Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Environmental and Climate Solutions)

University of Adelaide, The

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

Want to design solutions to some of the planet’s most challenging problems? As populations expand and humanity demands more of our natural resources, environmental engineers are at the forefront of developing solutions that increase the sustainability of human activities. They tackle climate change, enable the renewable energy transition, secure our water supplies, protect society from natural hazards, and redesign products to reduce waste.


The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Environmental and Climate Solutions) provides students with the skills, knowledge and application of scientific and engineering principles that will enable them to take a holistic view of engineering problems and to solve them in a systematic and sustainable manner. The degree emphasises the connections between infrastructure, people, the environment and the economy in the context of water resources and supply, storm water management and reuse, water and wastewater treatment, soils and geology, resource and waste management, air and noise pollution and energy systems. Majors are available in Climate Solutions, Renewable Energy, and Smart Technologies. Minors are available in Entrepreneurship and Humanitarian engineering. Students who do not choose a major or minor can tailor their degree to suit their needs, having the option to choose six elective courses in areas such as: environmental change, environmental policy, environmental science and environmental modelling. Students are required to complete eight weeks of approved practical experience.

Standard entry requirements

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.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.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.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace International: $204,000 No
  • Full-time : 5 years

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