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Bachelor of Environments (Environmental Geographies, Politics & Cultures)

  • Study mode
    The major in Environmental Geographies, Politics & Cultures is studied on campus.
  • Program rating
    The environment is always a consideration when business decisions are made, and experts are needed to consult with about this. The organisation and care of the world´s water supplies, energy, waste and clean air are at the forefront of political debates and newspaper articles, and if you are concerned and interested in these areas then a major in Environmental Geographics, Politics and Cultures could be for you.
  • Employability
    Pretty much every private organisation and government body needs to employ people who specialise in environmental policies, politics and culture, and employment possibilites are many.
  • Expected salary
    The average wage of an environmental engineer is $122,782 per annum to give an indication of a salary in a similar field.
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  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Environments (Environmental Geographies, Politics & Cultures)
  • Course description
    All Bachelor of Environments students must complete the following first year subjects:

    880-101  Natural Environments

    An understanding of natural systems is crucial for sustainable management and design. This core subject of the Bachelor of Environments degree introduces students to the main systems that shape the natural world. The subject examines the evolution of...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    880-102  Reshaping Environments
    This subject explores how environments shape us and we humans reshape the environment. It examines human attitudes to, impacts on and interactions with the environments in which we live by considering ‘natural', transformed and built...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    PLUS four subjects from the following list:

    880-103  Constructing Environments

    What are the structural principles and material properties that underpin the form and fabric of the natural and built environments? Through analysis, observation, experimentation, testing and review, students will explore examples and applications fr...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    880-104  Designing Environments
    This subject provides an introduction to how people identify needs and wants and devise ways of satisfying them through built or engineered manipulation of the environment. Students will consider the antecedents, processes, actors and consequences of...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    880-105  Governing Environments
    Natural and built environments and their resources have been the source of conflicting claims over rights of access, ownership and use. These contests have in turn led to the creation of a wide range of approaches to regulate such claims. In this sub...     Semester 1     12.50

    880-106  Mapping Environments
    In this subject students will learn how information is used to support decision making in urban and rural environments. This includes methods of data collection, mapping, information communication through visualisation, and decision-support systems. ...     Semester 2     12.50

    880-107  Urban Environments
    To understand why cities have become the most common living environment today, this subject will be built around three questions: what is ‘the urban' and why have cities formed and expanded?; how do we analyse the environments of con...     Semester 2     12.50

    880-108  Virtual Environments
    To plan or design requires the imagining of worlds yet to exist. Drawings and models undertaken with analogue or digital media operate as virtual environments that articulate proposals for environmental change in the physical world. An understanding ...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    Environmental Geographies, Politics & Cultures Requirements:

    200 level


        * 121-017 Society and Environments
        * 121-021 Environmental Politics and Management
        * 121-028 Sustainable Development (capstone)

    6 subjects chosen from:

    100 level


        * 121-110 Famine in the Modern World

    200 level


        * 121-018 Geomorphology
        * 121-209 Inside the City of Diversity
        * 121-026 The Mobile World
        * 654-219 Ecology
        * 121-033 Environmental Hydrology
        * 136-213 Environmental History of Australia

    300 level


        * 121-317 Africa: Environment, Development, People
        * 121-320 China Field Class
        * 121-071 Coastal Geomorphology
        * 316-325 Ecological Economics
        * 316-324 Environmental Economics
        * 121-316 Environmental Change
        * *PHIL2XXXX Environmental Philosophy


     Humanity has an ever-changing relationship with the natural environment – yet we rely on it implicitly. It is a complex, issues-rich relationship that requires careful and considered management.

    The life of the world’s major cities depends on the efficient handling of water supplies, wastes, energy and clean air. Technological advances to address these problems are rarely free of environmental costs, and professionals working in this field must also negotiate the many contemporary political disputes.
    About the Major in Environmental Geographies, Politics and Cultures

    This major focuses on the relationship between human activities and the natural and built environment, and humanity’s reliance on the earth’s natural resources.

    It combines the study of natural systems, political economy and cultural politics, providing you with the skills and conceptual frameworks needed to understand the complex processes shaping the world around us.



    Today, employers in every industry must consider the environment when making business decisions; and Government must be rigorous in developing policies. There is increasing demand for graduates who have the skills to negotiate these areas.

    Upon completion of a major in Environmental Geographies, Politics and Cultures, you will have the option of completing a fourth Honours year, which includes a research project. Selective entry into the Honours programs is based on your results at an undergraduate level.

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