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Bachelor of Technology (Environmental Technology) (BTech)

Course code: N3E
This 3-year degree course, which may be studied either full time or part time, is offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Surveying at Launceston.

Admission requirements & prerequisites
In addition to satisfying the normal University admission requirements, students entering from TCE Year 12 must have obtained a Satisfactory Achievement (SA) result or higher in Mathematics Stage 2 (MT841). Students who meet the University admission requirements but have only completed Mathematics Applied (MT730) will be admitted to the course provided they successfully complete a summer bridging course in Mathematics which is provided free of charge by the Department of Engineering.

A TAFE Associate Diploma of Engineering or Applied Science, or other qualifications deemed to be equivalent, may be accepted as an alternative prerequisite for admission to the Bachelor of Technology course with advanced standing.

Course objectives
The course is designed to produce graduates who meet the admission requirements of the Institution of Engineers Australia for affiliate membership. The Faculty of Engineering & Surveying is currently seeking course accreditation by the Institution of Engineers Australia.

Course objectives are:
* to impart significant factual and theoretical knowledge in a variety of engineering, related and environmentally related subject areas
* to develop an understanding of the potential impact of engineering development on the environment and of ways and means of managing and controlling that impact
* to develop skills in analysis, synthesis, design and communication
* to promote student interaction and activities which develop the key interpersonal skills required to balance academic achievements.

Course structure
The degree involves a structured program dealing with a range of topics such as air and fluid pollution problems, waste management and environmental management. A major project is undertaken in the third year of study to allow for an in-depth study of local environmental issues or problems.

The course will provide students with an opportunity to develop an understanding of the principles behind environmental management with a capability to provide technological solutions to environmental problems.

While not a requirement of the course, students will be encouraged to spend up to 12 weeks working with an employer during the summer vacation.

Articulation with other courses
Articulation from a TAFE Associate Diploma in Engineering or Applied Science is a specific design feature of the course and holders of theses awards may be granted up to 25% advanced standing in the course. After successful completion of the Bachelor of Technology, students may also elect to continue their study and articulate to a professional degree of Bachelor of Engineering.

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