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Major

Environmental Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Environmental engineers are responsible for ensuring the resilience and sustainability of our natural ecosystems and urban environments.

There are few global challenges that environmental engineering doesn’t impact. Through this diverse and practical branch of engineering you’ll be able to drive real progress on the issues that matter and the ways we live.

The environmental engineering major equips future engineers with the ability to address the challenges of today and those that will emerge in the future.

Specialisations

To study this major, you'll have to choose an engineering specialisation first. The environmental engineering major is available in the following specialisations:

Highlights

1 in Queensland for chemical engineering

QS World University Rankings 2022

36 in the world for civil and structural engineering

QS World University Rankings 2022

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Environmental engineer
  • Process improvement engineer
  • Environmental consultant
  • Wastewater treatment engineer
  • Principal environmental officer

Early-career salary

Environmental Engineer

$56K–$89K

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Late-career salary

Environmental Engineer

$75K–$153K

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How you'll learn

In 2022, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Environmental Systems
  • Environmental System Dynamics and Modelling
  • Environmental Phenomena
  • Engineering the Circular Economy

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