UAC Undergraduate Course Description

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B Engineering (Environmental)

University of Newcastle

CampusType of
place
UAC codePattern of attendance 2013 cut-offStart dateMajor offer round
Newcastle – Callaghan CSP  480450  4F/EqP 76.90 3 Mar 2014
28 Jul 2014
16 Jan 2014
11 Jun 2014

For information about when you'll need to apply to be considered in each offer round refer to UAC applications and offer round dates. Check the course search for the most recent final closing date.

Note: Also read information in shaded box in the Engineering section below.

Assumed knowledge: Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage. Applicants who have achieved less than Band 5 or have not completed a science-related subject may be admitted but may need additional study and/or assistance to successfully complete the mathematics requirement of the program.

Recommended studies: HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or higher and any two units of science.

Major studies: Environmental engineering, water engineering plus specialisation in one of the following strands: chemical engineering, geotechnical engineering, natural science. Minor studies: Biology, chemistry, environmental planning and design, fluid mechanics, land and water management, surface and groundwater pollutant transport, waste treatment.

Career opportunities: Examples include preparing environmental impact assessments for major projects, consultancy, design and development, employment in government corporations and agencies responsible for the environment. Opportunities also exist in the mining, forestry and construction industries. Graduates are currently in high demand because of the range of skills developed in the course. Graduates have excellent employment opportunities overseas.

Additional information: Environmental engineers find sustainable solutions for complex environmental problems, including water pollution and soil erosion. They plan, manage and operate engineered systems to co-exist with the environment in a sustainable way. The program has a strong multidisciplinary focus reflecting the fact that environmental engineers work with other environmental specialists. In the final years, practising engineers work closely with the students in design classes, providing real-world insight into environmental engineering.

For all engineering programs

Industrial experience: You will complete a minimum of 12 weeks' industrial experience during the program and have the opportunity to undertake an industry-related project in your final year of study.

Honours: Awarded on the basis of superior performance in the program.

Professional recognition: Engineering degree programs offered by the University of Newcastle are accredited by Engineers Australia, and through the Washington Accord by reciprocating bodies in the United Kingdom, USA and other countries. Software, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering programs are also accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Additional information: For further information call (02) 4921 5000, email EnquiryCentre@newcastle.edu.au or visit www.newcastle.edu.au/faculty/engineering/

Scholarships: For the latest information on the range of scholarships and cadetships available, call the University on (02) 4921 6539 or fax (02) 4960 5759. Several scholarships are available, including the University of Newcastle Industry Scholarship Scheme (UNISS), which provides financial support of between $25,000 and $75,000 for the duration of an undergraduate degree, combined with industry experience while you study. For details, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/uniss or read 'Scholarships'.

Employment: The employment rates of graduates from these degree programs are currently above national averages. The accreditation of these degrees ensures portability of qualifications.

Recognition of prior learning: There are extensive credit transfer arrangements for students who have completed a TAFE certificate, Associate diploma or Diploma, or other university/formal study in related and associated fields. Read 'Academic credit'.

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The academic content of all programs is subject to routine review. For up-to-date details, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/program/

Key to abbreviations
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