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Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) (International Students)

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  • Objectives
    Deakin's Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) is the only course offered in Victoria with a major focus on the biology of wildlife and conservation. Content focuses on 'real-world' problem solving and applied solutions to wildlife and conservation issues. The course is designed to provide theoretical and practical expertise in a range of discipline areas such as wildlife ecology, landscape and vegetation management, biodiversity and conservation, animal biology and park management. The course is designed to enable graduates to contribute in a professional capacity to the study and management of wildlife populations both in Australia and overseas. You will be provided with knowledge, understanding and skills in the interdisciplinary study of the interactions of wildlife species with their environment. The hands-on focus of the course includes field-based experiences such as extended wildlife field studies trips and regular practical classes. All students must complete a professional work placement and are actively encouraged to volunteer in local and international environmental programs. The strong focus on skills, professional development and volunteering will prepare you for an exciting career in the industry.
  • 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 (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) (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.
    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 the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) you will be qualified for a career in wildlife conservation and management, and environmental science, and ready to take up challenging roles such as wildlife officer, conservation officer, wildlife manager, park ranger, project officer, research scientist, wildlife biologist, conservation biologist and landscape ecologist.


    Course rules

    To be awarded a Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) degree, a student must complete 24 credit points. The structure of the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) consists of 13 core credit points; including 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 that focus on all aspects of wildlife biology, ecology and conservation.

     

    Students will then be required to choose an extra three units, from a suite of nine units focusing on parks and wildlife management, and earth sciences. Students may choose eight general elective units which can be taken from any faculty within the University.

    All students are required to complete at least one wholly online unit.


    Course structure

    Year 1

    Trimester 1

    SQA101 Ecology and the Environment  

    SQB151 Biodiversity: A Global Perspective  

    plus two elective units

     

    Trimester 2

    SQA102 The Physical Environment  

    SQB122 Techniques in Conservation Biology  

    SBB132 Biology: Form and Function  

    plus one elective

     

    Year 2

    Trimester 1

    SQA201 Society and Environment  

    SQB220 Wildlife Ecology  

    SBB204 Animal Biology  

    plus one elective unit

     

    Trimester 2

    SQB226 Research Methods  

    plus three elective units


    Year 3

    Trimester 1

    SQA301 Professional Practice  

    SQB310 Ecology of Pest Plants and Animals  

    SQB321 Landscape Ecology  

    plus one elective unit

     

    Trimester 2

    SQB309 Wildlife Conservation  

    plus three electives

     

    Students are required to select at least three of their elective units from the options listed below:

    SBB205 Vertebrate Structure, Function and Evolution  

    SQB216 Bushfire Management  

    SQB237 Biogeography  

    SQB302 Wildlife Field Studies  

    SQB315 Australian Vegetation and Its Management  

    SQB331 Geographic Information Systems  

    SQE114 Introduction to Parks and Wildlife Conservation  

    SQE212 Ecotourism and Interpretation  

     



    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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