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Bachelor of Environmental Science (Freshwater Biology and Management) (International Students)

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  • Objectives
    The Bachelor of Environmental Science (Freshwater Biology and Management) is a course of study designed to provide theoretical and practical expertise in a range of biological, ecological and environmental processes and issues in the freshwater environment. The Bachelor of Environmental Science (Freshwater Biology and Management) is designed to enable graduates to contribute in a professional capacity to the study and management of waterways in Australia and overseas. The objectives and general philosophy of the course are to provide knowledge, understanding and skills in the interdisciplinary study of the interactions of freshwater organisms with their living and non-living environments; the influence of biotic, physical and chemical processes on the dynamics of freshwater ecosystems; consideration of the impacts of humans on, and management of, the freshwater environment and its resources. This unique course is delivered in a novel way to ensure that students are provided with an undergraduate experience that is exciting and provides marketable skills. The course includes hands on work, field-based practical experiences, and training in high demand professional skills in a variety of freshwater habitats in western Victoria. Students who do well in their Bachelor of Environmental Science (Freshwater Biology and Management) studies may apply to undertake a fourth (honours) year. Honours courses lead to the postgraduate research degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy.
  • Entry requirements
    General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table. Some courses may have additional entry requirements. Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Environmental Science (Freshwater Biology and Management) (International Students)
  • Course description
    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. The cost of each unit offered in 2009 can be viewed at  http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php.
    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.


    Career opportunities
    As a graduate of this course you may find employment in the areas of conservation and environmental analysis; environmental assessment; management of surface waters; wastewater treatment. An increasing number of graduates are actively engaged in research. Positions obtained include research scientist, environmental consultant, aquatic scientist, chemical instrumentation sales and applications, water treatment chemist, limnologist, industrial chemist, fisheries manager and environmental scientist.


    Course rules

    To be awarded a Bachelor of Environmental Science (Freshwater Biology and Management) degree, a student must complete 24 credit points including 18-credit-points of core units. There are six elective units available giving students the opportunity to undertake study in another area of interest from the University.

     

    Students should note that they must also comply with the following rules:

        * level 1 - up to 10 credit points
        * levels 2 and 3 - at least 14 credit points over both levels
        * level 3 - at least 6 credit points of which at least 4 must be science course-grouped
        * All students are required to complete at least one wholly online unit.


    Course structure

    Year 1

    Trimester 1

    SQA101 Ecology and the Environment  

    SQB144 Introduction to Marine and Freshwater Biology  

    SQP105 Introduction to Aquatic Pollution  

    SQP106 Essential Skills in Marine and Freshwater Science  

    SBS010 Laboratory Safety Induction Program  *

     

    Trimester 2

    SQA102 The Physical Environment  

    SQB161 Aquaculture and the Environment  

    SQP126 Practical Skills in Marine and Freshwater Science  

    plus one elective unit

    * SBS010 is a compulsory 0-credit point unit.


    Year 2

    Trimester 1

    SQA201 Society and Environment  

    SBS251 Research Methods and Data Analysis  

    SQB244 Aquatic Ecology  

    plus one elective unit

     

    Trimester 2

    SQB261 Diversity of Fishes  

    SQP252 Introduction to Environmental Chemistry  

    SQB232 Freshwater Biology  

    SQP211 Waterways Management: Tools and Techniques  

     

    Year 3

    Trimester 1

    SQA301 Professional Practice  

    SQB347 Disturbance and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems  

    SQP302 Geographic Information Systems: Uses in Aquatic Environments  

    plus one elective unit

     

    Trimester 2

    SQE315 Environmental Planning and Assessment  

    plus three elective units

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    Course expenses
    In addition to student contribution fees, students 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

        * Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now.
        * Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office.
        * Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.

    Tracking your application:
    If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

        * If you applied online, log back into the Applicant Portal using your username and password.
        * If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
        * If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact that office.

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