Civil and environmental engineering
What's the focus of this major?
You'll learn all the key skills and competencies you need to become a professional civil engineer (as in the Civil Major), but will spend around half your degree developing an holistic focus on environmental issues.
You'll develop practical skills and expertise in environmental impact assessment, water and wastewater treatment and management, waste management, environmental planning and law, natural resource management (including land and water resources) and sustainable development. You'll also gain expertise in biology, ecology and microbiology, plus an understanding of the social, political and legal aspects of environmental planning and management.
Where will I work?
You can work in any of the areas suggested for the General Major, but will be most likely to find opportunities with:
- Environmental consultants
- Local councils
- Waste contractors
- Councils and government agencies, such as the Department of Environment and Conservation, Department of Commerce, Department of Planning, the Roads and Maritime Service, Department of Natural Resources or water authorities.