Environmental Engineer

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Environmental Engineers assess the impact of engineering projects on water, soil, air, and noise levels, and advise and design ways to minimise this impact.

They also plan and design systems to treat and remove waste, such as waste water systems, take air, water and land samples, and prepare assessments and reports.

Environmental Engineers often work for private consultancies or government agencies.

Generally, Environmental Engineers have a Bachelor’s degree in:

  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technology (specialising in civil, natural and resources engineering)
  • Engineering with Honours (specialising in civil, environmental and natural resources engineering)

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School subjects

Recommended secondary school subjects include English, Biology, Chemistry, Statistics and Modelling; Science, Maths with Calculus, Economics / Accounting, Geography.

Tertiary study

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