Master of Engineering Science (Environmental Engineering)

About Master of Engineering Science (Environmental Engineering)

UNSW’s Master of Engineering Science (Environmental Engineering) is a two-year postgraduate degree with Australia’s leading School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The program is designed for students who already have an accredited engineering degree and want to broaden their job prospects through specialisation.

Through this program you’ll learn about on safe, sustainable and ethical development of urban infrastructure, allowing you to carve out a career that merges engineering and sustainability. You’ll gain a depth of knowledge across a broad range of areas, including:

  • Transport engineering
  • Waste management
  • Water engineering
  • Renewable energy
  • Civil engineering
  • Project management

The Master of Engineering Science is a non-accredited program designed to deepen your expertise, so you can push your career in the direction you want it to go. If you have a degree or extensive professional experience in a related area, you can apply for credit of up to 50% of this program).

Why Study Master of Engineering Science (Environmental Engineering)

The latest 2020 QS World University Rankings placed UNSW as the top engineering faculty in Australia and #37 in the world. We’ve consistently received a five-star rating for employability, teaching and research.

We’re known as the leading Civil and Environmental Engineering school in Australia. Globally, we’re ranked 12th by QS Rankings and 10th by AWRU.

As a leading hub for environmental research, we ensure our research is woven into our teaching. Our work includes environmental footprint analysis, life cycle assessment and sustainable consumption and production.

To support our strong research focus and educational excellence, we have some of the best Environmental Engineering facilities in the country. When you study at UNSW, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art facilities such as the Water Research Laboratory, Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory, and the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre.

Benefits of studying with us:

  • We combine online learning and face-to-face, hands-on experience
  • Student-led projects and industry-based training
  • Strong partnerships with industry in education, research, training and employment
  • With $104 million invested in unique, laboratory facilities, you’ll have access to cutting edge technology throughout your degree.

Your Career Opportunities

As an Environmental Engineer, you’ll have the experience and knowledge to support sustainability and ethical urban development. Job opportunities for environmental engineers are predicted to continue to grow rapidly as we shift towards sustainable futures.

You’ll have the qualifications and opportunity to work in a broad range of sectors and roles, including:

  • Construction
  • Renewable energy
  • Electricity, gas, water and waste services
  • Urban development
  • Manufacturing
  • Government roles
  • Scientific and technical services

Examples of work you might take part in as an Environmental Engineer include; working with a water company on water loss initiatives, consulting on tender projects, such as recycling or desalination plants, and planning sustainable infrastructure for governments.