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Sustain the natural environment and its resources through engineering

You'll develop knowledge and skills in planning, designing and managing projects associated with environmental protection. You'll graduate with an understanding of complex environmental problems and gain the engineering knowledge, competence and design skills needed to develop solutions to manage urban waste (including e-waste), land, water and wastewater. You'll also be prepared for work in air quality monitoring and control roles.

Environmental engineering is your pathway to helping sustain the natural environment and its resources in a modern society through engineering.

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Study environmental engineering at Griffith

Hands-on industry experience

We work closely with industry so our students are learning and working at the leading edge. You'll gain essential hands-on experience through work integrated learning placements. As a graduate you'll be equipped to analyse and understand environmental issues, develop solutions and work in local, national and international sectors.

Focus on your interest area

You may choose to study a minor, increasing your specialist knowledge and preparing to build your career in that area. A minor which complements environmental engineering is pollution monitoring and control.

Study your way

You can create your course timetable to fit in with your job or your travel plans, just ask us how. With the flexibility of studying part-time or full-time, and over two or three trimesters each year, you have choices.

Purpose-built facilities

Our newly opened Engineering, Technology and Aviation building is a space for innovation where students come together to enhance their learning potential. With the latest in hands-on technology, the building offers engineering, IT and aviation students the opportunity to learn in spaces designed to reflect the workplace.

Sarah Haskmann

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

'Griffith University gave me the opportunity to study a unique engineering discipline so I can hopefully have a career that leaves the planet better than it was before I started.'

Sarah Haskmann

Classrooms that reflect the workplace

Creating new ways to enhance student learning

Our new Engineering, Technology and Aviation building at Nathan is a space for innovation and collaboration. With the latest in hands-on technology, the building offers engineering, IT and aviation students the opportunity to learn in spaces designed to reflect the workplace.

Career outcomes

75% of the fastest growing occupations now require science, technology, engineering or math skills*

You'll find opportunities in government departments such as Transport and Main Roads, Natural Resources and Mines, Department of Science, IT and the Arts, and Environment and Resource Management. You'll also enjoy opportunities with consulting firms in the construction, mining, oil, smelting and manufacturing industries, as well as with local government and research organisations.

* Office of Australia's Chief Scientist, September 2014.

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Monday 8 March — Saturday 19 June

Trimester 1

Our first teaching trimester starts on Monday 8 March 2021 . Trimester 1 examinations run from Thursday 10 to Saturday 19 June.

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Thursday 6 May — Saturday 8 May

Gold Coast Careers and Employment Festival

Tuesday 18 May — Tuesday 18 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 19 May — Wednesday 19 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 20 May — Thursday 20 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 21 May — Saturday 22 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Saturday 17 July — Sunday 18 July

TSXPO

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Monday 19 July — Saturday 30 October

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 19 July. Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 21 to Saturday 30 October.

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Tuesday 20 July — Tuesday 20 July

Sunshine Coast Careers and Employment Expo

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Friday 23 July — Sunday 25 July

Melbourne Careers and Employment Expo

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Sunday 8 August — Sunday 8 August

Open Day

Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses

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Monday 13 September — Monday 13 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 15 September — Wednesday 15 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 16 September — Thursday 16 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 17 December — Thursday 23 December

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