Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Environmental and Climate Solutions) with Bachelor of Science
Environmental engineers work to combat the negative impacts of human activity on the environment. They reduce waste, promote eco-design and strive to improve our environmental systems.
This degree enables an additional, specialised science focus which compliments the core engineering foundations.
What will you do?
- Build technical skills for tackling problems around water, energy, food, pollution, waste, and natural hazards.
- Discover the connections between infrastructure, environment, society, and economy in the developed and developing world.
- Develop knowledge and skills in a science major matched to your interests and career goals.
- Complete an eight-week practical engineering experience.
- Apply your learning to real-world projects based on industry needs.
This program is accredited by Engineers Australia.
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Please note: For programs including placements and/or study-related activities in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, it is an inherent requirement that all students be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking the placement and/or study-related activity.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.
Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for further information and a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
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I am a:
|2022 CSP ATAR||81.4|
|2022 CSP IB||29|
|Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR||80|
|Guaranteed Entry Score - IB||29|
|Deferment||Yes - 2 year|
|Intake||February and July*
*Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.
|Prerequisites||SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied from 2017 onwards. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies), Specialist Mathematics and one of either Biology, Chemistry or Physics. IB: Mathematics: Applications and Interpretations (HL) and one of Biology (SL grade 4/ HL grade 3), Chemistry (SL grade 4/ HL grade 3) or Physics (SL grade 4/ HL grade 3). MathTrackX is an online bridging program available as a recognised alternative to Mathematical Methods. Unsure if you will meet prerequisites or ATAR? Check out our Engineering Pathway.|
|Recent Secondary Education||Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors). Applicants who have not achieved a competitive Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors) required for selection may be selected based on the grades in selected year 12 subjects. Applicants do not need to apply to be considered for subject-based entry, as this will automatically be done. For more information, please see: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/study/undergraduate/entry-pathways/recent-secondary-education/ Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.|
|Higher Education Study||You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.|
|Vocational Education and Training (VET) study||You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.|
|Work and life experience||To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2023. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2023 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2022 or 2021), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2021). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.|
|Other Entry Pathways|
2022 Admissions Data for school leavers
(raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
|Lowest ATAR to receive an offer||<5|
|Median ATAR to receive an offer||<5|
|Highest ATAR to receive an offer||<5|
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
|Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer||<5|
|Median Selection Rank to receive an offer||<5|
|Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer||<5|
|Minimum eligibility score||80|
|Additional criteria considered||Selection rank only|
|Applicant background||Semester one/Full year intake 2022|
|Number of students||Percentage of all students|
|(A) Higher Education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
|(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study||N/A||N/A|
|(C) Work and life experience
(admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
|(D) Recent secondary education:|
|Intake||February and July. *Students commencing in July may have a slightly limited selection of courses.|
|Australian Year 12||SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied from 2017 onwards. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies), Specialist Mathematics and one of either Biology, Chemistry or Physics. IB: Mathematics: Applications and Interpretations (HL) and one of Biology (SL grade 4/ HL grade 3), Chemistry (SL grade 4/ HL grade 3) or Physics (SL grade 4/ HL grade 3). MathTrackX is an online bridging program available as a recognised alternative to Mathematical Methods. Unsure if you will meet prerequisites or ATAR? Check out our Engineering Pathway.|
|International Qualifications||Advanced Mathematics and one from either Chemistry, Physics or Biology|
English Language Requirements
|Australian Year 12||Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject|
|English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide||
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements|
Academic Entry RequirementsDetailed information on international qualifications assessment
|Secondary School Qualifications||Selection Rank (International)||80|
|International Baccalaureate (IB)||29|
|Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)||19|
|United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia]||15|
|General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level||9|
|Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)||75%|
|British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada)||75%|
|Alberta High School Diploma (Canada)||82|
|ISC & CBSE [India]||75%|
|SAT (in conjunction with American High School Diploma)||1270|
|AP (in conjunction with American High School Diploma)||9|
|Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education||2.7|
|Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong||8.0|
|STPM or Matrikulasi||3.00|
|Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate||77|
|The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program||77|
|Eynesbury Foundation Program||380|
|ANU Foundation Studies||74%|
|Monash Foundation Year||72|
|Trinity College Foundation Studies Program||75|
|UNSW Foundation Year||7.3|
|University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program||6.9|
|Western Australian Universities' Foundation Program (WAUFP)||59|
|University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program||4.6|
|Non-Go8 Foundation Score||77|
|SMA3 (in conjunction with National Final Examination Certificate)||80|
|Gao Kao (China National College Entrance Examination)||70%|
|KCSE (Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education)||B+|
|Other Qualifications||Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Philippines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Pathway Programs|
Fees and Scholarships
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|Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units)||International student place: $48,500|
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These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Students who as part of their studies take part in The Academy by Deloitte experience will have the benefit of undertaking a paid internship with Deloitte. This internship is designed to shape their business readiness through significant real-world client exposure, access to multiple networking opportunities and relevant professional training.
The employment outlook for environmental engineers is excellent. Global concern is rising about water resources, energy, food security, pollution, waste, natural hazards and climate change. New industries are emerging in response to these challenges, focused on developing sustainable solutions. The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Environmental and Climate Solutions) prepares graduates for careers across a range of fields, including: water resources; energy; recycling; pollution; natural hazards; transport; natural resources; infrastructure; defence; and information technology. Opportunities are likely within multinational companies, engineering consulting firms, government departments, water authorities, and research organisations.
For information about career opportunities in science, see Bachelor of Science.
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Last updated: Wednesday, 17 Aug 2022