BH096 - Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) (Honours)

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Plan: BH096ESDD - Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) (Honours)
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) (Honours)
Award abbreviation: BEnvSci/BEng(EnvEng)(Hons)
Total credit points: 480
Career: UGRD
Duration: 5 years full time
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Science (171H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 050999
CRICOS code: 079786G

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Purpose of the Program

Engineers and scientists in the 21st century must integrate the social, environmental and economic demands with the technical possibilities of each new challenge. They must be effective problem identifiers, skilled in quantitative analysis and effective decision makers and problems solvers who can maximise the benefits of each project while satisfying all stakeholders. They work in teams and rely on effective communication processes to achieve their work. They work in a rapidly changing world where ongoing learning is a key ingredient of their work. Globalisation is an important part of that world. An understanding of, and appreciation for, other cultures is an essential part of the social dimension of both science and engineering. Most importantly, they have a responsibility to themselves to maintain their own quality of life through their career and their relationships within the profession and in the wider community.

This program is designed to produce graduates who are skilled as both scientists and engineers, who can bridge the divide between the two professions, to provide real world solutions to actual or potential environmental problems. This program has been validated and approved by the Program Advisory Committees of both the Environmental Science and the Environmental Engineering programs as one which will produce graduates who will be highly sought after by employers for the depth and breadth of their skills and experience.

The courses in this program are taught face to face at the Melbourne city campus, supported by on line information and field trips that take you out into the environment. Your learning is culminated with a capstone experience in Environmental Sampling and Analysis ENVI1145,  where your team will put together a report on the state of the environment under study, employing the skills you have learnt during the course of your study.

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Articulation and pathways

Pathways from this degree include, Honours, Masters and PhD programs. For specific details of the options available to you, contact your Program Coordinator or Discipline Head.
Students who apply to transfer to one of the single degrees that are components of this double degree program, will be eligible for credit for any equivalent courses in the single degree structure, and may transfer credit for any other courses that can meet elective requirements of the single degree structure.

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Entrance requirements

Program entry requirements

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent.  

For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents web page (unresolved).


Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) prerequisite units 3 and 4 — a study score of at least 20 in one of mathematical methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics, and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English.

English language requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent.   

For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page.


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External accreditation and industry links

This program is accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Corporate membership may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice.

The Washington Accord is an agreement amongst engineering professional bodies of Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UK and US. Based on the Accord, the qualifications of graduates of RMIT Engineering programs that are fully accredited by Engineers Australia are also recognised by the other countries as being substantially equivalent to accredited or recognised qualifications within its own jurisdiction.

This program is also accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers, London and graduates are eligible to apply for membership. Graduates would additionally be eligible for membership of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (for those completing the Environmental Chemistry elective stream) or the Australian Institute of Biology (for those completing the Environmental Biology elective stream).

The schools undertake a wide range of collaborative research projects with industry and government. Program advisory committee members include industry and government representatives. Final year undergraduate research projects will be undertaken with a number of external organisations.

The final year course ONPS 2186 Science Project enables you to undertake an undergraduate research project under the supervision of a academic staff-member. Projects can be done in-house, or in conjunction with an external organisation. In the past, such organisations have included the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), Department of Primary Industries (DPI), Agriculture Victoria, CSIRO, Southern Rural Water, South East Water, Gippsland Water, local wineries, BORAL, Parks Victoria, Municipal Councils, Landcare, Waterwatch, West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority, City West Water, Goulburn Valley Water, Sustainable Regions (DOTARS), and the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC).

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT ( or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

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Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

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