|Award title||Master of Environmental Engineering|
|Year & campus||2023 — Parkville|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||300 credit points|
|Duration||36 months full-time or 72 months part-time|
The Master of Environmental Engineering is an entry-to-practice degree that provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to enter the international workplace as environmental engineers.
Students in the Master of Environmental Engineering learn from staff active in research area specialisations such as hydrology, irrigation, water management, waste management, remote sensing, and energy systems, which will enable graduates to create sustainable solutions to environmental challenges. The Master of Environmental Engineering is a three-year full-time program (which can also be taken part-time) consisting of 300 credit points, with a strong focus on sustainability and project management. Students may also choose to undertake specialisations in areas including water systems, energy system and earth observation. The degree culminates in a capstone design and / or research experience. Students have the opportunity to participate in overseas study, industry-based projects and supervised research.
Career opportunities exist with: agencies for conservation, natural resource management and environmental protection, in-house and external consultancy groups for the private and public sector on sustainability issues, and international sustainable development work.
Students can enter the Master of Environmental Engineering via a number of pathways:
- Based on prior study of (suitable) Mathematics and (suitable) Science subjects at the first-year university level, plus a completed undergraduate degree;
- Based on the prior completion of a designated “Engineering Systems” major in the New Generation/Melbourne Model Bachelor of Biomedicine, Bachelor of Environments, Bachelor of Science;
- Based on prior completion of a designated sequence of Breadth subjects in the New Generation/Melbourne Model Bachelor of Commerce;
- Based on an undergraduate Bachelor of Engineering or equivalent.
Advanced standing will be awarded for equivalent subjects taken in prior study to applicants on the following basis: Credit, Advanced Standing and Accelerated Entry Policy (MPF1293) https://policy.unimelb.edu.au/MPF1293
Upon completion of the Master of Environmental Engineering, it is possible for a student to be awarded Master of Environmental Engineering with Distinction provided a student has achieved a high level of academic performance. Eligibility of the Distinction award is dependent on a calculated distinction score.
The distinction score will only take into account Level 9 subjects undertaken at the University of Melbourne. This means Study Abroad and Exchange subjects will not be considered. One 12.5 point subject with the lowest mark will be omitted in the calculation of the distinction score. All level 9 subjects with credit points of more than 12.5 points must be included in the calculations. Only marks from the first attempt at a subject will be used. The average mark will be weighted by the credit points of the subjects. A Master of Engineering with Distinction will be awarded if the score is 80 or above.
In order to achieve the Engineering Practice Hurdle requirement, students will need to document the attainment of professional skills at an adequate level. This may include the successful completion of any of the following:
- Skills Towards Employment Program (STEP)
- ENGR90033 Internship subject
- CHEN90028 Industry Project subject
- An agreed level of internship at an approved engineering form (without receiving University credit)
Completion of the degree will not be approved until this requirement has been met.
Last updated: 5 December 2023