Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) (Honours)

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  • Objectives
    Environmental science is concerned with the physical, chemical and biological conditions of the environment and their effect on organisms. In your first year you will be introduced to a broad range of scientific disciplines. In later years you will be given the opportunity to develop your expertise in specific areas - chemistry, environmental biology, geology, mathematics or physics. During this course you will learn to use state-of-the-art computer software, and acquire an understanding of the principles of economics, environmental policy development, impact assessment and management. In your fourth year you will undertake an honours research project and gain experience as a member of multidisciplinary research groups.
  • Entry requirements
    TEE Applicable Mathematics. TEE Chemistry is required to specialise in chemistry. TEE Physics is required to specialise in physics.TEE Calculus is desirable for those wishing to specialise in mathematics or physics. Applicants who do not meet the chemistry prerequisite will be given separate consideration.
  • Academic title
    Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) (Honours)
  • Course description
    Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) (Honours)


    Course CRICOS Code: 032947F
    Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 4 Years


    Students are introduced to a broad range of scientific disciplines in the first year of the course. In later years, they are given the opportunity to develop their expertise in specific areas - biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics or physics. Simultaneously, they develop their ability to use state of the art computer software, and acquire an understanding of the principles of economics, environmental policy development, impact assessment and management.

    Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

    TEE Applicable Mathematics. Those wishing to major in the Physics or Chemistry streams must also have completed TEE Physics or TEE Chemistry respectively. TEE Calculus (for the Maths and Physics streams) is desirable depending upon area of specialisation. Note: students who do not meet Chemistry pre-requisite requirements will be given separate consideration.

    Specific Requirements

    The STAT is not accepted for entry to this course.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

    Duration and Availability

    This course is four years' full-time or equivalent part-time study.

    Intermediate Awards

    A student who has successfully completed all the requirements of the Bachelor of Science may apply under exceptional circumstance provisions for graduation in the Bachelor of Science subject to approval of the course coordinator. A student who has not met the University honours entrance requirements at the end of the third year will be awarded the Bachelor of Science.

    Professional Recognition

    Depending upon the major area of study chosen, graduates will be eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Biology, Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Institute of Geoscientists, Australian Mathematics Society or Australian Institute of Physics.

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates may find employment in environmental departments of government agencies and industry concerned with natural resources, land care and restoration, as well as with the traditional private employers of environmental scientists and managers.

    Additional Course Expenses
    Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

    Further Information

    For further information about the program, contact staff in the Department of Environmental Biology.

    Course Structure Disclaimer
    Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

    Course Structure                                                                                 Hrs/Wk     Credit

    Majors, Streams or Other Core Components

    301693     v.3           Environmental Biology Stream (Environmental Science)          662.5
    301695     v.3           Geology Stream (Environmental Science)                                662.5
    301697     v.3           Physics Stream (Environmental Science)                                 662.5
    301694     v.3           Chemistry Stream (Environmental Science)                             662.5
    301696     v.3           Mathematics Stream (Environmental Science)                         662.5

    Year 1 Semester 1
    7039     v.5           Chemistry 101                            7.0     25.0
    7230     v.5           Chemistry 117                            6.0     25.0

    Year 1 Semester 2
    7040     v.6           Chemistry 102                           7.0     25.0
    7231     v.5           Chemistry 118                           6.0     25.0

    Year 2 Semester 1

    307554     v.1           Science Communications 101                                 2.0     12.5
    Year 2 Semester 2
    4536     v.5           Geographic Information Systems 181                        4.0     25.0
    Year 3 Semester 1
    305542     v.2           Sustainable Production and Consumption 311      2.0     12.5
    Year 3 Semester 2
    301160     v.3           Environmental Impact Assessment 302                 3.0     12.5
    Year 4 Semester 1
    301161     v.3           Professional Practice 401                                      3.0     12.5
    Year 4 Semester 2
    301162     v.3 #           Environmental Science Seminar 402                  2.0     12.5
    #              Students in the Environmental Biology Stream will take this unit in year 4 semester 1

    Year      Location                 Period     All*     Internal    
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 1           Y                 
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 2           Y                 

    The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

    *The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

    ^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

    #Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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