2017 Undergraduate Courses
  • Students are to follow the requirements of the Handbook for the year they commenced the course.

    However, the subject links below do not contain the subject information for the current year. You can view current subject information through the new Course Handbook.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Environmental Engineering) | 2017

This information is for students commencing their course in 2017. Students follow the rules and requirements for the year they commenced their course. Please refer to the Archives link in the menu for years prior to 2017.

Environmental Engineers are professionals who deal with the sustainable management of the environment. The key priority for environmental engineers is to understand the natural processes and then plan, design, construct and operate products, processes and systems that can lead to ecologically sustainable development. After a first year of science, maths and general engineering there is an increased focus on the traditional areas of environmental engineering. The later years branch into areas including: water quality and ecological engineering, water resources engineering, air and noise pollution control, solid and hazardous waste management, environmental engineering design for sustainability, pollution control and cleaner production, sustainable energy technologies and site remediation.

The degree can be combined with Civil or Mining Engineering in second year. Double degrees are also available.

Academic Program Director

A/PR Muttucumaru Sivakumar email: siva@uow.edu.au

Course Structure 

Subject CodeSubject NameCredit PointsSession(s)
Year 1
ENGG102Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics6Autumn
ENGG103Materials in Design6Autumn
ENGG105Engineering Design for Sustainability6Autumn
MATH141Foundations of Engineering Mathematics6Autumn, Spring
ENGG100Engineering Computing and Analysis6Spring
ENGG104Electrical Systems6Spring
MATH142Essentials of Engineering Mathematics6Spring, Summer 2017/2018
PHYS143Physics For Engineers6Spring
Year 2
CHEM103Introductory Chemistry For Engineers6Autumn
ENGG251Mechanics of Solids6Autumn
ENGG252Engineering Fluid Mechanics6Autumn
MATH283Advanced Engineering Mathematics and Statistics6Autumn
CHEM214Analytical and Environmental Chemistry6Spring
ENVE220Water Quality and Ecological Engineering6Spring
ENVE221Air and Noise Pollution Control Engineering6Spring
Year 3
CIVL322Hydraulics and Hydrology6Autumn
ENVE311Pollution Control and Cleaner Production6Autumn
ENVE377Membrane Science and Technology6Autumn
ENGG378Sustainable Energy Technologies6Spring
ENVE320Environmental Engineering Design for Sustainability6Spring
TWO electives as specified below 12Spring
Year 4
CIVL462Principles of Foundation Engineering6Autumn
ENGG461Managing Engineering Projects6Autumn
ENVE420Water Resources Engineering6Autumn
ENVE410Site Remediation Engineering6Spring
ENVE421Environmental Engineering Design 26Spring
ENGG454Professional Experience0Annual, Autumn, Spring
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) students complete ONE of the following research options:
Option 1:
ENGG452Thesis A12Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
Plus ONE elective as specified below6Spring
Option 2:
ENGG453Thesis B18Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
(Note: Bachelor of Engineering Scholar (Honours) students must complete ENGG453)
Total Electives listed below**
For students in ENGG452: Any 2 electives from List A and 1 elective from List A or B
For Students in ENGG453: Any 1 elective from List A and 1 elective from List A or B
List A
CSCI291Programming for Engineers6Autumn
ENGG302Infrastructure Systems6Not offered in this year
ENGG439Engineering Logistics and Operations Management6Spring
ENGG440Strategic Management of Engineering6Autumn
ENGG446Energy Efficiency and Energy Auditing in the Built Environment6Not offered in this year
ENGG447Advanced Building Design for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability6Autumn
ENGG448Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing and Process Industries6Not offered in this year
ENVE420Water Resources Engineering6Autumn
CIVL220Computer Modelling in Civil Engineering6Spring
CIVL311Structural Design 16Autumn
CIVL314Structural Design 26Spring
CIVL415Structural Design 36Not offered in this year
CIVL352Structures 16Autumn
CIVL392Computational Methods in Engineering6Not offered in this year
CIVL463Applied Geotechnical Engineering6Spring
MINE220Underground Mining Methods6Spring
MINE313Mine Power and Transport6Not offered in this year
MINE324Mineral Processing6Spring
List B
ECTE213Engineering Electromagnetics6Spring
ECON101Macroeconomic Essentials for Business6Not offered in this year
ECON111Introductory Microeconomics6Not offered in this year
EESC204Introductory Spatial Science6Autumn, Spring
GEOG222Society and Environment: Resources, Challenges, Futures6Spring
EESC252Geology for Engineers I6Spring
EESC302Coastal Environments: Process and Management8Spring
EESC303Fluvial Geomorphology and Sedimentology8Autumn
ENGG477Ocean Engineering6Not offered in this year
LAW 101Law, Business and Society6Autumn
MECH341Thermodynamics of Engineering Systems6Autumn
PHYS295Astronomy - Concepts of the Universe6Spring
Or other approved General Elective.

* Electives may not be available every year - check subject timetable.

** Scholars students must complete this subject. 18 credit point thesis is equivalent to the 12 credit point thesis and one 6 credit point elective.

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.


Professional Recognition/Accreditation

UOW's engineering programs are accredited by Engineers Australia and relevant world engineering bodies through the Washington Accord. This ensures recognition by equivalent professional engineering bodies in the USA, UK, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, Ireland, Malaysia, Singapore and other countries.   

UOW is a member of the Group of Eight (Go8) Deans of Engineering and Associates, in recognition of its being among the top Australian engineering faculties. This achievement is a direct result of our world class reputation in teaching and research.   


Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: eis@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 22 February, 2017