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Looking after our fragile environment is everyone’s responsibility. Environmental Engineers respond to the growing pressures on our environment by providing innovative solutions that help the sustainable development of our society.

Your studies at USQ will provide you with the skills needed to design systems for recycling wastewater, reducing industrial energy consumption, and monitoring air quality. We can provide you with hands-on laboratory sessions, and with USQ's extensive connections with industry there are great opportunities to complete practical industry projects.

USQ offers a broad range of environmental engineering courses that will match your passion for helping make the world a better place. As an environmental engineer, you will be tasked with crucial roles encompassing many disciplines. You will be expected to design, plan, and implement solutions to protect human health and natural ecosystems while working to improve all aspects surrounding humanity and its essential relationship to nature.

If you’re passionate about understanding and developing systems for positive environmental change, an environmental engineering degree is the perfect course for you.

Explore USQ's Environmental Engineering degrees

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Kyra

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Kyra O’Sullivan’s goal is to be involved in creating a world that is sustainable for future generations. Choosing to study a Bachelor of Engineering, she aims to equip herself with the skills to solve some of the world’s greatest problems.
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What is environmental engineering?

Environmental engineering is a broad discipline of study that encompasses several types of scientific subjects and areas of interest, including biology, chemistry, geology, and more. You will be at the forefront of an industry that is looking for ways to ensure environmental sustainability.

As an environmental engineer, you will be exposed to many ecological problems that require advanced knowledge and sophisticated solutions. USQ will prepare you for these challenges so that you can approach your dream career with equal parts passion and knowledge.

What does an environmental engineer do?

An environmental engineer studies the health and wellbeing of the environment over time. By focusing on technological advancements, an environmental engineer ican provide valuable solutions for various environmental problems that the world faces today. At USQ, you will have access to the necessary resources and gain the knowledge needed to be confident in your desired career path. So, if you love Mother Nature and problem-solving, this is the perfect path for you.

Do environmental engineers travel a lot?

Yes. Like most engineers, environmental engineers can be required to travel extensively to fulfil their duties and specific projects. You’ll be able to move from project to project — depending on your role — and provide helpful solutions in-person to create the most effective change.

Why study environmental engineering at USQ?

At USQ, we believe in fostering the growth of future environmental engineers. That’s why we provide you with all the necessary resources to begin your ecological journey. By choosing USQ, you will learn and develop your skills in a welcoming and collaborative environment. With access to industry-leading knowledge and resources from our passionate teachers and lecturers, you’ll have everything you need to move forward with your dream career trajectory. 

Discover more about our Agriculture and Environment degrees that focus on making a positive impact on the environment — all right here at USQ!

What are the pathways to studying environmental engineering at USQ?

At USQ, we offer several accessible pathways to an undergraduate environmental engineering course. Whether you’ve just graduated high school, taken a long break from study, or have a VET, TAFE, or other relevant qualification, we can help guide you in the right direction.

For postgraduate entry into the Master of Engineering Practice or Master of Engineering Science, the following degrees can be a pathway or steppingstone if you don’t meet the standard entry requirements:

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