Deakin's Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management) will provide you with a broad-based knowledge of the functioning and management of the complex interactions between the biological, physical, social, economic and political worlds. Environmental managers work with natural, rural and urban systems, and their natural and human communities. They monitor environmental health – to guard against the degrading impacts of overuse and waste disposal – as well as planning activities and developing policy to achieve the best outcome for the environment and our society. The course focuses on providing you with practical and relevant skills that will be invaluable to your future careers. Fieldwork and industry-based learning are incorporated into all aspects of course delivery. You will experience a combination of hands-on and theoretical learning and have access to state-of-the-art facilities including sustainability assessment tools and a Global Information Systems (GIS) laboratory. Government and industry partners regularly contribute to the course to ensure graduates are job ready. You will have the opportunity to apply for the Department of Sustainability and Environment Cadetship Program, Industry Based Learning scholarships and Earthwatch projects during your degree, and the Department of Sustainability and Environment Graduate Recruitment program on completion of your degree. Once you have gained experience working in the environment industry, you will be eligible to become a Certified Environmental Practitioner through the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand.
Fees and charges
Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management) degree you may choose to pursue opportunities in a wide variety of careers such as environmental planning, environmental policy, sustainability, environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation, industry-based environmental management, waste management, human dimensions of environmental management, environmental education, catchment management, water resource management, land rehabilitation, pollution control, environmental science, conservation, and coastal and park management.
To be awarded a Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management) degree, a student must complete 24 credit points. The course includes a total of 13 credit points of core units consisting of four environmental science common core units that provide an introduction to ecology and environmental issues, social considerations in resource management, and professional skills; and nine specialty core units.
Students can complete up to eight elective units from outside the Faculty, giving students the opportunity to undertake a major study from another area in the University. The remaining three elective units must be chosen from a list of options provided.
All students are required to complete at least one wholly online unit.
SQA101 Ecology and the Environment
SQE121 Environmental Sustainability
plus two elective units
SQA102 The Physical Environment
SQE131 Environmental Monitoring
plus two elective units
SQA201 Society and Environment
SQE239 Terrain Evaluation
plus two elective units
SQE202 Environmental Planning and Impact Assessment
SQB226 Research Methods
plus two elective units
SQA301 Professional Practice
SQE301 Managing Environmental Projects
SQE331 Hydrology and Water Resources Management
plus one elective unit
SQE302 Policy Instruments for Sustainability
SQE305 Catchment and Coastal Management
plus two elective units.
Note: Environmental science core units: SQA101, SQA102, SQA201 and SQA301.
Students are required to select at least three of their elective units from the options listed below.
SQE114 Introduction to Parks and Wildlife Conservation
SQE212 Ecotourism and Interpretation
SQE328 Integrated Marine and Coastal Management
SQE342 Risks to Healthy Environments
SQB216 Bushfire Management
SQB315 Australian Vegetation and Its Management
SQB321 Landscape Ecology
In addition to student contribution fees, students should be aware that they may be required to meet their own expenses in connection with food and accommodation while on fieldwork.
Admission requirements - general
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
Advanced standing - general
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for advanced standing. You will need to provide your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your advanced standing.
Your advanced standing is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
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