Courses & Units

Environmental Engineering ENG437


The units overlays a formal environmental engineering framework to environmental and sustainability topics and shows how the traditional design process can be extended to include these issues. The aim is for students to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to identify potential environmental risks and opportunities associated with projects, undertake the basic design of environmental engineering solutions, and evaluate their effectiveness. This unit covers principal environmental engineering design areas, including air quality, geo-environmental, solid waste management, water supply, water and wastewater treatment, and resource recovery.


Unit name Environmental Engineering
Unit code ENG437
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator Ms Anna Wrobel-Tobiszewska
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify environmental risks associated with engineering projects in order to propose mitigation measures.
  • Design elements of geo-environmental, water supply, wastewater treatment, and air pollution control systems with a focus on system suitability, feasibility, and sustainability.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of Environmental Engineering solutions in the context of design, sustainability, monitoring, control and remediation.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
039901 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,938.00

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KNE351 or KNE213 or ENG313 or ENG212

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern

3 x 60 minute lectures weekly, 1 x 60 minute tutorial weekly, 3 x 180 minute other activities

AssessmentQuiz (10%)|Environmental Monitoring (15%)|Geoenvironmental Engineering Project (15%)|Water Design Project (25%)|Environmental Impact Assessment (35%)
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