The University of Newcastle, Australia
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International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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UAC code

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Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 12 years maximum.

UON program code: 40200

Currently enrolled, continuing students looking for the previous version of this program should refer back to the: Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Science (pre 2019)

Program handbook

Description

The Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science combined degree is for those who are interested in understanding the world around us and how it works. Environmental engineers apply their knowledge of chemistry, geomechanics, hydrology and land surface processes to find solutions for complex environmental problems, such as water pollution and soil erosion. They’re responsible for developing sustainable engineering practices that have a profound impact on our health and quality of life. You will learn from leading researchers who will guide you through a tailored program, specifically designed to give you the skills that employers are seeking. You’ll be able to follow your passions, and our guidance and mentoring give you the confidence to know you’re heading where you want to go with your career. You will begin the important process of establishing critical professional networks, and you will have authentic opportunities to work with industry whilst you study. This combined program gives you the practical skills to contribute new solutions to the many challenges we face.

The Environmental Remediation major is the only Bachelor of Science major available in this program.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Program Learning Outcomes as per those for the single degree programs

Details

Information correct as at19 Mar 2019 4:22 PM
Program code40200
AQF level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 5 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian

This program is new for 2018, there is currently no commencing student profile available.

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Assumed knowledgeHSC Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. One science-related subject would also be an advantage (Chemistry or Physics preferred).
Recommended studiesHSC Mathematics Extension 1. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage (Chemistry or Physics preferred).
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Contributing schools
  1. School of Engineering
  2. School of Environmental and Life Sciences
  3. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
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Admission information

Admission requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students and residents. Admission information for Australian Information for Australian students and residents is available online here. During the admissions process adjustment factors may be applied to your Selection Rank. Please visit our website to see if you are eligible.

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Your degree includes either compulsory or optional courses in maths. To maximise your likelihood of academic success, it is recommended that you select the course which matches your existing knowledge and understanding of maths concepts.

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Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


Credit transfer

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 the new program, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Compulsory program requirements

Requirements for qualification of this award include completion of at least 12 weeks of industrial experience of a nature acceptable to the Faculty Board. Students are encouraged to obtain and to report on a substantial block of this experience at one time but several shorter periods not less than 2 weeks duration will be accepted. Further information on industrial experience is available here.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

400 units

Program duration

5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 12 years maximum.

Program requirements

For all combined programs and in accordance with the Program Management Procedure Manual - Coursework, the core and minimum requirements for each single degree component must be met in each combined program. Consideration is given to overlapping courses and/or content where applicable, but to also ensure that accreditation is not compromised.

In the Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science program, students are required to complete 400 units, which is comprised of:

  • 310 units of core courses
  • 80 units of courses for the major, including:
    • 70 units of compulsory courses
    • 10 units of directed courses; and
  • 10 units of elective courses

The Environmental Remediation major is the only Bachelor of Science major available in this combined program. 

Step out' Information

The program has a duration of 5 years full time (or part time equivalent). It is possible for a student to 'step out' with a single degree award only and not complete the combined program they are enrolled in. In order to do this, a student would be required to complete all the single degree requirements for their preferred degree and may be required to complete any omitted courses that are not included in the combined degree.

For example, Students undertaking the combined Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science [40200] program are required to complete SURV3650 Spatial Data Systems and Remote Sensing in lieu of the Bachelor of Science [40165] Environmental Remediation major compulsory course GEOS2161 GIS and Remote Sensing. Students wishing to 'step out' from the combined degree into the single Bachelor of Science [40165] program and have already completed SURV3650 in the combined program will be able to count SURV3650 in place of GEOS2161. Students wishing to 'step out' from the combined degree into the single Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) [40057] program who have already completed SURV3650 in the combined program will be able to count SURV3650 as a core course in the single Environmental Engineering (Honours) program [40057]. Please note: Students who have successfully completed GEOS2161 in any other program and are wishing to transfer to either the Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) [40057] program (or any of its combined programs) cannot count GEOS2161 for SURV3650

Students undertaking the combined Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science [40200] program are required to complete STAT2110 Engineering Statistics in lieu of the Bachelor of Science [40165] core course STAT1070 Statistics for the Sciences. Students wishing to step-out from the combined degree into the single Bachelor of Science [40165] program (who have successfully completed STAT2110) will be able to count STAT2110 in place of STAT1070. Students wishing to step-out from the combined degree into the single Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) [40057] program (who have successfully completed STAT2110) will be able to count STAT2110 as a 10 unit elective course as STAT2110 is not a core course in the single Environmental Engineering (Honours) program [40057]. 

A student wishing to 'step out' with a single degree from this combined program should contact their program convenor or program advisor for further information.

Mathematics Pathways

Students who do not meet the enrolment requisite for MATH1110 must take MATH1002 Foundational Studies in Mathematics. For these students MATH1002 will count for 10 units of electives.

Students who have completed a NSW HSC course Extension 1 Mathematics OR who have completed NSW HSC Extension 2 Mathematics (or their interstate/international equivalents) are able to complete the higher level MATH1210/MATH1220 Mathematical Discovery 1/Mathematical Discovery 2 course in lieu of MATH1110/MATH1120. Please contact your program advisor if you wish to discuss this option. 

Additional Program Information

This program can be completed in five years. However, a student's choice of directed courses may lead to timetabling issues that may extend the duration of their program. Students are advised to consult with their program convenor regarding their academic program.

Please note that if you undertake courses that are not in your approved program, you will be liable for additional fees for those courses. This is in addition to the fees associated with your normal program of study.  


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


Transition arrangements

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 "Additional Documents" section, in the first instance. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Advisor (ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au).


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BIOL1002Organisms to Ecosystems
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
CHEM1010Introductory Chemistry I
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Winter - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM1020Introductory Chemistry II
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL1200Earth Systems
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG1002Introduction to Engineering Computations
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG1500Introduction to Professional Engineering
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Singapore)
10 units
MATH1110Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 1
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1120Mathematics for Engineering, Science and Technology 2
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
SCIE1001Professional Scientific Thinking
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
SCIE1002Multidisciplinary Laboratories
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
SURV1200Introduction to Surveying
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM2610Environmental Chemistry I
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2040Engineering Probabilities
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2060Numerical Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2310Fluid Mechanics
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG2500Sustainable Engineering Practice
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Singapore)
10 units
ENVS2002Environmental Legislation & Planning
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
SCIE2002Interdisciplinary Challenges
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT2110Engineering Statistics
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEE3690Environ. Process Technology
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL3410Hydrobiological Modelling
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL3431Land Surface Process and Management
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL3470Contaminant Hydrogeology
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG3500Managing Engineering Projects
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Singapore)
10 units
SURV3650Spatial Data Systems and Remote Sensing
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4330Hydrology
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4450Water Engineering
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (BCA Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4591Environmental Engineering Project 1
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4601Environmental Engineering Project 2
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL4640Project S1
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGG4500Engineering Complexity
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units

Environmental Remediation Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GEOS1040Earth's Dynamic Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS1050Earth Processes and Products
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM2110Analytical Chemistry
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS2050River Basin Processes
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM3110Instrumental Chemical Analysis
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS3004Ecotoxicology
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS3007Environmental Remediation
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GEOS3250Advanced Spatial Science
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS3340Climate Change and Resource Management
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units

Electives

Complete 10 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

10 units

Honours

The Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours) component of this combined degree program uses the WAM as a measure for determining Honours. Please refer to the Bachelor Honours Policy for further detailed information.

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 Central.


Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

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.


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.