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Bachelor of Environments (Environmental Science)

  • Study mode
    Environmental Science is taught on campus.
  • Program rating
    Environmental science deals with the world´s natural resources and their increasing scarcity as well naturally occurig disasters. This course educates about environmental problems and gives students practical solutions to help resolve them.
  • Employability
    You can choose to specialise in areas such as hydrogeology, conservation biology, environmental risk factors, marine and terrestrial ecology amoung others, which leads to jobs in these areas. A masters can be taken for those wishing to enter the scientific research field.
  • Expected salary
    $126,002 is an average annual Austrailan income for people who work in environmental science.
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  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Environments (Environmental Science)
  • 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 Science Requirements:

    200 level

        * 654-219 Ecology

    300 level

        * 600-303 Environmental Risk Assessment; plus
        * 600-301 Problem-Solving in Environmental Science; plus

    75 pts (6 subjects) chosen from:

    200 level

        * 620-298 Data Analysis 2
        * 625-223 Earth Surface Processes
        * 610-283 Reactions and Synthesis
        * 610-285 Structure and Properties
        * 610-284 Practical Chemistry
        * 620-205 Probability for Statistics
        * 620-202 Statistics
        * 121-033 Environmental Hydrology

    300 level

        * 625-307 Hydrogeology
        * *CHEM3XXXX Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
        * *EVSC3XXXX Ecological Applications
        * *GEOM3XXXX Imaging the Environment
        * *MAST3XXXX Linear Models
        * *EVSC3XXXX Vegetation and Conservation



     The earth’s environment is affected by human activities such as land degradation and industrial pollution, as well as naturally occurring phenomena such as earthquakes, cyclones and tsunamis.

    Added to these pressures, scarcity of resources is impacting our lives in ways never previously imagined.
    About the Major in Environmental Science

    Environmental science gives you the skills to identify and understand the causes of environmental problems such as green house gases and climate change triggered by human activity, as well as the many conflicts surrounding environmental issues. It provides robust, scientifically sound and practical solutions to these problems, and builds the teamwork skills required to resolve the most complex issues

    You will learn how to make efficient use of our dwindling natural resources and how to manage and conserve the environment for the most sustainable future.



    A major in Environmental Science opens doors to laboratory, outdoor and indoor careers. Environmental scientists draw upon a range of specialisations across a broad field of science disciplines. Specialisations can include studies in hydrogeology, marine and terrestrial ecology, conservation biology and assessing and measuring environmental risk.

    The Environmental Science major also provides a pathway to the new Master of Science (Environmental Science). The Master of Science offers training for students who wish to pursue a career in scientific research or enter the workforce armed with both scientific knowledge and industry-relevant business skills.

    The program combines vital job-relevant modules in business and communication skills with core science discipline studies and research

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