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  • Objectives
    This course provides a pathway into the Bachelor of Environmental Science. The course educates students to contribute to the monitoring and management of processes and activities that affect the environment. The course provides students with understanding and practical competence in the scientific, social, ethical and legal dimensions of the practice of environmental science.
  • Entry requirements
    New South Wales Recommended studies: 2 units Mathematics.
  • Academic Title
    Associate Degree in Environmental Science
  • Course description
    Associate Degree in Environmental Science
    AssocDegEnvSc

    160 cp

    Minimum duration: 2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

    Course available at: Sydney (North Sydney), NSW

    EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

    1. Requirements for Completion of the Associate Degree

    To qualify for the Associate Degree, a student must complete 160 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

       1. 160 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:
             1. 80 cp from Environmental Science Units;
             2. 80 cp from Science Units;

                and

       2. required Volunteer Experience.38

    Schedule of Unit Offerings

    Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

    Environmental Science Units
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    ENVI100     10     Environmental Issues
    ENVI201     10     The Australian Environment: Values and Ethics
    ENVI202     10     Environmental Legislation and Planning
    ENVI204     10     Soils and Water (Pre: ERTH100 Earth Science)
    ENVI206     10     Environmental Impact Assessment
    ERTH100     10     Earth Science
    INFO102     10     Introduction to Data Analysis
    INFO201     10     Environmental Data Analysis (Pre: INFO102 Introduction to Data Analysis)

    Science Units

    Biology
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    BIOL101     10     Fundamentals of Biology

    Ecology
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    BIOL102     10     Principles of Ecology (Pre: BIOL101 Fundamentals of Biology)
    BIOL227     10     Vegetation Ecology (Pre: BIOL102 Principles of Ecology and INFO201                                                 Environmental Data Analysis)

    Chemistry
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    CHEM100     10     Fundamentals of Chemistry
    CHEM102     10     Physical Chemistry (Pre: CHEM100 Fundamentals of Chemistry)
    CHEM201     10     Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (Pre: CHEM100 Fundamentals of Chemistry)
    CHEM203     10     Environmental Chemistry (Pre: CHEM100 Fundamentals of Chemistry)

    Physics
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    PHYS105     10     Environmental Physics

    Volunteer Experience
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    ENVI205     0     Volunteer Experience

    38 Volunteer Experience is normally completed by the end of Year 2.

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