Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours) / Bachelor of Environmental Science - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours) / Bachelor of Environmental Science

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Design systems for and manage human interaction with the environment

Gain a broad foundation in civil engineering and environmental sciences, and learn how to design systems that anticipate and manage the way humans interact with the environment.

Study locations
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Moreton Bay^
Refer to the program footnotes
Semester 1 or Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
5 years
Annual tuition fee 2021
Estimated total tuition fee *
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2021 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
  • Campus note: Subject to external accreditation for Moreton Bay campus offering.
    ^First year courses offered at Moreton Bay campus from Semester 1, 2020.
Study locations QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 013751
  • Moreton Bay ^ 014751
Refer to the program footnotes
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 65.00 Rank - 65
USC program code
Semester 1 or Semester 2
5 years full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
English (Units 3 and 4, C); Maths Methods (Units 3 and 4, C)
Recommended prior study
Specialist Maths; and Physics or Chemistry
Other requirements
Applicants from a non-English speaking background should refer to the  English language requirements for further information.
Total courses
Total units
  • Campus note: Subject to external accreditation for Moreton Bay campus offering.
    ^First year courses offered at Moreton Bay campus from Semester 1, 2020.

During the program, you'll build your expertise in areas including environmental management, planning and restoration, managed ecosystems and marine science.

At the end of your studies you will have the scientific skills needed to make judgements on the conservation and use of Australia's natural ecosystems and resources.

In this program you will:

  • Complete more than 60 days of work experience 
  • Learn about the creative nature of engineering
  • Develop skills in problem-solving, teamwork and communication
  • Gain technical, business management and scientific environmental knowledge
  • Attain Engineers Australia graduate status
Exemption for first year Mathematics

Students who enter the program having achieved a 'Very High Achievement' in Maths C in secondary school may be eligible for an exemption for MTH103 Introduction to Applied Mathematics and may also be eligible for an exemption to MTH104 Introductory Calculus on application. Students who are exempted from one or two courses will need to substitute one or two engineering relevant courses in order to fulfil the requirements of the degree.

Post-admission requirements

Students must complete 60 days of suitable field experience.

Career opportunities
  • Government agencies
  • Construction companies
  • Engineering consultancies
  • Building industry
  • Water supply authorities
  • Mining industry
  • Research organisations
  • Parks and wildlife
  • Resource management
  • Environmental consultancies

Engineering students are eligible for free membership to Engineers Australia. Once their degree is completed they are eligible for Graduate membership.

Graduates are eligible to become members of:

  • Australian Network for Plant Conservation
  • Australian Water Association
  • Ecological Society of Australia
  • Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand
  • Australian Marine Sciences Association

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