Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability)
Environmental management is a multidisciplinary field that focuses on finding solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental problems. Throughout the degree, you ll explore ways to manage the interaction between people and the environment, as well as how to satisfy society s needs for clean water, fresh air and healthy soils through the sustainable use of natural resources.
You ll learn valuable field skills in environmental science such as animal and plant identification, water quality analysis, use of global positioning systems (GPS), geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing, and environmental impact assessment. You ll also explore the roles that science and society play in issues such as climate change, biodiversity conservation and environmental sustainability. Skills will be developed in the classroom and through an extensive field work program where you will visit sites including urban, coastal and national parks, community environment and sustainability centres, sites important for their natural and cultural heritage, business and industry. You ll also have the opportunity to steer your studies towards your interests and career aspirations by choosing elective units in areas such as wildlife management, coastal and marine management, environmental health and environmental sustainability.
With an emphasis on fieldwork and industry-based learning, you ll graduate with practical skills that can be directly applied to your future career. You ll be qualified to work in areas such as environmental management, pollution control, land rehabilitation, wildlife management and conservation, and water resources management.
Once you ve gained experience working in the environmental industry, you ll be eligible to become a Certified Environmental Practitioner through the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand.
Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.
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Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge of the environmental sciences (natural and social sciences) and a depth of knowledge in environmental management and sustainability.
Integrate and apply knowledge and skills, safely, ethically and objectively, within a range of diverse contexts professional, community, lab and field settings.
Communicate information, conclusions and arguments clearly and coherently to specialist and non-specialist audiences for a range of purposes and in a variety of modes.
Identify and use appropriate digital technologies to locate and evaluate information and communicate with a range of stakeholders in environmental management and sustainability.
Critically analyse and evaluate information from an interdisciplinary range of sources in order to define and provide solutions to real-world environmental problems integrating the principles of the triple-bottom line.
Apply traditional and emerging information, technologies and methods to collect, record, collate, investigate and solve real world and ill-defined problems in environmental management and sustainability.
Demonstrate an ability to work and learn independently and take responsibility for personal actions by:
undertaking self-directed learning;
working responsibly, safely and ethically in evolving contexts within the field of environmental management and sustainability.
Demonstrate responsibility and accountability when undertaking different roles to work effectively, ethically and safely in diverse team contexts.
Articulate the diverse array of professional, academic and community contexts in which environmental management and sustainability graduates may work.
Explain ethical practices and recognise the social, political, economic and environmental contexts relevant to professional conduct within which environmental management and sustainability are practiced globally.
Approved by Faculty Board 27 July 2017
To complete the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability), students must attain 24 credit points. Most units (think of units as subjects ) are equal to 1 credit point. So that means in order to gain 24 credit points, you ll need to study 24 units (AKA subjects ) over your entire degree. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.
The 24 credit points include 15 core units (these are compulsory) and 9 elective units (you can choose which ones to study).
You can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.
The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The Estimated tuition fee is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.
Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The Estimated tuition fee is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.
You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook .