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- Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
- Semester 2 - 3 August 2020
Face to Face
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 12 years maximum.
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)
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
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Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree
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|Assumed knowledge||HSC Mathematics (Band 5 or above) or equivalent. One science-related subject would also be an advantage (Chemistry or Physics preferred).|
|Recommended studies||HSC Mathematics Extension 1. Study of one science-related subject would also be an advantage (Chemistry or Physics preferred).|
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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.
Enrolling in mathematics - Maths placement test
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.
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.
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 for more information on applying 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
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 12 years maximum.
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:
- 280 units of core courses;
- 20 units of mathematics core courses;
- 10 units of project 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  program are required to complete SURV3650 Spatial Data Systems and Remote Sensing in lieu of the Bachelor of Science  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  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)  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 . 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)  program (or any of its combined programs) cannot count GEOS2161 for SURV3650.
Students undertaking the combined Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science  program are required to complete STAT2110 Engineering Statistics in lieu of the Bachelor of Science  core course STAT1070 Statistics for the Sciences. Students wishing to step-out from the combined degree into the single Bachelor of Science  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)  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 .
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.
Students with a Band 3 or 4 in the 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.
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 undertaking this pathway will need to be aware of the 1000 level unit restrictions when enrolling in their remaining elective courses.
- Students wishing to undertake this program on a part-time basis are advised to contact the program convenor for advice on optimum selection of courses for part-time enrolment.
- 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.
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.
- 2019-2020 Semester 1 Program Plan Environmental Remediation Major 169.8 KB
- 2019-2020 Semester 2 Program Plan Environmental Remediation Major 170.2 KB
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 Convenor or Program Advisor (ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au).
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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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|BIOL1002||Organisms to Ecosystems||10 units|
|CHEM1010||Introductory Chemistry I||10 units|
|CHEM1020||Introductory Chemistry II||10 units|
|CIVL1200||Earth Systems||10 units|
|ENGG1002||Introduction to Engineering Computations||10 units|
|ENGG1500||Introduction to Professional Engineering||10 units|
|SCIE1001||Professional Scientific Thinking||10 units|
|SCIE1002||Multidisciplinary Laboratories||10 units|
|SURV1200||Introduction to Surveying||10 units|
|CHEM2610||Environmental Chemistry I||10 units|
|CIVL2040||Engineering Probabilities||10 units|
|CIVL2060||Numerical Methods||10 units|
|CIVL2310||Fluid Mechanics||10 units|
|ENGG2500||Sustainable Engineering Practice||10 units|
|ENVS2002||Environmental Legislation and Planning||10 units|
|SCIE2002||Interdisciplinary Challenges||10 units|
|STAT2110||Engineering Statistics||10 units|
|CHEE3690||Environ. Process Technology||10 units|
|CIVL3410||Hydrobiological Modelling||10 units|
|CIVL3431||Land Surface Process and Management||10 units|
|CIVL3470||Contaminant Hydrogeology||10 units|
|ENGG3500||Managing Engineering Projects||10 units|
|SURV3650||Spatial Data Systems and Remote Sensing||10 units|
|CIVL4450||Water Engineering||10 units|
|CIVL4591||Environmental Engineering Project 1||10 units|
|CIVL4601||Environmental Engineering Project 2||10 units|
|ENGG4500||Engineering Complexity||10 units|
Mathematics Core Courses
Choose either MATH1110 and MATH1120; or MATH1210 and MATH1220.
Project Core Courses
Students may choose either CIVL4640 Project S1 or CIVL4660 Project S2, whichever best fits their program. Students may also choose to utilise an elective course to complete both Project S1 and Project S2. This option is subject to supervision availability. Please contact your Program Convenor if you wish to discuss this option.
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|CIVL4640||Project S1||10 units|
|CIVL4660||Project S2||10 units|
Environmental Remediation Major
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major.
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|GEOS1040||Earth: The Dynamic Planet||10 units|
|GEOS1050||Earth Processes and Products||10 units|
|CHEM2110||Analytical Chemistry||10 units|
|GEOS2050||River Basin Processes||10 units|
|CHEM3110||Instrumental Chemical Analysis||10 units|
|ENVS3007||Environmental Remediation||10 units|
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.
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.
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. Any further questions should be directed to the Program Convenor or Program Advisor (ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au).
Additional Information (Prospective Students)
All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.
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.
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.