Course Description

Our planet needs more sustainable growth and development, driven by free thinkers, industry leaders and engineers, to develop environmentally sound systems.
You’ll learn how to design water, energy, shelter and primary production systems. You’ll explore engineering and ecological issues with a global perspective and ethical approach to sustainable development.
This degree will put you in high demand in energy and water utilities, government departments and corporations. You’ll get direct links to these industries through industry-focused projects, guest lectures and work placements.
A final honours year is embedded in this degree, meaning you’ll be able to apply everything you’ve learnt in your first three years of study.
If you’re unable to gain entry into this course, you can apply for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology and transfer across to this major at the end of your first year of study.
7 reasons to study Environmental Engineering

Murdoch is ranked number 1 in Western Australia for graduate salary, learning resources, student support and full-time employment for engineering*.
Murdoch is ranked number 1 in Australia for Teaching Quality in Engineering*.
Murdoch is ranked number 1 in Australia for Overall Experience in Engineering*.
Make use of our $10.1 million Bayer Pilot Plant – a real world engineering plant with a variety of renewable energy systems, the only one of its kind in WA.
Get 480 hours of real work experience as part of your degree.
Travel overseas to create positive change through our Engineers Without Borders Program.
Access great scholarships like the Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship Program and Murdoch First Scholarship.

*The Good Universities Guide 2019

Some of the things you’ll learn

environmental engineering design and innovation
environmental technology for sustainability
pollution and its control
solar thermal and biomass engineering
sustainable urban water systems.


4 years full time, 8 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Engineering undergraduate courses at Murdoch University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 80.6% (national average 48.3%)
Improved skills: 93.5% (national average 83.1%)
Overall satisfaction: 90.3% (national average 74.4%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Murdoch University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Engineering undergraduate courses at Murdoch University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 78.3% (national average 76.8%)
Studying full time: 4.0% (national average 13.7%)
Median full time salary: $71,500 (national average $63,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Murdoch University Code: H1264

Entry Requirements

Selection Rank: 80