Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Technologies)

Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 4 years
Location: On campus

2012 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 84.25
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
Diploma or above
Bonus points: Science and Maths, SEAS, RISAS

International students: Entry and English requirements

Course overview

Engineering students studying environmental technologies need a solid education in both engineering and allied sciences and need to develop skills to investigate, plan, design, manufacture and maintain the systems and equipment used in various aspects of environmental solutions.

The course differs from conventional Environmental Engineering awards in that it focuses on the technologies and systems that make up a good environmental solution as opposed to the more civil engineering aspects of environmentally-friendly structures. The course covers the electronics, remote sensing and computer systems required to build environmental monitoring devices.

We have developed close relationships with a number of private sector and government organisations and all students undertake Flinders' nationally recognised 20 week industry placement.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

What are Environmental Technologies?

Environmental technology involves using electronics, remote sensing and computer systems to improve the environmental impact of humans on our world. Graduates commonly work in multi-disciplinary teams with environmental scientists, environmental health experts and geographic/geoinformatic specialists.

Why study Environmental Technologies at Flinders?

  • All our Engineering awards have been designed in close collaboration with industry in order to meet future development needs. Students gain specialist knowledge in key areas and an integrated tool kit of skills that will enable them to meet the technical criteria required by industry and to engage professionally with on-going technical developments. 

  • A distinctive feature of our Engineering awards is the nationally recognised industry placement program. More than 100 local, national and international organisations support the program, which provides students with 20 weeks of structured industrial work experience. 

  • Students complete their final year of study having already gained a first-hand understanding of the role of the graduate engineer. They graduate with a proven on-the-job performance and many go on to work full-time with the company that provided their placement, or with another in the same industry. 

  • The first year of this award is similar to the first year of our other Engineering awards allowing students to transfer between awards with minimal loss of time. For students without the necessary prerequisites, the Bachelor of Engineering Science award provides a pathway into this award. 

  • We have an international reputation for our teaching, student support programs/services and research.

Professional recognition/membership

This course has been developed to meet accreditation by Engineers Australia.

Career opportunities


Combined degree options

You can combine this course with the following: 

Study a language

Flinders also offers all students the opportunity to major in a language in conjunction with any undergraduate course. The Diploma in Language is designed to provide students with competence in a chosen language that adds greater portability to their qualifications. You will complete a total of one extra year of study and graduate with both your chosen degree and the Diploma in Language. You can apply for this at time of enrolment.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites: SACE Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, Mathematical Studies or equivalent. Knowledge of SACE Stage 2 Physics or equivalent is assumed.

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

International students: Entry and English requirements

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code:224091
Mid year entry:No
Applications:SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth-supported


International students
CRICOS code:069016M
Mid year entry:No
Applications:How to apply 
Annual fees:

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Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Related courses

Further study options

Course brochures

Domestic students
Engineering (PDF 1MB)

International students
International course guides


Related links

Engineer Your Life

School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics

Engineers Australia

Technology Industry Association