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Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) (Honours)

Engineer the environment for a sustainable world.

Environmental engineering is where advances in science and technology are transformed into practical solutions that will protect and improve the quality of our environment. Environmental engineers are problem-solvers who design solutions to a range of hazards from airborne and waterborne diseases, water and air pollution, wastewater management and recycling. They implement environmental engineering law and assess the environmental impact of proposed projects.

Quick Facts

Duration: 4 years full-time
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $39,000
Location: Tonsley, Australia

SACE stage two specialist mathematics or mathematical methods or equivalent.

Assumed knowledge: Knowledge of SACE stage two physics or equivalent is assumed.
IELTS total:
Pearson overall score: 50
CRICOS code: 102907H
Delivery mode: On campus: Tonsley

Why study Environmental Engineering at Flinders

  • Integrates with Flinders world-class research in environmental science and engineering
  • Our nationally recognised integrated work placement gives you practical industry experience
  • You will develop both the practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed to design and build engineering solutions to environmental problems
  • The course provides opportunities for interdisciplinary learning with other students from different engineering disciplines
  • World-class facilities in the new technology precinct at Tonsley.

Practical experience

The degree provides you with practical experience, helping you graduate work-ready.

  • You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a 20-week industry placement as part of your degree. One of the longest work placements offered in Australia, it enables you to work alongside professional engineers tackling real-world problems.
  • Gain hands-on exposure to the cutting-edge equipment and facilities of Flinders University’s new technology precinct at Tonsley.
  • Undertake an integrated high-technology design consulting project, putting what you learn into practice.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


With the problems faced by the environment becoming more critical, environmental engineers are in very high demand. Opportunities exist across a wide range of organisations and government, from mining and resources through to local, state and federal government.

Potential occupations include:

  • Water supply and wastewater treatment engineer
  • Environmental health engineer
  • Air pollution management engineer
  • Environmental impact assessor

Potential employers include:

  • Building and construction companies
  • Government and universities
  • Manufacturing industry
  • Mining and resources industry

Professional accreditation/recognition

All of Flinders current Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degrees are fully accredited by Engineers Australia at the level of professional engineer. This new degree will be presented for accreditation in April. Professional engineering courses accredited by Engineers Australia are recognised internationally under the Washington Accord. Graduates meet the academic requirements for attaining chartered professional engineering status.