I realised that to progress my career I needed to formalise my professional knowledge. There are so many interesting courses to choose from, and those I’ve taken so far are practical and reflective. This is more efficient from a real world perspective.
Environmental engineering is concerned with the safe, ecological, sustainable and ethical development of urban infrastructure. It’s a fantastic discipline for students who want to move their engineering career in the direction of environmental engineering or gain formal qualifications.
The Master of Engineering Science (Environmental Engineering) provides students with advanced study options in Environmental Engineering. It develops skills in analysis and design of sustainable urban infrastructure, ideally suited for practising engineers and recent graduates.
The Master of Engineering Science program promotes flexible learning as a keystone of the program – it is designed for students who already have a four year accredited engineering degree and who now wish to broaden their job prospects through cross training, re-training or specialisation. This program takes two years to complete (students may be granted credit for some courses. Those with a degree or extensive professional experience in a related area can apply for credit of up to 50% of a program); it is a non-accredited program, and does not offer industrial training.
The typical program structure comprises sixteen courses, broken down into: four Disciplinary Knowledge Courses, five Advanced Disciplinary Courses, three Research Courses and four Electives.
Students need a recognised four year Bachelor degree in engineering with a minimum 65% average† in any engineering discipline.
Sample Program Outlines*
Choose 3 from
|Course code||Course name||Notes|
|CVEN9931||Masters Project A||Students who have not completed a four year degree which included a thesis must complete this course|
|CVEN9932||Masters Project B||Students who have not completed a four year degree which included a thesis must complete this course|
|GSOE9010||Engineering Postgrad Coursework Research Skills|
|GSOE9011||Engineering PGCW Research Skills (online)|
|GSOE9220||Launching a startup||GSOE9220 can be taken if student is exempt from completing the masters thesis project.|
Choose maximum of4 from
|Course code||Course name||Notes|
|CVEN9405||Urban Transport Planning Practice|
|CVEN9415||Transport Systems Part 2: Queuing Theory|
|CVEN9610||Surface Water Hydrology|
|CVEN9611||Urban Hydrology and Stormwater Management|
|CVEN9612||Catchment and Water Resources Modelling|
|CVEN9620||Channels, Rivers and Estuaries|
|CVEN9630||Groundwater Hydrology and Resources Analysis|
|CVEN9855||Water & Wastewater Analysis and Quality Requirements|
|CVEN9872||Solid Waste Management|
|CVEN9881||Hazardous Waste Management|
|CVEN9892||Sustainability Assessment and Risk Analysis in Water and Energy Systems Planning|
|GSOE9740||Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Engineering|
* The programs outlined above are intended as a guide only. The Faculty of Engineering reserves the right to change any information herein without prior notice. Students should seek approval from their relevant Schools before using these guides.
† Minimum 65% average as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator in a relevant discipline. (Minimum 70% from a non-211 university in China). Find the Postgraduate Entry Score Calculator here.