University of the Sunshine Coast

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours) / Bachelor of Environmental Science

University of the Sunshine Coast

Course details

CRICOS course code: 085715F

Level of study: Undergraduate


Design systems for and manage human interaction with the environment

Gain a broad foundation in civil engineering and environmental sciences, and learn how to design systems that anticipate and manage the way humans interact with the environment.

During the program, you'll build your expertise in areas including environmental management, planning and restoration, managed ecosystems and marine science.

At the end of your studies you will have the scientific skills needed to make judgements on the conservation and use of Australia's natural ecosystems and resources.

In this program you will:

  • Complete more than 60 days of work experience
  • Learn about the creative nature of engineering
  • Develop skills in problem-solving, teamwork and communication
  • Gain technical, business management and scientific environmental knowledge
  • Attain Engineers Australia graduate status

Exemption for first year Mathematics

Students who enter the program having achieved a 'Very High Achievement' in Maths C in secondary school may be eligible for an exemption for MTH103 Introduction to Applied Mathematics and may also be eligible for an exemption to MTH104 Introductory Calculus on application. Students who are exempted from one or two courses will need to substitute one or two engineering relevant courses in order to fulfil the requirements of the degree.

Career opportunities

  • Government agencies
  • Construction companies
  • Engineering consultancies
  • Building industry
  • Water supply authorities
  • Mining industry
  • Research organisations
  • Parks and wildlife
  • Resource management
  • Environmental consultancies


Engineering students are eligible for free membership to Engineers Australia. Once their degree is completed they are eligible for Graduate membership.

Graduates are eligible to become members of:

  • Australian Network for Plant Conservation
  • Australian Water Association
  • Ecological Society of Australia
  • Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand
  • Australian Marine Sciences Association

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 29,600 Per Year Read moreESTIMATED TOTAL TUITION FEE: 148,000
Start date: Expected July 2023
Duration: 5 years
Study mode: Full time

University of the Sunshine Coast

90 Sippy Downs Drive
Sunshine Coast Queensland 4556

Entry criteria

You must:

  • be at least 17 years of age, or have completed Year 12 or equivalent

IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each subtest; TOEFL: Internet-based - Overall score of 76 with minimum score of 18 for writing; TOEFL: Paper-based - Overall score of 550 with minimum essay score of 4; Pearson Test of English - Overall score of 50 with no sub score less than 50; CAE/CPE (results after Jan 2015) - Overall score of 169 or above with no less than 162 in each skill; ISLPR (IIAA accredited)- (previously ASLPR) - 3 in all four skill areas; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2 - Successful completion; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3 - Successful completion; Global Assessment Certificate (GAC) - Successful completion with a minimum GPA of 2.3.


University of the Sunshine Coast
90 Sippy Downs Drive
Sunshine Coast Queensland 4556