Environmental Engineering Systems

Where will this take me?


Further study


To become a professionally accredited environmental engineer, follow the Environmental Engineering Systems major in the Bachelor of Science with the Master of Environmental Engineering.

You’ll enter your career with the confidence that comes from having a masters degree, with high-level specialist knowledge in your field.

Learn more about how to become an Engineer at the University of Melbourne.


Depending on the subjects you take in your undergraduate degree, a range of other graduate study options may be possible – in fields as diverse as design, science and technology, health sciences, teaching, law, business, humanities and more.

Graduate Research

If you complete a masters course with a significant research component, you can go on to study a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), or another graduate research program.

This will set you up for a rewarding career in research with a university, research institute, or company.

Career outcomes

After completing this major plus a Master of Engineering, you’ll be all set to move into a rewarding engineering career.

Our graduates have job titles such as environmental engineer, environmental scientist, water or land manager, waste management specialist and environmental consultant.

You can find our environmental engineering graduates in:

  • engineering firms such as GHD, John Holland and Alluvium
  • government authorities such as the EPA and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
  • local government and catchment management authorities
  • mining and manufacturing companies.

This is a field where new jobs are emerging, in areas such as bushfire protection, carbon management, climate change mitigation, sustainable systems, land and water management, conservation and hydrology, waste management and renewable energy.