- 2018



Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the component of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Engineering

Offered by

Department of Civil Engineering

Contact details

EngineeringEngineering (http://www.monash.edu/engineering/about-us/contact-us)



Environmental engineers create innovative solutions for sustainable development. You will acquire skills, knowledge and experience in ecology and biodiversity; material and energy balances; thermodynamics; materials properties and recycling; hydrology; environmental risk and impact assessment; management systems; energy and the environment; and sustainability and the law.


The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2018handbooks/maps/map-e3001.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Levels 2, 3 and 4

Parts C, D. Environmental engineering knowledge, application and practice (108 points)

Students complete:

  1. The following units:
    • BIO2011 Ecology and biodiversity
    • BTX3100 Sustainability regulation for business
    • CHE2162 Material and energy balances
    • CHE2164 Thermodynamics I
    • CIV2263 Water systems
    • CIV3248 Groundwater and environmental geomechanics
    • CIV3285 Engineering hydrology
    • CIV4286 Project management for civil engineers
    • ECC2800 Prosperity, poverty and sustainability in a globalised world
    • ENE2503 Materials properties and recycling
    • ENE3048 Energy and the environment
    • ENE3606 The air environment
    • ENE4607 Environmental risk assessment
    • ENE4608 Environmental impact assessment and management systems
    • ENG2005 Advanced engineering mathematics
    • one level 4 elective (6 points) from the environmental engineering technical list below
      1. Environmental engineering units (12 points) from one of the following streams:


    • CIV4212 Civil and environmental engineering practice
    • CIV4210 Project A

    Sustainable processing:

    • CHE4170 Design project (12 points)

    This stream is only available to students enrolled in the single Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) due to prerequisites.


    • CIV4212 Civil and environmental engineering practice
    • CIV4210 Project A

    Water management:

    • CIV4212 Civil and environmental engineering practice
    • CIV4210 Project A

Part E. Elective study (36 points)

Single degree students complete a. and b. below:

  1. 12 points of electives at level 2 or 3 from one of the following options:
  2. 24 points of level 3 and 4 units from the list of technical electives below

    For students completing a double degree, some units required for the partner degree are credited as electives towards this degree.

Environmental engineering technical electives


  • ATS2545 Environmental hydrology
  • ATS2548 Environmental policy and management
  • BIO2040 Conversation biology
  • CIV3203 Civil engineering construction
  • CIV3204 Engineering investigation
  • CIV4211 Project B
  • MTE4593Not offered in 2018 Materials and sustainability


  • CIV2242 Geomechanics I
  • CIV3204 Engineering investigation
  • CIV3247 Geomechanics II
  • CIV4248 Ground hazards engineering
  • CIV4249 Foundation engineering

    Sustainable processing:

  • CHE3161 Chemistry and chemical thermodynamics
  • CHE3163 Sustainable processing 1
  • CHE3165 Separation processes
  • CHE3166 Process design
  • CHM1011 Chemistry I
  • CIV4210 Project A


  • CIV2282 Transport and traffic engineering
  • CIV3204 Engineering investigation
  • CIV3283 Road engineering
  • CIV4283 Transport planning
  • CIV4284 Traffic systems


  • ATS2545 Environmental hydrology
  • BIO2040 Conservation biology
  • CIV3204 Engineering investigation
  • CIV4261 Integrated urban water management
  • CIV4268 Water resources management
  • CIV4288 Water treatment

Relevant courses


Single degrees

Successful completion of this undergraduate specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:

  • E3001 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Students in other single bachelor's degrees are not eligible to complete this specialisation.

Double degrees

Successful completion of this undergraduate specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) component in the following double degrees:

  • E3002 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts
  • E3005 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • E3003 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce Specialist
  • E3007 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science