What will I learn?

Want to design solutions to some of the planet’s most challenging problems?

As populations expand and humanity demands more of our natural resources, environmental engineers work to combat negative impacts of human activities on the environment. They reduce waste, promote eco-design and strive to improve our environmental systems.

Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.

What will you do?

Our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Environmental) will challenge and nurture you in a team environment. You will:

learn about connections between infrastructure, environment, society, and economy in the developed and developing world
build technical skills for tackling complex problems around water, energy, food, pollution, waste, and natural hazards
work with award-winning academics who are global experts in their field
apply your knowledge to real-world projects based on industry needs
complete an eight-week practical experience.

Majors are available in:

Defence systems
Renewable energy
Smart technologies

Career Readiness

With global concern about water resources, energy, food, pollution, waste, natural hazards, and climate change on the rise —and the development of new industries focused on developing sustainable solutions—the employment outlook for environmental engineers is excellent.

Students work with industry experts, undertake real-life projects and internships, and develop skills and networks for a successful career.

This degree prepares graduates for careers across a range of fields—including water resources, energy, recycling, pollution, natural hazards, transport, natural resources, infrastructure, defence and information technology—with multinational companies, engineering consulting firms, government departments, water authorities, and research organisations.

Areas of Specialisation:

Defence Systems: South Australia is Australia’s defence state and home to many important defence investments and industries.

Renewable Energy: The field of renewable energy is rapidly changing as the industry works to secure the world’s energy future in a sustainable way.

Smart Technologies: Smart technologies used in the planning, design, management and monitoring of integrated social, environmental, and technological systems.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$43,000.00 (US$ 29,373) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected December 2019

More details

Start date

2 March 2020, 27 July 2020


The University of Adelaide (UoA)

North Terrace Campus,


South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification. United Entrance Certificate (UEC) 5. IELTS: Overall 6.5; Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 6; TOEFL Internet-based: Overall 79, Reading and Listening: 13, Speaking 18, Writing 21; Pearson – Overall 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50 and Cambridge - Overall 176, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing – 169.

For international students

Students are required to complete Secondary School Qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12.

Prerequisites: Mathematics and one of Chemistry or Physics

Entry requirements vary from country to country.

IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5 and Band score of 6 in all bands; TOEFL Paper-based: total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE) or Internet-based: total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 and Skills profile of no less than 50 in all skills; and Cambridge English-Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176 and Individual score of 169 in all skills.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • The University of Adelaide College

About this uni

The University of Adelaide works alongside governments, businesses, and other universities across Asia, Europe and North America.

  • Based in South Australia.
  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.
  • Member of Australia’s research-intensive Group of Eight.
  • Top 10 on The Economist’s list of world’s most liveable cities