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Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) / Bachelor of Science

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Description (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

This program provides students with an opportunity to undertake concurrent study in environmental engineering and science whilst completing two awards. In general, a combined degree program offers greater breadth of learning, enhancing the academic and professional qualities gained in each separate degree. At the same time, it recognises the increasing need for students to graduate with multidisciplinary skills.

This degree gives students the basic skills and knowledge to contribute to scientific development in many areas of technology, industry or agriculture whilst also equipping students to apply engineering principles to the problems of human interaction with the environment.

It can be a foundation for a career in the vast field of science, or an excellent general education providing skills in problem solving and research particularly in fields where projects are environmentally sensitive.


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Admission to this program is available to Australian students and residents. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/ for information on how to gain entry.

You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Please visit

http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/domestic-students/options-for-entry/bonus-points.html to see if you may be eligible.

Please Note: This program is not available to International Students.


Assumed Knowledge (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Assumed knowledge for Environmental Engineering:

There are no prerequisite courses but it is assumed that students will have studied Mathematics (Band 5) or HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (Band E1 or above) or equivalent. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage. Applicants who have achieved less than Mathematics Band 5 or have not completed a science related subject may be admitted to the program but may need additional study and/or assistance to successfully complete the requirements of the program.


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If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to a new program go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on How to apply for credit.


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The B Engineering (Environmental) component of this combined degree program uses the WAM as a measure for determining honours, and shall grade on the WAM equivalent to the following grades (in accordance with the Embedded Honours Models Structures Policy - 000743):

A minimum WAM of 77 and a minimum mark of 75 in the research courses (at least 30 units) for Honours Class 1; a minimum WAM of 72 and a minimum mark of 65 in the research courses (at least 30 units) for Honours Class II, Division 1; a minimum WAM of 67 and a minimum mark of 65 in the research courses (at least 30 units) for Honours Class II, Division 2;

Performance is based on a three year WAM where 2000, 3000 and 4000 level courses are weighted by 2, 3 and 4 respectively.

A Bachelor of Science (Honours) is also available to meritorious students, as an extra year of full-time or equivalent part-time study. For further information on Honours please contact the Program Convenor or Student Hub.


Practical Experience (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Students have the opportunity to undertake an industry-related project in their final year of study and must also complete 12 weeks of industrial experience throughout the program. Further information is available at: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/faculty/engineering/for-students/industrial-experience/


Professional Accreditation (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

This program is accredited by Engineers Australia, Australian Institute of Physics and other affiliated international organisations.


International Students (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Not available to international students.


Special Needs (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Students who have impaired function in their hands or arms, or a visual impairment may experience difficulty in pursuing this program. It is highly advisable for any prospective student to contact the Program Convenor to discuss the issue.

Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester commences. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and Faculty staff will work together to ensure adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

NB: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the program and courses they undertake. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.


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All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/ctl/lsp/

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.


Requirements and Structure Back to top

The Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental)/Bachelor of Science combined degree program comprises courses with a value of 400 units and is available at Callaghan Campus.

To meet the current requirements of the Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) /Bachelor of Science combined degree program, students must complete the program of study as set out, including a major sequence of study in Biological Sciences or Chemistry. Both major sequences of study comprise 20 units at 1000 level, 40 units at 2000 level and 40 units at 3000 level.

Note that it may not be possible to complete the combined degree program within five years, if selection of courses involves timetable clashes, or where courses are not offered in a particular semester. Students enrolled in a combined degree program are advised to consult the Program Convenor or Student Hub in relation to their academic program.

Please Note: Special Prerequisites apply to MATH1110 - view the course handbook for information.


Transition Arrangements Back to top

As programs are regularly reviewed and updated, some students may experience changes to their program of study during the course of their enrolment, which may require transition arrangements.

Students affected by changes to their program are advised to review any documentation contained in the "Further Information" section (located towards the top of this Handbook page), in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Student Hub.


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Back to topYear 1 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
CHEM1010Introductory Chemistry I

Students may choose EITHER CHEM1010 (Callaghan) or CHEM1110 (Ourimbah) but NOT both.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEM1020Introductory Chemistry II

Students may choose EITHER CHEM1020 (Callaghan) or CHEM1120 (Ourimbah) but NOT both.

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
GENG1001Engineering MechanicsTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
GENG1002Introduction to Engineering ComputationsSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
GENG1803Introduction to Engineering PracticeSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
MATH1110Mathematics 1

MATH1210 may be undertaken in lieu of MATH1110 (The assumed competency for MATH1210 is HSC Extension 1 with a performance in Band 4).

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics 2

MATH1220 may be undertaken in lieu of MATH1120.

Mid Summer - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
SURV1110Surveying 1Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
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Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
CIVL2050Engineering computations and probabilitySemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CIVL2280Geomechanics 1Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CIVL2310Fluid MechanicsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH2310Calculus of Science and EngineeringSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
SCIT2000Science in PracticeNot currently offered10 units
SURV2650Spatial Data Systems and Remote SensingSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 20 units from these 1000 level B Science Biology directed courses.
BIOL1001Molecules, Cells and OrganismsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
BIOL1002Organisms to EcosystemsSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
BIOL1003Professional Skills for Biological Sciences 1Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
Back to topYear 3 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
CHEM2610Environmental Chemistry ISemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ENVS2002Environmental Legislation & Planning

Not to count with ENVS2010

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
CIVL3410Hydrobiological ModellingSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CIVL3431Land Surface Process and ManagementSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CIVL3470Contaminant HydrogeologySemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CIVL4330HydrologySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CIVL4450Water EngineeringSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
Back to topYear 4 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
CHEE3690Environmental Process TechnologySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
GENG3830Engineering Project ManagementTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHIL3910Ethics, Technology and EngineeringSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
CIVL4591Environmental Engineering Project 1Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CIVL4601Environmental Engineering Project 2Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CIVL4660Project S2Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
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Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 40 units from these 3000 level Biology or Chemistry major directed courses.
BIOL3001Advanced Laboratory Skills in Biological SciencesSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
BIOL3020Reproductive Physiology and DevelopmentSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
BIOL3090Molecular BiologySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
BIOL3100MicrobiologySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
BIOL3310Plant Cell & Molecular BiologySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
BIOL3350Ecological ResearchNot currently offered10 units
CHEM3110Instrumental Chemical AnalysisSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEM3210Metal Complexation, Structure and ReactivitySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEM3310Molecular Organic SynthesisSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEM3410Energy and StructureSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEM3550Medicinal and Biological ChemistrySemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEM3560Solid State and Surface ChemistrySemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEM3570Applications of Spectroscopy: Quantitative Analysis and Characterisation of CompoundsSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEM3580Polymers and ColloidsSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEM3610Environmental Chemistry IINot currently offered10 units
ENVS3002Applied Environmental Science

Not to count with ENVS3020

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS3003Conservation Biology

Not to count with EMGT3030

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
Choose 20 units from these B.Science directed courses OR from remaining 3000 level Chemistry or Biology Major courses.
MATH3700Advanced Differential EquationsSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
MATH3720Topics in Applicable MathematicsNot currently offered10 units
MATH3750Financial MathematicsNot currently offered10 units
PHIL3070Scientific Knowledge & Scientific MethodSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
STAT3100Total Quality ManagementSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
Back to topElectives (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 20 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.20 units
For more information on electives, including online electives, please visit the Electives page. (opens in a new page)
Back to topDirected Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 40 units from Biology or Chemistry major directed courses. (10 units in Yr 3; 10 units in Yr 4; 20 units in Yr 5).
BIOL2001Molecular Laboratory Skills for Biological SciencesSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
BIOL2002Laboratory Skills in Biological SystemsSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
BIOL2010BiochemistrySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
BIOL2020Animal Physiology and DevelopmentSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
BIOL2050Molecular GeneticsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
BIOL2220Plant Cell DevelopmentSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
BIOL2230BiomoleculesNot currently offered10 units
CHEM2110Analytical ChemistrySemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEM2210Inorganic ChemistrySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEM2310Organic ChemistrySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CHEM2410Physical ChemistrySemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ENVS2004Ecology

Not to count with BIOL2070

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS2005Ecology & Management of Australian Flora

Not to count with EMGT2040

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS2006Ecology & Management of Australian Fauna

Not to count with EMGT2050

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units