Sustainable engineering

Why study Sustainable engineering?

Sustainability and global warming are significant contemporary issues. You can specialise in sustainability in energy production while studying electronic engineering or civil engineering

In electronic engineering, you will study zero-emissions power generation technologies and conversion technologies such as inverters for DC to AC, transmission line and other communications technologies for the renewable energy industry in Australia.

In our civil engineering course, you will study climate, sustainability and society; environmental law; civil construction and environment; environmental case studies; and sustainable infrastructure. Understand the role of engineering technologists in the community and develop an awareness of the social and environmental effects of your decisions.

Career opportunities

Our electronic engineering students are prepared for work in manufacturing, research and development, maintenance, quality control, medical related industries, space and physics related industries and consumer goods companies.

Our civil engineering students are prepared for work in private industry, consultancies, local, state, and federal government organisations, and in research. Career paths range from general engineering practice and management roles up to CEO level.

Courses

Local students

2014 - mid-year entry

Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)

Duration :
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo 61.75
Melbourne 70.45
Year
2014
Course description
Engineering impacts virtually every aspect of society. There are many specialties within civil engineering, such as structural, construction, environment, and transportation engineering. Engineers should be creative, curious, analytical, and detail orientated. As a trained civil engineer, you may manage people and projects, oversee a construction sites or work in design, research and teaching.

This course aims to prepare you to work in the design, construction and maintenance of almost all basic types of contemporary infrastructure. This includes bridges, multi-storey buildings, highways, railways, tunnels, airports, domestic water supplies, irrigation systems, flood protection work, and the collection and disposal of wastes and waste water.

You can combine this course with either science or business courses in double degree programs.The curriculum also emphasises the importance of people skills, as engineers often work as part of a team in a wide range of fields.
Professional recognition
The course is accredited by Engineers Australia, and graduates are eligible for membership.
Prerequisite
Unit 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Physics; a study score of at least 25 in English (Eal) or 20 in English other than EAL; a study score of at least 20 in Maths; Mathematical Methods (CAS).
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Applicants are welcome to provide supporting documentation. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal History online for other information to be considered during the selection process, e.g. details on work experience or reason for applying.

Applicants may also be asked to complete a maths test.
Additional information
VTAC. Late applications will be accepted online from 7 December. Please note that late applications will only be considered after we've selected VTAC applicants in January 2014.
How to apply
Apply online or through VTAC to start this course in July. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
Full course details
Civil Engineering (Honours)Melbourne
Civil Engineering (Honours)Bendigo

Bachelor of Electronic Engineering (Honours)

Duration :
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne 60
Year
2014
Course description
Modern electronic engineering creates sophisticated instruments and devices for use in all branches of physical and biological sciences, in engineering and manufacturing, and in the home.
This course focuses on the electronic systems we use daily, from simple circuits to complex devices and expensive biomedical equipment in hospitals. It also aims to give you an appreciation of the role of engineers in the community, and an awareness of the social and environmental effects of their decisions.

The curriculum provides a broad introduction to electronics, with the opportunity to specialise in sustainability in energy production, or biomedical, microelectronic, optical or electronic systems engineering.

Visit the Faculty's industry experience and student support programs.
Professional recognition
The course is accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates with a biomedical engineering specialty can apply for registration with the College of Biomedical Engineers (Engineers Australia), after holding a position of professional responsibility in biomedical engineering.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: English (any) and either Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Successful completion of Physics or Specialist Mathematics gives you an additional 1.5 aggregate points for each area of study. Performance in prerequisite studies is also considered.
Additional information
Students must complete at least 12 weeks' certified practical experience to be deemed to have completed the course. This is usually undertaken during the vacation following third or fourth year, but may be done at the end of final year.
How to apply
Apply online or through VTAC to start this course in July. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
Full course details
Electronic EngineeringMelbourne

2015

Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)

Duration :
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo 61.75
Melbourne 70.45
Year
2015
Course description
Combining theory with on-the-job training, you'll be prepared to work on the design, construction and maintenance of bridges, multi-storey buildings, railways, tunnels, water supplies and much more.

You'll learn how to plan and manage large-scale projects, understand the principles of sustainability, test your own construction ideas and work creatively and analytically to solve engineering challenges.

We offer industry-supported scholarships to give you financial support while you study. You can also undertake paid work experience under the supervision of experienced engineers, allowing you to put theory into practice and build industry contacts that generally lead to employment straight after graduation.

There is currently a shortage of civil engineers across Australia. Our graduates find work in public and private organisations in Australia and overseas, working on large-scale structural projects, oil rigs, mining company projects, water infrastructure, and local government projects.

After graduation, you'll be eligible for membership with Engineers Australia and other professional bodies, depending on your specialisation.
Career opportunities
Professional engineers participate in careers across many fields. Graduates work in private industry, consultancies, research, and in local, state, and federal government organisations. Career paths lead through general engineering practice and management roles to the highest positions.
Professional recognition
The course is accredited by Engineers Australia, and graduates are eligible for membership.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS); and a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Physics.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application.Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Satisfactory completion in two but no more than two of Maths: Specialist Mathematics and Physics equals 1.5 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 3 points.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Some of our 2015 courses are being reviewed and may change so please check these pages regularly for up-to-date information or register for updates. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
Full course details

0Bendigo

Bachelor of Electronic Engineering (Honours)

Duration :
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne 60
Year
2015
Course description
Modern electronic engineering creates sophisticated instruments and devices for use in a wide range of areas. You'll gain a broad introduction to electronics, with the opportunity to specialise in sustainable energy production, biomedical, microelectronic, optical or electronic systems engineering. It focuses on the electronic systems we use daily, from simple circuits to complex devices and expensive biomedical equipment in hospitals. You'll get at least 12 weeks of certified practical experience, usually completed during the vacation following third or fourth year.

Visit the Faculty's industry experience and student support programs.
Career opportunities
Depending on your specialisation, this course prepares you for a career in areas such as satellite and mobile telecommunications, microelectronic circuit design, control systems, robotics and biomedical engineering.
Professional recognition
The course is accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates with a biomedical engineering specialty can apply for registration with the College of Biomedical Engineers (Engineers Australia), after holding a position of professional responsibility in biomedical engineering.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Successful completion of Physics or Maths: Specialist Mathematics gives you an additional 1.5 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 3 points.
Additional information
Students must complete at least 12 weeks' certified practical experience to be deemed to have completed the course. This is usually undertaken during the vacation following third or fourth year, but may be done at the end of final year.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Some of our 2015 courses are being reviewed and may change so please check these pages regularly for up-to-date information or register for updates. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
Full course details

1Melbourne

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Fees and scholarships

Undergraduate courses are Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens. The domestic fee calculator can be used to calculate the cost of subjects this year.

There is also a wide range of scholarships available for local students

International students

2014

Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours) (078469G)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
25 810
Campus
Bendigo, Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
Engineering impacts virtually every aspect of society. There are many specialties within civil engineering, such as structural, construction, environment, and transportation engineering. Engineers should be creative, curious, analytical, and detail orientated. As a trained civil engineer, you may manage people and projects, oversee a construction sites or work in design, research and teaching.

This course aims to prepare you to work in the design, construction and maintenance of almost all basic types of contemporary infrastructure. This includes bridges, multi-storey buildings, highways, railways, tunnels, airports, domestic water supplies, irrigation systems, flood protection work, and the collection and disposal of wastes and waste water.

You can combine this course with either science or business courses in double degree programs.The curriculum also emphasises the importance of people skills, as engineers often work as part of a team in a wide range of fields.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B (EFS5 UG minimum 60 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 65
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2013 (indicative only) - 65.25
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 6
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BCC
STPM - 8
MICSS (UEC) - 5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 65
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 65
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 7.5
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.3
GAOKAO - see: the website


If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information, visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
Mathematics determined to be equivalent to the Australian VCE Units 3 & 4, English (any), Mathematical Methods (CAS) and either Specialist Mathematics or Physics.
Additional information
Only students with Advanced Standing (credit) can commence in Semester 2 (July).
This course may be offered at the Melbourne Campus subject to official University approval.
Professional recognition
The course is accredited by Engineers Australia, and graduates are eligible for professional membership.
Full course details
Civil Engineering (Honours)Melbourne
Civil Engineering (Honours)Bendigo

Bachelor of Electronic Engineering (Honours) (069556E)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
25 810
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
Modern electronic engineering creates sophisticated instruments and devices for use in all branches of physical and biological sciences, in engineering and manufacturing, and in the home.
This course focuses on the electronic systems we use daily, from simple circuits to complex devices and expensive biomedical equipment in hospitals. It also aims to give you an appreciation of the role of engineers in the community, and an awareness of the social and environmental effects of their decisions.

The curriculum provides a broad introduction to electronics, with the opportunity to specialise in sustainability in energy production, or biomedical, microelectronic, optical or electronic systems engineering.

Visit the Faculty's industry experience and student support programs.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B (EFS5 UG minimum 60 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 60
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2013 (indicative only) - 61.65
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 8
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
MICSS (UEC) - 4.5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 60
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - G
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 65
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 8
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.3
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
Mathematics determined to be equivalent to the Australian VCE Units 3 & 4 Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics and English (any).
Additional information
Students with Advanced Standing (credit) may commence in Semester 2 (July).
Professional recognition
The course is accredited by Engineers Australia and graduates are eligible for professional membership.
Full course details
Electronic EngineeringMelbourne

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Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Abdullah Al Mahroqi,
Bachelor of Electronic Engineering

"This course has opened up many career and further study pathways for me."

Sustainable engineering placements

The industry cadetship program allows you to gain paid workplace experience between semesters, giving you the chance to build on your skills and build your career. See cadetship program.

Overseas study opportunities

As a La Trobe student, you can broaden your horizons by studying overseas with one of our global exchange partners. We have partnerships with more than 100 universities in over 30 countries throughout Asia, Europe and North and South America.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academic staff during your studies, from tutors through to lecturers and supervisors. You can view staff in Sustainable engineering or search all staff in the Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering.