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

University Of The Sunshine Coast

Program Overview

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

In this program you will:

  • Learn about the creative nature of engineering

  • Develop skills in problem-solving, teamwork and communication

  • Gain technical, business management and scientific environmental knowledge

  • Graduate with the scientific skills needed to make judgements on the conservation and use of Australia's natural ecosystems and resources

  • Complete more than 60 days of work experience


Sunshine CoastAustralia

  Course Duration

60 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 29,600



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Introductory courses (11) 132 units

  • ENG101 Foundations of Engineering

  • ENG102 Engineering Statics

  • ENG103 Introduction to the Internet of Things

  • ENG104 Introduction to Engineering Design

  • ENS103 Earth's Surface Processes

  • MTH103 Introduction to Applied Mathematics

  • MTH104 Introductory Calculus

  • SCI102 Biodiversity and Ecology

  • SCI105 Introductory Chemistry

  • SCI107 Physics

  • SCI110 Science Research Methods


Developing courses (13) 156 units

  • CIV200 Structural Analysis and Computer Modelling

  • CIV201 Soil Mechanics

  • ENS221 Plant Diversity and Ecology

  • ENS222 Terrestrial Vertebrate Diversity and Ecology

  • ENS224 Soil Properties, Processes and Rehabilitation

  • ENS242 Weather and Climate

  • ENS253 Geographic Information Science and Technology

  • MEC200 Thermofluids 1

  • MEC221 Mechanics of Materials

  • MEC225 Engineering Materials

  • MTH201 Calculus II and Linear Algebra

  • MTH203 Numerical Analysis


PLUS 1 course from the following:

  • ANM203 Statistics with Teeth: Understanding Ecological Data

  • SCI202 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics


Graduate courses (15) 180 units

  • CIV300 Structural Engineering

  • CIV301 Design of Roads and Drainage

  • CIV330 Engineering Hydrology

  • CIV340 Construction Technology

  • CIV400 Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment systems

  • CIV401 Sustainable Transport Systems

  • CIV404 Engineering Sustainable Design

  • CIV451 Concrete Structures and Technology

  • ENG302 Engineering Project Management

  • ENG304 Engineering Research Methodology

  • ENG401 Engineering Project 1

  • ENG402 Engineering Project 2

  • ENS321 Restoration Ecology

  • ENS325 Population Ecology and Genetics

  • GEO302 Coastal Geomorphology

For entry into most USC undergraduate degree programs, you need to have completed a minimum level of education similar to successful completion of Australian Year 12 with good grades.

Further studies, for example, a semester or more at college or university, can also be considered for entry and may give you credit transfer towards a degree.


English Language Requirement

  • IELTS (Academic)    Overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each subtest

  • TOEFL iBT               Overall score of 76 with minimum score of 21 for writing

Annual tuition fee ($AUD)


  • Building industry

  • Construction companies

  • Engineering consultancies

  • Environmental consultancies

  • Government agencies

  • Mining industry

  • Parks and wildlife

  • Research organisations

  • Resource management

  • Water supply authorities

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