Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Environmental and Climate Solutions)

The University of Adelaide

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: Overall 6.5 (Reading 6, Listening 6, Speaking 6, Writing 6); TOEFL: Internet-based: Total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; TOEFL Paper-based: Total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE); Pearsons: Overall 58 (Reading 50, Listening 50, Speaking 50, Writing 50); Cambridge: Overall 176 (Reading 169, Listening 169, Speaking 169, Writing 169).

Course Details

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 are at the forefront of developing solutions that increase the sustainability of human activities. They tackle climate change, enable the renewable energy transition, secure our water supplies, protect society from natural hazards, and redesign products to reduce waste.

What will you do?

Our Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Environmental and Climate Solutions) will challenge and nurture you in a team environment. You will: develop skills to tackle climate change and other major environmental challenges around water, energy, food, pollution, waste, and natural hazards; learn about connections between infrastructure, environment, society, and economy in the developed and developing world; 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 and participate in field trips.

Majors are available in: Climate solutions; Renewable energy; Smart technologies.

Where could it take you?

As an accredited engineer, you could enable the renewable energy transition, design water reuse schemes for cities or agricultural districts, increase society’s resilience to natural hazards, or design recycling schemes. You might set up your own start-up company that manufactures sustainable products, or work to eliminate poverty in Southeast Asia. Perhaps you’ll work for the United Nations, or for a bank or insurance company to assess the climate risk on major infrastructure projects.

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.

The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

Industry Placement

Students are required to complete eight weeks of approved practical experience.

Professional Accreditation

Graduates qualify for professional membership of Engineers Australia.

Potential careers

Natural Resource Manager, Natural Resource Planner, Climate and Ecosystem Modeller, Coastal Engineer, Conservation Officer, Consultant, Consultant Engineer, Power Distribution Engineer, Power Generation Engineer, Process Engineer, Project Manager, Quality Control Engineer, Energy Engineer, Energy Managers, Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Environmental Management, Environmental Project Officer, Structural Engineer, Harbour / Water Engineering, Harbour Engineer, Defence Engineer ...

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Level of Study: Bachelor Honours Degree

Duration: 4 years

CRICOS Course Code: 097232D

English Requirements: IELTS Score UG 6.5

Annual Tuition: AUD$51,000.00

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