Double Major Overview

Description

Environmental engineers apply engineering and scientific principles, including the systems approach, to design solutions in areas such as water resources and wastewater treatment, surface and groundwater systems, and oceans and coastal environments. This may include, but is not limited to, understanding of fundamental environmental processes, environmental risk assessment and management, contaminated site management, environmental regulation, ecological engineering, the impact of climate change on coastal areas such as sea-level rise and beach erosion, oceanography, and environmental modelling.

The Environmental Engineering major at UWA offers a strong foundation in the core concepts and practice of environmental engineering. Emphasis is placed on developing strong analytical and research skills, in particular advanced numerical techniques.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) demonstrate an advanced understanding of physical, chemical and ecological processes, and their coupling in environmental systems; (2) design solutions to environmental engineering challenges that take into account environmental, safety, ethical, sustainability, legal and economic considerations; (3) extend knowledge in Environmental

Engineering through research, experimentation and analysis; and (4) demonstrate professional knowledge and associated skills in Environmental Engineering, including strong communications skills.

Broadening guidelines

All students studying towards a Bachelor's Degree at UWA are required to Broaden their studies by completing a minimum of four units (24 points) of study outside their degree specific major. Broadening is your opportunity to explore other areas of interest, investigate new disciplines and shape your degree in line with your personal aspirations. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering are encouraged to take units or a minor from outside of engineering, to satisfy broadening. However, you may also select engineering units that are not listed in the unit sequence of your engineering major. Advice can be sought from your Allocated Student Advising Office.

Incompatibilities

MJD-ENGSC Engineering Science

Courses

Environmental Engineering can only be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

*Students enrolling in this as part of a combined course must use the code MJDC-EENVE when selecting this as their extended major.

Example Study Plan

See study plans for more information.

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
N/A
not available in 2023 – may be available in 2024 or 2025
NS
non-standard teaching period

The list below includes the Bachelor of Engineering foundation units as well as the Environmental Engineering major units.

Level 1

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (36 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 CHEM1001 Chemistry—Properties and Energetics
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
Unit(s) CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry (ID 1063)
or ATAR Subject(s) Chemistry
or ATAR Subject(s) WACE Chemistry 3A/3B or equivalent
NS GENG1000 Engineering Practice 1
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
S1, S2 GENG1010 Introduction to Engineering
Incompatibility
ENSC1003 Introduction to Professional Engineering
S2 GENG1014 Earth Systems Engineering
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
S1, S2 MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
Prerequisites
Mathematics Specialist ATAR
or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalent
S1, S2 MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
Prerequisites
Mathematics Specialist ATAR
or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist or equivalent
S1, S2 PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers
Prerequisites
Physics ATAR
or PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit
and
Mathematics Methods ATAR
or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
Co-requisites
MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist
Incompatibility
PHYS1100 Classical and Frontier Physics
Bridging units

Students can only take up to 12 points of bridging in the BE.

Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Mathematics Specialist ATAR or equivalent are required to complete MATH1722. Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Physics ATAR or equivalent are required to complete PHYS1030. Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Chemistry ATAR or equivalent are required to complete CHEM1003.

Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Mathematics Specialist ATAR or equivalent are required to complete MATH1722. Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Physics ATAR or equivalent are required to complete PHYS1030. Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Chemistry ATAR or equivalent are required to complete CHEM1003.

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry
Incompatibility
ATAR Subject(s) Chemistry or equivalent
S1, S2 MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist
Prerequisites
Mathematics Methods ATAR
or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
or
Mathematics Specialist ATAR [with a scaled score of less than 50] or equivalent
Incompatibility
Mathematics Specialist ATAR [with a scaled score of 50 or greater] or Equivalent or higher
S1, S2 PHYS1030 Physics Bridging Unit
Prerequisites
Mathematics Methods ATAR
or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
or
Mathematics Specialist ATAR
or MATH1722 Mathematics Foundations: Specialist
Incompatibility
a scaled score greater than
or equal to 50 per cent in Physics ATAR or equivalent
or PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers
or PHYS1002 Modern Physics
or PHYS1100 Classical and Frontier Physics
or PHYS1200 Modern and Frontier Physics

Level 2

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (54 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
Prerequisites
ATAR Subject(s) Mathematics Methods
or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods or equivalent
or Enrolment in
MJD-AGTDM Agricultural Science and Technology
or MJD-IEMDM Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences
or MJD-MARDM Marine Science MJD-AGTEC Agricultural Technology MJD-MARCP Marine and Coastal Processes
and SCIE1500 Analytical Methods for Scientists
Incompatibility
CITS1401 Computational Thinking with Python
S1, S2 ENSC2004 Engineering Mechanics
Prerequisites
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus and (Physics ATAR
or PHYS1030 Bridging Physics)
Incompatibility
ENSC2001 Motion
and ENSC1002 Material Behaviour from Atoms to Bridges
S1 ENVE2013 Coastal Engineering Processes
Prerequisites
MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
ENSC3013 Environmental Systems
S2 ENVE2606 Grand Challenges in Environmental Engineering
Prerequisites
GENG1010 Introduction to Engineering
and GENG1000 Engineering Practice 1
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
S1 ENVE2607 Modelling in Environmental Engineering
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
S2 ENVT2251 Hydrology and Water Resource Management
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) EART1105 Dynamic Planet
or Unit(s) ENVT1104 Environmental Science and Technology
or GEOG1103 Urbanisation and Sustainability
or GENG1014 Earth Systems Engineering
NS GENG2000 Engineering Practice 2
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and GENG1000 Engineering Practice 1
S2 GENG2010 Principles of Hydraulics
Prerequisites
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
ENSC3010 Hydraulics
S2 GENG2012 Data Collection and Analysis
Prerequisites
MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
and CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
ENSC3012 Data Collection and Analysis
S1, S2 GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
Prerequisites
36 points of prior study

Level 3

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (30 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ENVE3402 Engineering Hydrology
Prerequisites
GENG1014 Earth Systems Engineering (ID 8006)
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
ENVE4402 Hydrology (ID 2572)
S1 ENVE3403 Flow and Turbulence in Environmental Systems
Prerequisites
GENG2010 Principles of Hydraulics (ID 8047)
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
ENVE4403 Fluid Transport, Mixing and Dispersion (ID 2573)
S1 ENVE3405 Ecological Engineering and Nature-based Solutions
Prerequisites
GENG1014 Earth Systems Engineering (ID 8006)
and ENVE2607 Modelling in Environmental Engineering (ID 8011)
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
Incompatibility
ENVE4405 Ecological Engineering (ID 2576)
S2 ENVE3608 Environmental Monitoring and Analysis
Prerequisites
GENG2012 Data Collection and Analysis (ID 8048)
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
S2 ENVE3609 Designing as an Environmental Engineer
Prerequisites
ENVE2606 Grand Challenges in Environmental Engineering (ID 8010)
and GENG2000 Engineering Practice 2
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
NS GENG3000 Engineering Practice 3
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and GENG2000 Engineering Practice 2

Level 4

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (48 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 ENVE4401 Contaminant Fate and Transport
Prerequisites
Enrolment in 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental Engineering specialisation
or Chemical Engineering specialisation)
or
Enrolment in
and ( GENG2010 Principles of Hydraulics
or GENG2003 Fluid Mechanics
N/A ENVE4601 Advanced Environmental Modelling
Prerequisites
ENVE2607 Modelling in Environmental Engineering (ID 8011)
and ENVE3401 Transport Processes in the Environment (ID 8092)
and ENVE3403 Flow and Turbulence in Environmental Systems (ID 8093)
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
S2 ENVE5502 Water and Wastewater Engineering
Prerequisites
Enrolment in 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental Engineering specialisation, Civil Engineering specialisation,
or Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and 120 Points and ( GENG2010 Principles of Hydraulics
or GENG2003 Fluid Mechanics
S2 ENVE5551 Environmental Engineering Design Solutions Part 1
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering (Environmental Engineering specialisation)
and Successful completion of
24 points of level 4/ level 5 units

or ENVE3609 Designing as an Environmental Engineer
and GENG3000 Engineering Practice 3
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
S1 ENVE5552 Environmental Engineering Design Solutions Part 2
Prerequisites
ENVE5551 Environmental Engineering Design Solutions Part 1
N/A GENG4411 Engineering Research Project Part 1
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
144 Points including level 3 24 points
and GENG3000 Engineering Practice 3
N/A GENG4412 Engineering Research Project Part 2
Prerequisites
GENG4511 Engineering Research Project Part 1 (ID 8024)
and Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
S1, S2 GENG5010 Professional Engineering Portfolio
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and Successful completion of
144 Points

or
Enrolment in
62550 Master of Professional Engineering
and Successful completion of
48 points of level 4/ level 5
Incompatibility
GENG5000 Professional Practicum Report
S1 GENG5501 Coastal and Offshore Engineering
Prerequisites
Enrolment in 62550 Master of Professional Engineering
or 62570 Master of Offshore and Coastal Engineering
or
Enrolment in
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or an associated Combined Degree
and 120 Points and ( GENG2003 Fluid Mechanics
or GENG2010 Principles of Hydraulics