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Murdoch University Handbook

Please visit our Handbook website for more detailed information about courses, units and study available at Murdoch University.

Cancellation

The University reserves the right to cancel, without notice, any course, major, minor or unit if the number of students enrolled falls below limits set by the University.

Regulations and Rules

Students should ensure they are familiar with the University's internal legislation, including provisions specifically relevant to their studies. See the University Regulation overview and view legislation online.

Tuition Fee Calculator

Information on this page, including unit offerings, is from the 2019 academic year.

Student Type: Domestic - Undergraduate - Commonwealth supported - commenced 2010 or later

A Commonwealth-supported student must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or the holder of an Australian permanent visa.

Each year the Federal Government allocates a number of Commonwealth-supported places to the University in an arrangement known as a Funding Agreement. The agreement specifies, among other matters, how many students the University can enrol as Commonwealth-supported students.

Student Contribution Amounts

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of teaching Commonwealth-supported students. Commonwealth-supported students are also required to make a contribution towards the cost of their course.  Permanent Residents must pay their contribution at the start of each semester. Australian citizens and holders of Humanitarian Permanent Residents visas can pay all or part of their contribution at the start of each semester, or defer it to HECS-HELP.

The cost of each unit of study depends on its funding cluster. The funding clusters are the basis of Commonwealth Government funding for Commonwealth-supported students, and broadly reflect the cost of teaching the area, and the potential earnings of graduates in that subject area.

Note that the fees quoted within the Fees Calculator apply only to units studied in that year; different fees may apply to units studied in future years. Each year on 1 October the fees for the following year will be published.

Guidelines for determining this category of Murdoch student

The following guidelines have been established to determine which students are to be included in this category:

  • The student commenced their course of study as a Commonwealth-supported student on or after 1 January 2010;
  • The student is not included as a pre-2005 HECS student or a 2005 to 2009 HECS student.

Environmental Engineering Honours (BE(Hons))

Fee Cohort

New in 2015

Availability

  • Murdoch campus (internal)
    Some units only: Murdoch campus (external)
  • UnitFunding ClusterCredit PointsEFTSL Fee
    Course Prerequisites
    Chemistry Background

    Students may need to complete one prerequisite unit depending on their background in chemistry and their final scaled score in Chemistry within the past three years.

    Chemistry 3A/3B or Chemistry ATAR with a final scaled score of 50 percent or more

    OR

    CHE140 Fundamentals of Chemistry - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

    Students who have completed previous chemistry not stated above should consult the Academic Chair for clarification of their enrolment requirements.

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1169 

    Mathematics Background

    Students may need to complete one prerequisite unit depending on their background in mathematics with either a C grade in Mathematics Specialist ATAR (or Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D) or a final scaled score of 60 percent or more in Mathematics Methods ATAR (or Mathematics 3C/3D) within the past three years.

    Students without this background will need to complete:

    MAS164 Fundamentals of Mathematics - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

    Students who have completed previous mathematics not stated above should consult the Academic Chair for clarification of their enrolment requirements.

    Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health (3a)

    3

    0.125

    $1169 

    Physics Background

    Students may need to complete one prerequisite unit depending on their background in physics and their final scaled score in Physics within the past three years.

    WACE Physics 3A/3B with a final scaled score of 60 percent or more

    OR

    PEN120 General Physics - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

    Students who have completed previous physics not stated above should consult the Academic Chair for clarification of their enrolment requirements.

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1169 

    Course Structure - 96 credit points
    Part I - 24 credit points
    Year 1 - 24 credit points
    Transition Unit - 3 credit points

    BEN100 Transitioning into Engineering - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1169 

    Breadth Unit for Degree - 3 credit points

    BEN150 Design Concepts in Engineering - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1169 

    Core Units - 18 credit points

    MAS182 Applied Mathematics - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

    OR

    Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health (3a)

    3

    0.125

    $1169 

    BIO103 Environmental Biology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1169 

    ENV102 Foundations of the Environment - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    Agriculture (8b)

    3

    0.125

    $1169 

    CHE144 Foundations of Chemistry - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1169 

    MAS161 Calculus and Matrix Algebra - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

    Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health (3a)

    3

    0.125

    $1169 

    ENG109 Engineering Computing Systems - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1169 

    PEN152 Principles of Physics - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1169 

    Part II - 72 credit points
    University-Wide Breadth Unit - 3 credit points

    Select from the prescribed list of University-Wide Breadth Units. A unit cannot be used to satisfy both this Breadth Unit requirement and the requirements of a major or minor. If taken at 100 level the unit(s) will be attributed to Part I. Note that no more than 30 credit points at Part I may be credited towards course completion requirements.

    This unit should be taken in 4th year.

    Select Units
    Year 2 - 24 credit points
    Research Skills Unit - 3 credit points

    The following unit is no longer available - contact the Academic Chair for advice:

    BEN200 Scientific Method in Engineering - 3 points

    Core Units - 21 credit points

    ENG221 Pollution and its Control - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1169 

    ENG298 Principles of Process Engineering - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1169 

    MAS221 Mathematical Modelling - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health (3a)

    3

    0.125

    $1169 

    ENG203 Heat and Mass Transfer - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1169 

    ENG202 Engineering Thermodynamics - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1169 

    ENG201 Fluid Mechanics - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1169 

    ENV243 Water and Earth Science - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1169 

    Year 3 - 24 credit points

    All Engineering students will undertake at least 500 hours of approved work experience, plus complete a report outlining the experience gained, in order to complete the requirements of the degree. This work experience must be in a suitable engineering-related area and must be approved by the Engineering Academic Chair.

    Research Skills Unit - 3 credit points

    BEN300 Innovation and Ethics in Engineering - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1169 

    Core Units - 21 credit points

    ENG340 Environmental Water Chemistry - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1169 

    ENG343 Water Treatment Operations - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1169 

    ENG342 BioEnergy and Biological Wastewater Treatment - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1169 

    ENG341 Water Conservation and Auditing - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1169 

    ENG338 Energy Supply and Management - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1169 

    ENG300 Environmental Technology for Sustainability - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1169 

    ENG336 Engineering Finance, Management and Law - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce (1b)

    3

    0.125

    $1369 

    Year 4 - 24 credit points
    Core Units - 21 credit points

    ENG452 Environmental Engineering Design and Innovation - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1169 

    ENG459 Sustainable Urban Water Systems - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1169 

    ENG441 Solar Thermal and Biomass Engineering - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    3

    0.125

    $1169 

    ENG470 Engineering Honours Thesis - 12 points
    MURDOCH: H-internal, US1-internal, WU3-internal, Y-internal

    Science, Engineering, Surveying (7)

    12

    0.500

    $4679 

    The onus is on you to ensure that the units selected satisfy all of the course requirements.

    Note: Fees shown have been rounded to the nearest dollar. Not all units are available for online self-enrolment.

    Total required for the course: 96 credit points (4.000 EFTSL).

    Unit Funding Cluster Credit Points EFTSL Fee

    ART102 Inventing the Future -- 6 pts

    Behavioural Science, Social Studies (090300)

    6

    0.250

    $1641 

    CRM100 Introduction to Criminology -- 3 pts

    Behavioural Science, Social Studies (099903)

    3

    0.125

    $820 

    ICR101 The Innovator's Mindset -- 3 pts

    Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce (129999)

    3

    0.125

    $1369 

    IND101 Indonesian 1 -- 3 pts

    Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts (091513)

    3

    0.125

    $820 

    IND102 Indonesian 2 -- 3 pts

    Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts (091513)

    3

    0.125

    $820 

    JPN101 Japanese 1 -- 3 pts

    Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts (091515)

    3

    0.125

    $820 

    JPN102 Japanese 2 -- 3 pts

    Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts (091515)

    3

    0.125

    $820 

    MSP100 Career Learning: Managing Your Career -- 3 pts

    Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce (129999)

    3

    0.125

    $1369 

    AIS204 Indigenous Australia and the Nation -- 3 pts

    Behavioural Science, Social Studies (090101)

    3

    0.125

    $820 

    AST288 Women and Men in Asian Societies -- 3 pts

    Behavioural Science, Social Studies (090313)

    3

    0.125

    $820 

    BRD201 Food Matters -- 3 pts

    Behavioural Science, Social Studies (090300)

    3

    0.125

    $820 

    BRD202 Drugs in Society -- 3 pts

    Behavioural Science, Social Studies (090300)

    3

    0.125

    $820 

    BRD203 Carbon and Climate: A Wicked Problem -- 3 pts

    Behavioural Science, Social Studies (090300)

    3

    0.125

    $820 

    BRD205 Crime through the Ages -- 3 pts

    Behavioural Science, Social Studies (090300)

    3

    0.125

    $820 

    BRD209 Creativity and Innovation -- 3 pts

    Behavioural Science, Social Studies (090300)

    3

    0.125

    $820 

    BRD210 World of Sport -- 3 pts

    Behavioural Science, Social Studies (090399)

    3

    0.125

    $820 

    BRD251 Wellbeing -- 3 pts

    Behavioural Science, Social Studies (090300)

    3

    0.125

    $820 

    COM203 Consulting and Freelancing -- 3 pts

    Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce (080301)

    3

    0.125

    $1369 

    ENV245 Global and Regional Sustainability -- 3 pts

    Agriculture (050900)

    3

    0.125

    $1169 

    ICR201 Foundations of Entrepreneurship -- 3 pts

    Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce (080300)

    3

    0.125

    $1369 

    MSP200 Building Enterprise Skills -- 3 pts

    Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce (129999)

    3

    0.125

    $1369 

    MSP201 Real World Learning -- 3 pts

    Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce (129999)

    3

    0.125

    $1369 

    PHL209 Artificial Minds vs Real Thoughts -- 3 pts

    Humanities (091701)

    3

    0.125

    $820 

    POL226 Sex and Gender Matters -- 3 pts

    Behavioural Science, Social Studies (090313)

    3

    0.125

    $820 

    SOU214 Sound Production -- 3 pts

    Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts (100701)

    3

    0.125

    $820 

    SOU268 Music Technology -- 3 pts

    Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts (100701)

    3

    0.125

    $820 

    AIS308 Working with Indigenous Communities: Internship -- 3 pts

    Humanities (090311)

    3

    0.125

    $820 

    BRD306 Transitions to Post Carbon Society -- 3 pts

    Behavioural Science, Social Studies (090300)

    3

    0.125

    $820 

    BUS3581 Professional Internship in Business -- 3 pts

    Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce (080300)

    3

    0.125

    $1369 

    BUS3582 Professional Internship in Business -- 6 pts

    Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce (080300)

    6

    0.250

    $2739 

    CMS306 Critical Topics in Communication and Media Studies -- 3 pts

    Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts (100799)

    3

    0.125

    $820 

    COD303 Preparing for Professional Community Practice -- 3 pts

    Behavioural Science, Social Studies (090599)

    3

    0.125

    $820 

    COM308 Professional Internship -- 3 pts

    Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts (100700)

    3

    0.125

    $820 

    CRM310 CRM Internships (WIL) -- 3 pts

    Humanities (091199)

    3

    0.125

    $820 

    LLB301 Internships (WIL) -- 3 pts

    Law (090913)

    3

    0.125

    $1369 

    LLB311 International Trade Law -- 3 pts

    Law (090909)

    3

    0.125

    $1369 

    LLB325 Comparative Law -- 3 pts

    Law (090999)

    3

    0.125

    $1369 

    LLB327 Refugee Law -- 3 pts

    Law (090999)

    3

    0.125

    $1369 

    LLB337 Legal Protection of International Human Rights -- 3 pts

    Law (090999)

    3

    0.125

    $1369 

    LLB342 European Union Law -- 3 pts

    Law (090999)

    3

    0.125

    $1369 

    LLB376 International Human Rights Organisations -- 3 pts

    Law (090909)

    3

    0.125

    $1369 

    LLB393 Law in the Community (Street Law) -- 3 pts

    Law (090913)

    3

    0.125

    $1369 

    PHO312 Media Projects -- 3 pts

    Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts (100303)

    3

    0.125

    $820 

    PHO330 Professional Placement in Digital Media -- 3 pts

    Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts (100303)

    3

    0.125

    $820 

    POL340 Public Policy Internship -- 6 pts

    Behavioural Science, Social Studies (090101)

    6

    0.250

    $1641 

    PSY380 Psychology: Psychological Research Placement -- 3 pts

    Behavioural Science, Social Studies (090701)

    3

    0.125

    $820 

    SOU378 Advanced Sound Production -- 3 pts

    Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts (100701)

    3

    0.125

    $820 

    SUS309 International Aid and Development in Practice -- 3 pts

    Behavioural Science, Social Studies (090599)

    3

    0.125

    $820 

    SUS331 Sustainable Development Internship Project -- 3 pts

    Behavioural Science, Social Studies (090103)

    3

    0.125

    $820 

    TOU306 Hospitality and Tourism Project -- 3 pts

    Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce (080319)

    3

    0.125

    $1369 

    TOU323 Destination Management -- 3 pts

    Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce (080323)

    3

    0.125

    $1369 

    WEB301 Web Communication Project -- 3 pts

    Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts (100799)

    3

    0.125

    $820 

    WEB303 Business of Freelancing -- 3 pts

    Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce (080301)

    3

    0.125

    $1369 


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