge to solve engineering problems in an environmentally sustainable manner, and have the ability to assess the environmental impact of engineering development and activity.  The skill base also includes the ethics of sustainability and waste prevention, project management, and good communication skills. The course focuses on the development of knowledge and skills relevant to professional engineering practice and, along with a sound theoretical base, includes strong elements of practical problem solving, team work and project development. As a result, as well as having multiple technical and transferable skill competencies, graduates will have strong analytical skills and the ability to lead complex projects.

Environmental engineers have diverse employment opportunities in many sectors of industry such as mining and resources, process control and automation, public utilities, road and transport, defence, aerospace, and consulting.



Students whose performance over the four years of the course is of a high standard may be awarded the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours degree.



Overseas students may be admitted to the Engineering course subject to the University’s fee scale. The language of instruction is English and all students are expected to be proficient in both spoken and written English. All assessment will be conducted in the English language.



During the course, students will be required to undertake a minimum of 12 weeks practical work experience located in an engineering industry environment. This will normally be undertaken during a vacation period, even though it is listed as a unit for Year 4 (ENS4111).



An application will be made in 2007 for Provisional Accreditation of the Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering).


In addition to meeting standard admission requirements, applicants must have completed Applicable Mathematics or Calculus at Year 12 level. Students who have completed an Associate Diploma or its equivalent in an allied engineering field may be admitted to the Bachelor of Engineering with advanced standing.

This course is available on Joondalup Campus.
This course is available by Full-time, or Part-time mode.
This course is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.

The course is comprised of a total of 480 credit points (33 units).

Semester 1
SCP1111 Physics of Motion 15
ENS1153 Introduction to Computer Technology 15
ENS1154 Introduction to Engineering 15
MAT1236 Calculus 1 * 15
Semester 2
ENM1102 Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Design 15
ENM1103 Manufacturing Engineering 15
MAT1163 Linear Algebra 15
ENS1252 Introduction to Electrical Engineering 15
*Students without TEE Calculus or its equivalent take MAT1136 Elementary Calculus instead.
In semester 2 they take MAT1236 Calculus 1 instead of ENM1102 Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Design. The latter unit will replace an elective later.
Semester 1
SCC1123 Chemistry for the Life Sciences 15
SCI1181 Managing the Environment 15
ENM2104 Instrumentation and Measurement 15
MAT2236 Differential Equations 15
Semester 2
CSP1150 Programming Principles 15
SCI1184 Australia's Physical Environment 15
SCM2104 Geographical Information Systems 15
ENS3341 Signals and Systems 15
Semester 1
SCM2201 Soil and Land Processes 15
SCM2202 Applied Aquatic Processes 15
ENS3343 Data Communication and Computer Networks 15
ENS4251 Control Systems 15
Semester 2
SCC2301 Forensic and Analytical Chemistry 15
ENM3218 Fluid Mechanics 15
ENS4240 Industrial Control 15
Elective 1
Semester 1
ENS4111 Engineering Practicum 0 
SCI3206 Environmental Investigation and Monitoring 15
SCI3307 Waste Management 15
ENS4152 Project Development 15
ENS4208 Process Control 15
Semester 2
SCM3203 Environmental Impact Assessment 15
ENS4253 Engineering Project 15
ENS4543 Engineering Management 15
Elective 2
Students are free to choose their electives from the list of units given below. Students will need the approval of the engineering course coordinator if they would like to take as an elective a unit that is not on this list.
SCI1186 Understanding Pollution 15
ENM2107 Properties of Engineering Materials 15
SCM2203 Valuing the Environment 15
ENM2208 Mechanical Processing 15
ENM2210 Engineering Mechanics 15
ENS2256 Digital Electronics 15
ENS2257 Microprocessor Systems 15
ENS2258 Analog Electronics 15
ENS2455 Circuit Analysis 15
MAT3106 Introduction to Geostatistics 15
SCC3202 Environmental Chemistry and Analysis 15
SCM3202 Environmental Planning 15
SCM3204 Ecosystem Management 15
ENS3220 Electrical Machines and Transformers 15
ENS3251 Digital Signal Processing 15
ENS3441 Communication Systems 1 15
MAT3484 Data Analysis and Modelling 15
ENS4442 Robotics 1 15
ENS4444 Telecommunication Networks 15
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:

Last Updated - Higher Education: 30/09/2006 VET: 30/09/2006