Environmental engineers create sustainable solutions to environmental challenges. Students in this specialisation learn from staff active in research areas specialisations such as hydrology, irrigation, water management, waste management and energy systems. The course has a strong focus on sustainability and project management.
Guest lectures and seminars by industry professionals are available to students, along with community project work and site visits that combine theory with practice.
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
The Environmental specialisation of the Master of Engineering has full accreditation with Engineers Australia and EUR-ACE®.
Intended learning outcomes
On the successful completion of the Master of Engineering (Environmental) students will have:
- Gained advanced knowledge of the principles of environmental engineering underpinning sustainable development including systems thinking and critical thinking for environmental issues
- Obtained skills to develop research principles and methods in the field of environmental engineering
- Cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice of environmental engineering
- Cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice in environmental engineering
- Cognitive, technical and creative skills to model and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level
- Gained advanced knowledge in environmental planning, management, compliance and review.
- Communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to engineering and non‐engineering audiences
- Technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and, theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship in the field of environmental engineering
- With creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning;
- With high level personal autonomy and accountability;
- To plan and execute a substantial piece of scholarship.
Last updated: 17 November 2021