Master of Engineering (Environmental Engineering)

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1300 UNI NSW (1300 864 679)
Program code: 
CVENLT8621
Program type: 
Master
Duration: 
2 years
Intake term 1: 
Yes
Intake term 2: 
Yes
Intake term 3: 
Yes
Vanessa Calderon, Master of Engineering Science (Transport Engineering)

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.

Vanessa Calderon

Environmental engineering is concerned with the safe, ecological, sustainable and ethical development of urban infrastructure. It’s a good discipline for students who want to move their engineering career in the direction of environmental engineering or to gain formal qualifications.

The Master of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) is relevant for students wanting to develop their technical knowledge and skills, and enter the engineering profession with a degree accredited with Engineers Australia.** 

This program enables students to specialise, and gain a depth of knowledge across a broad range of areas, including project management, transport engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resources, waste and waste water treatment.

The Master of Engineering takes two years to complete and industrial training is a component of the program. A typical program structure includes: six Disciplinary Knowledge Courses, five Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge Courses, two Engineering and Technical Knowledge Courses, one Design course and two Research Project Courses.

The Master of Engineering is designed for those students who do not have an accredited engineering degree, but do have either a non-accredited engineering degree, or have completed the equivalent of the first three years of an accredited engineering degree.

To qualify for the Masters Degree, students should successfully complete courses that total at least 96 UOC and 60 days of Environmental Engineering related industrial experience

 

Required Background

Students need a three or four year equivalent Engineering degree with a minimum 65% average in one of the following:

- Civil Engineering
- Environmental Engineering

Applicants with a three or four year Bachelor degree in Engineering or Science degree with other Engineering or Science backgrounds may also be considered.



Sample Program Outlines*

Year 1

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN9625 Fundamentals of Water Engineering nan
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN9884 Environmental Chemical and Microbial Processes nan
CVEN9000 Civil Engineering Design Practice nan
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Year 2

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN9451 Masters Project A Research Thesis 1/3
CVEN9050 Masters Practice Project A Thesis 1/2
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN9452 Masters Project B Research Thesis 2/3
CVEN9051 Masters Practice Project B nan
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN9453 Masters Project C Research Thesis 1/3. If you are taking CVEN9050/CVEN9051, you will not need to take a course in this slot
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Year 1

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN9884 Environmental Chemical and Microbial Processes nan
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
CVEN9625 Fundamentals of Water Engineering nan

Year 2

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN9000 Civil Engineering Design Practice nan
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 2

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN9451 Masters Project A Research Thesis 1/3
CVEN9050 Masters Practice Project A Thesis 1/2
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Term 3

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN9452 Masters Project B Research Thesis 2/3
CVEN9051 Masters Practice Project B nan
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

Year 3

Term 1

Course code Course name Notes
CVEN9453 Masters Project C Research Thesis 1/3. If you are taking CVEN9050/CVEN9051, you will not need to take a course in this slot
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.
Elective Elective Please view the Handbook for elective requirements for this course.

* 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.

** Provisionally accredited

† 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.